I was born in 1964 and as far as I can remember we have always had dogs. When I was very young, my parents had smaller breeds. The 'microbe' hit, however, when we bought our first Dobermann, I was 15 years than (1979). The rest is history...
1985 Birth of my first Rottweiler : Sheba v Rialfo (bitch).
1987 Birth of the first dog who I competed in the sport & show : Nero vd Markenrichter (Rottweiler male). Highest IPO/SCHH-score of Nero: 88-87-83=258/300.
1989 First official working title : KKUSH GP Brevet (Belgian Obedience program).
1989 Start of Helper work (mentor : IPO/SCHH-Judge Luc Declercq).
1989 First IPO/SCHH title.
1990 Foundation of 'v. SCHLOSS HEXENTAL' Kennel.
1990 First Koerung.
1991 Nero was the first Rottweiler to achieve both KKUSH GP & IPO3 in Belgium.
1992 Birth of our first litter 'Q' (Queeny & Quinta v Schloss Hexental became some of the best producing bitches ever of working Rottweilers in Belgium).
1992 Helper and Obedience Instructor in VVDH KG Groeninghe (Belgian SV)
1993 Birth of Raika v Schloss Hexental who became the best producing Rottweiler-bitch ever in the history (she produced World CH. SCHH3 Tyson-, World CH. Tron- and Multi CH. Umbro vh Polderbos)
1994 I became selected for the BRK-team 'IFR SCHH3 World Championship 1995 in Austria' with Magnus v Gluecksstern, highest IPO/SCHH-score of Magnus: 98-91-93=282/300.
1994 First 'K-9 Police dog trial' with Magnus, 1st place (high in trial).
1994 My wife becomes independent in my parents' Gardencenter.
1995 First Show as Apprentice under FCI-Conformation-Judge.
1996 Birth of Uschi v Schloss Hexental who would become Europe’s most diverse titled Rottweiler bitch ever and of her only brother Uber v Schloss Hexental who would become the second Belgian Rottweiler to obtain both Belgium Ring & Mondioring.
1996 First K-9 Police dog Seminar (in Lissabon, Portugal).
1997 Official FCI Helper IPO/SCHH/VPG.
1997 Official CFR Ringsport/Koerung Helper (first foreigner to achieve this title).
1997 Igor v Muthmannsdorf became the first Belgian Rottweiler ever who was 'Gekoert' in both France & Belgium. Highest IPO-score of Igor: 97-90-92=279/300.
1997 First trial as Helper IPO/SCHH.
1997 I became Helper & Head Training Director of the BRK 'KG Oost Vlaanderen'.
1998 Founder, President & Head Training Director of the 'Vlaamse Politiehond Vereniging vzw' (one of the biggest K-9 Police & Schutzhund clubs in Belgium).
1999 Official VLPV ZTP/Koerung/Mental-Tester.
1999 First ZTP/Koerung as Helper/Tester.
2002 Author of the book '30 Years of European Rottweiler breeding 1970/2000'.
2002 Breed Warden of the BRK (Belgian Rottweiler Club) for 'Litter control'.
2005 Official ARV Rottweiler Conformation ‘A’Judge
2006 Together with my wife we started our own K-9 Dogsport Equipment & Outdoor Shop.
2006 Bodo v Schloss Hexental is the first Rottweiler ever who’s titled SCHH, M.Ring, K-9 or POL.DH
2006 Mental Test Judge and Training Director of the BRSDC (UK Rottweiler Sports Dog Club)
2007 Committee Member & European Advisor of the BRSDC.
2007 President of the British Rottweiler Sportsdog Club
2009 President of the VARK (Flemish-Ardennes Rottweiler Club)
2010 Inventer of the patented MCRS (Magnetic Canine Reward System)
2011 Birth of my first English Springer Spaniel 'Armani'
2016 Owner of the Diplome of Honour and Gold Medal of Merit for excellent contribute to the Belgian Dogsport
2019 President of the BG Vlaamse Ardennen NBRC (National Belgian Rotweiler Club)
As Helper & Trainer I was trained by some of the best mentors in their time. My Special thanks go to Mario Verslype from whom I have learned much deeper understanding of dog-behavior.
I had as well also the privilege to work personally dogs of many top trainers (regional, national and even world champions).
I was selected for the World Championships in 1995, I did the selections for the French Championship in 1997 and I was Coach of 1 World Champion and multiple participants of world cups
I wrote several articles for e.g. Dogsport Australia, Dogsport Russia, BRK, NRC, CFR, LASER UK, Mexico, CKURK China, RCTC, USRC magazines, etc www.therottweilerchronicle.com/trc7_verschatse.htm
My dogs I have titled in following disciplines: IPO, SCHH, BH, CSAU, AD, TSG, EG, Obedience, Mondioring, K-9 Police Dog, Reality, RST, BBT, Koerung, ZTP, TAN.TC.TU, etc.
I gave Training-, Breeding selection and/or Show-Seminars in Belgium, France, Switzerland, England, Norway, Finland, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal, Malta, Malaysia, Syria, China, Mexico, USA, etc
As Show-judge I acted in Russia, Malta, Luxembourg, GB, USA, Mexico, China, etc
Katrien with two Hexental puppies.
Breeder of the 'vom Schloss Hexental' kennel
Manager of 'K9K4-Group' www.K9-K4.be
ARV Rottweiler Show Judge
KC Rottweiler Show Judge
ARV Judge for BH, AD, BBT, ZTP, Koerung
BRSDC Judge BBT, ZTP, Koerung
VLPV Judge BBT, ZTP, Koerung
RCM Judge BBT, ZTP, Koerung
Helper for IPO/RCI/SCHH/K-9
CFR Ringsport Helper for Koerung
Helper for Personal Protection and K-9 Police Dogs
VVDH Instructor Obedience
Founder & President VLPV
Founder & President VARK
Ex-President & Advisor of BRSDC
Author of a book and many K-9 articles in magazines and on the internet
Coach of national and international top K-9 athletes
Ring Secretar & Trial Responsible on various competitions
Inventor & Patent holder of the www.MCRS-magnetball.be 'MCRS® Magnet Ball'
I give Workshops and Seminars, I speak fluent English, German, French and Dutch
Seminar in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
K-9 Seminar in Athens (Greece)