I’m already involved in dogs since 1968 when I started my dog life with a whippet.
Due to the fact that I wanted to explore my interest in dogs I succeeded to become a judge for whippets in 1981. During that time my attention was drawn to the pharaohound and in 1982
I bred my first litter with the affix: “Of the Netherlands”.
In this breed I have been very successful; breeding BIS and BIG-winners and exported to several countries including USA.
I also got involved with borzois in handling, co-owning and co-breeding with lots of success in the past (“Gustopsowaya’s” borzois and a long time ago “Van Borjoschka” borzois).
At the moment with “Modnyabistru” borzois.
My interest resulted in expanding my judging-license more and in the year 2000 I became a group-judge for sighthounds.
I have been judging in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slowakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tsjechie, USA and of course Holland.
This judging includes several specialties (for my own two breeds the Dutch, Russian, French, Finnish, Belgian, Italian and Polish Borzoi specialty and the Swedish, Finnish, English and Bulgarian Pharaohound specialty). And even this year I had the honor to judge the borzois at Crufts.
My interest in other breeds was also developed so I became a judge for Dachshunds, Pinscher and Schnauzers, Great Danes and Basenji’s. Since then I also have judged the Dutch Dachshund and Schnauzer clubshow several times.
Besides this also two times the Great Dane of the Year show and ofcourse I had the honour to judge at the European- and Worlddogshows. All breeds in which I’m really interested.
This year I have bred my first litter of MW dachshunds and since may I’m the chairman from the Dutch Borzoiclub.
Besides this I visit regularly a theatre and like good food together with a perfect glas of wine. But most of all I enjoy walking with the dogs and see them run free.
Really looking forward to judge at this important show in Stockholm this year.
/Andre van den Broek