My name is Marjo Hagoort. I live in a town in the neighborhood of Amersfoort in the centre of Holland. I started working as a handler of hunting dogs in 1982 and in 1984 I got my first Small Munsterlander. At this time I am the proud owner of Larcchan vom Forstweg, who was bred in Germany and comes from superior breeding known as "Auslesezucht". Larcchan is the fourth Small Munsterlander I work with.
With my former partner Jos, I bred my first litter of Small Munsterlander pups under the name “van het Fort ‘t Hemeltje” in 1988.
Fort 't Hemeltje, nearby Utrecht in the centre of Holland, is one of the fortresses of a big fortification called "De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie" (New Dutch Waterline) which was used to protect the middle and west of Holland during wartime and was founded in the 19th century. Directly adjacent to “Fort ‘t Hemeltje” Jos owns half an acre of ground of his own which is a part of his hunting field. As the matriarch of our bloodline gained her first hunting experience here, it was obvious our kennelname would be named after the fort.
In daily life I work as a dietitian in a psychiatric hospital. In my spare time I am (besides mother of a grown up daughter) a hunter (I have a Dutch hunting license since 1990 and a German hunting license since 2010) , a doghandler (training, tests and practice - I do tests in as well as in my own country as in foreign countries) and a trainer of hunting dogs in the surroundings of Amersfoort. I am also active in the organization of Dutch Hunting Tests. Besides that I have several other hobbies such as photography.