show I went to was an Open Show held in Stavanger and
judged by the late norwegian all-round judge Tore Edmund in 1978. I
My dog was
placed 2nd in the class.
It didn't matter - it was something else in the settings that
attracted me and still does.
I continued to go to dog shows with and mostly without dogs.
As a member
of the showcommittee in the retrieverclub branch in Rogaland
I got in touch with judges and breeders both in and outside of
In 1981 I was
at the military dog training school in the east of Norway.
I developed a excellent friendship with Eivind and Grete Sofie
Mjærum with the Mjærumhøgda’s affix.
In the weekends we went to a lot of dogshow and I got a super
possibility to be
a good handler of dogs of different breeds, as the kennel had both
Golden retrievers and Samoyeds.
In 1982 I was
qualified to be a ringsteward under the rules of the Norwegian
I got lots of nice experience to watch dogs of different breeds from
the inside of the ring.
I did a lot
The most memorable missions was my first trips to Ålesund, Bergen
with the Norwegian Kennel Club.
Their show is always so good organized and taking such super care of
their judges and ringstewards.
In 1984 I
judged my first puppy show
From this year I regularly judged either an open show, puppy show or match
It is so exciting to see if some of those awarded the best prices
develops and reach
their expected potential in the future.
In 1984 I
also went for my first dog trips to Britain.
I was invited to Mr & Mrs Bradbury at the Nortonwood kennel in
Solihull near Birmingham.
For me this meant so much for my further interest.
Ron and Madge Bradbury took so good care of me. I nearly felt
At my trips to Britain I often stayed for several days with them.
We travelled to dogshows and I was presented to a lot for me very
famous breeders and
other doggy people from all over the world.
Big moments has also been to visit breeders and watch their famous
dogs in their home environment.
In 1988 I had
my first foreign judging appointment for goldens at Machars open
show up in Scotland.
In 2001 I judged a very nice supermatch show in Essex outside
Special guest for the evening was the
Mayor and Mayoress.
In 2003 I was
given the opportunity to take the Norwegian Kennel Clubs program
to be educated as judge. My first breed was of course the golden
quiet rapidly of the other retrieverbreeds.
In 2008 I have got further breeds as:
Schnauzers (giant-standard–miniature), English Springer and American
I also judge the native breed Norwegian Buhund.
beginning of 2009 I hopefully will finish the rest of the spaniels.
Finally I hopefully will be allowed to give certifikates in
Samoyeds, Malamutes and Greenland dogs during 2009.
As I recon my
self as a dog lover in general the judging has given me a
super opportunity to learn more of lots of breeds.