Mayicha (Kasaragod): A champion dog from the most unlikely place. Diego, a Labrador belonging to U V Vijesh, has been chosen as one of the best dogs in India. It shared the title of India’s best dog at the National Dog Show held in Bengaluru recently.
Vijesh is a resident of Mayicha village in Kerala's northernmost district, Kasaragod. He started this champion dog's training by taking it to Karyancode and Mayicha rivers. Diego has won the top awards at the dog shows organised at Kozhikode and Goa also. It is a progeny of a world champion Labrador.
Along with Diego, Vijesh raises others canines also which can fetch a price of Rs 10 lakh and above. Several curious dog lovers from the state as well as Karnataka reach Mayicha to see Vijesh’s dogs.
The Labrador, also known as Labrador Retriever, is one of the most popular dog breeds. Its life expectancy is 10 to 12 years. The friendly, lively Labs are apt companions for people looking for a medium to large dog. To keep it physically and mentally fit, the animal should be provided ample exercise like swimming and running.