Born in Schiedam in 1968. At home with my parents grew up with dogs like Dobermanns, German Short-haired Pointing dogs and later, the Tibetan Spaniel came into my life. Our Dobermanns were shown in both the Netherlands and abroad with excellent results, and we also trained our Dobermanns for Sch.H and IPO.
Our Tibetan Spaniels have also been shown in various countries and my multi-champion male has given several beautiful champions in offspring. I also was in various board positions within associations, such as vice chairman, treasurer and commissioner.
In addition, I also organized club shows. I have also been Secretary of the Pinschers & Schnauzers group for quite some time. In 1995, I passed the judge exam for Dobermanns and was, at that time, the youngest judge in the Netherlands. For more than 20 years I'm FCI Group Judge for FCI Group 1,2,4 and 9, and I'm also qualified to judge various breeds in the FCI Groups 3.5,6,7 and 10.
Sofar I had the honor of being appointed as a judge on four international continents in 23 different countries at (inter)national and specialties. In addition, I have judges at several Amsterdam Winner Shows as well as at the WDS 2002 in Amsterdam. I have judged several years at the “Hond van het Jaar Show”, the Dutch “Best of the Best” and in 2015 I had the honorable task to select “Best in Show”. I hope to meet you and your dogs at the Benelux Winner and World Dog Show 2018.