YAP, Mr Basilio C
Basilio has been a dog fancier since 1977. Having initially imported the best stock from England, USA, Japan and Taiwan, many of them well known champions, he popularized the Pomeranian breed in the Philippines under the Canton suffix. Canton Pomeranians continue to dominate the Philippine Pomeranian show ring with the most number of homebred champions titled on a yearly basis. His PH GR CH Canton Sylvestre Stallone was the first Philippine dog to be titled as an American Champion. Subsequently, he was honored by the American Pomeranian Club as the Number 2 Pomeranian breeder in the USA for the year 1999 for the Canton homebred Pomeranians that finished their American title for that year. His other homebred have attained other Asian and European championship titles. Presently, he is very interested and challenged with the rarer colored Pomeranians, or what is termed as the exotic colors which generally are quite undeveloped colors. His white AM CH Canton White Fantasy won Winners Bitch over 46 females (standard and more developed colors) in a Pomeranian Specialty Show in Texas. His black AM CH PH HOF Canton Gigolo, did a lot of winning both in the Philippine and USA ring including some US Group Wins, Philippine Best in Shows and that of the first Philippine Battle of the Champions. His blue Ph Ch Canton Blue Fever is one of the few blue Champion Pomeranians in the world. Soon, he hopes to be able to produce Chocolate, Lavander, Particolor, Merle and Brindle Pomeranian Champions. He has owned, shown and bred Pekingese, Toy Poodles, Maltese, Miniature Pinschers, Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzus, Shetland Sheepdogs, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, to name a few. He is a licensed TOY GROUP JUDGE. Basilio believes Philippine born dogs could be better than imported dogs. For prospective breeders, his advice is to start with good stock from the right bloodlines. That would save so much time and years of breeding. Though their initial first pick may not be available, with perseverance and selective breeding, they should eventually be able to produce their own Best in Show dog.