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Dogs strut the ramp
- 30 canine breeds participate in capital talent hunt

Ranchi, Feb. 15: Dogs today took over the ramp to give models a run for their money.

Different breeds of canines were spotted sashaying down the runway and showcasing their talent — all for the coveted crowns at the dog show.

The event started with the song Who will let the dogs out playing in the background. The song made some of the audience to break into a jig.

Then came in the dogs one by one. Audiences were in awe of the canines as they went about display their talents. Around 30 dogs of different size and breed took part today at the yearly attraction of park.

Pratul Shahdeo, the director of Aqua World, said: “Dog lovers of the city got the opportunity to see something rare today. A dog show like this would give the owners a chance to show others how to care for their pets. The canines showcased its talents which astounded the audience. Seeing the response at the earlier edition of the dog show held in December 2007, we came up with the second one this year.”

The show had dogs like Chihuahua, Great Dane, Daschund, German Shepherd, Pomerarian, Labrador and St Bernand to name a few. The contest was divided into three categories depending on the size of the dogs. The canines were asked to walk the ramp with its master for three rounds.

Pomerarian started the small dog round contest. Its playfully walking coupled with jumping made the audience burst into laughter. A Chihuahua named Quity showcased its talent by jumping over a hurdle, rolling on the floor and shaking hands with the audience. Next came a black Daschund named Rafina. With its antics, Rafina won over the hearts of many.

A total of 12 participated in the second category for middle size dogs. Among the 12, eight were of German Shepherd breed. There was a pair of German Shepherd named Jack and Jill.

Shreu, a cream coloured Labrador, surprised everybody by his utterance — Ram, ram.

In the large dog category maximum number of the canines were Great Dane while two were St Bernard.

Dr Kafil Ahmed, a noted veterinary surgeon of the capital, and Ashis Shahdeo, a dog lover, were the judges for the show. Around 13 prizes were given to the owners of different dogs. They were, in all categories, adjudged on parameters like health, obedience and presentation.

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