|Judge Name:||David Strachan|
|Types of Shows:||Conformation|
|Type of Breeds|
|David’s career in dogs began in 1970 when he acquired his first Boxer. As he had asked for a show quality Boxer the breeder insisted he take him to at least one show. The dog won his class and had their first "blue" ribbon. This was to influence the direction of his life for the next 48 years.
David began judging in 1987 and he is now an International all breeds judge. His International judging career has taken him to many parts of the world. He has had the privilege of judging in the following countries – 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.
Some of his more memorable and prestigious judging appointments include:
Madras KC –National Show – on three occasions.
Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers – Vancouver Canada – October 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007 and 2009 - this is billed as the largest dog show in Canada.
Bullmastiff Fanciers of Canada Championship Show – October 1999.
American Boxer Club National Specialty – May 1997.
Boston Terrier Club of Canada National – October 1997.
Malaysian Kennel Association 164th Championship Show – 25th April 1999.
Cotswold Boxer Club Championship Show – 3rd December 2000.
Swedish Boxer Club (Stockholm) – 8th September 2001.
Stockholm Kennel Club International Ch Show – 30/31 March 2002.
SPARS Ch Show – St Petersburg, Russia – May 2003
Eurosieger Dog Show – Dortmund, Germany – May 2005
LMDF Vancouver Canada – October 2007.
French Bulldog National Canada – Vancouver – October 2007
HUND07 –SKC- Stockholm – December 2007.
FCI-CACIB/AKU/Perkin Int All Breeds – 15th/16th March 2008
He has also met with some 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. In mentioning their dogs, he would like to honour 3 Boxers in particular – Grand Champion Thasrite Prince Charming SOM winner of 27 BIS Championship Show awards. He was also NSW CC Show Dog of the Year in 1993 and Best Exhibit in Show at the Canberra Royal Show in 1992 and the Nation’s # 1 Boxer 1992/93/94. Grand Champion Thasrite Topless Bikini (AI) won BIS at All-Breed Championship Shows on 26 occasions and was # 1 Boxer in Australia for 1998 and 1999 and among the top show dogs all breeds during those years. BIS/BISS Aust Grand Ch/RSA Ch Thasrite 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.
In recent years David has also been involved in the breeding and exhibition of Pugs and Labrador Retrievers.
He has also been involved for many years in dog show administration. Having been involved as show manager, club secretary and until recently all breeds dog club president for over 10 years. He has also been involved in judges training and assessment.
|Dog Name||Ch Khamsin's Sterling Stetson|
|Owner||Nancy Kovall, Susan Konopa|
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