Shyam Mehta has been "in dogs"since he was a child living in New Delhi.His Next Step Boxers are internationally famous as both show dogs and producers.His honours include having the Top Producing bitch in Indian Boxer history who has produced 5 American Champions, winning the "Dam of Merit" title from the American Boxer Club.
When Am. Ch. Omega's Good As Gold went reserve to the Dog Of the Year-All Breeds in 2000-01,he was owner handled. Shyam handled his own dogs to the Number One winning Boxers of the year on 5 different occasions while holding down a full time chain of industries' top position.He is an active life member of the Kennel Club of India for almost a decade and holds the portfolio of the President of the Indian Boxer Club for past 8 years. He has on different occasions written informative articles on breeding dogs, which have been published in the India Kennel Gazzette.
Stars of the breeding program are BIS BISS Ch.Sirrocco's What You Will,Number one Boxer in India 1997 and 1998, BIS Am.Ind.Ch.Omega's Good As Gold- Reserve Dog Of the Year All Breeds 2000-01, BIS BISS Can Ch Nastinan's Celticrose Nite-Number One Winning Boxer 2004 and 2005, Am Can Ch.Aracrest's Rewynd HollyLane- Producer of 3 American Champions, Am.Ch.Burlwood's Chick Flick DOM, Am Ind Ch Karjean's Zingara Melodramatic, Am. Can. Ch. Next Step's Dreams Come True, Am.Thai Ch. Next Step's Gold Finger- Number One Winning Boxer in Thailand for 2 consecutive years, Am Ch.Next Step's Simply Red,Ch.Next Step's Made of Velvet.
A graduate from the Delhi university with a Bachelors degree in commerce, Shyam spent 25 years in an extremely successful electrical lighting industry as a promoter of this first generation business.
He and his only brother and business partner have multiple manufacturing locations in and around New Delhi, where they employ 2000 members.
As a Judge Shyam focuses on the belief that the true purpose of teh dog show is to select teh breeding stock.He believes tat the breeder is judging dogs every time he or she selects a sire and dam or grades a litter of puppies; and the judge is participating in the breeding process everytime he or she walks into teh ring.By working in concert with each other, breeders and judges can cooperate to contribute to the continued improvement of the breeds.