Jamshedpur Kennel Club’s annual dog show begins Jan 10, Indian breeds to compete with foreign counterparts

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Jamshedpur, Jan 9: The Annual Dog Show organised by Jamshedpur Kennel Club will be held from January 10-12, 2020 at the Archery Ground, JRD Tata Sports Complex.

Tarun Daga, Managing Director, JUSCO will be inaugurating the Show on January 10th which will be followed by Obedience Show from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. The day-long programme will begin with the Dog Parade followed by display of agility by the dogs of Tata Steel and Tata Motors Kennel. This edition will bring top 15 winning dogs from all over India and will include pet stalls, eating outlets and entertainment facilities for children, said Ruchi Narendran, President, Jamshedpur Kennel Club.

Biswanath Roy, Secretary, Jamshedpur Kennel Club informed, ‘for the first time Kennel Club has received record 347 entries as compared to 260 last year. Indian breeds comprising Raipur Hound, Caravan Hound and Pashmi Hound have reached the Steel city and will compete for King and Queen of the Show.’

Canines from Hyderabad, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, New Delhi will be part of the show.

Since the first FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) show in 2014, the Jamshedpur Kennel Club has been organising three Championship Dog Shows (rings) each year. Like the previous years, this year will have three rings for the 68th, 69th and 70th Championship Dog Show.

Addressing a press conference at the Archery Ground on Thursday, Narendran informed, the 68th and 69th Championship Rings will be pointed shows. Award winning dogs of these rings would earn points which would be considered of national level ranking, for “Dog of the Year” award.

Dogs from Jamshedpur have been competing and have won several national level awards for the last couple of years.

Following awards have been won by Jamshedpur Dogs:

YEAR Name of the Dog Award Owner
2016 Beauty Best Obedience Dog in India Obedience Dog of the Year Tata Steel Kennel
2017 Beauty Best Obedience Dog in India Obedience Dog of the Year Tata Steel Kennel
Josh 2nd Best Obedience Dog in India Reserve Obedience Dog of the Year Tata Steel Kennel
2018 Beauty 2nd Best Obedience Dog in India Reserve Obedience Dog of the Year Tata Steel Kennel
  Bunglewood’s Bond Best Beagle in India Best Scent Hound in India Mr Palash Ghosh
2019 Kancho Best Obedience Dog in India Obedience Dog of the Year Tata Steel Kennel

Apart from the popular breeds like German Shephard, Labrador, Golden Retriever, Doberman, Dalmatian, Boxer, Beagles, Daschund, Mastif’s, pugsthis year we would be having some special breeds like –Akita, Afghan Hound, Siberian Husky, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Alaskan Malamute, Kerry Blue Terrier, Che Wa Wa, Fox Terrier, Whippet etc.

The Obedience Test Class 1 to Class 7 in 68th Ring would be held after the inaugural function on January 10 from 9.15 am.  All-Breed Show will be held on January 11 and 12.

Best in Show Line up for all rings will be conducted on Sunday, January 12

Tata Steel & Tata Motors Kennel dogs will present full agility display for public on the afternoon on January 12 at 12.45 pm for 45 mins.

The Prize distribution on the first day will be held at 6.30pm by Vishal Badshah, Plant Head, Tata Motors, Jamshedpur. 

The Dog Show schedule is as follows:

Date Time    Function
Friday, 10th January 2020 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:15 am 6:00 pm ·         Benching ·         Inauguration Function ·         Obedience Test Class 1 to Class 7 in 68th Ring ·         Prize Distribution for Obedience Test
Saturday, 11th January 2020 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:30 am ·         Benching ·         Inauguration ·         68th, 69th & 70th Championship Dog show
Sunday, 12th January 2020 8:00 am 8:30 am 6:00 pm ·           Benching ·           68th, 69th & 70th Championship Dog show ·           Best in Show Line up for all rings ·           Prize Distribution for 68th Championship Show ·           Prize Distribution for 69th Championship Show ·           Prize Distribution for 70th Championship Show

Panel of Judges

Category Name of Judge Country
Obedience Mr J Rangarajan India
All Breed Show Dr M Viarbitskaya Belarus
Mr T Preetham India
Mr Sanjit Kr Mohanty India

This year the Obedience and All Breed Show would be judged by four eminent judges- Dr M Viarbitskaya from Belarus, J Rangarajan, T Preetham and Sanjit Kr Mohanty from India.

A panel of judges will be evaluating various performances of dogs and the winners will be felicitated during the prize distribution ceremony on January 12, 2020 by Ruchi Narendran, President, Jamshedpur Kennel Club & judges.

Dog – man’s best friend – had not received the attention and care it deserved in the Eastern part of India, particularly in Bihar prior to April 1977. This was due to absence of any association or club of dog lovers.

To overcome this, it was thought way back in 1977 to form a Kennel club at Jamshedpur, affiliated to the Kennel Club India Chennai. The idea was to strive to promote the state of canine world by arranging scientific breeding, training, dog show and trial, registration of dogs, expert veterinary advice etc. This was discussed with several dog lovers in Jamshedpur and finally Bihar Kennel club was born on April 7, 1977.

Some of the founding members who were deeply associated from the beginning were H P Bodhanwala, Late H N Tapadar, Perin C Mehta, Lt. Col. A K Sinha S M (Retd.), Dr H Mukherjee, to name a few. The first President of the club was H P Bodhanwalla and Vice Presidents were Lt. Col. B N Sharma and Perin C Mehta, Lt. Col. A K Sinha S M (Retd.) was the first Hony. Secretary and K A Basu was the first Asst. Secretary. A Narashimhan was the first Hony. Treasurer. This club has had the unique privilege of being led by eminent personalities like Dr. J. J. Irani, K. B. Sinha, B Neelkanthan, Dr T Mukherjee, H M Nerurkar, A M. Misra and now Ruchi Narendran.

The first championship show was held on the 4th and 5th March 1978 at the lush green Keenan Stadium. The first show was judged by renowned personalities like A Bose and R P Mitter. Since then, the Championship Dog Show organised by Bihar Kennel Club has grown in stature and has attained a distinguished identity, drawing dog lovers from different parts of the country.

The Championship Dog shows organised by the Bihar Kennel Club have had the distinction of being judged by internationally acclaimed judges.

The Jamshedpur Kennel Club (Previously known as Bihar Kennel Club) has been receiving the attention and support that it deserves from The Kennel Club of India. KCI Chennai has acknowledged the contribution made by us, and the points earned by the Winners in our Championship Dog Show is considered for contesting the Five Major Trophies in the country.

With many years of perseverance, dogs registered with the Jamshedpur Kennel Club have been winning numerous accolades at the national level. In 2016, Stealth Paws Zina (BEAUTY) OF Tata Steel Dog Squad from Jamshedpur was adjudged the ALL INDIA OBEDIENCE DOG OF THE YEAR. In 2017, for the second time in a row Stealth Pas Zina (BEAUTY) was judged the all India Obedience dog of the year with Josh achieving the reserve best obedience dog of the year. 2017 also had another member in the Jamshedpur hall of fame with Bunglewoods Bond being adjudged the all India

Best Beagle and Scent hound of the year. In 2018, for the third time in a row BEAUTY has been adjudged as the reserve Best Obedience Dog of the year. In 2018 again, Tata Steel Kennel dogs KANCHO was adjudged the Most Obedient Dog of the year in India with BEAUTY being the reserve dog of the year for obedience. Since the national level awards for Obedience has been instituted, Dogs registered with JKC have always featured among the top two obedience dogs in the country and bagging both the awards of ‘Dog of the Year’ and ‘Reserve Dog of the Year’ for two years out of four years.

Championship Dog Shows organised by the Jamshedpur Kennel Club is recognised as a show with the highest levels of integrity and values in India. Recognizing this unique distinction, the Kennel Club of India awarded the FCI Show (Federation Cynologique Internationale) in the year 2014. The show infrastructure and organizing was acclaimed as one of the best in the country by none other than the Secretary of the Kennel Club of India, Mr C V Sudarsan.

With all this recognition, the club humbly pledges to continue serving the canine community in Jharkhand and Bihar upholding the highest ethical standards.

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