By The Nation
IMPACT’s 19th International Dog Show this year focuses on the “Dogs of Thailand”. The four-day event, which runs until Sunday, features more than 200 exhibitors as well as dog shows and competitions.
Organisers expect more than 100,000 visitors, generating as much as Bt80 million in revenue.
Tiraya Thongkerd, senior project manager for IMPACT Exhibition Management, said this dog show is a collaboration with the Thai Pet Product Industries Association and the Kennel Association.
“This event was initially supposed to be held in July, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 crisis. Even though the overall situation has improved, every sector needs to take necessary precautions. With this in mind, we will strictly practice social distancing. The space in every booth will be allocated appropriately to accommodate visitors based on guidelines and regulations of the public health agencies to ensure the safety of customers and their dogs.”
This year’s show aims to highlight and promote local breeds, like the Thai Bangkaew, through special contests. Dog lovers are also encouraged to take their pooches out on a shopping spree for goods and services offered at huge discounts. Vets are also at hand to provide free health check-ups and consulting services.
The show offers other fun-filled activities, like a dog beauty contest, American Pitbull weight pulling championship, dog grooming competition as well as “Who is the Fastest?” “Woof! And Jump” and “Detective Doggie” contests. Visitors who register stand to win special prizes in the lucky draw, while celebrity dog lovers like Kae Chollada, Yo Yossawadee, Boom Yutthaphum and Moota will also be around mingling with the crowds.
The event is being held in Impact Exhibition Centre, Halls 9 and 10, from 10am to 8pm. Visit www.thailand-dogshow.com or Facebook.com/ThailandInternationalDogShow for more details.