It is said that every dog has its day and that August 24 was the day for over 100 dogs in the Nakuru Athletics Club at which the dogs their dogs placed best paws forward.
The third edition of the Nakuru Dog Show attracted a variety of breeds. The show titled Nakuru Pets Festivals was full of fun on the popular rugby field. It was fun to see dogs dancing, communicating and passing obedience tests.
Dog lovers from Nairobi and Nakuru shared how their relationship with their dogs affected their lives.
"Enjoying dogs helps bring people together, and lets us explore some of the most important human stories through relationships with our best friends," said Linda Nyawira.
"Dogs are many different types of human dog relationships," Nyawira added.
Apart from the appreciation of pets, the dog show should demystify the idea that they serve only for protection.
"If you have a wonderful dog, life without you is a life that diminishes. My German Shepherd Dog makes my heart a bit more open, "said Nyawira, the event manager.
Damaris Kelly describes her little dog as a "heartbeat at her feet".
"A dog will fill your life and demand that of your family with love and excitement and nothing. The sincere excitement of your dog the moment you enter the house is irreplaceable, "said Mrs. Kelly.
Ms. Judy Leah says she has learned the true meaning of the expression that the dog is the best friend of man.
"The minute I come home and my dog Kelly runs up to me, I forget the bad day in the office," said Ms. Leah.
The show celebrated the camaraderie of dogs while promoting responsible use of pets, health and race protection.
All Dogs Free vaccinations were performed at the fair by courtesy of the Nakuru County Government.
According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic (one of the largest non-profit academic health care systems in the US), there are people who own pets, especially dogs are more likely to have a better heart and better mental health.
"Dogs help children who are mentally challenged to be smarter. They help them open their minds by training them to be more responsible, "says Ms. Nyawira.
"Just stroking a dog can lower your blood pressure. My pet is my own therapy dog. It takes me a dozen times a day off the couch or out of bed and runs over the house. It keeps me moving as much as possible, "said Alvine Kerubo.
"A dog is the best animal companion you can ever imagine. A dog will love you more than you, "said Vincent Ogolla. 1
Dogs enjoyed watching others and snooping around.
Just like humans beings, some got on well with other dogs while others growled at the show organized by Concierge Mediacom.
The event witnessed a large participation of popular German shepherd breeds.
Even dog lovers were impressed by other breeds such as Maltese, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Japanese Spitz and Terrier and others.
During the competition every dog had to go before the judges. They were assessed according to a variety of parameters including body structure, movement, dog size proportions, bone structure, teeth and coat.
They competed for the happiest, healthiest, best-groomed, well-treated, best-communicating dogs, agility pursuit, and obedience.
The luckiest dog was handled by Bennyhinn Kamwaga, the healthiest dog trophy went to Ranger, who was handled by Blue Line Kennels, who was the best groomed dog. TRoy, who owned Kevin Mwangi, was Missy, whose owner was Eustace Warutere, while the The best communicating dog trophy went to Blacky, which was owned by De Souza Kennel.
The jury consisted of recognized dog breeders in the field of dog sports in Kenya. Linda Brown.
"Each race has a particular way of being cared for, and here at the exhibition we have judged it according to various criteria, including health, care, happiness, communication, obedience, protection, among other things," said Dr. Lu vai.
"A dog should be well fed because it is a valuable companion and brings joy and happiness to the family," added Ms. Brown.
There were also exhibitors at the venue who sold various pet care products from skincare to food to pet supplies.
For pet owners who love to pamper their dogs, shopping was the word. Dog beds, chewing gum of various flavors, collars, bowls, combs and cleaning shears were for sale.
The exhibition offered pet lovers the opportunity to see and interact with different breeds. Opinions on current trends in the dog world.
"I'm happy we should all open our minds to dog wisdom Dogs can be the best companions," said Mrs. Nyawira.