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In Loving Memory Of Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen

Geir judging the Terrier group at Westminster photo ©Lisa Croft-Elliott

We received the very sad news that Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen of Pepper Pike, Ohio passed away on May 15. Geir was a longtime fancier, international judge, and successful breeder of many breeds but best known for his Louline Wire Fox Terriers. Geir was an icon among the fancy; a kind, funny, incredibly intelligent gentleman.

Born in Norway, Geir began a lifelong love of the sport of purebred dogs in 1959 with a Boxer. Geir and his late wife, Gerd, bred many champion English Cockers, Greyhounds, Whippets and Norfolk Terriers under the Hubbestad prefix. Geir’s first Terrier interest was Airedale Terriers; he was mentored in them for over two years before he was even allowed to trim one. Geir produced over 100 Louline Wire Fox Terrier champions after breeding his first litter in 1964. Five Louline Wire Fox Terriers were awarded Best In Show in five countries on the same day! In addition to his love for Terriers, his favorite breed was the Giant Schnauzer.

Geir and Gerd were successful around the world; initially in Scandinavia, then England and finally America. Geir was the first and only person in history to win Dog Of The Year in Norway and Sweden in the same year – twice! First, he accomplished the feat with Welsh Terrier, CH Deveraux Janore, in 1974 and then in 1980 with Wire Fox Terrier, CH Blackdale Starbright. In 1996, Geir and Gerd were awarded the Tom Horner Dog World Award Of Excellence for their contributions to the British dog world.

Geir’s international acclaim went far beyond breeding and handling; he was an incomparable judge and dog man. Geir judged at Westminster Kennel Club four times, as well as Crufts and the AKC National Championship. He judged the Terrier Group at each one of these most prestigious events. He was the first person to judge the Terrier Group at both Crufts and Westminster Kennel Club. Geir retired from a career as an executive at Skandia Transport and shared his home with two Norfolk Terriers.

Geir’s passion for dogs was unmatched; he could discuss any breed with his incredible depth of knowledge, insight and patience. He was known for his ability to make each and every fancier’s experience in his ring a positive one. His dry wit and sense of humor were second to none. Geir was both an inspiration and an icon around the world touching the lives of so many.

The Canine Chronicle extends our deepest condolences to his son, Eric, his family, friends and the entire dog fancy. Geir will be sorely missed.

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