About us

The persons behind Trompeterbakken are Marianne Ankjr and Thorleif Rigenstrup.

Marianne has worked with retrievers since mid 1980s. For several years, she has been active in the Danish Retriever Club (DRK) as a field trial trainer. Moreover, she has been steward of cold game tests and field trials. From 2006 till 2012 she was chairwoman of DRK's Training Committee. In 2008 she became a B panel judge. As of 2011 she is an A panel judge. In 2014 Marianne had been a member of the Danish Retriever Club for 25 years.

Thorleif has worked with retrievers since mid 1970s. Since then he has been active in the Danish Retriever Club as a field trial trainer. Moreover, he has been steward of cold game tests and field trials. In 2014 Thorleif had been a member of the Danish Retriever Club for 40 years.

We have labrador retrievers because

We have decided to only work with labrador retrievers after field trial and gun dog lines as we want dogs that 

  • have a good temper

  • function well as family dogs

  • document great willingness to cooperate with and please his/her handler

  • show ability to, willingness to and joy at retrieving

  • are worthy gun dogs

The goals of training and working with our labrador retrievers are partly that they obtain prizes at tests and trials partly that they function well as gun dogs during the hunting season. Therefore, we spend most of our leisure time on training dogs and participating in tests and trials. In the hunting season we are invited to pick up at some estates.   

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