Special Correspondent

SALEM: Some of the finest breeds of dogs will be on show in the two-day national level competitions that will begin on Saturday.

Organised by the Salem Acme Kennel Club along with the Madras Canine Club, the dog show will be attended by experts from various countries, including scientists, dog handlers, dog trainers and organisations that do rescue work.

They will also discuss matters concerning dogs, including health, nutrition, diseases, methods of evaluation and anatomy.

President of the Acme Club, Vishu Kaliappa said that the beauty and brains of the dogs will be on test here for two days.

In breed shows, dogs will be judged for their resemblance to the breed standard.

The events that test the brains and brawn include obedience, agility, hunting and field trials.

Groups

On display will be a range of breed groups such as the gun dog (English setter, Irish setter, Pointer, Golden Retriever and Labrador), the hound (Afghan, Basset, Caravan and Beagle), the terrier (Bull and Fox), the utility dog (Bull Dog, Dalmatian, Chow Chow, Lhasa Apso, Poodle and the Great Indian Spitz), the toy (Miniature Pinscher, Maltese, Pekingese, Pug and Pomeranian) and the worker ( Black Russian Terrier, Boxer, Doberman, Great Dane, Rottweiler and German Shepherd).

To encourage and popularise various breeds, there will be the best of breeds including of the Boxer, the Doberman, the Great Dane, the Labrador, the Dachshund and most important, the Indian breeds. The Kennel Club of India’s focus is to save the Indian breeds from extinction.

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