Pashu Sandesh, 03March 2019
It was a dog’s day out. Canines of various breeds, including local, came together at the Dog show cum beauty contest 2019, organised by the Bihar Veterinary college, Patna a constituent college of Bihar Animal Sciences University in its clinical complex on Saturday.
As many as 85 dogs of various breeds participated in the show. The exhibitors, who participated in the dog show, came all the way from the City.
The dog show witnessed a huge love for the pets and participation of some rare breed also attracted the mass.
A large number of German Shepherds, Labradors, Pugs,Rottweiler, Doberman and golden Retrievers participated in the show, few of the rare breed included Bullmastiff, Cocker Spaniel, Shih Tzu, Beagle and Pitbull.
A beautiful souvenir for the show was also released on the occasion by the Chief Guest Dr. S. Siddharth, Principal Secretary, Department of Finance, Government of Bihar, Brigadier Tushar Mishra, NCC Directorate, Patna, Dr. Rameshwar Singh, VC, Bihar Animal Sciences University, Dr. A.A.Khan, Ex Director Extension Education, BAU, Ranchi, Dr. H.M.Saxena, DRI cum Dean PGS, BASU, Dr. JK Prasad, Dean, Bihar Veterinary College Patna and Dr. Archana the Organising Secretary of the Dog Show.
Dr. S.Siddhart said, “Dogs are very much friendly to the humans since long. In the present time Dogs play a vital role in day to day life of humans not only as pet but they their contribution is highly appreciated in serving the nation as snipper, investigation and solving various cases helping the Paramilitary forces, Indian Army, Police, NDRF and other defence wings".
Vice Chancellor of Bihar Animal Sciences University Dr. Rameshwar Singh while addressing the people mentioned that the Dogs are performing excellent as Guide dogs for the visually challenged people.
Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India and dogs can act dynamically in the role of guide dogs for them. The dogs needs proper training, this dog show will encourage pet lovers to trained their dogs, and will help them to take proper care of dogs and will provide the knowledge about the use of dogs in various platforms, he added.
Teams from NDRF Patna showcased the act of their Labrador team in case of emergency. The dog show ended with the presentation ceremony in which dog of Yasarth Singh 'Bruno' a Doberman breed was awarded with the best overall performer.