HORCHNER, Mr Theo Victoria,
Theo was born into dogs. His parents had already begun exhibiting Boxers from the very successful CRAIGLEIGH Boxer Kennels. During the 60's, 70's and 80's boasting many show winners, namely Ch. Craigleigh Bacardi, Ch. C Concerto, Ch. C Crescendo and Ch. C Cinzano. Later under their own STREGAREE prefix came Ch. Stregaree She's Magic, Ch. Stregaree Sailing Home and many other important winners. As a child Theo became a top class junior handler concentrating mainly on Boxers but also handling other breeds as well. As a junior handler he won at the prestigious Melbourne Royal Show, junior handlers and senior handlers in successive years. In recent years, he has in his own right, been a successful breeder and exhibitor of Boxers - however, owing to work and other commitments breeding has been on a limited basis. He has met with success with a number of homebred champions during this time. In was inevitable that judging would follow. In 1985 he passed his first Group Non-Sporting, and continued on from there, finally finishing as an All Breeds Judge in 2006. During his time as a judge Theo has had the great honor to judge in the following countries, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and of course all states of Australia. Theo has also had considerable experience in dog club administration and championship dog show organization. He presently serves as the president and is the founder of the South Eastern Kennel Club in Victoria, Australia. This club conducts a number of successful and popular shows each year, including prestigious International panels. Theo has judged at many specialty and semi specialty dog shows. He has also assisted in the judges training scheme by giving lectures on various breeds to aspirant judges.