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Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen

MR. GEIR FLYCKT-PEDERSEN of Pepper Pike, Ohio, ascended to the highest echelon of breeders and handlers following a lifetime of involvement in the sport. Throughout his dog career, he has been awarded a slew of coveted honors, including becoming the first person to win both the Swedish and Norwegian Dog of the Year titles in the same year. 

Mr. Flyckt-Pedersen’s success in the show ring is extensive. Beyond piloting his Welsh Terrier to Top Dog in Norway and Sweden, he and his late wife Gerd teamed up to achieve several notable wins. The following are included among the pair’s accolades: 

● The team received the Tom Horner/Dog World’s Award of Excellence for contributing to the British dog world; 

● The team also won Best in Show at the prestigious all-terrier competition at Skansen, Sweden, three times, and the Pup of the Year twice in England; 

● Flyckt-Pedersen won Best in Show over 4,000 dogs with his Wire Fox Terrier in Helsinki, Finland, while Gerd won Reserve Best in Show with an English Cocker Spaniel at the same show; and 

● They bred more than 100 Wire Fox Terrier champions and had Best in Show winners in five countries on the same day, making Louline, his Wire Fox Terrier kennel, world-famous. 

While handling dogs in the show ring, he owned several breeds, including English Cocker Spaniels, Greyhounds, Whippets, Airedales, Norfolk Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Standard, and Giant Schnauzers. 

As a judge, Flyckt-Pedersen has officiated worldwide, including Crufts in England. This will be his fifth Westminster assignment, and he has officiated at the AKC National Championship and The Kennel Club of Philadelphia events. 

His professional life included farming and serving as an executive with Skandia Transport. He is now retired and living with his two Norfolk Terriers.