COPPENS, Mr Jan G
FCI:Spitz and Primitive types, Scenthounds and Related Breeds, Sighthounds
Jan is a Rhodesian Ridgeback specialist. In 1983 Jan became acquainted with the Rhodesian Ridgeback, and there have been many Jocular world champions produced since. She is active in educating dog fanciers in cynological knowledge. Jan has written articles for Dutch dog magazines and in 1991 he was the author of the first Dutch book about the breed: Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the Netherlands 1945-1991. In 2002 a second book was published by 'Over Dieren' (about animals) partly written by Jan. Since 1984 Jan and his wife Carla have been members of the Dutch Rhodesian Ridgeback Club. During that period Jan was the club's secretary for five years and their president in the period 2000-2003. They also are member of "De Kempen" Kennel Club, one of the oldest (since 1922) and most important all-breeds kennel clubs in the Netherlands. Currently Jan is president of this club.