Since 1985 I have the honor to judge at FCI level. Starting (ofcourse) with the Old English Sheepdog and now judging all breeds in FCI groups 1,2,4,6 and 10. During the years we have had bobtails, German Wirehaired Pointers and since a lot of years Newfoundlands and Petits Bassets Griffon Vendeens living in our house. I have a passion for working with dogs in the way they originally have been bred for. So working in the water with our Newfoundlands and trying to hunt with the Petits in the field and woods.
I’m the president of the Maastricht International Dogshows, educate people and helping them to become as passionate as I am with dogs. Also involved in educating judges.
Since quite a few years I am the vice president of the Dutch Kennelclub Raad van Beheer and in this board responsible for health and welfare for dogs and also for all judges. Since 2014 I am the president of the FCI Show Judges Commission and a member for years now in the FCI Breeding Commission. Judged all over Europe where I love to hang around and talk with people about our passion, our dogs.
I judged already in Moscow at Eurasia and Russia Dog twice and I was impressed by the quality of your dogs and the professionality of your organization. I was also surprised about the development Russian Dog world made the last few years.