I got my first dog for my 12 years birthday, in 1961. A silver coloured toy poodle bitch with excellent pedigree.
My second dog was a Saluki male, born in 1971, followed by a female born 1973.
I bred my first Saluki litter in 1977. My most recent litter was born in 2018.
My first Sheltie was born in 1995. I bred my first Sheltie litter in 1999. I still keep Shelties but have not bred since 2004.
Since 2002 I am a FCI International Show Judge and have judged "my" breeds in various countries in different parts of the world. Since 2009 I'm Group judge for all breeds in FCI group 10 and I also judge several other breeds in FCI groups 1, 5 and 9.