Every dog had a day here!

More than 460 dogs took part in national level canine show in city

More than 460 dogs of various breeds including Miniature Pinscher, Tibetan Terrier, Mudhol Hound, Basset Hound, Beagle, Dachshund, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Irish Setter, Labrador, Golden Retriever, American Spaniel, Weiner, Bull Dog, French Bull Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Bullmastiff, Doberman, Siberian Husky and German Shepherd were presented by their proud owners at the national-level championship, which was held for the first time in the city.

The show was  dedicated to Jayachamaraja Wadiyar who started MKC in 1932. The cynosure at the show was a German breed Cesky Terrier named Shirley belonging to a Russian.

udhol hounds attract
Even though a wide variety of foreign breeds drew the attraction of the crowd, local mudhols known for their hunting capabilities stood their ground and garnered appreciation of the visitors.

Rare breeds such as the Miniature long haired Dachshund, Belgium Shepherd and the Siberian Husky also participated in the championship.

Chinese Pugs, Pomeranians, Great Danes, Great Danes, Rottweilers and Boxers were also showcased by their proud owners.

Participants from afar
Another interesting feature at the show was that a majority of the participants had arrived from places like Bangalore and Chennai to take part in the championship.  

While the 94th show was held in Ring 1, the 95th show was held in Ring 2 with the contests in each ring taking place under six heads — Toy Terrier, Hound, Gun Dog, utility, working and pastroll. Police commissioner Sunil Agarwal and city corporation commissioner K S Raykar jointly inaugurated the event.

A souvenir was released by Raykar to mark the occasion. Karnataka Exhibition Authority chairman B P Manjunath, MKC president Dr L Ranganath, secretary Dr Jayaram, B C Ramakrishna and others were present.

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