I acquired my first dog in 1964 which was a Shetland Sheepdog. In 1966 I was introduced to the then very rare Lhasa Apso and Tibetan Terrier. I became obsessed with the Lhasa’s temperament and in 1969 I acquired my first Lhasa and had them for over 40 years and my first Tibetan Terrier, UK Ch Dokham Cavarodossi of Tintavon was born in 1970 who went on to be the first Tibetan Terrier in the world to win BIS at an all breeds Championship show (1974). I owned or bred 10 UK Champions and I was the only person to have made up Ch.s in the three Tibetan breeds (now 4 as Tibetan Mastiffs have CC.s) in the UK before moving to Sweden in 1977. We have owned or bred 10 Lhasa Apsos who have won All Breeds BIS and many other group winners but our most famous dog in Sweden was again a Tibetan Terrier, a double grand daughter of Cavarodossi named Int Nordic Ch BIS BISS Tintavon Desdemona who won Top Dog all breeds in Sweden, Finland and Nordic competitions in 1979.
Whippets came into our house in the late 80´s and we have bred the odd litter with some excellent results like Best female at the famous Swedish sight hound show, her grand daughter won BPIS at the same show and whose son was a group winner.
Our home now has none of these three breeds but we were the first to import the Thai Bangkaew Dog (Group 5 Primitive Spitz Breed) to Europe. We have imported 4 dogs from Thailand and own the first TBD to win a Group at an Int. show plus we bred the first European dog to win a group at an all breeds Championship show. Sadly we no longer breed these dogs due to hereditary defects.
I awarded C.C.s in England in Lhasas (1974) and Tibetan Terriers (1975) before moving to Sweden where I continued my judging exams to become FCI All Rounder in 1996. I have now judged in over 60 countries on all continents and some of my judging highlights have been Crufts in 1981 (Lhasa Apsos) Tibetan Terrier Silver Jubilee show (UK), South Eastern Tibetan Spaniel Ch show (UK), The Chow Chow Ch Show (UK). Canadian English Springer National specialty. Sydney, Perth and Hobart Royals, New Zealand KC National show (1998 & 2008). Gundog group at Hatboro Ch show (USA), 4 Groups at Cherry Blossom Circuit shows 2010 (USA) plus the many times I have had the honour to judge BIS in countries like France, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Australia & The Scandinavian countries.
My other hobbies are gardening where my passion is for Fuchsias and Brugmansias (angels’ trumpets). I am also very interested in Opera, ballet and culture in general.
I first started judging Tibetan Mastiffs in 1981 in Germany and judged many times at their club shows, I judged the Finnish club show and the American TM National in 2010 and at the EDS in 2017. I was club chairman for the first five years after the Swedish club was re-inaugurated. I was in the organizing committee of the First World Congress held in Germany. I am examiner for the breed in Sweden, lecture to Swedish judges and breeders and twice I have had seminars for new CKU judges plus have worked together with the CKU for the betterment and stability of the breed.