Hyderabad: Hyderabad soon will have a dedicated Park for Dogs.
It will be India’s first of its kind park for dogs, announced GHMC Mayor Bonthu Rammohan while speaking to the media immediately after inaugurating PETEX India 2017, the India’s largest Pet Expo, an exhibition for Pets & Dogs here in the city at Hitex.
“Such parks exist in UK and Spain. But, we don’t have exclusive parks for dogs. Normally dogs are not allowed into general parks. This exclusive park for dogs which is coming up behind Radisson Hotel at Gachibowli is being set up at an investment of Rs 2 crore. We have finalized the tenders and the work will begin soon,” informed Rammohan.
The objective of this park is to help communities become more pet-friendly. Though the finer details need to be worked out, it will have agility equipment as well as amenities.
It will be a place for dogs to socialize and owners to network with other dog owners, informed a GHMC official.
Finding a place for your beloved pet to romp and play in this concrete Jungle is really difficult. The park what I understand from the GHMC is, it will be a pet friendly space with engaging features, informed Dr. Subash Babu, Founding President of The Hyderabad Canine Club.
Dr. Subash is also the founding president of The Hyderabad Canine Club, which is the joint organizer of the Petex along with Hitex.
PetexIndia 2017 is offering three things with this event. 01. Largest Pet Expo, 2. Premier Championship Dog Show, 3. Cat Fanciers Association of India(CFAI) International Show. Petex India is a two day event and will conclude Sunday evening.
Globally nearly 57 % of people own pets. Dogs are the most popular pet globally, owned by 33^, cats second at 23% and Firsh third at 12% and Birds at 6%
Petex India organizing Mondioring Sports, the most difficult dog sport. It will be demonstrated at the Dog Show on Sunday. For the first time in India, Mondioring Sports will be demonstrated at a Dog Show. Mondioring is considered to be the most difficult dog sport.
Commando Kennels, who have been demonstrating dog sports across India since 1995, will be introducing this sport at Pedigree HyCan 17.
The expo has brought together Pet Owners, Pet Care Products, Pet Food and Pet Accessories. It is expected attract 50,000 visitors in the two days.
According to Philip Butt, Honorary Secretary the top and rare dog breeds that will be showcased include: Cane Corsa, Pointer, Dog Argentino, Bichon Frise, Mattese, Poodle, St Bernard.
More than 500 Dogs of over 60 breeds and 125 Cats of 12 various breeds are available. There is a Live display of Exotic Birds and Fish & Aquaria, Truebred Horses and Rabbits, informed Philip. (INN)