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Port Harcourt Dog Walk 2017

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On the 18th of February, 2017, the city of Port Harcourt in Southern Nigeria witnessed an unprecedented dog walk. Hundreds of dog lovers, breeders, animal enthusiasts and veterinarians from all over the city came out to show their affection for their canine friends.

Over 70 dogs participated with diverse breeds represented including the Rottweiler, Caucasian Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Boerboel, Neopolitan Mastiff, Bull mastiff, Cane Corso, Black Russian Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Samoyed, St Bernard, Lhasa Apso and the Nigerian Native Dog.

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The walk which commenced by 8:30am took off from Mobil Filling Station at Waterlines, Aba Road and ended at the Model Secondary School, Orominezimgbu, G.R.A, Port Harcourt-a distance of 1.5miles. The Port Harcourt Dog Breeders Association (now Rivers Canine Association-RCA) were the organizers.

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The PH Dog Walk Flyer

The event was also witnessed by some Nigerian dignitaries  such as:

1. Mr Onyekachi Omenuko (BOT chairman German shepherd federation of Nigeria) and GM Human relations TOTAL

2. Barr. Chukwudi Odili ( SA to Secretary to Rivers state government)

3. Ambassador Amie (Representative of High chief Dump Lulu-Briggs

4. Hon Fubara Imangs (Former member Rivers state house of Assembly)

Enjoy this video and the gallery of pictures from the walk below:

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Publicising the event at a PH radio station

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Members of the association

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A Caucasian Shepherd dog at the walk

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A Rottweiler

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A bull mastiff

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The drone used in capturing ariel views

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The Rottweiler Family

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The Star German Shepherd

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The Mastiff and Boerboel Family

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The Caucasian and St. Bernard Family

More pictures…

 

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Cross section of participants with their dogs including a cream Labrador, a Black Russian Terrier and two Lhasa apsos

 

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A German Shepherd

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From left: Hon. Fubara; Barr. Odili and Mr. Henry Taylor- Bull mastiff breeder with Hon. Fubara’s Black Russian Terrier

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Dog food sold at the walk

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Pet Accessories sold at the walk

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A black Russian Terrier

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Members and some executives of the association

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Aba Dog Breeders Association represented

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The Mastiff and Boerboel Family

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A cross section of the walk

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A dobermann and bull mastiff

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Black and white lhasa apsos

Still more pictures…

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Mr. Dolapo’s GSD

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The German Shepherd family

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Mr. Daniel’s Caucasian

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A caucasian

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A lhasa

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Mr. Henry and a neopolitan mastiff

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A samoyed

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GSD

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Veterinarians present to render assistance to the dogs: Dr.Ajayi and Dr. Odeh

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Members of the association

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The President of the association: Mr. MIke Kelechi

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The Chairman of the Action Committee: Mr. John Kalada

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Dr. Wanze, DVM giving a speech

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Mr. Henry Taylor and his bull mastiff

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Members of the Action Committee with Mr. Onyekachi Omenuko { BOT chairman German Shepherd Federation of Nigeria}- 2nd left

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Mr. Uwem Sunday

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Hon. Fubara and his Russian terrier

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Aba’s Household Kennel’s GSD

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Mr. Daniel and his caucasian

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