Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Jochen H Horbruch,



    True Line's
  • FCI:

    All Breeds

Jochen was born 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. Studied Law, Engineering and Architecture in Heidelberg, Geneva (Switzerland) and Karlsruhe. Architect. Languages: English (active, fluent), French (active, somewhat rusty). Married, one son (30). Started with Beagles in 1970, co-founder of the Beagle Club Deutschland in 1974. Successful breeder of Beagles, Kennel Name \'True Line\'s ... (FCI)\', shared by wife Silke. Other breeds: Border Terrier, Rhodesian Ridgeback. Currently wife Silke campaigns various Lagotti Romagnoli with outstanding success. Author of books on the Beagle, the Rhodesian Ridgeback and CollieSheltie. In 1985 elected as honorary advisor to the German Kennel Club (Verband fuer das Deutsche Hundewesen e.V., VDH) on breeding and registration matters, chaired the appropriate subcommittee until 2004. Held many other functions in the VDH. Delegated into the FCI Breeding Commission in 1998, since then presiding this Commission until 2004. Started judging Beagles in 1974, went on to become specialist judge for a total of 31 breeds. Appointed as one of Germany's currently seven all-breed-judges in 1995. Has so far judged in 33 countries in Europe and Scandinavia to include England, Scotland and Ireland, but also in Russia and the Republic of China (Taiwan), Australia and the Philippines as well as in Canada. Dogs judged amount to approximately 47.000 exhibits overall. Judging appointments presently reach well into 2012.