Keeshond Club Of Southern California
Keeshond Club Of Southern California
Mount Hood Keeshond Club serves the Keeshond fancy throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. The club strongly supports the health and wellness of all dogs through sponsorship of research and canine health programs at accredited veterinary medicine colleges in the Midwest and nationally through contributions to the AKC`s Canine Health Foundation In addition, the club promotes Veterinary Technology training to assist in animal care through endowed scholarship and personalized stethoscope programs at Maple Woods Community College.We live in Seymour, Victoria, Australia, about 1 hour north of Melbourne on a 50acre farm. Since 1997, through Ms. Halamandaris` leadership on a national scale, The Heart of America Foundation has provided children living in poverty with over two million library and take-home books (a value in excess of $11 million) and has replenished, redecorated and revitalized 95 public elementary school libraries and reading corners in high need areas through the its library makeover program.Our club was founded on November 22, 1971 by a group of people with similar interests - the welfare of the Keeshond breed in Canada. Dalmatian Club of Southern California and Keeshond Club of Southern California will also be hosting events at CSULB; Great Western Terrier Association. View Sandra Lambright`s business profile as Treasurer at Keeshond Club of Southern California and see work history, affiliations and more. At the Keeshond Club of Southern California AKC Trial at Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos, March 9 and 10, , Bruce and Tommy Double Q`d on Saturday!The Keeshond Club of America is the AKC member club designated by the American Kennel Club as the parent club for the Keeshond breed in the United States. California Sierra Keeshond Club; Keeshond Club of Southern California; may be used without the express, prior, written permission of the Keeshond Club of America. E-Mail the club President for referral to a reputable Oregon breeder who subscribes to the Keeshond Club of America code of ethics. You`ll find a referral list of people outside Oregon at KCA Parent Club Stacy can help you meet one of the great Oregon rescue dogs waiting in foster , if you don`t have to have a puppy. Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to the Keeshond breed, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members.The degree of importance I have placed on certain elements of the Keeshond are my opinions only. While the membership has changed over the years, our goals have remained the same - to provide a medium for Keeshond owners and breeders to join together, with equal representation, for the betterment of the Keeshond breed in Canada. The Keeshond is a very old breed, and one of the very few which throughout history have always been raised for family companions and watchdogs.
Within this site we seek to educate Keeshond fanciers and judges alike, with the inclusion of educational articles, plus photographs of the top winning Keeshonden in Canada over the years. No material from this website (graphics, design, or written material) may be used without the express, prior, written permission of the Keeshond Club of America. I had the honor of judging the Keeshond Club of America National five years ago. The Keeshond excels in obedience competition and agility although they can be exasperatingly stubborn at times.See Jabberwockee site ~jabber/ a Keeshond quarterly magazine published by Penny & Jerry Manser for the story of the Keeshond`s introduction into the United States. The Keeshond was and is a family companion dog, and in the Netherlands, served as a watchdog on the river boats and barges. Sire is an AKC Grand Champion and won a Select Award at a specialty at one year of age.Even though he has been gone for more than twenty years, Wrocky is pictured in the current Keeshond Illustrated Standard as the ideal Keeshond. Member: Keeshond Club of America (for over 25yrs), Capital Keeshond Club (for over 20yrs), Catoctin Kennel Club (for over 20yrs). A middle-of-the-road dog where activity is concerned, the Keeshond has a good-natured outlook on life and adapts well to city or country living. Other than during coat-blowing season, the Keeshond needs relatively little grooming.The Canadian Kennel Club is a national, member-based non-profit organization, incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada. The Keeshond (plural Keeshonden) is a member of the spitz group of dogs that developed in northern climates and is related to the Samoyed, the Norwegian Elkhound, the Chow Chow, the Finnish Spitz, and its closest relative, the Pomeranian. The Keeshond Club of America requires breeders to follow this code of ethics in their breeding practices.A shedding northern dog, even a small one, is not for the faint of heart; if you get the vapors at the thought of chasing dog hair for six-to-eight weeks each year, the Kees is not for you. Although it suffers somewhat from hip dysplasia and is susceptible to some heart problems, von Willibrand`s disease, and epilepsy, the Kees is a generally healthy breed.
Selection of a breeder is easier than in some other breeds, for the Keeshond Club of America has a detailed code of ethics that provides guidelines for making a choice. The code also serves as a guideline for prospective Kees buyers; if the breeder you visit does not abide by the provisions of the code, you can look somewhere else for a puppy and inform the club of any violations. He registers his stock with the American Kennel Club and keeps accurate records of matings and pedigrees. The Keeshond is a typical prick-eared, curly-tailed Spitz, full of activity and occasionally of noise. In 1926 it was renamed The Keeshond Club and enjoyed a strong membership of 206.Following the legend, it is believed that the Keeshond played a promindent role in how Amsterdam was established. Since early times, most barges, farms and carts had a canine sentry, usually a Keeshond or whatever name he was given in the various countries. Although some barge captains and farmers retained their dogs and kept informal stud records for their own use, it was more than a century later before the Keeshond again came to public attention. Hinderer tried gallantly to persuade the American Kennel Club to recognize his favored breed.The first official Dutch Barge Dog was shown in 1923 and a specialist club in the UK was formed in 1925. The development of the Keeshond in Australian really began in 1949 when Mrs Bourne emigrated from England. The breed slipped into a slight obscurity until the Keeshond clubs of both New South Wales and Victoria were established in 1967. One of the Keeshond Club of Victoria`s founders, Mrs Ruth Taylor of the Kendari prefix imported CH Ensign of Duroya, whom helped increased the popularity and the quality of the breed once again during the 1970`s, leaving an indelible impression on the pedigrees that followed.In 1990, the Keeshond Club of South Australia was formed and then affiliated with the South Australian Canine Association in 1997. Because of its immense popularity and historical prominence in Holland, the breed eventually became affectionately referred to as the Dutch Keeshond.” While the Pug was the dog of choice for many Dutch aristocrats at that time, the Keeshond was especially favored by commoners. The Keeshond typically `blows` its undercoat once a year for males, twice a year for females.After his death, according to proponents of this theory, the breed became known as the Kees Dog,” or Kees` hund.” Another, more popular theory is that the Keeshond was named after the 18th-century Dutch revolutionary, Cornelis (Kees”) de Gyselaer, who lived in Dordrecht. Around the turn of the 20th century, several women and one man aroused a great deal of interest in the Keeshond and are credited with bringing the breed to the attention of European, British and American dog fanciers.