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Doggy champs: Gurgaon’s huskies, mastiffs, St Bernards fight it out

  • Doggy champs: Gurgaon’s huskies, mastiffs, St Bernards fight it out

    Summary: It was a dog championship where the breeds were awarded on the basis of their sizes, weight and coordination with their handlers. This wasn't a regular dog show with owners dressing their pets in fancy costumes to compete with each other. "Narender Pal Singh, who came with his St Bernard, told us, "The best thing about the competition is that there is no scope of being biased. Different breeds have different standards, so they are judged on that basis." A Beagle being measured for the competition (BCCL)Each breed had its own specification and whoever was closest to the given standards, was titled as the champion.

    This wasn't a regular dog show with owners dressing their pets in fancy costumes to compete with each other. It was a dog championship where the breeds were awarded on the basis of their sizes, weight and coordination with their handlers. The 28th and 29th Dog Championship organized by the Gurugram Kennel Club affiliated to the Kennel Club of India had breeds who competed with each other under categories such as 'Best in Show', 'Best Breed', 'Best Puppy' and many more.The exhibitors at the competition brought breeds like Huskies, Akitas, Great Danes, Bulldogs, Tibetan Mastiffs , to name a few.

    "This year, 42 breeds entered the competition and we had almost 262 dogs in total for the competition, including Rottweilers, Tibetan Mastiff, and special breeds," said Sagar Chawla, joint secretary of Gurugram Kennel Club.Get, set, go: A husky with his handler getting ready to beat the other dogs in competition (BCCL)Deepika Tomar, a resident of Sector 9, added, "Though I came quiet late for the competition and missed most of the event but I think it is a great platform for the exhibitors to show the best of their breeds."Narender Pal Singh, who came with his St Bernard, told us, "The best thing about the competition is that there is no scope of being biased. Jo standards se match hoga, woh champion ban jayega."Annnnd... strech! A Beagle being measured for the competition (BCCL)Each breed had its own specification and whoever was closest to the given standards, was titled as the champion.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/doggy-champs-gurgaons-huskies-mastiffs-st-bernards-fight-it-out/articleshow/56477575.cms


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