shih tzu: Dog Show attracts a large number of animal lovers | Thiruvananthapuram News

Thiruvananthapuram: When S Baluprathap wished to introduce a Shih Tzu puppy to his pregnant wife 5 years ago, he was insulted by a dog breeder for his financial instability in caring for this breed. After the incident, he quit his job at a private company and started his own business to earn more money. As a result, he bought six Shih Tzu puppies and one of them named Taylor makes Baluprathap proud in all canine competitions.
His pet was a star at the 42nd international competition hosted by the Trivandrum Kennel Club at Greenfield Stadium, Karyavattom, which ended here on Sunday.
The Rottweiler breed being in high demand by dog ​​lovers, the first day of the show was dedicated to them. . The show featured over 50 Rottweilers across the country. Competitions were held in different categories including Minor Puppy, Puppy, Junior, Intermediate, India Breed, Champion Class and a Special Category, to find the best among the champion dogs.
“Due to Covid we have not been able to run the show for the past two years. But we are happy to share that people who have no knowledge in the field visit the show and learn more about the varieties of dog breeds and their characteristics,” said Satheesh Kumar, General Secretary of Trivandrum Kennel Club.
More than 350 dogs belonging to 45 breeds took part in the contest. While foreign dog breeds including St Bernard, Rottweiler, Shih Tzu, Great Dane, Akita, German Shepherd, Pitbull, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Boxer, husky, pug, Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, Basset Hound, Chow-Chow and Doberman, exhibited their physical traits, Indian breeds like Chippiparai, Kanni and Rajapalayam showed their strength and presence of mind.

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