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Sunday treat for dog lovers

Guwahati, Dec. 19: Perfectly groomed and dressed in their best coat, dogs from all over the country will start arriving here soon to put their best paw forward in the All India All Breed Championship Dog Show.

About 150 dogs of 13 different breeds, including German shepherd, fox terrier, beagle, golden retriever, cocker Spaniel, bulldog and labrador, will compete for the “Dog of the Show” title.

The ninth and 10th editions of the show are being organised by Guwahati Kennel Club, a non-profit organisation, at Latasil playground here on Sunday.

“We will organise the ninth and 10th All India All Breed Championship Dog Show on December 22. About 150 dogs of 13 different breeds will participate in the championship. The dogs will arrive with their owners from different parts of the country. Since we are holding two championships on the same day, the competitions will take place simultaneously in two separate rings at the venue,” said Santanu Gogoi, publicity secretary of the Guwahati Kennel Club.

The show will be held according to the rules and regulations of the Kennel Club of India (KCI).

The dogs will be judged by a panel of judges, who will consider various aspects while judging the participants.

“The dogs will perform different activities, from which the judges will judge their level of intelligence, obedience to their masters and general health. Good health is an essential criteria in such shows. The quality of their nails and teeth are also checked. Based on this, we will award a trophy to the best dog of this championship,” Gogoi said.

“Every breed has specific standards. Whether these dogs adhere to these standards are also considered. Their size, weight and other factors come under these standards,” he added.

While the judges keep a hawk’s eye on the dogs, canine lovers in the city will get a chance to enjoy their antics during the much-awaited championship while basking under a mellow winter sun on a lazy Sunday.

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