Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Svante Svartsja,



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Svante was born in mid-1960 on the west coast of Sweden. As a child he was very interested in animals of all kinds and after nagging his parents, they finally bought him a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. To get the chance to work with animals and learn more about them he worked at the animal hospital in Gothenburg, and it gave him a lot of valuable knowledge of animals and human beings. Since he started he has been a leading breeder of Parson Russell Terriers. His affix is Toutchstone. His first long-legged Jack Russell came to him in 1985. The breed was officially recognized by the FCI in 1991 and he then started showing his dogs. Up till now he has bred and owned 65 show champions and some tracking champions. As he's very interested in all type of dogs but especially Terriers, he has also bred Smooth Fox Terriers, Lakeland , Welsh and of course Jack Russell's which he started with two Australian bred bitches. In his house there is also a very special love called "Kaisa", she is a sight hound, a Polish Greyhound. Because of her Svante's also very much into sight hounds. His partner breeds Bernese Mountain Dogs. So far Svante has had the pleasure of judging a lot of club shows for Terriers as well as all breeds shows in all Nordic countries, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Germany, and the Baltic's. Svante is licenced to judge all Terrier breeds, Schnauzer and Pinschers, Rottweiler and Great Danes, Newfoundland, Tibetan Mastiff, Danish- Swedish Farmdog, Shetland Sheepdogs, Collies, Swiss Mountain breeds and also 11 sight hound breeds. Some breeds in Groups 9 and 5 - total 73 breeds. His interest in animals also includes horses, and he's a licenced dressage judge and when he's not working with trimming dogs, he teaches riding and dressage.