Dinky Santos


More familiarly known as “Dinky” amongst his peers, he was born in 1967 to a family of “Animal Lovers”.
 Dinky has been showing dogs for as long as he can remember. At an early age, he and his siblings would often accompany their Father to the dog shows. Together with his Father and siblings, through the years, he was involved with German Shepherd Dogs, German Shorthaired Pointers, Japanese Akitas, and Bull Terriers before personally getting engrossed with Labrador Retrievers in 1988.  Dinky’s SUNSHADOW LABRADOR RETRIEVERS is one of the main forces behind the success of the Philippine Labrador Retriever today. He owned the country’s (all-breeds) #1 DOG for 1996, #5 for 1995 and #3 for 1997. He has owned and bred more than 120 Champions – at least 80 of which are homebred. He also owned the #1 All-Breed “Sire of Champions” in the Philippines who has sired fifty-six (56) Champions in the Philippines and overseas – a number yet to be surpassed in the country.  He is presently involved with Pembroke Welsh Corgis wherein he has bred several Champions and Best in Show winners to date. He is currently the President of the FCI ASIA AFRICA & OCEANIA SECTION and has been a member of the FCI GENERAL COMMITTEE since 2013. He is also the President of the Philippine Canine Club (PCCI), a position that he has held since 2004. He is presently the FCI representative to the Grooming Commission and has been a member of the FCI Show & Show Judges Committees since 2010.  Dinky started judging Labrador Retrievers at open shows in 1998 and became an all-rounder in 2011. He has judged in over 50 countries and in all 5 continents. He has also judged at many Asian, European, South American Section Shows and World Dog Shows. He judged BEST IN SHOW at the 2019 World Dog Show in Shanghai, China. He is scheduled to judge in the WDS 2024 in Croatia and the WDS 2025 in Helsinki. He has also been actively involved with horses in Polo, Equestrian Show Jumping, Thoroughbred Breeding and Horse Racing.