Leif-Herman Wilberg (Norway)

My involvement in dogs goes back to 1959 when our family bought our first dog, a German shepherd. We bred and showed German shepherds for 8 years before we imported our first pembroke corgi from England.

We had a very successful start with our new breed as our first corgi ended up as Dog of the Year all breeds in Norway 1968. Since then we have made up more than 100 homebred national champions, and 30 international champions.

Also most of our imported dogs have become champions. Since the Norwegian Welsh Corgi Klubb started the Corgi of the Year competition in 1974, our dogs either homebred or imports have won the title 28 times with 17 different dogs.

I have been in charge of the NKK committee for judging education and examinations for more than 20 years, and am the representative for the NKK in the FCI committee for judging education. In February 2006 I was also elected. President of the FCI Show Commission, from which I resigned 2014.

I have been on the committee of the Norwegian Dog Judges Associations for many years, also chairman for three years, and have received their silver honor for my work. I have been an FCI judge since 1976 , and was appointed an FCI all breeds judge in 2010. I have judged at major shows all over the world, among which are many world and section shows, and specialty shows in many different breeds.