I am involved in the Dog World for around forty years now. My own breed is Finnish Spitz. When I was 15 years old, I got my first pedigree dog. This was a Finnish Spitz male puppy bred in Holland. I started showing and I always say that my first Finnish Spitz was responsible for getting me so deep in the Dog World.
During the years I imported several Finnish Spitz from the country-of-origin Finland.
I started breeding Finnish Spitz. I owned or bred several Dutch and international champions, FCI European Champions and FCI World Champions in Finnish Spitz.
In May 2007 I was inaugurated by the Dutch Kennel Club as the third active all-rounder in the Netherlands, allowed to judge all breeds at championship show level. I am the first Dutch judge who 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. In 2008, I judged BIS at the Dog of the Year show in the Netherlands.
I have judged in most of the European Countries, UK, Canada, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, Russia, and USA. For more than 40 years I am a member of SCANDIA the breed club for Scandinavian Spitz breeds in the Netherlands. I’m a member of The Royal Kennel Club (England)
For many years, I was one of the commentators at the Dutch Winner Show and I did the commentary at the European Dog Show 2011 & 2017. I have judged all the 10 FCI groups in the main ring at the Dutch Winner Show. I judged Best in Show at the Amsterdam Winner show. One of the biggest Dog shows in the Europe. The board of the Dutch Kennel Club gave me the big honor to be the “Best in Show” judge for the FCI World Dog Show 2018 in Amsterdam the Netherlands. In November 2022 I judged BIS at the Dutch Winner Show in Leeuwarden.