Some of the 1990s Agertoften dogs

Jørgen bred Pointers at Agertoften even before he had the name registered, using his great dogs of the 1970s: INTCh Riff C (Oksby Fly – Tessa) and the 1977 Danish Derby-winner Alsbjergs Don (Riff C – Alsbjergs Mette and their daughters Sadina and Pigas Katja. He bred a bitch called Kitt who came 4th in the Derby when she was only one year old.

In the mid 1980s, Jørgen had one of his best dogs ever in Bob (Rimfaxes Emir – Rimfaxes Dixi), line bred on Riff C’s daughter Maxelinebelle who was the mother of both Emir (Danish Ch’ship-winner 1981) and Dixi (Danish Pointer Club elite-dog). Bob was followed by his daughter Lydehøjs Line (Bob – Kirkebjergs Sus) who Jørgen handled to dual champion, and in 1989 she became the foundation bitch when the kennel got the Agertoften prefix registered.

The kennel had a flying start into the 90s with Agertoften Jytte (Urlev – Lydehøjs Line) winning the Danish Derby in 1991. Later Jytte’s two litter sisters Mette and Isabella did particularly well both in shows and trials. The two brothers Rossi and Klaus were trialled and won some prizes, but did not achieve what he had hoped. Rossi could be a chapter all by himself, as he was the greatest talent of them all. I have often claimed that the French English Setter Cowboy des Rives de l’Estrigon is the best gundog I have seen. Cowboy might have been the most complete dog but I think the best hunter I have ever seen anywhere in the world was Rossi. He had an incurable hunting passion, hunted absolutely everything, and was fantastic on everything – pheasant, partridge, hare, deer, fox – whatever – and he refused to stop hunting any of these. Unfortunately he didn’t have what is considered to be a good style, but ran with a low head and a dead tail, but he was the greatest and most reliable bird finder I have ever seen.

Jørgen with Agertoften Darwin & Diarmid and their mother Agertoften Silvia