BODEGÅRD, Mr Göran Stockholm,
Goran, fluent in German, Spanish, French, English, and Swedish, got his first show dog when he was 13 - a Deerhound. Spent some summers as a teenager in England working with dogs and getting his basic British dog know how. He started breeding Greyhounds in 1966 after having bred some litters of Deerhounds. His greatest achievement was the Greyhound bitch bred in partnership with Bo Bengtson, CH Piruett, becoming dog of the year 1975 in Sweden. His Greyhound breeding covered for nine generations. He was co-breeding (and thus no prefix) producing some very important brood bitches and stud dogs and founding the dynasty of Scandinavian Greyhounds dominating the scene - and influencing the breed both in England and the States. Very important satellite kennels in Norway and Sweden. Very few top Greyhounds in this part of the world do not have dogs from this line in the pedigree. Judging since 1966 - FCI all breed judge since 1997. Judged Crufts, FCI World shows, Australian Royal Agriculture Shows, repeatedly in England. BIS assignments in US, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America,. - Judging about 30 to 40 shows a year ( all over the world). Goran judged the AKCEukanuba invitational USA, Eurasia show Russia and FCI Asian International Dog Show in Tokyo and Contest of Champions in England. He has been president of the Swedish Greyhound Club and board member of the Swedish Sighthound Club- At present member of the central board of the Swedish K C, and chairman of the Standard Committee of the Swedish Kennel club. Member of the English Kennel Club. Has been and is an active writer in the Swedish dog press and also publications in England and USA. Taught breed seminars and chaired and moderated conferences in the sight hound breeds preferably. Prepared and chaired a general judges conference (more than 200 judges present!) in Sweden. Working with the development of the program about the risks of extreme types in show dogs jeopardizing the health and soundness. This has resulted in the document Breed Specific Instructions regarding exaggerations in pedigree dogs where 47 breeds listed. Goran is a pediatrician, psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist (Stockholm Medical University of Karolinska) - semi retired - at present involved in research and clinical work with seriously ill and disturbed refugee children from central Asian former Soviet republics.