16TH NATIONAL BOXER SPECIALTY
The show to be held over two days
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August 2018
Introducing our Judge – Diego Garcia (USA)
Diego Garcia is recognised worldwide as an exceptional handler of Boxers and a well-regarded Boxer specialist.
Perhaps the best way of introducing Diego is by an article written by Andrew Brace for DogWorld UK.
Dreams come true for Diego
By Andrew Brace December 2014
Diego’s parents were Boxer breeders and from a very early age Diego became passionate about the breed, reading and studying all he could. His father, had started off with a fairly ordinary bitch but when mated to a carefully selected stud dog produced a few champions.
As a youngster Diego took to handling like a duck to water and although he began University studies with the original intention of becoming a vet, Diego soon realised that his calling was going to be in a slightly different direction.
Diego is now well established as a handler in the US where he is popular with his peers and clients alike.
Obviously, being an active professional handler Diego is not allowed to judge at points shows in the US, however he has qualified as a Boxer judge in his native Argentina and it is on this qualification that our Kennel Club approved him.
In the past Diego has judged Boxer club open shows here in the UK and the exhibitors obviously like him. Being a true Latino, he is flamboyant and naturally dramatic.
He engages with the ringside and exhibitors alike. Generally speaking it is usually assumed that most seasoned American judges will pay a lot of attention to profile movement and so spend a lot of time studying dogs on the go-around.
Watching all of Diego’s judging, he did not fall into this category in the classes but seemed to be approaching his job with much more of a specialist mentality and spent a lot of time studying expression and details more than may have been expected.
In keeping with the prestigious nature of this event the 16th National Boxer Specialty will be held at The Foothills Convention Centre in Mooroolbark Victoria. The venue includes fabulous accommodation, wonderful grassed areas for exercising our Boxers and generous parking for floats.
Details on accommodation packages and all associated costs will be in our National Information Booklet and published on this web site after the Boxer Association of Victoria 2017 Championship Show in August 2017.
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