Canine show hosted by Kochi witnesses' record footfalls
The canine club in Kochi hosted a show on Sunday, saw record footfalls and witnessed the participation of 300 varieties from more than 60 breeds.
On the first day of the show, an obedience contest was organised to test how well trained they are and how they respond to instructions. This was followed by an exhibition of skills by canines from the Kerala police.
Nearly 300 dogs from Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa and Chennai participated during the show, which will last for two days and there will be different categories including toy, utility, hound, pastoral and terrier, in which they will be placed.
Vineet Menon, a member of the Canine Club of Kochi said that there are dogs from various breeds and are segregated into groups.
"We have had the obedience contest and we will all breeds championship. We have about 265 to 300 dogs participating from around 30 breeds and it is divided into a lot of groups," he said.
The Canine Club also plans to undertake programmes to sterilize dogs and prevent them from getting infected by rabies.
"We work towards helping the society by way of inoculating dogs that are brought in here before the shows on the first day. We have already vaccinated around 300 dogs and we have been doing this for the last two years also," added Menon.
Kerala is emerging as a pit stop for dog lovers, and the number one stop for Rottweiler's. According to media reports, the market is all set to boom in the years to come. The dog breeders are upbeat about increasing awareness about them.