Hailing from the Noble ‘Paigah’Famiy of Hyderabad, Nawab Nazeer Yar Jung was born with an intense passion for animals. His maiden venture into the Sport of Dogs was when he walked into the Show ring with his Cocker Spaniel at the Ooty Dog Show in 1935. Ever since, he has ruled the Show ring with his presence, both as an exhibitor and as a Judge. It is very difficult to either compare or surpass Nawab Saab’s experience with his canine friends, as the following records indicate- He has owned and bred over 3000 Dogs in his lifetime .He has dominated the Sport of Pure bred Dogs in India with his ‘Paigah’ Kennels winning over 500 Boards and over 5000 Challenge Certificates, spanning over 39 different Breeds.!Although he has owned and bred Pugs, Pomeranians, Terriers, Dachshunds, Afghan Hounds, Salukis,Beagles, Caravan Hounds, Whippets, Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, German Shepherds,Great Danes, Dalmatians, just to name a few, he considers the ‘Labrador’ as the Greatest All Rounder. His Home Bred ‘Paigah Labradors’ have been exported to Czeckoslovakia, America, England and Pakistan.
His love for the Show Ring also extended to his expertise at the Obedience Trials. Nawab Saab has made 3 Dual Champions and 13 Obedience Champions. Once, he showed 5 dogs at one Obedience Show and got a score of 330/330 for all five dogs, which till date is a world record! At another prestigious Show in Madras he beat Twice Obedience Crufts Winner with his Labrador with a score of 330/330! Nawab Saab has been judging since 1956.He is approved to Judge All Breeds and Obedience. He has judged over 200 Dog Shows in India. He has also judged in Srilanka, Phillipines, Pakistan, Perth Classic, Spring Fair Shows both in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He has judged the ’All India Police Duty Meets’ thrice. Being an avid lover and connoisseur of Horses, Nawab Saab was invited to judge Arab Horses in Australia. He has trained Dogs for Royal Ceylon Airforce, Andhrapradesh police, Voltas,Tatas, BHEL, Western Railways, Travancore Tea Company etc.
Nawab Saab has spent a large chunk of life amid forests,mountains and vales with his beloved dogs. As a part of this interest, he was invited by Thames Television to appear on their prestigious Programme titled “This is Your Life “, for having saved the life of great travel writer, Mr.Eric Newby. With a lifetime of priceless experiences and a treasure of accumulated knowledge, it is not surprising that Nawab Saab is considered a ‘Living Legend’!