Dan Eriksson (Sweden)

I have been very actively involved in the world of show dogs for more than 40 years and I bred my first litter of Scottish Terrier puppies in 1971.My prefix is Raglan. Since then I have been faithful to the breed and I have up until now bred 147 champions many of which have been exported to most parts of the world. In 2001 one of my Scotties won Top Dog All Breeds in Sweden and in 2003 another Scottie won Reserve BIS at Cruft’s having previously won Top Terrier in Britain.

I have also owned and shown BIS-winning Pekingese and have been involved in other terrier breeds, and in particular with West Highland White Terriers. For many years I have also had a special interest in Labrador Retrievers, another breed which I own and show successfully culminating in several homebred champions.

Over the years I have also been actively involved in various dog clubs and served on several kennel club committees, including breed standards and judging. For many years I was also president of the Swedish Terrier Club and The Scottish Terrier Club. At the present time I am chairman of The Swedish Labrador Retriever Club. Time permitting, I lecture on dogs and submit articles to various dog publications.

Judging has taken me around the world several times and I have been fortunate enough to judge at some of the world’s most prestigious events including many appointments at FCI World and European Shows, but I also judge on a regular basis in Britain and other countries worldwide. I judge most weekends every year all over the world and I am approved by the FCI to judge all breeds.