DOGTAG WINS IN 1ST AFP K9 COMPETITION

Dogtag K9 emerged the top team and copped the first place in the individual category among the Private Canine Providers during the 1st AFP K9 Competition last July 4, 2009 held at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Canine Marina with her lady handler Doris Cidamon and Canine Jesica with handler Eric Rutol plus Canine Cambry showed their skills and they leaped to the top in the team category. Servando Narag with Canine Cambry also placed 1st in the Individual Category with the total score of 239.19. Canine Jesica and Eric Rutol placed 3rd with 211.18 while Canine Marina with lady handler Doris Cidamon got the 5th place among the competitors. MIAA-APD K9 won in the Government category while AFP K9 Company won in the military category and was declared the over-all champion.

The competition aimed to improve the competence of K9 teams in the country. At the same time, these competitive events make people conscious of the security that canine dogs provide. Judges and evaluators of the competitions were members of the Philippine Federation of Specialized Canine Providers, Inc (PFSCPI) and VCSI Philippines, an international company based in Afghanistan.

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