Judge and veterinarian. Growing up between animals including dogs started my cynological career.
Passed the examn for the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retrievers in 1975. Then quickly followed by the qualification to judge the Flatcoated, Curly coated Retriever and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Between 1992 and 1993, followed by the Nova Scotia duck tolling Retriever, The Welsh corgi Pembroke and Cardigan and the Våttgotaspets.
In 1965 I got my first Golden Retriever, a breed that I have had for over 40 years, and I showed, trained in hunting and “picker up”. Which led to became the second International Champion of the breed in the Netherlands.
About twenty years board member of the GRCN (Golden Retriever Club Netherlands) with activities in the Hunting- and Breeding Advisory Board.
In addition, I also worked for 10 years as a practice counselor and examiner in the E and B old style. Which is rewarded the Golden pin of the Dutch Kennel Club “Raad van Beheer” and the Erespeld (pin of honour) as a member of the GRCN.
For about 10 years I owned some Welsh corgi Pembrokes that bred a litter. And now I've been the lucky owner of the Curly Coated Retriever for sixteen years. A breed that I also showed, worked with and bred a litter.
For several years, I have been appointed chairman of the CCRCN breed club.
My qualification as a judge of the various breeds have brought me to many countries in Europe such as Belgium, Germany, England, France, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland. All these valuable contacts with lovers nationally and internationally of the pure bred dogs have greatly enhanced my cynological insight and strengthens the value that I attach to a good and healthy bred pedigree dogs with the right character.