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Madurai's Canine Extravaganza Over 300 Dogs Captivate the Hearts of Pet Enthusiasts
Madurai Dog Show. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Madurai’s Canine Extravaganza: Over 300 Dogs Captivate the Hearts of Pet Enthusiasts

At a dog show held at the Madurai Tamukkam venue, over 350 dogs from 55 different breeds representing southern states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala gathered to compete. The event showcased 14 native breeds, including Rajapalayam, Chippiparai, Kanni, and Gombai, alongside 41 diverse foreign breeds such as German Shepherds, Dobermans, Great Danes, Rottweilers, Boxers, and Siberian Huskies.

The top-performing dogs received a prize cup and a certificate of appreciation. Judges assessed the dogs based on their overall conformation, responsiveness to the owner’s commands, movement, and overall appeal. Vinyaga Moorthy, the dog show organizer, shared, “We’ve been hosting dog shows for eight years now. This year, we had an impressive lineup of 55 dog breeds competing, with over 350 canines from southern states. We especially encourage Indian-breed dogs; the best Indian-breed dog will be awarded two grams of gold.”

Ruba, who traveled from Coimbatore to participate in the dog show with her dog, expressed her excitement about the diverse range of foreign breeds. She said, “There are many foreign breeds here, and I’m thrilled to see them as I’ve brought my dog to the event.” Mathumitha, attending the show with her child, mentioned, “Today, my child and I made the journey to Madurai to experience our first-ever dog show. It’s fascinating to witness the dogs I’ve seen in movies up close. The dog show is a lot more enjoyable for my child than it is for me.”

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