I am involved in the Dog World now for more than 55 years. My own breed is Field Spaniel, Irish Setter, and Dachshund. When I was 7 years old I was going for the first time to a show, and this little show, was responsible for getting me so deep in the Dog World. I started at home with a English Cocker Spaniel. After marriage we got an Irish Setter, because my husband love the breed. A few year later we got our first Field spaniel. With this breed we went to shows, bred some litters. In every litter we have had some Show- and Working Champions. Brooklet’s Field Flinn was the first Field Spaniel in Europa that became the Title International Champion for show and Field Trails. Irish Setters we only exhibited at shows and field trails.
For over 15 year I work in the ring as a steward.
In 1982 I did my first breed exam This was the Irish Setter.
I was 25 years secretary of the Irish Setter Club in the Netherlands Did 25 years organisation of the Gundogshow in the Netherlands and I do now with a lovely team the International Dogshow off Maastricht (NL) for over 17 years. I am a member of this club for over 50 years.
In December 2011, I was inaugurated by the Dutch Kennel Club as the fifth all-rounder and the first female allround judge in the Netherlands, allowed to judge all breeds at championship show level. I completed breed exams in all the 10 FCI groups. I have judged Best In Show and all FCI groups at international level in the Netherlands and abroad. I have judged in most of the European Countries, UK, Scandinavia, Australia, Russia and USA. For more than 40 years I am a member of the Irish Setter club and Spaniel (Field Spaniel club) in the Netherlands.