Over 300 dogs of various breeds from all over the country participated in a two-day dog show of Chandigarh Kennel Club. The event was held at Leisure Valley in sector 10.
On Saturday, Bengaluru resident KS Nagrajan Shetty’s Afghan Hound and Poodle emerged winners in two different competitions respectively. Both the competitions had different judges.
Some of the exotic breeds like Pekingese, Fox Terrier Wire, Akita, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle Standard, Afghan Hound and Dogo Argentino were also present at the event.
“Just like models are evaluated before giving titles, we judge dogs on the basis of legs, body, teeth, eye setting, body, height etc based on international standards set by Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).,“ said Gurcharan Singh, joint secretary of Chandigarh Kennel Club.
“Our show is quite popular and people keep ringing us to know when the show will be organised. The dogs from all over the country participate in the show. This is the biggest dog show of north India,” Singh added.
The participants had to go through two gruelling rounds with a different set of judges evaluating them in each ring. Seperate winners were announced in each ring.
The first show was organised in 1980. Owners of the participant dogs claim that they care about their dogs like kids and keep them under watch.
Some people were seen selling puppies outside the venue, despite the organisers urging people to refrain from buying pets there.