Central Center goes to the dogs

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Central Center went to the dogs for two days, but local and tourist kids didn’t seem to mind.

The North Pattaya mall staged its second “Dogs Super Hero” show July 6-7, featuring rare breeds such as the Samoyed, Alaskan malamute and Tibetan mastiff. Booths sold dog food and pet supplies and Thai puppy farms cranked up the cuteness to sell new pets to the youngsters. The highlight was the “protective dogs show.”

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome opened the show with mall Assistant Manager Somchai Inthornwichai and city council members.

Elfi Seitz poses with the owner of Silver, a Great Dane.Elfi Seitz poses with the owner of Silver, a Great Dane.

“The Dog Super Hero show was held for the second year to inspire youths to care more about their pets, which has the added benefit of occupying their time and keep them away from vices and addictive substances,” Somchai said. “Pets also promote good family relations, acting as ‘middlemen’.”

Seven-year-old Chompaween Daonurai wasn’t thinking much about how a dog could be a “middleman,” though. She just liked the show.

“I have two dogs at home and I enjoyed the performance of smart dogs,” she said. “I want more of these events.”

A beautiful Samoyed attracts a large number of visitors.A beautiful Samoyed attracts a large number of visitors.

Children enjoy feeding the dogs.Children enjoy feeding the dogs.

Trained dogs show off their skills at the Dog Super Hero 2013 show.Trained dogs show off their skills at the Dog Super Hero 2013 show.

Dogs skills performances thrill the audience.Dogs skills performances thrill the audience.

The Dog Super Hero 2013 show at Central Center Pattaya 2013 is fun for the whole family.The Dog Super Hero 2013 show at Central Center Pattaya 2013 is fun for the whole family.

An informative show about how to protect your dog.An informative show about how to protect your dog.

Thai puppy farms crank up the cuteness to sell new pets to the youngsters.Thai puppy farms crank up the cuteness to sell new pets to the youngsters.

Children are especially excited, clapping for the smart dogs during their stage performance on ‘Protective Dogs’.Children are especially excited, clapping for the smart dogs during their stage performance on ‘Protective Dogs’.

Stage performances attract a large audience of children and adults.Stage performances attract a large audience of children and adults.