Geoffrey Nnam burst into tears when his Dog Natty was announced the overall winner of Uganda’s Ultimate Dog show 2014. The show, in its fourth edition, was held yesterday at Kyadondo Rugby club in Kampala.
The family fan fare event, which attracted many dog lovers and enthusiasts, had several participants (mostly dog trainers and security organisations) take part in different challenges. There were individual participants and security agencies like Uganda Police and Uganda prisons represented.
Nnam talking to chano8 after the emotional award ceremony confessed that he is a lover of the beasts and has been into dog breeding and training ever since he was six years old. He says he loves dogs so much that, he cannot live without one next to him at any point.
There is a saying that Dog is man’s best friend and indeed Natty proved it to us as he worked so hard alongside his handler to win most of the challenges he took part in. He came third in the Attack challenge and also won the highlight challenge of the day, the Agility test in which he entertained the crowd amidst wild cheers. It was therefore no surprise when he crowned it all by winning the ” Best-in-show (Dog of the day) Award”
The Belgian Malinois was not only as fit as a fiddle, but also very intelligent and disciplined. He could jump over high ‘walls’ with ease and perform tricks so smoothly you could think he was half human. This made him a favourite and darling of the crowd. And after coming third in last year’s challenge, this year with a bit of hard work, Natty dominated the challenges in tracking, attack, agility & course manoeuvre.
Nnam who raised and trained Natty from puppy to Champion says he runs a dog training School and works in Elite K9 Security services in Portbell Luzira and also trains Dogs and other pets for his clients at a small fee. He was so emotional while receiving his prizes which included a land tittle worth 9 million from Jomayi Property Consultants, certificates, dog food hampers and other prizes from Chief Guest, Soroti Municipality MP Captain Mike Mukula and tears kept flowing freely from his eyes as he was cheered on by the rest of the participants.
“I am over whelmed with joy. I have been working hard for this the whole year and now my hard work has paid off. I don’t have much to say I am just too happy”. He told Chano8.
The general public was also given a chance to showcase their dogs and what they hard to offer. Many walked away with prizes for cutest dog, best cross breed, cutest puppy, best dressed dog and best tricks performer among others.
The Dog show was sponsored by Jomayi property consultants, Nile Gold, SMS ONE, Pespi, Capital FM and NTV among others.