Dogs have earned distinction of being man’s best friends. Dog have not only offered love and affections, but worked side by side with their human counter part for centuries. With an incredible sense of smell, dog can smell thing 10 thousand times greater than human can. A well trained sniffer dog is used in detection of explosives, illegal drug, theft and various other crimes. These views were expressed by Mohammad Tayyab, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala who was the Chief Guest on the occasion to distribute prizes to the winners of 7th and 8th Dog show at Science City. Further he said that, dogs are playing an important role in human life. Dogs have been contributing in different fields, like hunting, protection assisting police and Military, Companionship, Aiding handicaps individual, space and medical research. It is well known Laika (dog) became the first animal to orbit around the earth. Hence, canines add a measurable degree of quality to the worlds of the humans they share their lives with.
Dr. Rajesh Grover, Director Science City while sharing his views on this occasion said that humans and dogs share a long intertwined history and organization of Annual Dog show at Science City is an occasion for its visitors to explore diversity, learn about this important gene pool as well as to show case their pets and interact with breeders. Thus this show is meant to bring awareness amongst general masses about domesticated biodiversity and salient features with a focus on various breeds of dogs. He further added that the World Canine Organization is the largest registry of dog breeds in the world. It recognizes 339 breeds of dogs divided into 10 groups. Several breeds like the Caravan Hound, Raja palayam Hound, Rampur Hound, Venjari Hound, Santal Hound, Indian Mastiff, Indian Pariah Dog, Himalayan Sheep Dog, Bullu Kutta etc are indigenous breeds.
Over 100 entries, 150 dogs comprising 40 breeds participated in the dog show held at Science City. Owners from, Punjab and other states exhibited their pets and their skills during the show. Sh. H.S Aulakh from Chandigarh and Sh. Avninder Grewal from Ludhiana were the Judges of Dog Show.