The Manalo K9 International Canine Genetics Database (ICGD)
The ICGD has been many years in the making. Dr. Abel Manalo, a veterinarian and owner of Manalo K9, has been involved in breeding and exhibiting purebred dogs since 1996 under the Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI). He registered his kennel while he was a student of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, Laguna (UPLB), and called it ACME (short for Abel C. Manalo Enterprises). He also formed a dog club while studying, the Laguna Canine Club, Inc. (LCCI). This club organized many PCCI-sanctioned dog shows all over the province of Laguna from 1998 to 2002, and was affiliated with the PCCI as a provincial affiliate club. It became PCCI’s top affiliate club in terms of turn-out, show frequency, and quality. Dr. Manalo also became a licensed ring steward and show vet eventually in PCCI shows in Manila.
The PCCI is the most highly respected dog club and purebred dog registry in the country for many decades already. The Asian Kennel Club Union of the Philippines, Inc. (AKCUPI), is a newer club and registry, borne from a breakup within the officers of the PCCI sometime in the early 2000s. They have also been successful in their operations and dog shows.
Limitations of the Existing Registries
The PCCI and AKCUPI are both regulated by larger international clubs, and have many established rules that all their members have to abide by. They are basically clubs for purebred dogs only. Their certificates demand respect, which has been abused for a very long time by people who manipulate them to be able to sell puppies at a higher price, even if those puppies are really not qualified to possess those papers. Many manipulate information on them, sell them to others, and apply them to the wrong dogs. And PCCI has done little to stop this widespread fraud. Many people believe that they really do not care, as long as people keep paying their registration fees. The papers, anyway, are not verifiable as to if they are being applied to the right dog or not, or if the information in them are true or not. New breeds, also, cannot be registered, as well as crosses or hybrids.
To address these concerns, and to be able to empower many other breeders and new breed developers internationally, the ICGD is now available to all.
It is a registration facility, where one can register his kennel, himself as a breeder, and his dogs and puppy litters. It will be a more powerful tool than any of those available. It shall be utilizing the power of the internet, social media, and other forms of technology like never before.
KENNEL and BREEDER Registration:
A breeder and kennel can register under the ICGD. A form shall be filled up online, and some proofs of identification will be required. The kennel and breeder will be placed under a list on one of the website pages, and their icon or link can be clicked by anyone who visits, and will be brought to that kennel or breeder’s website, Facebook page, or whatever social media pages the breeder wishes. That way, people looking to find a breeder of a particular breed of dog can interact directly with the breeders of his choice any time he likes. This will benefit the kennel owner/breeder, as well as those who are looking for dogs or pups to buy (potential customers).
A kennel or breeder can then register his pups and dogs under the DOG REGISTRY, just like with the usual dog registries. He can also request a hardcopy of the certificate for a minimal fee. He can do this online. Transfers can also be done online, if the puppy or dog is bought by a new owner and he wishes to have the name of the dog transferred to his own name. Payments can also be done online.
Registering a dog may be accompanied by photos and videos that can be placed in a Gallery of the individual dog or pup. Microchip numbers, DNA profiles, vaccination cards, other documents, may also be included in the dog’s information. This will definitely increase the authenticity of the individual dog’s legitimacy, and should give a greater reason for buyers to trust that the dog is really the one registered, not swapped. Having just a PCCI paper cannot achieve that.
NEW BREEDS/ CROSSBREED/ HYBRID/ MIXED BREED REGISTRATION
Anybody with any sort of dog can register under the ICGD. New breeds may be registered by a NEW BREED DEVELOPER, as a starting database for the breed that he wants to establish. It is easier to develop a new breed than many people imagine. We will come up with a video or separate informational page to explain what needs to be done. For example, the PHILIPPINE ASO PROJECT will definitely flourish under this database. For those who are not aware of this project yet, it aims to establish the first purebred dog of the Philippines, which is a country without a recognized purebred dog as of yet. It will also favor the establishment of the SUPERDOG breed, which is a breed that is based on performance rather than strict focus on looks. It is probably the very first breed of dog with a breed standard that is based primarily on performance rather than phenotypic parameters.
People with mongrels may also register their dogs and receive certificates.
A breeder with a certain dog, a Belgian Malinois, for example, who wants to breed his dog with a German Shepherd, for example, may do so and register the litter this pairing produces. The puppies will have certificates indicating all the necessary information, and will be registered as BELGIAN MALINOIS x GERMAN SHEPHERD HYBRIDS, in this instance.
There are many possibilities under this new system. And what’s more, it is available to anyone in the world, online. It is convenient, authentic, and verifiable.
We will continuously develop this system as time goes by. This year 2020 shall be known as the year ICGD started, the revolutionary year that changed the way people looked at dog registries, purebred dogs, and canine genetics.
More information shall be released at the right times. Please contact us for any questions, suggestions, comments and concerns.
Admin Office & Warehouse Address: 601 6th Street, San Martin Subdivision, Brgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal, Philippines 1930
Breeding Kennels and Training Center Address: Ranin St. Sitio Halang, Barangay Macamot, Binangonan, Rizal 1940
Mobile: +63 9166139611, +63 932 1901850
Office: +632) 8695 9282
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