Hildeward Hoenderken grew up with French Bulldogs. While studying veterinary medicine he came in contact with the cynology through his work at the veterinary inspections at various dogshows. He soon decided to participate in different canine courses en trainings which he completed successfully. He worked for many years as a ring steward in the showring and was chairman of the Dutch Leonberger Club.
In 2010 he was appointed to judge his first breed the French Bulldog. Some other breeds in group 2, 6, 8 and 9 followed. Since 2011 he has been President of the Dutch Toydog Association, in 2013 he was chairman of the Amsterdam Winner Show.
Hildeward is owner of a veterinary referral practice in Oosterbeek, and two veterinary general practices in Oosterbeek and Arnhem, the Netherlands. He has focused on the field of veterinary dentistry. In addition to dogs and cats he regularly treats zoo animals, like bears, primates, elephants, tigers and lions.
Besides a Bulldog he shows and breeds King Charles Spaniels under the affix "House of Orange".