I bought my first dog in 1991, a golden retriever, just to have a pet dog. A year later I met a person by coincidence, who went hunting with his Labradors. That was the start of what it is now, a passion.
I had 3 goldens which I took with me for picking-up. Then I bought my first Labrador dog in 2001 by the Goodwood Kennel. With my first Labrador dog, Goodwood Zenith, I had a few victories on workingtests and Field Trials.
The real rapids in handling of Labradors came with Int. & FT. Ch. Enjoy des Quatre Cyprès. Enjoy gave me all a retriever can give his handler. Very nice dog who won many Field Trials in Belgium and abroad. The highlights are the victories with the Belgium team on the Coupe d’Europe in Denmark and France, and the victory of the Individual Challenge Cup (ICC) in Germany in 2010.
But the most important in handling my dogs is to have pleasure on the many moments that I’m together with them. On training, picking-up, Field Trials, ….
Since 2012 I’m an official FCI judge. I’m very glad that I’m invited on this event, and I hope that all of you will have also a good time as participant or organizer.