In 1999 my first Golden bitch „Cosmo of Lubberland“moved in and since then not one year has passed where I have not been present at working tests, hunting tests or field trials either at home or abroad. My first dog was not my last one. Currently my wife and I are living together with two Goldens and three Labradors aged between one and nine years. When I do not run one of my own dogs at a competition, I devote my time back to the sport by judging working tests or field trials in Austria and internationally.
In my main job as flight captain and fleet chief of an airline I do lead a significant number of people. In my private time I use these leadership skills for the Austrian Retriever Club. A breed club of our size is comparable to a small corporation, where it is, however, essential not to forget the fact that it is still a club.
I believe that my longterm experience as a judge of hunting tests, working tests and field trials enables me to bring the various fields in the club closer together and to further enhance the training both of the new (student) as well as the experienced judges.
The ÖRC is, however, so much more: active breeding in line with the existing regulations, Club Shows as well as international dog shows, basic and advanced education and training for breeders, judges and dog handlers. All these tasks can only be accomplished in a highly qualified team, which has both relevant knowledge as well as social skills. Like this, we can create an environment where every single club member can find his or her place.
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