Monday, October 19, 2009

250 dogs take part in contest - Star

Oct 18, 2009

OBEDIENCE was the key word of the day during the Malaysian Kennel Association (MKA) all-breed championship show in Ipoh.

Dogs of different shapes and sizes sat patiently or strut elegantly towards their owners with a whisk of an arm or by spoken commands at the event held yesterday at the SJKC Yuk Choy hall.

The dogs, ranging from the small Chihuahuas to the huge German Shepherd, also sat quietly while being groomed by their owners.

German Shepherds waiting to be paraded during the Malaysian Kennel Association all-breed championship show yesterday.

Organising chairman Lau Yit Meng said all participating dogs must be handled well.

“A dog which is nervous and shies away from the judges or one that tries to bite the judge will be penalised,” he added.

Lau said the different breeds of dogs were judged accordingly to how their heads, bodies, forelegs, hind legs and tail placement should look like.

“The judges will also look at their movements,” he added.

A total of 250 dogs took part in seven categories at the championship, evaluated by international dog judges Wayne Burton from Australia and Dr Agus Wardhana from Indonesia.

Challenge certificates were presented to the owners of winning pets.

Lau said the certificates were recognised worldwide.

Here are some the photos which I took during the dog show:

This black poodle called Myra won the best of its bred and now the Malaysia Champion in its category

This dog won is also another champion in its category. It was also adjudged as the second overall best of best yesterday

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