RATNAM, Mrs Leela Chennai,
Mrs. Ratnam grew up in a household of dog-lovers and dogs. She assisted her father Maj. P.K.S. Chari to train dogs, who was the first Amateur Handler Winning the Governor's Cup for Obedience in Test 'C' Open, beating all the Police and Railway Squads 55-65. Breeding and showing dogs was part of a routine event in the family. Mrs. Ratnam is the Founder President of the Madras Canine Club - since 1976, a Premier Club, running the best shows in India inviting judges from distant places like Europe, UK, USA, Japan and Australia. Having bred GSD, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Airedale Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Pomeranian, Greater German Spitz during her younger days, she is now specializing in Cairn Terrier. She is the first person to introduce Agility Trials in India, having trained Golden Retrievers, Boxers, Cockers, Airedale Terriers. Her serious involvement in doggies affairs, finds her serving the Kennel Club of India for over two decades. Mrs. Ratnam is a qualified All Breeds Judge and an Obedience Judge having judged at most of the important shows in India. Judging assignments have taken her all over the world. She has judged in Australia (Victoria, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth Royal), Indonesia (Jakarta), Philippines, Norway, Sri Lanka and USA. A sports woman all her life, she has represented her State in her younger days in Tennis, Badminton and Golf. Her love for dogs in a life-time involvement, with special offices and portfolios held for over two decades in doggie affairs.