STRACHAN, Mr David A
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. He won his class and they had their first "blue" ribbon. This was to influence the direction of his life for the next 38 years. David began judging in 1987 and is now an International All Breeds judge. He has had the privilege of judging in the following countries - England, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Denmark, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Russia, Japan and the Philippines. David has 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 2 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 19929394. 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. Some more Best in Show winning homebreds - namely, BIS Grand Ch Thasrite Melodrama (15 BIS) and BISBISS Aust Grand ChRSA Ch Thasrite The New Yorker SOM (BOBGroup 2 Sydney Royal 2003) a winner of some 20 BIS awards (in Aust and RSA) and Australia's #1 Boxer 200304. Also, successfully campaigned in Queensland in partnership the multi BIS winner BIS Grand Ch Thasrite Angel's Brat. David 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 examination.