BANGALORE: Mysore Kennel Club conducted its 108th and 109th All India Championship Dog Show at the Hockey Grounds behind the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Science University at Hebbal in the city on Saturday and Sunday.
Around 450 dogs participated in the show, representing 40 breeds like the popular German Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Daschunds, as well as some rare ones like Terriers and Akitas.
The aim of the competition, according to Dr Yathinder, a member of the club, was to foster a love for dogs and showcase the different breeds.
“It provides an opportunity for dog lovers and owners to showcase a variety of breeds. In essence, it brings out the best in the dogs,” he said.
The participating dogs had to first be registered with the Kennel Club of India (KCI), Dr Yathinder said.
The championship was first introduced in 1932 coinciding with the formation of the club.
It has garnered an enthusiastic response from the city’s dog lovers since then.