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article imagePurebred dogs compete in Chile’s ‘Expocan 2012' in Viña del Mar Special

By Igor I. Solar     Jan 15, 2012 in Lifestyle
Santiago - Dog breeds ranging from Great Danes to Yorkshire terriers participate in “Expocan 2012” exhibition organized by the Kennel Club of Chile at the city of Viña del Mar; the dogs show their beauty and best behaviour to international judges.
With the presence of a large and enthusiastic audience started yesterday, Saturday January 14, in the gardens of “Quinta Vergara” of Viña del Mar City, the two-day "Pacific Expocan 2012" Dog Exhibition, organized by the Kennel Club of Chile. The International Canine Competition is one of the many activities in the Summer Program of Viña del Mar, an ocean resort in the central coast of Chile, a major tourist destination in South America. Viña del Mar is a Sister City of Sausalito, CA, in the United States.
More than 450 fine pedigree dogs of various breeds are being examined by judges who evaluate their general appearance, their obedience training and agility, the quality of their fur and the dental health of each animal, among other attributes, to decide the winners by breed and the great champion of the show.
Expocan 2012. This fellow is not too happy about being behind bars.
Expocan 2012. This fellow is not too happy about being behind bars.
Expocan 2012. The grooming session is almost finished.
Expocan 2012. The grooming session is almost finished.
Expocan 2012. The wide smile shows confidence on doing well in the competition.
Expocan 2012. The wide smile shows confidence on doing well in the competition.
Expocan 2012. Feeling ready to face the judges.
Expocan 2012. Feeling ready to face the judges.
The public attending the show can witness the process of preparation of the dogs including grooming, bathing, combing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, observe the dogs competing before the judges, and additionally, have the opportunity to talk to dog breeders and learn about the physical characteristics and behavior of animals.
Expocan 2012. Neatly combed and prepared for victory.
Expocan 2012. Neatly combed and prepared for victory.
Expocan 2012. Not too tall  but looking pretty from behind...
Expocan 2012. Not too tall, but looking pretty from behind...
Expocan 2012. Are we finished yet?
Expocan 2012. Are we finished yet?
Expocan 2012. Just one more front leg to fluff up and we are done!
Expocan 2012. Just one more front leg to fluff up and we are done!
Two Rottweilers oblige their trainers by showing the judges behaviour attributes and attention to th...
Two Rottweilers oblige their trainers by showing the judges behaviour attributes and attention to the ball.
A panel of international judges will decide on the best animals at the show. They are Pamela Bruce, Thomas Nesbitt and David Swartwood from Canada, Ricardo Saldaña, from Mexico and Miguel A. Martinez, from Argentina.
Expocan 2012. Admiring a couple of impossing Great Dane mastiffs.
Expocan 2012. Admiring a couple of impossing Great Dane mastiffs.
Expocan 2012.  If it improves my chance of winning the competition I am prepared to put up with this...
Expocan 2012. "If it improves my chance of winning the competition I am prepared to put up with this ridiculous topknot..."
Expocan 2012. The gardens of  Quinta Vergara  in Viña del Mar decorated with dog show paraphernalia...
Expocan 2012. The gardens of "Quinta Vergara" in Viña del Mar decorated with dog show paraphernalia.
Part of the public attending  Pacific Eurocan 2012  Dog Competition at  Quinta Vergara  gardens in V...
Part of the public attending "Pacific Eurocan 2012" Dog Competition at "Quinta Vergara" gardens in Viña del Mar, a show organized by the Chilean Kennel Club and the city of Viña del Mar, Chile.
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