Salt Lake held a dog show after several months on Sunday and dogs and dog lovers flocked. The approach to the venue – AB-AC Park – was full of cars from all sides and the collective excitement knew no bounds.
“This was our first show and we were expecting a maximum of 150 entries in our all breed category, but we ended up with 175. Our Specialty Hunting and Working Dog events attracted more entries than we did. also didn’t, ”said Anirban Nag, on behalf of the Loyal Legacy Kennel Club. “And so many visitors came down that the police had to ask them to leave for about half an hour in the evening. But the show went off without disruption.
A mischievous boxer jumps on a lady.
Naughty and noble
The show had its share of playful pets. “Our American Akita Amy has noble stories as well as naughty stories, but for the noble ones, I’m going to have to rack my brains,” said Suparna Majumder, who was from Howrah, with a laugh.
“We had Amy after watching the movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale but she’s not as calm as the Akita in the movie. She is stubborn and domineering and wants to be the pack leader. She’s slightly unpredictable, so we don’t allow visitors to pet her today. They are welcome to click on it though, ”said Majumder.
Boxers Gabbar and Basanti were also in the ring. “The most common question I get asked is if their children will be called Jai and Veeru,” Devyani Paul said with a laugh. His daughter, Adri Chakraborty, eight, testified that Gabbar was the nastiest in the house, “because he was caught stealing ilish machh, fried chicken and Basanti’s toys.” But I like having dogs at home. They make me happy and active, ”she tweeted.
There was also a brave feline present in the dog show. The Persian cat Joyee had come with his sister Olly, a Cocker Spaniel. “As she is used to living with a dog at home, she is not disturbed by them and exudes calm confidence today,” said Moumita Mitra from Behala. “It is our cat who intimidates our dog. We also have rabbits and I suspect Joyee sometimes thinks she is a rabbit as they share the same white fur and she pulls their leaves too.
While some visitors were too scared to approach the dogs, three-year-old Damayanti Ray Chowdhury was in tears for another reason. “Ami doggy ke niye dolna chorbo,” she shouted, pointing at a dachshund as older sister Divyabrata tried to calm her down by putting her on a merry-go-round, albeit with empty hands.
All seven years Indrayudh Chakraborty has been heard asking others to overcome their irrational fear of breeds like the Doberman and Rottweiler. “It all depends on how you raise them,” he explained, proudly showcasing his Doberman Skye as an example. “See how friendly he is! “
A Rottweiler named Duke barked at glory as visitors approached him, but his five-year-old guardian, Aayushi Golui, was all smiles. “See! Duke won this medal,” she told passers-by, showing them the medal hanging from his own neck. “I’m proud of him but I’ll wear it now.”
There were also rare breeds. Russo, a Corgi, had come from Durgapur. Corgi is the breed that Queen Elizabeth has had since her childhood. There was Babu, a black Chow Chow from Jamshedpur and even a high-energy Fox Terrier puppy Milo from Howrah.
The best of show in both rings awards went to Moumita Bhattacharjee Ray’s German Shepherd Dog (GSD) and Manas Ghosh’s GSD Dyana.