VALDES, Mr Milo Aquino
This distinguished judge has been a pillar of the dog world for several decades. Since two years old, Milo has owned a range of purebred dogs, including Pekingese and German Shepherds imported by his parents. From then on, his enthusiasm for owning and breeding purebred dogs persisted leading to his involvement in the Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI) in 1968. And in cognizance of the duration and magnitude of his service to the club, he was made one of the very few and distinguished lifetime members. Aside from PCCI, Milo has also offered his service and dog expertise to other clubs, having been elected as President of the Philippine Toy Dog Club (PTDC) for seven straight years and once as Chairman of the important Affiliated Clubs Committee. Spanning almost a lifetime of dog ownership and breeding, Milo has owned and bred an array of breed, including Pugs, Chihuahuas, Shih Tzus, Pomeranians, Dalmatians, German Shorthaired Pointers, Basset Hounds, Beagles, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Boxers, Pekingese, Toy Poodles, Dachshunds, and Cocker Spaniels, several of which became champions. But among all his accomplishments, our judge is best known for achieving the rare feat of breeding and handling 32 Philippine Champion and 8 Grand Champion Miniature Pinschers. The most famous among these is Phil Ch "Babu", which sired the first Philippine Grand Champion dog in the Philippines. To date, his kennel, the Valdes Kennel, has produced more than fifty Champions and Grand Champions, mostly Philippine-bred.