The district administration in Moradabad organised a dog show on Wednesday that saw dogs of various breeds participating.
The show was organised in the newly inaugurated Deer Park that featured more than 200 dogs, belonging to 22 canine breeds.
The dogs walked the ramp, delighting the audience and dog lovers with their performances.
The show was attended by Assistant District Magistrate (ADM) Parveen Mishr, Chief medical officer Dr. Sanjeev Yadav and Madhoop Singh from the forest department.
The organisers seemed happy with the response they received.
"In the competition, we have received more than 200 entries. Dogs were arranged in groups, such as large dogs, medium-sized dogs and small pugs. Their competition is going on right now", said organiser and director of department of animal husbandry, Raj Dagre.
All the canines took part in competitions and were also rewarded for their performances.
The show featured dogs ranging from six inches to five-feet in height. The major breeds that participated included Labrador, Bhutia, Pomeranian, Pavilion, Bulldog and German Shepherd.
During the dog show, the audience was also given information about dogs, their habits and breeds.
Spectators and owners of the participating dogs seemed impressed by the show.
"A dog show like this will inspire people to care about their dogs. They will get to know how to treat their dogs, what to feed them and how to make them bath", said an owner of a participating dog, Amit Kakkar.
The main attraction of the show was Dogo Canario from Spain. The dog's owner had specially imported the dog from Spain one year back. The dog was earlier a part of the Spanish military.
Apart from that, a small Pomeranian dog, Tuffy, entertained the audiences by its dance performance.
Other dogs that were crowd favourites were American pugs and a dachshund by the name of Florida. (ANI)