It is time to see whether the world thinks your dog, with its playful tricks and pranks, is best of the lot. Just march in with the canine to Kadri Park early on October 30.
Organised by Karavali Kennel Club, the dog show is open for all breeds. As many as 250 dog owners, including some from Hyderabad and Chennai, are expected to bring their canines.
Club president T. Subbaya Shetty told presspersons on Monday that the best dog in the show would get prize money of Rs. 30,000, second best Rs. 20,000 and the third Rs. 10,000.
The best male and female puppies would get Rs. 5,000 each.
In addition, the best adults and puppies in each of the 25 breeds would be given certificates, he said.
Registration for the show will begin at 8 a.m. The fee is Rs. 250.
There will be benching (cooling off) for the canines from 9 a.m. and actual show and judging will start at 11 a.m. and conclude with prize distribution at 5 p.m. Inauguration of the event is at 10.15 a.m.
A facility will be thrown open to those who want their dogs to get pedigree certificates from the Kennel Club of India (KCI).
An authorised person will see whether your dog can qualify for the certificate. If found suitable, the owners will have to pay Rs. 1,000 for the process of certification.
Pedigree certificate is necessary for participation in any dog show organised by KCI or its affiliates.
Mr. Shetty said that his club had applied for KCI affiliation and it could take two years to get it. There could be over 1,000 canines in Mangalore with pedigree certificates. The next dog show was likely to be held in Udupi, he added.
For entry forms, log on to www.dogs4u.in. For details, call 08242457709/10 or 9343563889.