I’m 62 years old, married with one son, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
I’ve owned Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since 1974, and started breeding them 1976. In the past twenty-five years I’ve limited my breeding to the black & tan and ruby, with once in while blenheim and tricolour.
About nearly twenty years ago, the first Tibetans Spaniel came to live with us; on this moment we have 13 Tibetan Spaniels, they are not sharing the house with Cavaliers anymore. Our last Cavalier past away a year ago. We breeds 1 till 3 Tibbie litters in a year.
Before the Tibetans Spaniels, my Cavaliers shared the house with longhaired Chihuahuas and Maltese, whose company I enjoyed and bred for 17 years.
I also helped with the publication of two Dutch books, i.e. “De Kees”(‘De Keeshond’) and “De Cavalier in Nederland”(Cavaliers in the Netherlands’). In January 2006, I completed a third book, a Dutch book on “Tibetaanse Spaniel” (‘The Tibetan Spaniel’), which I wrote myself.
In 2014 I have completed a new book of the Tibetan Spaniel, “The Jewel of the east”.
Both in English and in Dutch
The past 23 years I have been FCI judge. I am group judge of Group 9 and Group 5 and breeds in group 2,3, 7 and 8. And BIS-judge.
Both breeding and judging are serious hobbies and passions of mine that I enjoy and I hope to continue both for many years to come.
I am proud of our kennel that exists 40 years in 2016.
In the past I did also a several directorships.
I also a member of several clubs at home and abroad