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berg-vd-h_foto1Berg, H. v/d
Nederland

In 1978 ben ik als keurmeester benoemd. Ik was tot aan die tijd niet geïnteresseerd in het keurmeesterschap maar de Schotsche Terrier Club vond dat ik moest gaan keuren. De eerste keuring was in Rotterdam. Als je voor het eerst je “eigen” ras keurt ken je de meeste fokkers. Een goede vriend zette zijn schot op tafel en de hond was van plan om te gaan bijten. Hij werd de ting uitgestuurd en de fokkers was niet echt blij met me. Zaterdag avond hadden we met de keurmeesters een boottocht en met een keurmeester die ook voor het eerst gekeurd had en dezelfde ervaringen had, deelden we onze smart. We dachten dat het keuren toch wel een beetje leuker zou zijn.Zo zie je dat alle begin verrassingen met zich mee brengt. Als ik alle leuke dingen zou vertellen heb ik een catalogus nodig. Ik keurde een in Finland en een exposante van chihuahua’s zet haar hond op tafel en zegt: “ik vind u echt een leuke keurmeester.” Haar hond wordt beste reu en ze zegt: “Nu houd ik nog meer van u.” Aan het eind wordt de teef beste van het ras en ik vraag aan haar: “Hoe is het nu met de liefde ? Het antwoord laat zich raden!Leiden is voor mij thuiskomen. Ik heb mijn jeugd in Oegstgeest doorgebracht en ben heel wat jaren lid geweest van LV Rijnland. Mijn AKK heb ik bij de heer Smits gedaan, een voorzitter die altijd voor iedereen klaar stond.

hans-boelaars-2Boelaars, H.
Nederland

Int. FCI-judge:
 All breeds in group 4, 6, 8 & 9. 
Group 1: Schipperke.
Group 3: Australian Silky Terrier, 
English Toy Terrier,
Yorkhire Terrier.
Group 5: Mexican and Peruvian Hairless.My kennel name is v.h. LAMSLAG. 
Lamslag doesn’t mean anything in itself. It is the very old Dutch name of our late-18th Century house. 

I got my first dog in 1965 or 1966, when I was 15-16 years old. She was a B/T Standard Dachshund -Long-hair. 
My second dog was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in 1968. 

Still enjoy having a few Chihuahuas, smooth- & longcoat.Have bred Dachshund in all varieties 

Also bred Afghans and won my first BIS at a small show with my home-bred Afghan “Khozar van het Lamslag” in the mid-’70s. 

Our last BIS wat at the Amsterdam Winner in 2009, with CKCS Vinchy van het Lamslag.
We continue to breed Cavaliers on a small scale. 

I will never forget my first Dachshund, Juno, but she was not a successful show dog. 
The first World Champion was our smooth-coat Dachshund, Huibje v.h. Lamslag, this happened in 1973. 
My Afghan, Khozar v.h. Lamslag, still lives in my heart. 
Among the Cavaliers, it is more difficult, since there have been so many. Constantijn & Donavan v.h.Lamslag were my first really famous ones, but I should also mention my first top winning Cavalier in the USA: Champ. Corneel v.h. Lamslag, owned by Janet York.

The first breed I qualified to judge was Cavaliers. The authorisation was issued by the Dutch Kennel Club in 1974. 
Dachshunds followed a couple of years later. 

I judged in almost all the European countries and the USA. 

Sometimes it seems that the dog world is becoming more and more competitive, but we must not forget that we all started out as a result of our passion for dogs. We should try to relax and love our dogs for no reason other than that they are our dogs. 
The dog world should not be about power or winning. 
Last but no least: married to my wife Gerda since 1974.


cuyper_j_de_fotoCuyper, J. de
België

I think that loving dogs has to do with genetics. My grandfather, ‘ onze Pee’ ,was a real country person, with a great feeling for dogs. He was working with Belgian Mastiffs. For the moment, we try to rebuild this breed in Belgium. I have known his dogs: Max 1 and Max 2.

Personally I had to wait until 1974 to have my own dog: a Gordon Setter. Later I had Golden- , Flatcoated- and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. Our kennel, ‘van ‘t Solveld’, produced different Belgian- , Dutch-, International- and World Champions. Most famous were the NSDT-retrievers.

Cynology became my passion. First following lessons to become instructor, then lessons to become judge and then going up to the higher levels in the Belgian cynology.

President of the Scientific Commission
Representative for the Clubs (VdA)
Member of the Cynological Commission
President of the BDDC (Great Danes)

Training future judges in different cynological matters. (Nutrition of the Dog, Genetics of the Dog, Anatomy….)
Speaker on symposia and writer about different subjects. Nutrition was my speciality at university level…

I think also that speaking has something to do with genetics. From 1982 until this moment I’m speaker at nearly all shows in Belgium. In the Netherlands and France they also invite me to speak in the mean ring. My mother was also a good speaker!
So, I invite you to come and hear my comments. The more people, the better I feel!
Thanks for inviting me at this famous show: I hope to meet you all there.


Ddekker_j_fotoekker, J
Nederland

Mijn naam is Jos Dekker en keurmeester sinds eind jaren ’90.Ik heb enkele jaren gefokt waaronder enkele buitenlandse kampioenen.Voor mij is fokken een soort cadeautjes uitpakken met de nodige teleurstellingen maar dat maakt de goede momenten alleen maar mooier en het genieten groter.

Met het mooiste moment de opgroei van een piepende welp tot een zelfverzekerde vrije hond. Kan geen goed boek of film tegenop.

Inmiddels ben ik keurmeester van groep 4 en 9 en bijna geheel groep 5. Daarnaast keur ik rassen in groep 1, 3, 7 en 8.

Bij mijn keuringen houd ik van een zo natuurlijk mogelijk gehandelde hond, dus geen strakke lijnen en geforceerd stacken.

Ik verheug me op de keuring in het altijd gastvrije Leiden. Een mooie show met leuke honden en sportieve deelnemers.


jj-dupas_1Dupas, J.J.
Frankrijk

Activity for the Kennel Club :
President of Club St Hubert du Nord (Kennel Club for the north of France)
President of the Club du Caniche de France
Member of the committee of the French Kennel Club (SCC)
Judge all breeds, 1st nomination in 1989.I was
President of the Afghan and Saluki French Club
President of the Greyhound French Club
Secretary of the Bergers des Pyrénées and Pyrenean Mountain Dog French Club
Secretary of the French Kennel Club (SCC)

What I have done with the dogs :
Owner and handler of Afghans (one of my dog was showed in USA in 1983)
Owner and handler of Berger des Pyrenees
Owner of Shih Tsu
I have presented my dogs in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Tchecoslovaquie, Austria, Yougoslavia, Spain, Italy, Portugal.

I have judged in :
France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Danemark, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, USA, Tchequie, Poland, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, Canada, Portugal, Slovaquie, Lithuania, Monaco, Russia, Ukrainia, Croatia, Latvia, Australia, Uzbekistan, Estonia….


gregoire-a_fotoGregoire, A.
België

I’ve been in touch with dogs since the day I was born. Several different breeds passed on my way when I was young… Later when I decided to live on my own it didn’t took long before I bought my first dog. As I was living on an flat I preferred to take a little dog as a companion. I fell in love with a white & black Shih Tzu. A great bitch, she almost became 19 years old…Two years later I moved to my own house and took a bigger dog. One that I could do a lot of dog disciplines with…my first Bearded Collie came in my life. It was a brown & white bitch. She was “an all-rounder”. I did obedience, show, agility and flyball with her. A little bit later I became instructor in all these disciplines. Bearded Collies are like “viruses”, when you’ve got one, you love to have more… so in total I had four of them. Later on I decided to take also a Border Collie. Through the years I became more and more passionate by showing my dogs. They all have several Champion Titles in many countries. As I was bitten by the “show bug” my dream to become also a judge wasn’t so far away.

In 2011 I became an official F.C.I. judge and started of course with the Bearded Collie, followed by the Border Collie. In the meantime I’m allowed to judge some breeds in group 1, 3, 9 & 10. I stopped showing my dogs when I became a judge.
Of course I enjoy club life and currently I’m a member of several clubs: K.M.S.H. (Belgian Kennel Club), Belgian Border Collie Club, Club für Britische Hütehunde Germany, Dutch Bearded Collie Club, Belgian Royal Terrier Club, K.V. Moldernete, K.V. Sint – Rombouts, Haspengouwse Kynologen Vereniging & Australian Shepherd Club Belgium.

Last but not least I’m also Secretary of the Scientific Committee K.K.U.S.H.
I’m extremely proud with what I have achieved so far, grateful for the opportunities that I had to judge already at many shows in Belgium and abroad and I look forward to develop myself as a judge in order to serve all these beloved breeds even more and better in the near future…


horst-vd_fotoHorst, Th. A. v/d
Nederland

Groepskeurmeester sectie 3 (Terriërs). Engelse Bulldog, Bullmastiff en Mopshond
Geboren in 1947 in Amsterdam.Onze eerste honden waren Engelse Buldoggen. Deze honden hebben mij gemotiveerd om mij te verdiepen in de kynologie. Mijn vader zei namelijk altijd “wat voor een mens goed is, is ook goed voor mijn hond”. Daardoor wilde ik wel weten of dat nou zo was dus opzoek naar een cursus die mij de juiste antwoorden kon geven.

Eind jaren 70 bij de KC West-Friesland de AKK-cursus gevolgd aansluitend met succes examen gedaan, gevolgd door de cursus E&B. Bij de cursus E&B voelde ik mij erg aangetrokken door een Border Terriër, een echt “natuur” ras, in vergelijking met de Bull. Daarna ben ik mij gaan verdiepen in de Terriërs en dat heeft uiteindelijk mijn hart gestolen. Karakter, bouw en verscheidenheid zijn de punten waar ik mij goed in kan vinden. Mijn eerste liefde de Bulldog vind ik terug in sectie 3 de “Bull typen Terriërs”, het eigenwijze met een groot ego in sectie 2 de “Small-sized Terriërs” en bouw en karakter ook met een zeer grote persoonlijkheid in sectie 1 “Large and medium-sized Terriërs” en tenslotte het “aandoenlijke in de sectie 4 “Toy Terriërs”.Vergist u niet het zijn allemaal “echte terriërs”, dat wil NIET zeggen dat ze fel moeten zijn, maar juist een goed stel hersens om met beleid het “gevaarlijke’ werk te kunnen doen.

Sinds 2014 ben ik voorzitter van de Vereniging van Keurmeesters op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland afgekort “de VKK”.


Jakkel, Dr. T.
Hongarije

I didn’t born into a “doggy”household but as my parents told me I started to ask them for a dog when I was 4 . I’ve got my first one in 1972., when I immediately became a member of the Hungarian Kennel  Club.

I am a breeder ever since started with English cocker spaniels later on combined with all size of  short-haired Dachshunds and also  Magyar AGárs in the recent years. I also succesfully competed with my Poodle. I’ve bred and owned 30 World, a couple of dozens European winners and over 150 FCI International Champions.

Based on the intention  and “pressure”  of my mentor, Dr.Tibor Bródy I became an FCI judge in 1985., immediately had invited to major Shows as a judge. I have been officiated in most of the major FCI, KC, CKC, ANKC, AKC events in over 80 different countries. I’ve judged  Best in Show in almost all of these countries including an FCI European Show  and World Show.

Besides my activity as a breeder and a conformation judge I couldn’t resist to constantly  express my opinion related to our profession. That is how I also became involved in “diplomacy”.

I was the President of the Hungarian Spaniel  Association for 24 years and recently the President of the Magyar Agár Section in Hungary.

I was in the Committee of the Hungarian Kennel Club’s Board in the time when Dr.Tibor Bródy was our President. I am the President of the Hungarian Kennel Club’s Judges’ Board since 16 years. I also was the Vice-President of the FCI Judges Commission .

I officiated as the Board member of the FCI European Section for 8 years being also elected as its Vice-President in the last 4 years of this function which I have been retired from when I have been elected to be a member of the FCI General Committee in 2009. Having been decorated with several awards I am proudly wearing the FCI Gold Pin.

In all my activities I remained firstly and most importantly a breeder and a down-to-earth dog owner trying to act according their interests. I know from my experience what kind of hard work and how many shadows are behind every single second of succes  under the stage lights. Without the -often sacrificing- hard job of our breeders we could NOT held dogshows, could NOT own good dogs, and I was NOT able to judge BIS in this event , which I am looking for so much to do.


jipping-g_fotoJipping, G.
Nederland

FCI – Judge
President Dutch Kennelclub “Raad van Beheer”
Vice President of the FCI
President FCI Euro Sight hound Show committee
President FCI WorldDogShow 2018Dogs have always been part of Gerard’s life and as from 1976 especially Afghan Hounds. Around 1985 he started to show dogs and had many (International) championships mostly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Becoming more and more interested in dogs, Gerard started to his cynotogigal study in 1992 and in 1995 he did his first exam for the Afghan Hound. Ten years later, 2006, he is judge of all -FCI group 10- breeds, the Sight hounds. At this moment he is also group judge of -FCI group 5- all breeds of the Spitz and primitive types, -FCI group 1- all breeds of the Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs, some breeds of group 9 and aloud to judge BIS and Junior Handling. Gerard judged in many European countries, America, Australia and Asia at national and international Dog shows (including FCI European and FCI World Dog Show’s) Champion of Champion shows, many breed specialties and title shows.

Since 1986 he was owner and showed successfully Afghans Hounds, on this moment he is co-owner from France Bulldogs.

A few other experience in the cynology of Gerard:
– Secretary of the national Sight Hound show committee Hochdahl/Duisburg (Germany)
– President of the International CACIB Dog Show committee KC. DOIJ (Netherlands)
– Member of the dispute committee of the Dutch Kennel Club “Raad van Beheer”
– President from the Dutch Sight hound Club “N.V.O.W.”
– President of the FCI European Dog Show 2011

On this moment he is:
– President of the FCI World Dog Show 2018
– President of the Dutch Kennel Club “Raad van Beheer”
– Vice president of the FCI General Committee
– Chairman of the FCI Youth
– President of the FCI Euro-Sighthound show committee


Liet, J. 
Nederland

Since 1965 involved in organized cynology. My first breed was the Boxer. In 1972 I imported a black Giant Schnauzer from Switzerland which later became the Ancestor of many champions, bred under the kennelname; v.d. Noorderenk!

In 1983 I passes to my first breedexam, all Schnauzers! Meanwhile, I am FCI-judge of Group 1, Bouvier des Flandres. Group 2:1 all Schnauzer/Pinscher and Dobermann; 2:2 all Molossers Mastiffs; 2:4 Bernese Mountaindog; 2:3 Newfoundlander and Hollandse Smoushond! Hope this year to finalize my judgement of Group 2!

Have judged all over the world. In the most important FCI-countries in Europe, Israel and Indonesia! Last but not least, thank you for the invatation and look forward to all of you with your dogs!


onstenk_fotoOnstenk-Schenk, Y.
Nederland

Mijn ouders hadden al een bekende Boxerkennel voor mijn geboorte, dus ik groeide tussen de Boxers op. Als klein meisje ging ik al met mijn ouders mee naar alle belangrijke shows in binnen- en buitenland. Later had ik zelf twee Boxers en een Dobermann, waarmee ik met groot succes exposeerde.Mijn eerste keurmeesterexamen deed ik voor de Boxers, later kwamen daar nog meer rassen bij en nu ben ik groepskeurmeester voor groep 1 en voor groep 2. Verder keur ik nog enige rassen in groep 3, groep 5 en groep 9 : in totaal ongeveer 100 rassen. Ik keur in alle werelddelen, op Europese Shows en op Wereldshows. Bovendien geef ik opleidingen aan kandidaten die een keurmeesterexamen voor een bepaald ras willen afleggen en ben ik ook bevoegd om te examineren en als gedelegeerde te fungeren. Gedurende 25 jaar was ik bestuurslid van de VKK – Vereniging van Keurmeesters op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland – en mocht ik een paar jaar geleden het Ere-lidmaatschap ontvangen.


raamsdon-van-v_fotoRaamsdonk, V. van
België

Since 1972 we breed French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs and Bull Mastiffs under the “ De la Parure “ affix.During these four decades we have exported our French Bulldogs World wide and our kennel is now represented in 69 countries. With numerous national, international and 28 FCI World champions and 3 Crufts Winners as result.

I am FCI Judge for Group 2 and Group 9 and I am qualified to Judge several breeds in Group 3 and I am qualified to judge BIS . I have judged on all continents and judged at 5 FCI World dog shows and 3 European Dog Shows and Crufts.

I have been committe member and president of the Dutch French bulldog club for 20 years. Currently I am President again of The French Bulldog Club of Holland and of the Dutch Boston Terrier Club, the Outdoor Uden and Meierij FCI CACIB dog shows, and the Molloser Show.

Furthermore I am president of the Group 2 section .

My wife and are I are decorated honoury member of the Dutch French bulldog club and Austrian French Bulldog Club. Furthermore we are decorated with the “golden pin” for the membership of the German French bulldog club. From the Dutch kennel club we received the “golden pin” as recognition and appreciation for our work as pioneers in the French bulldog breed.


stigt_fotoStigt, H.
Nederland

My name is Hans Stigt, I am 50 years old and I live with my partner Rodney and our beloved Labradors in Pijnacker. I am extremely honoured to have been invited to judge on both the 18th and 19th of March, at the KV Rijnland international dog show in Hazerswoude. I will be judging three breeds that I love: Newfoundland, Bernese Mountain Dog and Labrador Retriever.

It all started over 14.5 years ago when we bought our first yellow Labrador Retriever, Cooper, from a registered breeder in Pijnacker. He was such a sweet and lovely 8-week-old pup; I never could have dreamt that by him coming into our lives I would get to experience so many wonderful things in the cynology. Having a puppy in our house, who grew into a lovely senior, gave us the whole experience. I have learnt so much about dogs and had the privilege to know what it means to share your life with them.

When Cooper reached puberty and his ears did not ‘work’ any more, we wanted to castrate him. However, before we did that we wanted him to be judged once at a dog show. He received an ‘excellent’ with a lovely report, so we decided not to go ahead with the castration. This turned out to be a good decision, as he went on to sire 8 litters and we became involved with even more aspects in the cynology. We eventually had three Labradors, continued with training, showing, health checks, and all three became stud dogs. As we became more and more involved with the breed, I began studying and eventually took my first exam for the Labrador Retriever in 2012. I passed! Since then I have added some more breeds too, whom I love very much. In 2013, with great pleasure, I became a board member of the Dutch Dog Show Judges Association.

I judge with my heart and respect is paramount in my judging; Respect for the dog and also for its handler/exhibitor. It is an honour every time that I am asked by a show organisation to judge and qualify another person’s most precious possession. I enjoy the dogs so much and I always try to show this. I want to thank the dog show organisation

KV Rijnland for the invitation and I hope that together we can make it a wonderful event!

It will be lovely to see you all on the 18th and/or the 19th March 2017 in Hazerswoude.


strijbos-w_fotoStrijbos, W.
Nederland

Mijn naam is Wilma Strijbos, eigenaresse van de Chicomy kennel waar voornamelijk hoge kwaliteit Amerikaanse cockerspaniëls werden en nog worden gefokt. Tientallen kampioenen over de hele wereld zijn mijn trots. Recent is ook de Boston terriër toegevoegd aan de Chicomy rassen.

Als keurmeester ben ik ook al weer vele jaren actief, aanvankelijk in groep 9 Later ook groep 8, groep 4 en groep 3. Nog steeds geniet ik van mooie honden die netjes gepresenteerd worden in “mijn” ring. Eerder heb ik record aantallen dashonden in Scandinavië gekeurd, en ik hoop ook op deze show in het mooie Hazerswoude grote aantallen mooie honden in handen van kundige en sportieve handlers , fokkers en eigenaren te mogen verwelkomen !


wauben-j_fotoWauben, J.
Nederland

Since the 1st of July 1979 I have dogs. Starting with an Old English Sheepdog that gave us the passion to be involved with dogs the rest of our lives.

Since 1985 I have the honour to judge at FCI level. Starting (of course) with the Old English Sheepdog and now judging all breeds in FCI groups 1,2,4,6 and 10. During the years we have had bobtails, German Wirehaired Pointers and since a lot of years Newfoundlands and Petits Bassets Griffon Vendeens living in our house. I have a passion for working with dogs in the way they originally have been bred for. So working in the water with our Newfoundlands and trying to hunt with the Petits in the field and woods.

I’m the president of the Maastricht International Dog shows, educate people and helping them to become as passionate as I am with dogs. Also involved in educating judges.

Since quite a few years I am the vice president of the Dutch Kennel club Raad van Beheer and in this board responsible for health and welfare for dogs and also for all judges. Since 2014 I am the president of the FCI Show Judges Commission and a member for years now in the FCI Breeding Commission. Judged all over Europe where I love to hang around and talk with people about our passion, our dogs.

To me dogs must be fit for the function they have been bred for. Dogs without exaggerations that can breathe and move without problems. Lucky that we have a lot of dogs that fit to this picture. That’s why I love to judge!


wellens-w_fotoWellens, W.
Nederland

In 1977 ben ik in de kynologie betrokken geraakt door de aanschaf van een Epagneul Français. Met dit ras heb ik geshowd, op beperkte schaal gefokt en aan jachthondenproeven deelgenomen. Tevens heb ik altijd een Engelse cocker spaniel er bij gehad in de kleuren rood, oranje schimmel en blauw schimmel. Tot voor kort eveneens een Cairn Terrier.

In de jaren 80 t/m vorig jaar ben ik zeer actief geweest in diverse besturen. Natuurlijk in mijn eigen ras, de Nederlandse Club de Epagneul Français maar ook in de KC Geleen, de Nederlandse Spaniel Club, de Nederlandse Vereniging van de Grote Münsterländer, De West Highland White Terrier Club Nederland, de Jachthondenshow, de Vereniging van Keurmeesters op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland en ben ik op dit moment nog zeer betroken bij de CACIB-show in Maastricht.

Als keurmeester was mijn eerste ras de Engelse Springer Spaniel (benoemd in 1993). Op dit moment ben ik groepskeurmeester voor de FCI-groepen 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 en 9 en keur ik een aantal rassen in de FCI-groep 10.

Gekeurd heb ik op nationaal en internationaal niveau in Europa en Australië.


williams-j_fotoWilliams, J.
Nederland

Grown up with a German Boxer
Started with English Bulldogs in 1972
Breeding English Bulldogs under prefix “Blighty’s” during 70’s and 80’s
Champions: Blighty’s Nero, Blighty’s Gypsy Queen, Blighty’s Henrietta, Blighty’s Walter
From the 80’s on we bred some litters of pugs with good results
Nowadays I own an English Bulldog and a Bull Mastiff

I have been a member of the committee of the Dutch English Bulldog Club for several years including some years as the president.

My family has been in the committee of the “Hollandse Bulldoggen Club” (breed club for French Bulldogs) for more than 30 years and me serving this club for the last 15 years as a comitte member, president and now being the honourable president of the French Bulldog Club in Holland.

In 2007 I have organized the Centennial show for this “Hollandse Bulldoggen Club” with an entrée of 405 French Bulldogs coming from 20 different countries.

I am a FCI recognized judge (starting with English and French Bulldogs) since 1987.

Nowadays I am qualified to judge the full FCI group 2, French Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Pug and Staffordshire Bull terrier.

I have judged these breeds many times in many countries in Europe


Witkowska, D.
Polen

I am a dog breeder since 1979. There have been several breeds in my home: Polish Hound, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Chinese Crested Dog, Golden Retriever, however my beloved breed remains Dachshund smooth-  and wire-haired and these are the ones I have now.

I am a judge since 1987. At first there were Dachshunds and furthermore Terriers. Nowadays I judge 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 FCI Groups plus Junior Handling.

I am also a chairman of Dachshund Club in Poland.