Indore: As many as 300 dogs of various breeds put a brilliant show, as they scorched the ramp at the Kennel Club of India’s dog show here on Sunday. Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Afghan Hounds, Beagles, Akita and German Shepherds were among the 50 breeds of dogs that had been led to the dog show by their owners from various parts of the country. For most of the breeders present, dog rearing was a passion.
Gaurav Kumar of Amblala was among one of the participants, who owns 40 Saint Bernards. He said that he fetches shampoo for his dogs from foreign countries and organise grooming every week for each of them. Chief guest of the programme, mayor Malini Gaud said that she was surprised by seeing dogs from such variety of breeds for the first time. Mandeep Bhatia, a city based pet lover, said she was against buying or selling of dogs. “I only keep them as pets and I take their care as my family members,” she said.
The ‘Best Dog’ awards of the show, selected by Shyam Mehta, went to an Akita breed’s Smoking Hot from Ambala and a Doberman’s breed Dark Doll from Mumbai. ‘Best Dog’ of the show selected by Ranjeet Singh Munjal was a Shih Tzu breed’s Rollis Tip Top. Organisers of the show, Ahilya Nagari and Kennel Club’s Ajay Jainkar said that the show was a great success, but lack of registration for KCI was a disappointment for them, as they had expected pet lovers will come forward to register their pets to ensure their safety that the club provides.