Jos, Set to Host 1st National Dog Show in Nigeria

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The city of Jos, Plateau, is set to host the first National Dog Show in Nigeria, Dr Segun Olomo, has said.
Olomo, who is the Chairman, Local Organising Committee for the event, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos.
According to him, the show is designed to evaluate pure breed dogs which will bridge and erase the dichotomy of imported dogs versus Nigeria breed.
Olomo said that the show would serve as a mini carnival to showcase varieties of dogs.
He said the event would boost economic activities in Plateau as dog owners, expected from across the country, would visit tourist sites which would further expose the state to more investment opportunities
“It is a two-day event taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of November. It will start with a charity dog walk on Friday and the dog show at Polo field in Jos.
“The dogs in this show are not competing against each other but are getting evaluated individually as pure breed and awarded certificate of confirmation to determine their quality.
“This evaluation will give the same value to our Nigerian pure breed dogs the pedigree awarded to their imported counterparts.
“Dogs that passed this confirmation evaluation will be eligible for confirmation championship shows organised by recognised Kennel clubs in future,” he said.
He said the event would be presided by Judges from the Senior Federation Cynologigue Internationale (FCI), who were familiar with the different species of dogs to facilitate the evaluation processes.
“The FCI Judges will be here in Jos – Nigeria to evaluate individual dogs against it breed standard.
“The show would be useful to breeders as a means of evaluating dogs for breeding purposes and serve as a prerequisite for a confirmation championship from a recognised National Kennel club.
He said “champion dogs of same breed would be made to compete against each other for the best representation of a specimen of breed”. (NAN)


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