Judge Portrait Hanne Laine Jensen:
I was born in 1944. I am married and have two children and five grandchildren. My profession is teaching. I worked for many years with children, who needed extra care.
My life with dogs began in the late sixties. At that time my husband and I bought a Boxer in Sweden. This dog was during his life very successful at shows and because of that, the engagement in the dog world for both of us increased.
In the beginning of the seventies I got my first Wirehaired Fox Terrier and very soon it became obvious to me that my place in the dog world was with the terrier breeds. Until the late eighties I had a small Kennel with Wirehaired and Smooth Fox Terriers. My prefix was and still is "Neser".
In 1980 I qualified as a judge for my first breed. This breed was quickly followed by others. I have always had a wide interest in the different breeds, and this interest increased more and more. I therefore chose to minimize my kennel in favour of my judging appointments.
For a decade I was one of the leading persons in developing a mentality test for The Danish Kennel Club. I qualified as a judge for mentality tests and became the chairman of The Committee for Mentality Tests in Denmark. This work has given me a unique knowledge in the mentality of dogs. This knowledge has been a great advantage, when I judge at dog shows.
Since 2007 I have been a member of The Judge Committee of The Danish Kennel Club. This committee is responsible for the education and training of both new and already qualified judges. It is a very interesting job. I am now “at the other side of the table” and look at the work, which takes place in the rings, from another angle.
Since 2013 I have been a member of the Standard Committee which translates the standards - published by the FCI - to Danish.
I became an all round judge in 2013.
In addition to the fox terriers I have had Border Terrier and Shiba. In the beginning of the nineties I imported an excellent Shiba male from England. He was very successful and sired many puppies. It was so interesting to have a Japanese breed in the house and to learn about their very special mentality.
When my last Border Terrier died, I decided not to have a new puppy. I was very often away from home, and I would not have the time to train a new dog.
I have no dogs at home, but luckily my life is full of dogs.