ITBP canine heroes win hearts at dog show | Chandigarh News

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Panchkula: The Pet Animal Health Society, Panchkula, held a dog show on Sunday in collaboration with the Royal Kennel Club, Panchkula, near the Pet Animal Medical Center in Sector 3.
The Chief Secretary of Haryana and President of the Pet Animal Health Society, Vijai Vardhan, was the main guest. Ankur Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Production, Dr Birender Laura, Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Production and Deputy Commissioner Vinay Partap Singh were the guests of honor.
During the show, a canine squad made up of seven Belgian Shepherd Dogs from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police gave exemplary performances in different types of exercises, including saluting the main guest, sniffing explosives, search for men, disaster search and rescue, crossing obstacles with courage and determination. In the All India Police Championship Games, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police dog team won 15 gold, 21 silver and five bronze medals, becoming the four-time ranking champion general.
Dr Anil Banwala, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry and Dairy, Panchkula-cum-convener, Pet Animal Health Society, said more than 100 pets participated in the show in 10 different breed categories. After the breed competition, a best of show competition was organized.
The pet, Billo a Great Dane which belonged to Shiva Joshi won the Best of Show award while Tom, a Golden Retriever from Lalit Mohan Arya and Coco, a Schitzu breed dog which belonged to Charvi Jain were respectively declared second and third best of show. A total of 23 prizes were handed out and 37 participants received consolation prizes.
Various services such as free rabies vaccination, general health check-up and deworming, etc. were provided by the Pet Animal Medical Center. An awareness campaign was also undertaken regarding the prevention of cruelty to animals. On the program, various actors and private companies set up their stands and presented their specialties, products and services.


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