Blocks of Four (25,000)
7p Labrador Retriever
Souvenir Sheets of Four (5,000)
American Eskimo Dog
Black & Tan Coonhound
7p Afghan Houndi
Artists: Mary Anne C. Cruz, Jaime Raphel D. Atienza, John Paul T.
Patetico, Reynaldo T. Baylon
Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Peter Uckung of NHCP,
First Day Covers: Manila
Saver, the Dog Wonder, a Filipino Breed - Featured on the
Souvenir Sheet but not as a stamp -
One of the interesting feature of the souvenir sheet is Saver, a
remarkably intelligent white “asong pinoy” or Aspin (common Filipino
native breed). Saver, who was trained to do various dog tricks by
Apolinario Villarosa Lazarte, Jr., is a multi-awarded dog and
starred in many films and commercials. He also inspired the signing
of R.A. 8485, which is commonly known as Animal Cruelty Law.
The following breeds are featured in the Dogs of the World
Chow Chow – An ancient breed of Chinese origin, the
Chow Chow is a member of the spitz family. As a working breed in its
country of origin, the Chow was used to guard, hunt and work as a
– Originally called the Bull and
Terrier, this British breed represents a cross between the Bulldog
and the now extinct White English Terrier. Bull Terriers are friends
to all, but because their first job was that of pit fighter, their
feisty instincts die hard.
Labrador Retriever – This dog has a retrieving
jones. Lead a Lab to a body of water and it will retrieve all day:
balls, sticks, and even children who might happen to go for a swim.
Descended from dogs found in Newfoundland by explorers, fishermen
and settlers, the Labrador Retriever evolved by natural selection.
Beagle – Beagles have a long history, but the most
famous of them all, of course, is Snoopy, whose delight in food and
travel exemplifies the breed. This small, popular trail hound, used
chiefly to hunt rabbit and hare, was developed in England.
American Eskimo Dog
– The Dog Beautiful is an
appropriate nickname for this breed, which has a thick, snow-white
coat, erect ears and a plumed tail, as well as the square build and
wedge-shaped head that mark it as a member of the spitz family.
Black and Tan Coonhound – A specialist in night
trailing the raccoon, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a direct
descendant of the Bloodhounds that were imported to the English
colony of Virginia. Males measure 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder;
females two inches less.
– With a flowing silky coat and exotic
features, the Afghan Hound is the model/actress of the dog world,
admired for its beauty, grace and flashy style.
Mastiff – Sometimes known as the Old English
Mastiff, this giant breed has been known for centuries as a war dog,
hunter, estate guardian and blood sport combatant, but today it is a
gentle companion and valiant protection dog.