Presentiamo con piacere il Giudice Leif-Herman Wilberg (Kennel SIGGEN, Norvegia) che giudicherà il Raduno il 3 Giugno 2023 a Marina Di Carrara presso il Complesso Carrara Fiere.
“My involvement in dogs goes back to 1959 when our family bought our first dog, a German shepherd. We bred and showed German shepherds for 10 years before we imported our first Pembroke corgi from England.
We had a very successful start with our new breed as our first Pembroke ended up as Dog of the Year all breeds in Norway 1968. Since then we have made up more than 150 homebred national champions, and 40 international, and also many champions in other countries, many world and section winners, as well as numerous group and best in show winners.
Our most famous dog, Int.Ch. Siggens’s Hi Fi, who was Dog of the Year all breeds in Norway in 1983, was the first imported Pembroke ever to win a CC in England.
We started breeding Pembrokes with short tails in 1989 when Norway as the first country in the world introduced the docking ban. It took us about ten years to come back to the quality we bred before the docking ban, but are quite proud to say that bobtails bred by us have been made up champions in the major corgi countries like England, USA, Australia, Russia and all over Europe, and have won many groups and BIS and competing among the top dogs all breeds in Norway for many years. Our kennel received the Norwegian Kennel Clubs top breeders award in 2002 the firstyear it was awarded. In my younger days I used to handle many different breeds for other people. In addition to making up champions in my two main breeds, I have made up champions in poodles, boxers, rottweilers, doberman, keeshonds, whippets, golden retrievers, labrador retrievers.
I have held all different positions in the Norsk Welsh Corgi Klubb, and have received the clubs honorary award “the docked tails order” for my work. I have served on the Norwegian Kennel Klub general committee from 1996 – 2006.
I was chairman of the NKK committee for judging education and examinations for 20 years and the representative for the NKK in the FCI committee for judging education for the same period. I have received NKK’s golden award for my work. In February 2006 I was elected President of the FCI Show Commission and resigned in 2014 I have been on the committee of the Norwegian Dog Judges Associations for many years, also chairman for three years, and have received their golden honor for my work. I have been an FCI judge since 1976, and was passed as an FCI All Breed Judge in 2010. I have judged at breed specialties in many breeds in many countries, among which many corgi specialties in England, USA, Russia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Chech Republic, Slovenia, Italy etc. I regularly judge at the major shows all around the world, among them I have judged at many World and Section Shows, Crufts, Sydney Royal, etc.”
Crufts BOB 2015, Multi BISS, Int.GB.NO.SE.DK.FI.HR Ch JWW1