Before breeding our first Lundehund litter, I read a lot about dog breeding, genetics, anatomy and the breed standard of the Lundehund. I used the internet for researching, but I've also read some books. Some of these books or videos are a great source:

  • Lundehundboka - Ingvild Espelien;
  • Born to Win, Breed to Succeed - Patricia Craige;
  • An Eye for a Dog - Robert W. Cole;
  • Puppy Puzzle, The Hastings approach to evaluating the structural quality of puppies;
  • De Geboorte bij de Hond en zijn Wilde Verwanten - C. Naaktgeboren;
  • Puppy Culture
  • Dogs In Motion (incl. DVD) - Martin S. Fischer & Karin E. Lilje;
  • Control of Canine Genetic Diseases - George A. Padgett Page;
  • Natural Rearing: Breeding & Raising Dogs The Way Nature Intended - Dr. Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason;
  • Early Neurological Stimulation - Carmen L. Battaglia (opens in PDF)

Besides that I have several diplomas and follow courses/seminars regurally.


  • KK1 (Cynological Knowledge)
  • Animal Care
  • Dog Show Ring Steward


I've attended several AKC judges' breed seminars and received a certificate for them, here is a list of breed seminars I attended. I think it's important to learn about other breeds too, not only your own breed.

  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Bergamasco
  • Berger Picard
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Biewer Terrier
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Chow Chow
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Doberman
  • German Shepherd
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Harrier
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Newfoundland
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Poodle
  • Shih Tzu
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Vizsla


  • KK2 (no diploma yet, but planning to do the tests soon)
  • Genetics of Coat Color and Traits by Good Breeder Center & Paw Print Genetics
  • CKC Breeder education
  • Kennis Tour Online - Keuzes in de fokkerij (Knowledge Tour Online - Choices in Breeding)

  • Workshop Showing: Dots on the I by Kynospirit
  • Embark Canine Health Summit