In 1977, I got involved in cynology after the purchase of an Epagneul Francais. With this breed I have shown, bred on a limited scale and participated in hunting dogs trials. In addition, I have always had an English cocker spaniel (solid colour and paritcolours) and in recent years, I also have a Cairn Terrier.
Between the 1980’s and 2015 I have been active in various boards. Of course in my own breed, the Dutch Club de Epagneul Francais, but also in the KC Geleen, the Dutch Spaniel Club, the Dutch Association of the Great Münsterländer, the West Highland White Terrier Club Netherlands, the Hunting Dog Show and at the moment I am still very Involved in the CACIB show in Maastricht.
As a judge, my first breed was the English Springer Spaniel (nominated in 1993). At this moment, I am Group Judge for the FCI Groups 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and some breeds of FCI Group 10. I have judged at national and international level in Europe and Australia.