I’m already involved in dogs since 1968 when I started my dog carreer with a whippet. Due to the fact that I wanted to explore my interest in dogs I succeeded to become a judge for Whippets in 1981. During that time my attention was drawn to the pharaohound and in 1982. I bred my first litter with the affix: “Of the Netherlands”. In this breed I have been very successful; breeding BIS and BIG-winners and exported to several countries including USA. I also got involved with borzois in handling, co-owning and co-breeding with lots of success in the past (“Gustopsowaya’s” borzois and a long time ago “Van Borjoschka” borzois). At the moment with “Modnyabistru” borzois.
My interest resulted in expanding my judging-license more and in the year 2000 I became a group-judge for sighthounds. I have been judging in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slowakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tsjechie, USA and of course Holland. This judging includes several specialties (for my two own breeds the Dutch, Russian, French, Finnish, Belgian, Italian and Polish Borzoi specialty and the Swedish, Finnish, English and Bulgarian Pharaohound specialty). Also I have judged several times the clubshow from the Dutch Dachshund Club, the Dutch Schnauzer Club including the ISPU show in Holland, two times the Great Dane of the Year show and I have judged at the European- and Worlddogshow.Besides sighthounds and the Mediterranean breeds from FCI-group-5 I’m also a judge now for Pinschers and Schnauzers, Dachshunds and Great Danes. All breeds in which I’m really interested.