I grew up surrounded by animals of all kinds, from chicken and dogs to rabbits and goats. My father bred Scottish Terriers, and I accompanied the family to dog shows from an early age.
Later, studies and external circumstances limited my engagement in dogs until, 1989, when it was possible for me to have dogs again– and I fell totally for Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
Since then I have been breeding Cavaliers with great success under HACKENSACK prefix and has been Swedish Top Breeder 1999-2011.
The kennel has been showing Top Winning Cavaliers in Sweden 1992-2012, and also top winning bitch 2000-2011.
Ch WW-03 Hackensack Razzle Dazzle was for several years the CC-record holder in Sweden with 20 CC’s. She was the first Swedish breed and owned Cavalier who has been BOB at a World Show (Dortmund 2003). In total HACKENSACK has received 5 titles as World Winner, VeteranWW and JuniorWW.
So far there has been 47 Hackensack Champions (in Cavaliers) made up in Sweden. Together with Hackensack champions in other countries and Cavaliers from abroad, that has been made up in Sweden, it’s a total of 68 cavalierchampions.
In 2005 HACKENSACK received The Swedish Cavalier Club Breeders honourable prize for excellent achievements in the breed, awarded to breeders who has had great influence for the breed in Sweden. HACKENSACK has just been a small kennel trying to keep as high quality as possible on a small quantity.
Since a few years back I have stopped out breeding because it was getting harder and harder to combine it with my interest in judging and educate in new breeds.
I have been awarding CC’s in Cavaliers since 2002 and have been judging in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Holland, France, Russia, Tjeckia, Slovenia, France, Germany, New Zeeland, Australia, USA, Canada and of course in the UK
I think it is very important that we keep the breed as a toy spaniel and not getting to close to the cousin King Charles in our aim to breed Cavaliers. Construction and movement together with a melting expression has always been a leading star in our goal for breeding.
I am very much looking forward to this judging appointment and to meet you all.