Jamshedpur, Jan. 9: The Jamshedpur Kennel Club, affiliated to the Kennel Club of India today inaugurated the 56th, 57th & 58th Championship Dog Show at the Hockey Ground at JRD Tata Sports Complex. The show was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, TV Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India & SEA.
The show began with a basket of flowers handed over by Dogs of Tata Motors & Tata Steel Kennel to Mr Narendran & Mr AB Lall. This was followed by a band performance by students of Jusco School, South Park. Owners and their pets entertained the audience with ramp walk enjoyed by all present.
The highlight of the event was agility displayed by dogs of Tata Steel & Tata Motors kennel. One of the unique acts displayed by the dogs of Tata Steel kennel was breaking of brick walls.
From tough German Shepherds and Irish Setters to timid Pomeranians and the cute Pug, a range of canines were seen participating in the show.
AM Mishra, president, Jamshedpur kennel club in his opening remarks talked about how dogs are truly manís best friend and how they help mankind evolve into better human being.
Mr Narendran commended the effort of Jamshedpur kennel club in taking the dog show to great height making it a much awaited event on Jamshedpur calendar.
He was also happy with the initiative of Jamshedpur Kennel club to open a crematorium for dogs in Jamshedpur and committed his personal contribution towards this.
He appealed to the people of Jamshedpur o come and donate for this. JKC as part of its CSR is offering free anti rabies vaccination at the show venue.
Present on the occasion were Mr SD Tripathy, VPHRM, Tata Steel, Sunil Bhaksran, VP, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Ahshish Mathur, MD, Jusco, Mrs Ruchi Narendran (show secretary), Mrs Srimanti Sen (joint show secretary), Biswajit Roy (honorary general secretary), Mr Alok Kumar, SDO, Dalbhum and Mr Rakeshwar Pandey.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by Obedience Tests during which the following judges were present, Mr. RC Lingam from Mumbai, Mr. Stanley Shen (Singapore), Mr. Derrick Seow Nam Soon (Malaysia), Mr Chakkapan Chantarasmee (Thailand), Mr. T. Preetaham (India) for all breeds.
The main attractions for this yearís show are the Japanese Breed-Akita, Afghan Hound, Siberian Husky, Kerry Blue Terrier, Fox Terrier (Wire), Chihuahua (long and short coat), American Cokker Spaniel, Whippet apart from the normal popular breeds like Pugs, Poms, Spitz, German Shephard (Alsatian & Melanoise), Labrador, Golden Retriever, Daschund,English & Bull Mastiff, Great Dane, Doberman, Boxer, Beagle etcí.
On Sunday, January 10 all breed show would be conducted followed by prize distribution.
The final day prize distribution would be at 6.45 pm. The Chief Guest for the closing day would be A.B.Lall, Plant Head, Tata Motors.