BHUBANESWAR: More than 100 canines participated in the inaugural day of the ‘Dog Show’ organised by Orissa Kennel Club here on Friday.
The three-day show started with a contest of German Shepherds who were tested for build, endurance, intelligence, training and strong bond with the handler.
One of the major highlights of the show was Schutzhund standard tests and demonstration conducted by a Hyderabad-based dog trainer. Schutzhund is a German standard used to test dogs of all breeds for the traits necessary for police-type work.
Dogs that pass Schutzhund tests would be suitable for a wide variety of tasks such as police work, odour detection, search and rescue operations.
Zaara, a 22-month German Shepherd which was bred in the City clinched the top position in 18-24 month category. It is for the first time a dog bred in the State achieved such a feat, Zaara’s owner Jayadarsi Nayak said.
The audience at Unit-I Ground was enthralled by the show put by German Shepherds in obedience tests, agility shows and other sports.
The events were classified on the basis of age and gender. On Saturday and Sunday, 350 dogs of multiple breeds will be participating in the show, Kennel Club Secretary SR Prusti said.