Dogs SA Blackhawk Winter International 2024 Judging Panel

Preetham Thukaram



Preetham started showing dogs at a very young age as a Junior handler with Great Danes. Later on with his father he started exhibiting and breeding Whippets, Labradors and German Shepherds under the prefix – DILYS. His Whippet “Paigahs Moon Beam was multi BIS winner. His Labradors & Golden Retrievers have done consistently well both at rings and breeding.

He has either exhibited and bred several other breeds including Dobermans, Pugs, Fox Terriers (Smooth), Afghan Hound. Some of his notable Labrador imports like Ch Driftway Star O India, Ch Tullochmohr Star Performer, Ch Tullochmohr Perfect Gent have not only won several Best In Shows but have also helped in producing innumerable champions both for himself and others.

Later in 1999 he got his first Golden Retriever – Ch Goldtreve True Spirit which went BIS at his first major show and established his type. The dogs to follow were Aust Ch El Badari Star of Zwion, Ch  Tullochmohr Sheer Genuis were all highly successful in shows and are behind many Golden Retriever that are being shown today.

He is the founder Secretary of the Labrador Retriever Club Of India and Vice President of the Karavalli Canine Club. He is the also the Executive Committee member of the Kennel Club of India.

He was licensed to judge All breeds by Kennel Club of India and since then he has judged in all parts of India. He has also judged in China, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and different states of Australia.

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