I was born in 1949, married and exterior judge since 1985.
The first breed for which I passed the examn was the Berger Picard. I have been a board member of the Dutch breed association for a number of years and was part of the breeding committee. Besides judging in all Western European countries, I have also judged this breed in Canada and the USA. When I became a judge, my wife and I had Beaucerons for over 10 years and we bred this breed a number of times. Unfortunately, not with the continued success we hoped for.
The Beauceron has become too big and too heavy for us in recent years, so the last years we have had a Dutch shepherd dog.
Furthermore, we adapt daily a couple of Manchester Terriers of our youngest son. The original plan to specialize myself in French and Dutch Shepherd dogs has resulted in being judge for total FCI group 1 and a number of related breeds of FCI group 2.
The cynology is a time consuming hobby, filled with our passion at home . 30 years of management experience in the French shepherds club, a honorary member of the Beauceron Club Netherlands and a Golden honorary pin of the Dutch Kennel Club “Raad van Beheer”.
I accepted the invitation to become president of the “Stichting Hondententoonstelling Rotterdam”, the organization of the show in the AHOY Rotterdam over 10 years ago. And I do all that with pleasure.