Madikeri: When Canines Came Calling – Kennel Show Attracts Large Number of Enthusiasts

Madikeri: There was a lot of ‘bow-bow’ and ‘woof-woof’ around on the ground of Government Higher Primary School in Gonikopal in the southern part of the district on Sunday, Dec 21.

As many as 126 canines took part in the Dr Kullachanda P Dechamma Memorial Dog Show, jointly organized by the Kodagu Kennel Club and District Veterinary Association. Enthusiastic crowds to gathered in large numbers.

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A wide variety of dog breeds like Siberian Husky, Beagle, Miniature Pinscher, Pomeranian, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Ratwhiler, Doberman, Dachshund, Boxer, Dalmatian, Lhasa Apso, Great Dane, Pug, Cocker Spaniel, Irish Setter, Bull Terrier and Basset Hound besides cross breeds were on display. Dogs of tiny sizes drew special attention of the dog-lovers.

Deputy commissioner Anurag Tewary lit the lamp and launched the event. He pointed out that man and dog had an inseparable bond from time immemorial. He complimented the organizers for their efforts in bringing so many dogs of different breeds together. He assured of the full cooperation from the district administration in programmes of this kin.

The DC went around and had a look at all the dogs, while also appreciating the colours and contrast in their appearance.

Coffee-grower Kuppanda Ashok Appanna inaugurated the dog show by cutting the tape. Kennel Club president Dr V A Subramani, veterinary department deputy director Dr C Nagaraju, deputy director of polyclinic unit Dr Anand, retired veterinary deputy director Dr Kannanda Aiyappa, adjudicators Dr K J Amaranath, Dr Sumant and Dr Bhagawan, Kennel Club secretary Dr Shantesh, taluk-level departmental veterinarians Dr Chidananda from Madikeri, Dr Motaiah from Virajpet and Dr Chettiappa from Somwarpet were present on the occasion.