Mrs Katja Sjöberg
(former Mrs Pasquariello)
Below you will find some information of my doggy background. I consider it essential to keep myself updated in the dog world. Therefore I frequently attend to courses and lectures, which I find interesting, given by breed clubs etc. Of course I am showing my dogs as well.
After having made up my mind to breed labradors I decided to learn as much as possible to be well prepared. In the years 1985-1987 I attended to the below courses arranged by the Swedish Kennel Club:
Describing a dog's mental health
04-09-2004 the Swedish Labrador Club has invited the breeders in the south of Sweden to an education regarding the way of descibing the mental health of the dog. The describing shows the way your dog acts in a given situation and the result is compared with a given average result for dogs in general.
The recommended age for describing the dog is between 12-18 months. The describing of one dog takes about 45 minutes in all. It is essential to describe as many dogs as possible to be able to get a good view of the mental health of your breeding.
Field Trial courses
As the labrador is a gundog I felt it would be important to learn about the working ability of the breed. In 1988 I attended to a Field Trial course arranged by the Swedish Labrador Retriever Club. Course tutors: John and Sandra Halstead, Drakeshead Kennels in England.
Over the years I have attended to some FT tests as well as training courses. The results are nothing to take pride in, however the dogs are not to be blamed. I have also trained my dogs in the field with varying degrees of success.
Dog Care and Health
In the years 1989-1991 I worked as an orderly in the Animal veterinary hospital of Malmö. All employees were trained in the care of animals as well as animal illnesses. I have also attended to courses in this branch arranged by breed clubs, veterinary surgeons etc.
Standardized national test (SKK) and ring steward education
There was a
time when I was toying with the idea of judging show dogs. In
prospect of SKK's preparation course to become a show judge you
must pass SKK's standardized test. In 1994 I passed this test
the first time. At that time I was not an authorized ring
steward, which was a must. After having completed the ring
steward course in 1995 I applied for the preparation course once
more. Unfortunately the period of validity for the test had
In 1998 I passed the test for the second time. Unfortunately I was not in the selected group for the preparation course, thus putting a final end to my judging plans. Apart from this, the standardized national test gave me some pointers on my personal knowledge of the dog's anatomy and ability to move as well as the judging system.
Puppy trainer (SKK)
In 2001 the Swedish Kennel Club arranged a year-long course in basic puppy training which was a pilot project in co-operation with the Swedish Working Dog Club. The course was divided into a theoretical and a practical part supervised by a mentor. In 2002 I had the first puppy training-course of my very own.
Commission of trust
Most people in
the dog world sooner or later will find themselves involved in
one or two committees. I am no exception. I have been active in
the Swedish Labrador Retriever Club (LRK) as a secretary (LRK/Skåne)
In 1998 I was elected Breed Councellor of LRK (The Swedish Labrador Retriever Club)/Head board's Breed Council group. In 2001, after a most interesting commission, I choose to leave the board.
On the 16th of February 2008 I was elected Chairman of the southern district of The Swedish Spaniel and Retriever Club (SSRK/Södra).
Over the years
I have been trusted to judge (unofficially) at different breed
clubs as well
Judging in Denmark
In 1996 -
Labradors - Open Show - the Danish Retriever Club/Nordsjaelland.
Judging in Holland
13th of May 2007 I judged the labradors at the Decennial jubilee "Circle of Labrador Breeders" Open Air Club Show in Utrecht, Holland together with Mrs Gunilla Ek and Mrs MaiLis Åkesson.
To the best of
my ability I have put together this website using Microsoft
FrontPage and Adobe Photoshop. I try to keep it updated
continuously. Please contact me if you meet a problem with the
site or if you find some incorrect spelling or pieces of
This list enables you to quickly grasp the legal records of our homebred dogs.
Mrs Katja Sjöberg