A dog show was organised in Pushpa Gujral Science City (PGSC), Kapurthala, on Sunday.
Dr Rajesh Grover, director, talked about the importance of dogs in society, especially in the police department in solving various cases.
“It’s high time to realise the importance of dogs in society and bring awareness about domesticated biodiversity with focus on salient features of various breeds of dogs,” he added.
Brigadier NR Babu, 38 Infantry, who was chief guest at the event, addressed the owners of dogs and spectators of the show.
During his address, he told about the role of dogs in the army and police force for various tasks in war and peace.
Over 150 dogs comprising 40 breeds participated in the dog show. Owners of dogs from Punjab and other states exhibited their pets and their skills during the show.
First prize was bagged by Akita, whose owner was Bhupinder Singh from Ludhiana, while the second prize went to a German Shepherd (owner Ajmar Singh from Ludhiana).
Meanwhile, at the ring competition, Doberman got first prize (owner Rajive Kalia from Jalandhar) and second and third prizes were clinched by Akita and Boxer.