ITBP’s canine heroes win hearts at dog show | Chandigarh News

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Panchkula: The Pet Animal Health Society, Panchkula, in partnership with the Royal Kennel Club, Panchkula, organized a dog show near the Pet Animal Medical Center in Sector 3 on Sunday.
Haryana’s chief secretary and chair of the Pet Animal Health Society, Vijai Vardhan, was the main guest. Ankur Gupta, additional chief secretary, animal husbandry and dairy farming department, Dr. Birender Laura, Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Farming, and Deputy Commissioner Vinay Partap Singh were guests of honor.
During the show, a dog squad consisting of seven Belgian Shepherd Dogs from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police demonstrated exemplary performance in various types of exercises, including greeting the main guest, sniffing explosives, searching for people, searching and rescuing disasters, crossing obstacles with courage and Determination. At the All-India Police Championship Games, the dog relay of the Indo Tibetan Border Police won 15 gold, 21 silver and five bronze medals, making it four-time overall winner.
Dr. Anil Banwala, assistant director, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Farming, Panchkula-cum-convener, Pet Animal Health Society, said more than 100 pets in 10 different breed categories participated in the show. After the race competition, a Best of Show competition was organized.
The pet Billo, a Great Dane owned by Shiva Joshi, won the Best of Show award, while Tom, a Golden Retriever owned by Lalit Mohan Arya, and Coco, a Schitzu breed owned by Charvi Jain, came second and third the show were awarded. A total of 23 prizes were distributed and 37 participants received consolation prizes.
Various services such as free rabies vaccination, general health check and deworming etc. were offered by the pet medicine center. An awareness campaign on the prevention of cruelty to animals was also carried out. As part of the program, various interest groups and private companies set up their stands and showed their specialties, products and services.