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Keeshonds - Dogs - Choosing a Breeder
Having decided to buy Keeshonden, pay careful attention to the breeder of Keeshond dogs. Pet shops, dealers, or backyard breeders are a poor choice. The pups may be poorly bred and poorly raised.
Responsible breeders do:
Responsible breeders don't:
- Ask as many questions of you as you do of them.
- Plan to keep one of the puppies in order to continue improving the breed.
- Have interest in the breed for at least 2-3 years (dog club membership, Championship or performance titles).
- Advise you other breeders if they don't have a dog suitable for you.
- Write a contract when selling a Keeshond dog.
- Provide a pedigree, a registration slip, and up-to-date health records with every puppy.
- Discuss honestly problems connected with the breed.
- Offer help and assistance for the life of the dog.
- Breed 1-2 litters a year, not more.
- Have dogs, which are humanely cared for, clean, and happy.
- Breed simply to sell.
- Appear to get rid of a puppy.
- Have "mated pairs".
- Sell puppies to pet shops or to people they haven't met.
- Sell puppies that are younger than 7 weeks.
- Sell puppies without papers or charge extra for it.
- Claim that their Keeshond dogs have no problems.
Keeshonds - Dogs - Breeders Links
Keeshonds - Dogs - Breeders Links - USA
A*Starz Keeshonden - Provides an online slideshow including champions, and information about canine health, homeopathy, and Modern Natural Rearing methods. Located in Maryland.
Ashwood Keeshonden - Located in Florida, provides photos, links, news and information. Breeders of over 40 Champion Keeshonden and obedience and Agility dogs, with 20 years of experience.
Candray Kennels and Services - Breeders of over 200 Champions since 1971, including BIS, specialty and international winners, and featuring Ch. Candray Camelia HOF.
Coxswain Keeshonden - Keeshond breeders in western USA, providing photos, pedigrees, and show news of their dogs and offering cards and crafts with Keeshond motifs.
K-Central Keeshonden - Located in Florida, members of the Keeshond Club of America and abide by its Code of Ethics. The dogs are family, who live in the home and sleep on the bed. Lists club affiliations with pictures and pedigrees of their dogs.
Keesara Keeshonden - Keeshond breeder and exhibitor, includes photos of dogs of all ages and links to information about health and grooming. Located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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Keeshond Kennels - General description of dogs available.
Keesrus Keeshond - Breeder of Keeshonden and information about the available dogs.
Spunkee's Keeshonden - Breeders located in central Florida. Provides pictures, links, news and information. Competes in conformation, obedience, and agility.
Keeshonds - Dogs - Breeders Links - International
Allforus Keeshonds - Breeders located in Cumbria, England, with pictures of their dogs.
Graceline Reg'd Keeshonden - Located in the town of Madoc, Ontario. Long-time breeders with information on many dogs and links of interest.
Keesbrook Perm. Reg. Keeshonden - Have been showing and breeding Keeshonden for almost 30 years. All dogs live in the house and puppies are lovingly raised with the family. Located in Almonte, Ontario (near Ottawa).
Keez Keeshonden - Profiles current showdogs and their ancestors, and provides references to breed standards.
Kichigai Keeshond - Family run Kennel in the North of England showing and breeding Keeshonden and Pom's.
Owenbriar Keeshonden - Located in south/central Ontario, Canada. Breeders of quality Keeshonden for pet or show.
Keeshonds - Dogs - Rescues Links
Critterhaven Kees - My goal is to find Kees in local shelters or surrounding areas and provide a foster home for them until a permanent one can be found.
Keeshond Lovers United - Midwestern USA Keeshond rescue and railroad.
Keeshond Rescue NorthEast - An internet-based organization devoted to helping Keeshonden with the help of foster homes, with photographs of dogs available in New Castle, Delaware and links to national rescue.
Keeshond Rescue Web Site - Site covers all of North America, and includes pictures and bios of Kees in need of new homes. Constantly updated.
Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Foundation - A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing assistance for the medical expenses of rescued Keeshonden in foster care. Site includes a SunShine Store as part of the fundraising effort.
Southern California Keeshond Rescue - People dedicated to helping keeshonden in southern California. Includes pictures of kees who have been helped in the past and currently-eligible rescues.
Turbo Kees Foundation, Keeshond Rescue - Rescue working in Chicago, Illinois and Providence, Rhode Island. Photos of available dogs and keeshond care tips.