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Dog show to promote adoption of local breed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 10: Familiarity breeds contempt, and this has its fallout on the local breeds of dogs in any area in the globe. This, according to animal lovers, has led to a large number of local breed of dogs being meted out with wrong or ill treatment, adding to the number of stray dogs in Assam and other States in the region. Local breed of dogs have few takers.

The Small Animals’ Practitioners’ Association (SAPA), Guwahati organized a dog show at Khapara in the city with a view to promote adoption of local breeds of dogs. “What we want to make animals adopt street dogs which are troublesome in streets. Along with exotic breeds of dogs, the participants have a large number of local breed street dogs as well,” one of the organizers said.

The judges in the competition were Prof. CVS Kushal Sarma, Prof. CVS Bhupen Sarma and Captain Dhanjay Roy, Dean CVS galand. The first prize went to Siberian Husky, and the second prize to Labrador and the third prize to Rottweiler. Among others, German Shephered, Lhasa apso, Bulldog, Pug, Pit bull, Dalmatian, Chow chow and Shih Tzu, took part in the show. This was the biggest-ever dog show in Assam and the region. Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), which was also associated with the event, requested all pet owners in the city to register their pets with it.

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