Islamabad and Rawalpindi residents enjoy dog show

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Islamabad and Rawalpindi residents enjoy dog show held at Ayub National Park

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Residents of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were treated to a dog show on the weekend at the Ayub National Park.

More than 200 dogs lovers attended the dog show with their pets. The two-day show started on Saturday with a show of German Shepherds and one for dogs of all breeds was held on Sunday.

The event drew a large number of pet lovers. Residents of Islamabad made it to the show even though the roads between the two cities were closed due to the sit-in by religious parties at Faizabad.

The ‘All Breeds Championship Show’ was hosted by the Army Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Smart Heart Dog Food Enterprises.

The judge of the sho was UK-based dog expert Keroleen Marsden while Army Heritage Foundation Director General retired Brig Zaman Nasrullah Khan Niazi was the chief guest.

Addressing participants, Zaman Nasrullah highlighted the need to organise healthy activities, adding that such events would be organised in the future as well to provide entertainment avenues for the public.

The event also included a show of a variety cats and birds as well that fascinated little kids.

The event concluded with a prize distribution ceremony, where prizes and certificates were distributed among participants.

Several pet lovers emphasised that the pet show should be made a regular feature of the city. One of them suggested that there should also be a platform at the show where dog owners can share their problems to improve the health and behaviour of dogs.

Nuxhat Khurshid
Nuxhat Khurshid is a passionate writer, reader and documentary-maker. She mostly writes on environment, climate change and development issues for Islamabad Scene.

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