2022 Top Philippine-born show dog is from Cebu

THE Philippines’ Top Philippine-Born Show Dog and No. 2 Top Dog for 2022 was born in Cebu.

The dog, a Boxer, aptly called Parker, was bred by Dennis and Barbara Tan of X-Cellence Kennels.

He has won numerous Best in Shows and Best Philippine Born in Show awards to earn these titles. He was shown mostly in Manila but also went as far as Clark, Pampanga and in Cavite where he won the coveted Best of the Best award.

Parker was born on May 15, 2019 to Best in Show Hall of Fame parents Giorgio and Charlize.

His five siblings — Superman, Batman, Ironman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman — are also Philippine champions and grand champions.

His father, Giorgio, is the top producing boxer sire (stud dog) in the Philippines, having fathered 24 champions to date. His mother, Charlize, is also the top producing boxer dam (mother) in the Philippines with eight champions to date.

His sister Supergirl is also the first dog from the Philippines to become a champion in three countries: Mexico, USA and Canada.

Parker himself is a dual champion, when he went to Thailand last July and became a Thailand champion.

Parker is the first Cebu-born dog to land in the Philippines’ Top 5 Showdogs, being No. 2 this year. He is also the winningest Philippine-born boxer in history.

The Tans, his breeders, are also the Philippine Canine Club Inc.’s top breeder of the year for 2022. (PR)