Get fascinated with several Fashionista dogs during the Baguio Fun Match Dog Show. 

by Jaqueline Ramirez- Levisen

Recently, pet lovers, dog breed enthusiasts, and dog fashionistas gathered at SM City Baguio to witness and take part in a popular part of the celebration of the Panagbenga Festival: the All Dog Breed Conformation and the Dog Fashion Show. Aimed at supporting the Philippine government’s campaign to promote a rabies-free Philippines, the event saw 69 canine participants joining in from all over the country. Stars of theshow were the local breed of canines known as “AsPins” (Asong Pinoy) and
mixed breeds; they competed in their own categories in addition to the other categories they were eligible for. Judges were Jun Hieras and Crisostomo Estrebor.

Those who joined the Pet Fashion shows were also given a chance to win under the “Amateur” and “Professional Dogshionistas” categories.

THE MAJOR AWARD WINNERS
WERE:

• Chester Allan Diwag of Wildboyz Kennels from Baguio and his American Bully stood out in the Conformation of Breeds and won the Best of Breed Over All, Best in Group, and Best in Show awards.

IN THE PET FASHION SHOW
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY:

• Adrian Stephen Cabuhat of Mandaluyong City and his Chihuahua Coco Chanel, in their entry, “King and
Queen of Hearts Fashionista,” took the Best in Fashion Show award

• Mark Anthony Abalos of Baguio and Shih-Tzu Georgia took second place in their entry, “Creative Cosplay
Fashionista Queen Amidala.

IN THE PET FASHION SHOW
AMATEUR CATEGORY:

• Jean Denna and dog Lucky of Baguio City in native Ifugao costumes took the Best in Female Fashion award

• Greg Porras Asuncion and dog Echoe from Manila in their avant garde costumes took the Best in Male Fashion award.

• Both winning dogs are mixed breeds—Pomeranian and Japanese Spitz—and their outfts were personally
created by their owners. The Dog Fashion Show was organized 
(Reporting by LF Fernandez)

This story appeared in Animal Scene’s April 2017 issue.