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Udhagamandalam: With the South India Kennel Club (SIKC) putting up an excellent show despite heavy rain and difficulty encountered by participants and the visitors in reaching the venue owing to the distance and traffic congestion, the curtain came down on the 2009 dog shows in this hill station on Sunday. While the obedience tests were organised on Friday, an impressive all-breeds show of the Madras Canine Club was held on Saturday.

Pointing out that despite odds, the shows had provided a visual treat to a large number of people in general and dog lovers in particular, the President, SIKC, D. Krishnamurthy, told ‘The Hindu’ that they continued to be one of the major attractions during the summer tourist season here.

Breeds

About 340 dogs, representing a large number of breeds, participated.

A poodle Thai.CH. Cymbol of Snow Castle owned by Vetri Duraiswamy was declared the best in show at the 102nd Championship Dog Show of the SIKC. The second best in the show was a German Shepherd Dog (GSD) Kingsways Mika owned by K. Harish Kapil. It was also adjudged the best in show bred in India.

A Dobermann Jaspars Limited Edition owned by Javinder Singh walked away with the prize for the third best in the show.

The fourth best in the show was a Maltese TH.CH. Lapitthis Tiger Tank owned by Vetri Duraiswamy.

The prize for the best puppy in the show was won by a shih tzu Legrands Dream Come True owned by Vetri Duraiswamy.

In the 103rd show, the best in the show was the GSD Kingsways Mika. It was also adjudged the best in show bred in India.

The second best was a shih tzu TH.CH. Heartys Hippy Hippy Shake owned by Vetri Duraiswamy. The third best was a Dobermann Shasta Von Agrani owned by K.S. Nagaraj Setty. The fourth best was the Maltese TH.CH. Lapitthis Tiger Tank.

The best puppy in the show was shih tzu Legrands Dream Come True.

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