Chandigarh Kennel Club under the sponsorship of Kennel Club of India (KCI) organized its 64th and 65th all Breed Championship Dog Show at Leisure Valley, Sector 10 Chandigarh on Sunday. 40 Dogs of various breeds and categories going from toy and companion dogs to sheepdogs and pointers made a catwalk in the show ring.
Mr. Alex Lee, Stavros Argyrou and Jagteshwar Singh from Taiwan, Cyprus and India respectively were the judges for the show.
250 Dogs participated in dog show!
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Dogs of various breeds from giant Great Danes, St. Bernards, Gaddis and Bullmastiffs to long-bodied and short-legged Dachshund, were seen excitedly taking part in the dog show. Around 250 dogs in ten groups participated in the championship. For the first time, people of Chandigarh got to saw some amazing dog breeds like Argentine Mastiff, Caucasian Shepherd, Central Asian Shepherd, Rough Collie, Standard Poodle and the long-haired German Shepherd. Other breeds included Dachshunds, Retrievers, Terriers, Spitzes, Scenthounds Pinscher and Schnauzer dogs.
More than 10,000 visitors, especially youngsters, thronged to the show held in Sector-10 Leisure Valley ground.
Mr. Kuldeep Singh veterinary surgeon, member of the Kennel Club of India said, “Contrary to popular misconception, conformation dog shows do not involve cruelty or making the dogs do tricks. Dog breeds have an ideal type, and conformation shows simply compare the participating dogs to the ideal features of their breed.”
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) had set up a stall with stray animals up for adoption, urging people to adopt rather than buy. The dog show has been held annually since 1978.
Source: The India Express
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