I have been working dogs for 25 years, trailing, training, picking up and beating with them. I run Labradors, Cocker and Springer Spaniels and Golden Retrievers. At Present I have 4 Labradors, an Open Bitch, a Novice Dog and two puppies plus a Cocker Spaniel which I also run in Field TrialsI
I live in Maidenhead, in Berkshire, close to Windsor although we have just bought a 35 acre farm in South West France with which we will be creating a Gundog Training Facility.
I am an A Panel Retriever Judge. I have enjoyed travelling over Europe and the United States running training seminars and judging Field Trials and Working Tests.
I am very much looking forward to this judging appointment, thank you for inviting me.
Since 1984 I started to train and handle retrievers. Together with my brother Filip and his wife Lydia we founded our kennels STARCREEK and have several Labradors at the moment.
I participate mostly in Field Trials and sometimes in working tests in Belgium and abroad. Up till today we made up 12 Field Trial Champions and we represented Belgium at several occasions at International events.I won many Field Trials over the past 32 years with different dogs and made up 6 dogs to Field trial champion, 3 of them are own bred.
In 2003 i won the FCI Coupe d’Europe in Team in Belgium and again in Denmark in 2009. I also judged the Coupe d’Europe twice, once in Austria and once in France. Further more i judges field trials and workingtests in whole Europe.
I’m the president of The Belgian Labrador Retriever Club and FCI delegate for retrievers for Belgium. I’m member of the working commission as well.
I love to go out for shooting with my brother and friends. Also picking up and competing with my dogs on field trials.
I wish all the competitors for the ICC 2016 all the best and may the best dog win!
I am a B panel judge
I have been to the championship on 4 occasions. I represented England at 4 world cups and 2 CLA game fairs and 4 Anglesy shows I have made up 1 FTCh and I am on my way to make up my second. I feel it’s an honour to be asked to judge in Belgium and wish everyone the very best of luck.
I was born and brought up in Thurso, the most northerly town in Scotland. I grew up in a shooting and fishing environment,which involved working dogs.
I moved to Inverness and for a long time worked in the oil industry. During this period I trained with HPRs, and commenced competing in 1985, at which I was relatively succesful. This fuelled my enthuisaism for gundogs and after becoming involved with Moray Firth Gundog Club, I started training and competing with labradors. For several years I took part in many gundog tests and trials.I have ran for my country, at various events, with some success. A number of my dogs have become field trial winners,and three were made up to field trial champion level. I have been an A panel judge since 2004.
I am employed with Highland Scaffolding Limited as supervisor.Fortunately my job allows me to spend adequate time with my gundogs. This is a hobby which I really enjoy, and I look forward to continuing the success which I have gained in meeting and developing relationships with people who share a common bond.I consider it an honour and privilege in being asked to judge this field trial, and am very much looking forward to the event.
I turned my back upon horseback riding in 1977 and since then I work with dogs. Since 1988 I trained and train different retrievers and different handlers for tests and trials.
I educated my first dog (Rhodesian Ridgeback, 1977-1991) for blood tracking. With my first retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1989-2003) I have won several Novice Working Tests, he has qualified for Open and has won a Novice Field Trial.
I successfully handled different Labradors on a lot of international tests and trials. I qualified our homebred FTCh Lockthorn Tara 3 times for the English IGL Retriever Championship and have been very proud to get a DOM in 2014.
Since 1996 I have judged different tests and trials and since 2000 I am International field trial judge.
I got numerous invitations for judging in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway and Great Britain.
Picking up and shooting over my dogs gives me a lot of pleasure – that’s what they are bred for. And that is what I like to see in retrievers, their passion for hunting together with their “will to please”. I enjoy watching the dogs use their own natural ability and feel very honoured to have been asked to judge the ICC 2016. I am wishing all competitors the very best of luck.