The people of the city beautiful are always in love with their pets. Almost everyone in Chandigarh is very much in love with dogs. The love for pets, attracts hundreds of people to an annual dog show which is being held at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh.
Chandigarh Kennel Club had organised a dog show on Sunday (29th January 2017), where various breeds of dogs participated in different games organised in the show. Mayor of Chandigarh, Asha Jaswal inaugurated the event.
Dog Breeds that Participated in 2017 Dog Show, Chandigarh
Around 250 dogs have participated in the Dog show 2017 in Chandigarh under 10 different groups. From giants like Greed Dane to short one like Dachshund, all were present in this All Breeds Dog Championship Show. Some breeds present included:
- Scenthounds Pinscher
Apart from these some new breeds were also there, that participated in the Chandigarh Dog Show for the very first time.
- Argentine Mastiff
- Caucasian Shepherd
- Central Asan Shepherd
- Rough Collie
- Standard Poodle
Along with these, the common breeds like pug, Golden retriever, labrador also participated in the dog show at Chandigarh.
The Great Initiative at Chandigarh Dog Show
It has always been a misconception that a dog show involves cruelty and it requires dogs to do tricks by their owners. But in reality, these shows simply compare the ideal features of their breeds and prove to be an entertaining activity for viewers. Along with various participating dogs, the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) had also put up a stall for stray animals, who were up for adoption. The stall urged people to adopt dogs rather than buying.
All in all the Chandigarh Dog show at leisure valley was a great event, that not only saw participation from the different breed of dogs but also taught the people of Chandigarh to adopt a stray dog rather than buying one. We hope this kind of initiative should be promoted all over India so that a lonely animal can get a caring home.