139th & 140th All Breeds Championship Dog Shows



The Madras Canine Club’s Obedience Trials


Dr. Tamas Jakkel, Hungary (President FCI)
Mr. Jorge Nallem, Uruguay
Mr. David Cavil, United Kingdom

Mr. Attila Czegledi, Hungary
Ms. Mariko Harase, Japan
Mr. David A Strachan, Australia

Ms. Veronika Chrpova, Czechoslovakia
Dr. Passiri Nisalak, Thailand
Mr. Philip Butt, India - Obedience Trials


Dr. Tamas Jakkel, Hungary (President FCI)

Dr Tamas Jakkel has bred or owned 34 World-and European Winners under his prefix „Black Mirage”. Some years later he joined the already World renowned Smooth-haired Dachshund kennel „vom Golf” and „mini Golf” of which he is the owner. Dr Tamas Jackel has bred over 50 World/European Winners and over 150 FCI International Champions under this Prefix. He also used to have a European Winner Medium Poodle and in the last decade his family became strongly attached to the Magyar Agár having bred several World and European Winners in this magnificent breed under the prefix „ ILLA-Berek”.

Being dedicated to canines besides his private life - of being a Chief Surgeon, Clinical Oncologist, later-on a teaching Professor at the Medical University. Tamas has taken part of the dog-related administration at his very early age.

He was the President of the Hungarian Spaniel Association for 24 years, still being its Board member. He was the President of the Magyar Agár Section of the parent Club of the breed (Hungarian Sighthound). He was a member of the Hungarian Kennel Club’s Board for many years before. He became an FCI judge in 1985., an all-rounder in 2001. He is the President of the Hungarian Kennel Club’s Judges’ Board since 2001 and has judged in over 80 countries comprising of 5 Continents including the largest FCI, CKAC, and UK Kennel Club Shows. When his activities quickly became an International one he also got involved in the FCI.

He was a Board member of the FCI European Section for many years since it’s Establishment. Later on he was its Vice-President. He became the Vice-President of the FCI Judges’ Commission. He then resigned from both these functions when he was elected as the member of the FCI General Committee in 2009. He was the Board’s representative in both the FCI Show Commission and the Show Judges Commission ever since. As the recognition of his work and services he was awarded the FCI Golden Pin by the President of the FCI in 2017. He was also the representative of the FCI Board in the FCI Show and Show Judges Commission. In 2017, he became a member of the FCI Executive Committee as its Treasurer. The FCI General Assembly elected him as the President of the FCI in 2019 and he was re-elected this year during the FCI General Assembly in Géneva for the 3rd time.

Mr. Jorge Nallem, Uruguay

MR. Jorge Nallem is the Owner of “El Retorno” Kennels and Breeds Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers, Standard Schnauzer, Whippet, Beagle, Boxer, Short hair Dachshunds, Greyhound, Irish Setter and Cimarron Uruguayo, etc. He has achieved more than 200 all breed Best in Show with his dogs participating in many countries as well as many World Championship titles. He became a Fox Terrier judge in 1987, and an All Breed FCI judge in 1996. He is a specialist Judge in Dachshunds, Old English Sheepdog, Boxer, Doberman, Schnauzers, Fox Terriers, Basset Hound, Irish Setters, Poodles, Shih-tzu and Afghan Hound.

MR. Jorge Nallem is an active Member of the FCI and has been the member of the Standard Commission since 1999, President since 2015. President of the Kennel Club Uruguayo (1996-2000, 2004-2008, 2014-2016). President of the judges committee of the KCU (2000-2004, 2010-2012 2013-2014, 2016-2018, 2019-2020, 2021-2022). He has been President of the Cimarron Uruguayo Breeder Society, and councilor of the KCU. Trainer of new judges in Uruguay and expounder at the America´s and Caribbean Judges Congress in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009. Expounder on first FCI World Judges Congress at Kiev 2017 and Moscow 2020, Mexico 2022. FCI Delegate for Americas and Caribbean Show 1999, 2003, 2005 and for the World Dog Show 2005 (Argentina).

He has judged in Australia, New Zeland, Canada, USA, all South America countries, most of Europe and Asia’s countries. He has judged at the World Dog Shows at Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, China, Spain, Brazil and at Section FCI Shows of Americas and Caribe at Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, México, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador; and European Section Show of Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine, Hungary, and France, at AKC Invitational Eukanuba World Challenger in USA. In Australia at the Royals of Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, and Sydney.

Mr. David Cavil, United Kingdom

David Cavill trained as a teacher, taught for over 23 years and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Royal Kennel Club. He is the publisher of Our Dogs and contributes a regular column, Speakers’ Corner. He also writes regularly for Kennel and Cattery management and owned the magazine Dogs Monthly from 1992 until 2007. He has written three books about dogs and a fourth, Running Your Own Boarding Kennels now in its five revised edition.

He is an accredited Kennel Club trainer and is the show manager and Chairman of Southern Counties Canine Association. He judges MCC / KCI - FCI Dog Show 2024 19

most breeds in the UK at Open Shows in UK and he is passed for tickets in the following breeds: Affenpinschers, Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, Belgian Shepherd Dogs (Tervueren&Groenendael), Bearded Collies, Border Collies, Tibetan Spaniels, Dobermans, Tibetan Terriers, Basenjis, Leonbergers, Finnish Spitz, German Spitz (Mittel), German Spitz (Klein), Japanese Spitz, Elkhounds, Keeshonds, Lancashire Heelers, Norwegian Buhunds, Rottweilers, Salukis, Samoyeds, Schipperkes, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Siberian Huskies, Swedish Vallhunds, ShibaInu, Dalmatians, Shetland Sheepdogs and Lhsa Apsos. He is passed to judge BIS and the Utility, Working and Pastoral Groups in the UK and Groups 1, 2, & 5 FCI. He has also judged in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Africa, Bermuda, Zimbawe, France, Norway, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Malta, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland, India, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Mr. Attila Czegledi, Hungary

Attila Czeglédi is a well-known personality both in Hungarian and International cynology circles, and is a sought after all rounder and Gundog specialist. His judging career has been over 33 years and during this period he has judged in as many as 53 countries, in the 5 continents, including European Section Shows and World Dog Shows. He was honoured many times to award the Best in Show titles in several countries all over Europe, the United States, Australia and Asia.

He has been breeding English Cocker Spaniels for many years and has been a selfless supporter of the Spaniel breeding in Hungary. He is the Former president of the Hungarian Spaniel Breeders’ Association. Twenty five famous, European and World Winner English Cocker Spaniel can be linked to his name: be it as breeder, owner, groomer or handler and has already held Spaniel grooming workshops in eleven countries. He is involved in judges training and examinations for the Hungarian Kennel Club and he is the mentor of some of the young judges. He lives in Budapest and he currently owns and breeds Whippets. He works mainly as a speech therapist and as a part time job he teaches Psychology at the university.

Ms. Mariko Harase, Japan

Ms.Mariko Harase grew up with dogs since she was born. Her late father was an All Breed Judge. He also trained professional trainers and hunting dogs, her father was the oldest Doberman breeder in Japan and Mariko is the second generation. Mariko has been breeding Doberman for over 30 years and has completed many champions and breed dogs that have won many prizes in Doberman’s National Specialty Shows. Doberman of course has been her main breed which she bred exihibited and exported to several countries. She is also now breeding and exihibiting breeds such as Min.Pin, Sheltie, Pug, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Husky, Golden Retriever and Boson Terrier. MCC / KCI - FCI Dog Show 2024 20

Mariko became All Breeds Judge in 1985, and has been judging ever since at many dog shows throughout Japan including the FCI International Shows and at other countries. She has Judged in several overseas countries such as Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, USA, Poland and Serbia. Currently she is the President of the JKC Gunma Prefecture Club federation for the third year.

Mr. David A Strachan, Australia

Mr. David A Strachan began his career in dogs in 1970, when he acquired his first Boxer which also happened to be his first show specimen winning his class & first “blue” ribbon. There started the show bug which was to influence the direction of his life for the next 50 years plus. He has had much success as a breeder and exhibitor of Boxers and Boston Terriers, having bred (or) owned over 100 champions and these dogs have won over 150 Best Exhibit in Show awards.

David’s significant dogs include his Boxers - Grand Champion Thasrite Prince Charming SOM (now inducted into Aust Dog World Hall of Fame) winner of 27 Best in Shows who was also NSW CC Show Dog of the Year in 1993 and BIS at the Canberra Royal Show in 1992 and Australia’s No. 1 Boxer 1992/93/94. Grand Champion Thasrite Topless Bikini (AI) DOM who won 26 All Breed BIS and was the No. 1 Boxer in Australia for 1998 and 1999 and among the top show dogs all breeds during those years. His other notable breedings are, Grand ChThasrite Melodrama (who won 15 BIS) and BIS/BISS Aust Grand Ch/RSA ChThasrite The New Yorker SOM (BOB/Group 2 Sydney Royal 2003) a winner of some 20 BIS awards (in Aust and RSA) and Australia’s #1 Boxer 2003/04. He also, successfully campaigned in Queensland in partnership the multi-BIS winner Grand ChThasrite Angel’s Brat.

David began judging in 1987 and since then has been a sought after International all breeds’ judge. His judging career has taken him to many parts of the world, including England, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Denmark, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China and the Philippines.

Ms. Veronika Chrpova, Czechoslovakia

My name is Veronika Chrpova. I was born already into doggie family, my parents started with breeding whippets in 1974. Since that time we breed whippets, started MCC / KCI - FCI Dog Show 2024 21 with Dr. Palounek with prefix “Fullmoon“, after he very early died with have new prefix “z Úplňku“ as translation of first one to Czech language.

We bred a lot of show Champions and International champions, also World winner in this breed. But our dogs are good in racings and coursings too, as Master of Austria and Master of Czech.

Before 9 years we started we dachshounds, and I totaly falled in love with this breed too. We breed mini smooth and bred best show dachshound of the year 2017, same bitch was shown at Crufts where she was placed as 5th in open and winner of other class there. Also with dachsies we work. Same bitch was 3rd at blood treck exam from 24 dogs. Her brothers did fox hole for 18 resp. 20 sec.

As judge I started in 2003 with whippets, then followed poodles, saluki and Junior handling. Because I had grow with this competition I feel my duty to follow and to help young people in our doggie world. As judge I judged final at European dog show 2014 in Junior handling and I will be judging JH at World dog show 2021. From other breeds I can judge full group X – sighthounds, full group IV – dachshounds, full group IX. – companion dogs and now finishing first 4 breeds from group VII. – german shorthaired pointing dog, gordon setter and both irish setters.

I am member of FCI Cdl commission as delegate from Czech Repiblic in past as secretary of commission. The 3rd year now I am member of Scientific commission of FCI where I could sell my knowledge from my privat life. First university I finished was in Prague in brach of genetic – reproduction biotechnologies, followed with Ph.D. programm in proteomics in reproduction. Next university was Veterinary and Pharmaceutical university in Brno where I become the vet. In clinic of my father where I work I specialize for stomatology and reproduction, of course I do other treatments and diagnostics too. I partialy work for government in welfare branch too. Still also have some lectures at university and do some small scientific research in proteomic branch.

I am very proud mum too. My son Tadeáš is showing with us and helping us with dogs at all. This year he will be representing Czech republic at Crufts. He loves whippets at all. We do doggie sport as family, I am already 3rd generation with pure bred dogs and hope my son will follow in future.

I like to travel, to see new people, but I do it beacuse I love dogs… so I always look for nice, well socialized, healthy dogs. Competition in ring is fun and sport, but we must still care that our sport is in big correlation with breeding and future of pure bred dogs. Let´s do it well.

Dr. Passiri Nisalak, Thailand

Dr. Passiri Nisalak was born in a dog loving family. He always has dogs as his pet since he was very young. They included Miniature and Toy Poodles, Pekingese, Pug, Papillon, Japanese Spitz, Dalmatian, and Chow Chow.

It was after his graduation from the USA that he started to breed and show his dogs seriously. Together with his friends, they have formed the “PAK” kennel. They have raised and showed Pekingese and Pomeranian. Their dogs have won several Best in Show both nationally and internationally. Over 100 of their homebred dogs have finished their championship titles in Thailand and in many countries around the world.

Dr. Nisalak is certified as an FCI all breed judge. Apart from Thailand, he has judged in many countries such as Australia, Finland, Ukrane, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, China,Vietnam and Singapore. He was the former President of the Kennel Club of Thailand and the chairman of the Judge Committee. As for his professional career, he is an Orthodontist, an Emeritus Clinical Professor, a former Vice-president of Mahidol University and a former Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University.

Mr. Philip Butt, India - Obedience Trials

Philip Butt has been involved in the dog game since his childhood. He has inherited his interest in dogs and dog training from his father Mr.M. Prakash Butt who is a dog training specialist, founder of Commando Kennels and senior obedience judge of the KCI. As CEO of Commando Kennels in Hyderabad, Philip started his dog training career by participating in KCI obedience shows where his dogs won in Test C and Companion dog classes since 1995.

Philip Butt has many firsts to his credit including being the first in India to demonstrate Schutzhund Protection (1997), first to train and demonstrate Heel Walk to Music (2001), first to train and demonstrate a Flyball team (2001), first to train and demonstrate French Ring Sport (2002), and also the first to demonstrate Mondio Ring (2017). He has also been training dogs for Agility dog sports since 2001

Through his kennel and training program Commando Kennels has trained over 1000 dog trainers and handlers, and over 15000 dogs for obedience, protection and detection. He is a lifelong learner and continues to upgrade his knowledge and skills having attended dog training courses in UK, Finland, Germany, Malaysia, and China to learn from the world’s best teachers on subjects ranging from Advanced Obedience and Positive Reinforcement to IPO, Detection, Grooming and Animal Behaviour.

He is the Hon. Secretary of the Hyderabad Canine Club and has been involved with the HCC since its inception and has played an important role in the Hyderabad Canine Club.