I'm Geert Verlinden and I'm 35 years active in dog sport and training dogs from 1987 in obedience and IPO/IGP till now. Dog training is for me a passion I really enjoy.
I completed my first competitions in the Belgium obedience program with my Briard Max. After several years in this discipline with excellent results, it was time for a new challenge, the IPO/IGP program.
I practiced IPO/IGP on a high level for more than 26 years mostly with Malinois but also Rottweiler and lately Dobermann. I give training seminars and I guided a Boxer and Bouvier with their handlers to achieve the world championship title.
Myself I participated at lots of CAC-CACIT and world Championships.
I have competed at 25 world Championships (FCI and FMBB) with 3 different dogs, Vice World Champion FMBB, several times top 10 at the World Championships, I have achieved several first podium places as a Belgium Champion all breeds and as a Belgium Champion for Belgium Shepherds.
As FCI IPO judge I have previously judged: World Championship FCI IPO 2017 in Germany, USA, Spain, Romania, Germany World Championship Rottweiler, etc.
I'm also a conformation‐judge for Briards and Rottweiler and I'm a respected breeder of Malinois since 2004.
I am adjunct secretary of the commission Section 1C in Belgium who is responsible for the IGP-IPO program on FCI level.
I wish everyone a good competition and lot of success!