Photographer travels around India to capture the world of dog shows through his lens

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Interested in capturing sub-cultures in his lens, photographer, Karan Vaid landed up in the world of dog shows and pageants. His photo series titled, Best In Show, is a plethora of images from all kinds of dog shows from across the country. His collection will also be showcased at the Delhi Photo Festival, this month.

the giant poodle

A giant poodle at the Chennai (FCI) Dog Show in September, 2014

The pageant brings rarest and the most unique and interesting breeds to come for the show. 

An English Setter and a German Shepherd

An English Setter and a German Shepherd at the Kanyakumari Dog Show, August 2014

two great danes

Two Great Danes at the Chennai (FCI) Dog Show, September 2014

First dog show dates back in the year 1896. Yes, that’s true! The history of dog shows in India is richer than what we had imagined. The practice began with the British. 

An adorable French Bulldog

  An adorable French Bulldog at the Bareilly Dog Show in November, 2013

Labradors at the Delhi Dog Show

Labradors at the Delhi Dog Show in January, 2015

The Kennel Club of India has been the one to give dog shows a modern take in India. 

german shepherd and rotteilers

German Shepherds and Rottweilers at the Dehradun Dog Show, December 2014

Photographer Karan Vaid started this photo project so he could relive the memories of the dog shows he attended as a kid.

a labrador at the mumbai dog show

A Labrador at the Mumbai Dog Show, February 2015

Afghan Hound and a Giant Poodle rest at the Dehradun Dog Show

An Afghan Hound and a Giant Poodle rest at the Dehradun Dog Show, December 2014

At this moment, dog shows are a really important and big affair. 

trophies

The various trophies at the Jaipur Dog Show, in January 2014

Patrons even put their reputations at stake for the win. 

the judge

A dog show judge at the Jaipur Dog Show in January, 2014

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