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Dog Conformity Competition - Bruno's 1st

  
Bruno with teacher & handler Narding
CCSMI (Canine Club of Southern Mindanao Inc) is an affiliate of PCCI (Phil. Canine Club Inc.) held an All Breed Championship Dog Show last June 23 and 24, 2012 at Victoria Plaza Mall in Davao City. The show was held under the rules and regulations of the Philippine Canine Club Inc.

Originally, I had Bruno for a pet only. Paul the breeder asked me to choose between a pet type or for competition class.  I didn't know there was such a thing. But because I don't like the burden of monitoring closely the competitive development of the dog, I told Paul to give me a pet type litter. And so Bruno finally arrived to us July last year. Please see post of Bruno's arrival (Bruno My Lab).

Every time LRFCD (Labrador Retriever Fun Club of Davao) did meet ups, fellow members told us to consider having Bruno trained for the Conformity Competition.  They are mentioning something like Bruno has the form, the chest and size fit for competition.  I do not understand what they have seen because for me Bruno is a friend and a companion. Anyway, they finally convinced us to have Bruno trained and even one of them has recommended a trainor for Bruno.




Bruno started his training with Narding in May. It was hard work for Bruno and also hard for the pocket. 

Training Fee : P4500/mo he trained for more than a month it cost me P7,500.00
Handlers Fee during the competition is P500/show. There were 4 shows so I spent P2,000.00
Registration fee was P1,500.00 for the four shows.

After more than months of training Bruno has finally faced his 1st conformity competition. We were all excited to watch how Bruno will do, while the handler was making Bruno do the standard pose, walking and running across the floor. It was costly but it was worth nothing compared to what we saw and experienced.







In the Conformation Show the dogs (generally pure-bred) are judged or graded on different points depending on their breed or class. The dogs are individually tested to see if they conform to the standards of their breed. Bruno is registered with PCCI (Phil. Canine Club, Inc.). When we got him he has 15 red marks and 6 green marks in his lineage. Red mark means the dog is a champion while green marks means Sire/Dam of merit or has produce 8 champion pups. To become a Phil. Champion or to be granted a red mark the dog needs to accumulate 15 points won under at least 3 judges with at least 2 major points with it. It is actually very complicated so I'd rather not discuss it extensively.

Bruno did not really win, it was his first time and what we spent was only for Bruno's exposure about the conformity competition.  Winner or not it didn't make us love him less.  He is such an adorable, happy and loving dog that our day never ends without playing with Bruno. There will be more competitions coming and I will try to have Bruno do it again =)



Bruno's mom carrot was also in the competition and won. She is now a certified Phil. Champion which made Bruno to have 16 red marks already =)

Carrot (Bruno's mom) now a Phil. Champion with owner Donna and Paul
Bruno with Dave of Photo Ni Nogie




37 comments:

  1. Wow! It's so nice that Bruno got to experience joining his first competition.. :D We have dogs as well, but haven't tried entering any of them in a contest. Thanks for such an informative post, especially regarding the fees. Hopefully one of our pets can also join some time soon.. ^^

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  2. Your dog has a good form and looks like he is well taken cared of.

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  3. i didn't realize that we have dog competition's like that here. yes win or lose you won't love him less.. im sure Bruno made you proud

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    1. yeah, who can't love Bruno ... surely you will too if you meet him =)

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  4. I don't have a dog, but I do enjoy watching dog competitions. I'm sure Bruno will win next time :)

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  5. I'm sure you are a proud owner of Bruno :) Congrats! http://lesleyanneyp.com

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  6. I never knew conformity competition preparation and actual event costs that much.

    Anyhow, those things are classified under investment ;)

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  7. hope Bruno would win next time.. :) Congrats to his mother Carrot :)

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  8. Congrats to Bruno for doing so well in the first competition. Who knows? Maybe the next competition he'll be the winner.

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  9. quite expensive, but it's fine as long as your pet gets the result he deserves... :D

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  10. Nice exposure Bruno! I also love Golden Retriever and Labrador dogs. They're friendly, and emotion healers. :D

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  11. congrats to bruno... deserves to win, considering all the cost and effort you and your pet invested... Yahweh bless.

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  12. Bruno, there's always next time. :)

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  13. Bruno well deserved first competition. This is his ever first exposure to this doggie contest. He has a good stature, good body built so to speak. I know it is too expensive to raise this kind of dog.

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  14. ahahah, stage daddy ka na. Well Bruno ,sure knows how much you loves him. Lucky dog. I have a dog to, our baby daughter since we have 5 boys ,so she is our little princess,mas love nga si daddy nya kesa ako, kasi ako pinapagalitan ko siya. Next time ulit ,baka winner na siya.

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  15. Congrats Bruno! And congrats to Bruno's Owner job well done.

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  16. Watching your most loved pet compete is akin to watching our children compete in their own league because of the genuine love bestowed to both.

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  17. congratulations for doing a great job of keeping your dog. that is really cool to have a lab. wish i want to have a dog someday but i wanted a husky.

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  18. Bruno definitely got the exposure he deserves.

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  19. his name itself exudes competency... I soooo love dogs... maintaining one is just expensive - especially getting them enrolled into training but a very rewarding feeling for an owner...

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  20. Congrats to Bruno for such wonderful experience. For sure it won't be the last competition for him.

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    1. It won't be Ron, he will train again for the next competition =)

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  21. The dog is great. There ill always be a next time

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  22. Wow! I always wanted to raise a dog and join competitions. If only I have enough time to keep an eye on them. Sighs.

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  23. I've yet to see a dog competition! Not a real dog lover here.. but do love them from a distance :)

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  24. This made me missed our Labrador, the late Harvey. He is so playful and loving. I did enjoyed attending and watching such competition such as this... They are all a darling...:D

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  25. Congratz Bruno. You deserve a big bone. XD

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  26. waaa.. Sa Victoria Plaza pala to.. i think I watched this show, ewan ko lang kung ito yon...

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    1. Hi Shirgie, there will be another competition on September at SM Annex. Hope you can watch it =)

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  27. ang ganda ng mga aso. Na miss ko tuloy ang Dalmatian ko

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  28. I don't know anything about red marks, etc... We also have two lab dogs, one like bruno and the other is black. They're so kulit! And they eat a lot. hohoho! It's so expensive to raise dogs like them, but the joy they bring is priceless! :)

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