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Bustling puppy festival in Pretoria, South Africa

Bustling puppy festival in Pretoria, South Africa
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Hong Minh – Hoang MinhTTXVN3-4 minutes January 28, 2024
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The outdoor playground is where dogs have the opportunity to show off their agility skills. Photo: Hong Minh/VNA reporter in South Africa
Within the framework of the event, many exciting activities took place such as a competition for dogs, a market with products for furry friends and a completely free outdoor play area for dogs. .

According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Pretoria, since the morning, dozens of dogs, with many popular dog breeds in South Africa such as Yorkshire terriers, Jack Russell terriers, Dachshunds, or larger dogs such as Labrado Retriever, Golden Retriever , Dobermann… was brought by the owner to Loftus Park to participate in the festival. Here, the puppies can shine and participate in “beauty” and “talent” contests to win gifts from sponsors such as food, clothes, accessories, toys, and keys. train…

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The Dog Trust dog rescue station offers the opportunity for visitors to adopt abandoned and abused dogs. Photo: Hong Minh/VNA reporter in South Africa
Puppies compete in categories including most handsome puppy, cutest puppy, most stylish older dog (over 7 years old), and cutest puppy (under 1 year old). In particular, dog owners can also participate in the contest to vote for the best dog family or best dog trainer. This is an opportunity for owners to have the opportunity to talk about their pets with each dog’s unique characteristics, interests, and strengths.

Talking to VNA reporters at the event, Ms. Nicole, an owner of two dogs from the Centurion area, said: “I hope there will be more events like this because our dogs always like to be around dogs.” dogs and other people. They love to socialize and it’s great to take them out to socialize with other puppies. Our puppies are very excited and happy today. We like having dogs, even though they keep us busy.”

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One proud owner talked about his three puppies at the event. Photo: Hong Minh/VNA reporter in South Africa
The event is also a gathering place for pet suppliers, where they can showcase unique, pet-friendly products, delicious food and fashion accessories. This is also where dogs have the opportunity to demonstrate their agility skills in a specially designed course. Dog rescue stations also provide opportunities for visitors to adopt abandoned dogs.

Ms. Talitha, representative of the Organizing Committee from Best Friends dog training school, said: “I think South Africa is quite lucky to be blessed by nature to have good weather and climate for raising dogs. You know, most years are warm. This climate is very suitable for walking dogs. Families in South Africa also have the space and environment to be able to keep pets. There are many dog parks. I think we dog lovers are very lucky to live in South Africa.”

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