EPAA starts registration of purebred dogs in Sharjah

EPAA starts registration of purebred dogs i

December 2017, 31 In collaboration with Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter, the Environment and Protected Authority (EPAA) organises the first event for the registration of purebred dogs in the UAE. All dogs participating in the event will be assessed by an international arbitrator from FCI, and birth certificates will be issued for dogs, as well as their IDs, in accordance with the globally adopted procedures and regulations. In this regard, Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, EPAA chairperson, said "This event guarantees that there is an official list of the number of purebred dogs in the UAE. This is important in collecting all information about purebred dogs in terms of their numbers, origins and habitats. This would help us provide support to the owners and breeders of these dogs in Sharjah and its suburb to prevent common dog diseases, as well as raising the community's awareness of how to deal with these animals and how to use them in good and useful ways." Yousef Al Hosani, Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter Manager, said "We invite all purebred dog breeders to take initiative and participate in this event, which will be held from 4pm to 9pm in Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter." He added "During this event, all purebred dogs that have or do not have birth certificate will be registered with the presence of international experts and arbitrators from FCI, which will enable all participants to get a membership in Sharjah." Al Hosani pointed out that the registration will enable the breeders of purebred dogs to hold all dog shows and competitions in the future according to international standards, and to participate in international and local competitions. In addition, EPAA and Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter will be able to sign international agreements, through which the shelter can get international recognition." Al Hosani added that registration of dogs in Sharjah will set the stage for future events that will be organised and supervised by Sharjah Cat and Dog Shelter. Sharjah also needs to activate this aspect on the ground, so that the participation of the breeders can be benefited from participating in all local and international shows and competitions. reporters@khaleejtimes.com Image(s) text: This would help us provide support to owners and breeders of these dogs to prevent common diseases, as well as raising the community's awareness of how to deal with these animals." Hana Salf Al Suwaidi, EPAA chairperson