What is ICGD?
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.