Ugly side of Dog Shows- Chandigarh KCI SHOW

13 Mar 2008 | by | Posted in: Events


A near friend of mine clicked the below pic at the Chandigarh Dog Sow Feb 2008.

It shows the ugly side of Dog Shows. Something which should not be allowed by the organisers.

These are poor GSD pups stacked up in a cage by a breeder wanting to sell them. The cage was in the sun and there was no water for the poor pups!



This is a poor Rottwieler Pup who has been tied up in the sun and the Breeder is not even aware that the poor pup has tied itself into a tight noose with his leash-almost getting strangulated!
Such Apathy is criminal!
here is another pic of a St Bernard Pup made to sit in the sun on top of a wire cage to attract buyers
Its ironic that the Royal Canin Banner in the background says- "Knowledge and Respect"



By: Parakram | 27 Feb 2008

Sonal Sood
I completely and strongly agree with this..The site at the dog show was a testimony to the fact that how commercial this whole affair has become..If ever there is a drive against this inhumane act, i shall be the first one to volunteer..this needs to be stopped...

By: Sonal Sood | 01 Mar 2008

Anil @ DoggiesDude
i agree that it should be the Organiser responsibilty to check this puppy mill seller. No one should be allowed to sell pups in this Chinese/ Thai style. I would like to thank Dogspot for their courage to allow this post to be here as i guess there must have been strong opposition to this and "parakram44" for his inner sight on the apathy on the same.

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 30 Jan 2009

Benny Kennels
I could not belive this. God how can a dog lover do these? Is dog show is also becoming a place for puppy mills and heartless dog sellers??? God. I have visited and showed in many south Indian shows but never have seen any such thing so far. In many of the South Indian shows only the dogs registered in the particular show are allowed and no other pups are even dogs are allowed. This restrict this kind of things. Any way Dogspot has given an insight and we can belive this will not happen in future shows and if it happens then real dog lovers should avoid these shows and should launch a compaint to KCI in group. Let us join together in this respect. Once again hats off to dogspot team.

By: Benny Kennels | 31 Jan 2009

Dinkar Singh
I have gone to various shows with my dogs in North India and I have seen in most dog shows that proper tents, etc. have not been provided for exhibitors and their dogs. It is generally all dusty and people struggling to to find shade for their dogs. KCI should make it compulsory for all organisers to make proper arrangements for the exhibitors and their dogs rather than sending the money on other useless things.

I also agree to the menace of puppy mills selling there dogs at shows. But since a lot of people are showing dogs and breeding them I feel that a separate section should be there for KCI registered pups to be displayed for sale, but organisers should make sure they are kept properly, like in Delhi the government is taking out a law for pet shop owner and the sizes of cages to be used for keeping pups in.

I think there is a rule as per the KCI to not allow pups to be sold at shows. Come on people wake up and take action, speak up against the organisers if required or else this wonderful sport will be ruined.

By: Dinkar Singh | 31 Jan 2009

As far as puppy mills are concerned - Dog Shows should restrict selling of the puppies however the quality of the show- providing tents etc depends on a lot of things. In my experience of Dog Show I have seen almost all the dog show improving across India. I believe the management of the show and facilities in the show ground sometimes suffer because of limited resources (financial and other) available to the club.

By: Rana Atheya | 02 Feb 2009

Anil @ DoggiesDude
true but they can take hekp of many NGO like PFA, PETA at the time of show to stop millers from putting puppy in sale at such poor condition. We are improving and need to move ahead on smaller aspects too. One thing some shows misses out is making water arrangement for the dogs. Owners have to buy bottles dozens of them to give to the dog.

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 02 Feb 2009

I guess there is a need for us to make a laundry list of a Good Dog Show vs Bad Dog Show - Dogspot is a great forum to build the laundry list and organisers can read and correct :)
Making a impressive dog show is just doing small small thing right

By: Rana Atheya | 02 Feb 2009

Anil @ DoggiesDude
great reality which you showed...Cheers to you "parakram44 "

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 14 Mar 2009

Sonal Sood
I strongly feel that there sHould be STRICT LICENSING system for breeding dogs, or for that mater. any animal... And any and any one should JUST not be allowed...Dogs are being bred in small houses allotted to the owners by the Govenment, and the owners are using the houses for breeding or even renting the out forther for such use. I strictly feel that the KCI should take some action against this cruelty...
STOP BREEDING DOGS WITH CRUELTY should be the slogan for the day...
I am sure, all of us can join hands together and form some kind of an organisation, aiming at putting a stop to CRUELTY TO ANIMALS...

By: Sonal Sood | 15 Mar 2009

Anil @ DoggiesDude
Licensing cannot be done from Govt Dept as its well known that few hundred rupees under the table can clear the hurdles. the only option left in country like India is to educate the new owners from where to buy and what info one should need to check before buying. Puppy mills, pet shop broker should not be enchouraged. Even buying a pup from them with a thought of rescuing the pup gives miller space for another pup and money. If people stop buying from them and request genuine pedigree, the battle is half won. coming on point of Pedigree papers, its also a good market. There are good dogs who have produced about 5 pups but there are more than 500 pups sired by them. KCI should look into these fake registeration as without real pedigree info no one can breed scientifically.KCI should enquire about each stud form submitted with litter registration. More-over since personal visit is not possible videos of the litter should be send.Any female should NOT be bred more than 4 times or max 6 if in very excellent condition. After this she shoudl retire and have a peaceful life.

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 15 Mar 2009

check the new IKG i guess there are some such regulations induced

By: Vizal | 15 Mar 2009

Anil @ DoggiesDude
IKG says no more pointed status of any shows , no trophies but never said anything about controling illegal matings.. it only mentions about Accredited Breeder Scheme of UK Kennel, but its only for breeders in UK. i was not able to understand if KCI has started the same in India.

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 16 Mar 2009

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