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A truly INTERNATIONAL Keeshond Magazine  March, 2012 

Volume 3, Number 1 

 

Canadian & American Champion Keesbrook Windrift Poise N Ivy  


Ozzy started out the 2012 show season with a bang.  In two weekends he's been  awarded  three  Group  1  and  two  Group  2's.  Thank  you  to  his  handler  Michelle  Beaton  ,  my  granddaughter  and  sometimes  I  do  show  him  myself  like  in  this  photo!    STOP THE PRESS! Ozzy went Best in Show on February 27, 2012 making him the  #1 Keeshond, #1 non Sporting and #9 All Breeds in Canada! 

Breeder/Owner Gail Riches  griches@shaw.ca  www.keesrichkennels.com 

                               

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KCA #1  Keeshond  Bitch   2011     

Geneva Had 5 Puppies 2/18/12!    Proud Sire Ch. Skyline’s Unit of  Measure, “Cubit”   

ATHENA KEESHONDEN  Jennifer Sturgeon  athenakennels@yahoo.com   

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Front Cover Story  Am/Can Ch Keesbrook Windrift Poise N Ivy  "Ivy"    Keesbrook is thrilled to introduce our newest star.  Ivy  completed  her  Canadian  championship  by  group placements.     Then  she  took  in  the  back  to  back  Mt  Hood  Keeshond Club specialties and associated all breed  shows.  She  took  three  5  point  majors  in  a  row  to  start and complete her American championship.       Keesbrook Keeshonden  www.keesbrook.ca 


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Jane Saunders  Dr Karen Hedberg  Heather Myers  Jane Saunders  Christine Searle 

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Alecia Novak 

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CAN / AM CH KEESBROOK WINDRIFT POISE N IVY  CAN BIS / AM CH KEESRICH WIZARD  BISS GCH ATHENA GLITTER GIRL HOF  KEESHOND CLUB OF AMERICA & MOUNT HOOD KEESHOND CLUB    BISS CH CALIVALE CALL GIRL  CALIVALE SO YOU THINK  BIS,BISS GR CH CALIVALE TICKLE MY FANCY  INDY KEES KEESHONDEN  A*STARZ PRODUCTIONS  AUST CH KEEZ QUE SERA SERA  MARTLE DE LA MAR  AUST CH KEEZ MISS DEMEANOUR  SIMPKEES KEESHONDEN  KEESRIDGE KENNELS  CAVACAST PET PORTRAITS & SCULPTURE  ENG & AM CH TRUMPET'S DISCO INFERNO FOR TORRIKEES  TORRIKEES MISS BEHAVIN 

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Introduction to Nosework Step One By Karen Squire and Patty Sontag So, you have heard about Nosework, and now you’re thinking, “What do I need to do that sport?” Well, if you have a dog (preferably a Keeshond) and your dog has a nose – YOU ARE 99% THERE! If you read our article in KeeshondWorld December 2011, you know that Nosework is a great game to play with your dog, teaching them to do what comes naturally – sniff out a scent. We are going to take you through the basics of teaching your Keeshond to search for food. I think we all know that it doesn’t take too much to teach our breed to search for food anywhere, anytime! Equipment: You will want to get a harness and a long line (you can start with 6’ and work up to a 10’ line). Do not get a “no-pull” harness. We want the dogs to be eager to search for the food, and later on, scent. You don’t want the harness to restrict them from moving out towards the food or scent. You will need to get some lidded boxes (shipping boxes from Staples are ideal). Punch holes in the lid of one of the boxes. This is going to be your “food” box. Note – we have found that it is better to encourage your dog to do all their “business” before you put on their harness. Later on in Nosework, there will be lots of exterior hides, and we want to encourage our dogs not to eliminate while wearing their harness. If you start right from the beginning, this should help you later on in Nosework. Getting Started: You can do this alone, but it would help to have a second person to handle the boxes. Let’s presume that you have the second person to help. You are going to line up 5-6 boxes; leave about 56 feet between each box (if you have access to a training facility, you should have lots of room to set out a line of boxes). If you have to do this in your home, a hallway or basement with some space should be fine.

Your assistant is going to put a good handful of really tasty treats in the box with the holes punched in it and bring that box over to show your keeshond that there are treats in that box. You will be holding your dog (by the harness); hopefully he/she will be eager to hunt for the food. Your assistant is going to show the dog that they are putting the box down 2 or 3 boxes back from the start of the line of boxes. You are going to let your dog go hunt for the food. We have started right from the beginning giving them some type of search command (find it, go hunting, search, etc.). The dog should be curious enough to want to find the food and start checking the boxes. As soon as the dog finds the correct box, and shows interest in the box, you are going to open the box and let them get the treats. One thing you should keep in mind when your dog is searching is to never get between the dog and the row of boxes - you don’t want to do anything that might “push” the dog away from the boxes, so it is better if you keep the dog between you and the boxes. The importance of this piece of advice will become apparent when your dog starts searching double rows of boxes, or when the boxes are scattered about.

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If your dog sniffs the box and bypasses it, just let him go up the row and come back sniffing at the boxes. Any interest in the food box is rewarded with opening the box and letting him eat the food. You are now going to repeat this sequence several more times. Your dog should be eagerly anticipating the box being dropped into the line so that he can get his reward. If your dog is eager for this new game, your assistant can start putting the box in different locations in the line, moving it further away. They can even pick up another box, tap it so your dog is looking at the “no reward” box, and drop that back in the line. Almost every single dog will go directly to the last box dropped in the line because they think that is where the food is. They are not yet relying on their nose to tell them where the reward is. That takes time and repeated practice. You are going to want to repeat this game with them over the next couple of months. It will take them time to get the idea of hunting firmly in their brains. Don’t be in a hurry for the next step (which will be in the next installment). Just keep working the boxes in a line, varying the location of the reward box. Your Keeshond should start to recognize the game as soon as he/she sees the boxes come out. If your dog is eagerly playing this game, you can start to put your boxes into two lines – 10 feet apart, and let the dog find the reward box in this new configuration. Give him/her lots of time to get the idea of the game. Don’t move on to a different configuration if he/she is not doing well with the boxes in a single line. There is no time limit on teaching the basics of Nosework. One Note – please keep your food box separate from your clean boxes. You don’t want the clean boxes to start to pick up the scent of the food. It will only confuse your dog when they pick up the scent of the food on a box that was in contact with the reward box and there is no food in the box. Our dogs can pick up on the slightest odor, and just because we can’t smell something, doesn’t mean that they can’t. Happy Hunting Photos by Suzanne Ranieri

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The Girls of Calivale

Tramp will  be  shown  sparingly  early  this  year  before  taking  a  short  break  from  the  ring  for  maternal  duties.  We  have  a  very  exciting  mating  planned  for  Tramp  and  we  are  really  looking  forward  to  her  first litter. 

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The Girls of Calivale

The naughty one!

Gloria is  a  handful  to  show  and  live  with  –  but we are slowly getting her trained.    We look forward to showing her in 2012. 

Calivale Keeshonds  Brad Santas – Mulgoa NSW 

www.calivalekeeshonds.com.au or  calivale@ozemail.com.au  02 4774 1918 or 0423295036  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


The Girls of Calivale

Cricket has played a major part in the success of Calivale.   To date she has produced 4 litters, with winning progeny in every litter.   Her champion kids to date are    BISS Ch Calivale Call Girl  BIS BISS Gr Ch Calivale Calln The Shots  Ch Calivale True Spirit  With several more on the way  

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By Dr. Marion (Meg) Smart DVM PhD Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies, Saskatoon SK Canada

Nutritional Support of a Pet With Cancer

For Client Information in consultation with their Veterinarian Tumours require nutrients to grow, the host requires nutrient to maintain their quality of life, and this immediately creates a conflict within the body. Some basic questions arise from this conflict. Can we through nutrition: 1. Slow the growth or starve a tumour? 2. Make the tumour more sensitive to our therapies?

As a Small Animal Nutrition professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, I have witnessed many changes within the pet food industry over the past 14 years. These changes have not always been related to the improved nutritional value of pet foods. To increase their market share, the multinationals that manufacture pet foods are buying smaller profitable companies and have developed sophisticated marketing strategies that are centralized around the humanization of our pets.

3. Modulate the immune system to control or eliminate the tumour? Objectives of Nutritional Therapies 4. Neutralize free radicals without compromising the effectiveness of some treatments? Cancer can change the host’s metabolism by directing nutrients for its own use thus starving the host resulting in the loss of muscle and fat (cancer Cachexia) 1 The most profound changes are seen in carbohydrate metabolism2. A variety of malignancies utilize glucose through anaerobic glycolysisi as a source of energy. Lactate is the resulting end product which the host then must use energy to convert it back to glucose to sustain this need for glucose the glycogen stores in the liver are rapidly depleted along with the protein stores as the lean muscle mass gluconeogenic amino acids are utilized and finally the fat stores.

Nutritional recommendations will vary during the course of the disease. The goal of nutritional therapy is to maximize the quality of life by: 1. Preventing or reversing nutritional deficiencies 2. Preserving or restoring lean body mass 3. Helping to better tolerate treatments 4. Minimizing treatment related side effects and complications 5. Maintaining the pet’s strength and energy 6. Protecting and supporting the immune function 7. Aiding in tissue repair

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Numerous ways are used to classify tumours but for nutritional intervention for pets like to use the following which is based on a human model 3.Nutritional advise should be given on an individual bases hopefully to improve quality of life and be compatible with or supportive of the treatment. Group 1: Dogs with active cancer and /or during the treatment associated with: * Alterations in haematology and blood chemistry * Loss of lean body mass and fat * Anorexia and gastro- intestinal signs Group2: Dogs recovering from cancer treatment but still have some of the above metabolic changes in Group 1 For these dogs the goal is to preserve the lean muscle mass and the subcutaneous fat stores. Initially some form of a concentrated protein and fat supplement may be necessary with a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6: Omega 3 fatty acids, Larginine, cystine and glutamine added. (1)Aggressive treatment therapies require aggressive nutritional management. Group 3: Dogs can return to a diet formulated to maintain the quality of life and to minimize further tumor development and growth when: * Haematology and blood chemistry panels remain within the normal ranges * No clinical signs

Changes in renal, liver, endocrine, or pancreatic function will have to be handled on an individual basis Whole Food Ingredients vs. Commercial Pet Foods If you decide to treat your pets with cancer the dietary needs should be discussed with your veterinarian. The information in this article will help you find an appropriate diet. Initially, getting the pet to eat is more important than feeding a “complete and balanced” diet. Try any of the pet’s favourite “table scraps” these must be healthy high in protein and fat or complex carbohydrates as found in potatoes, squash, or corn. Overly processed foods and treats should be avoided. Small frequent meals throughout the day are advised. The ingredients in commercial diets canned, kibble, baked or semi moist can be heat processed twice, once during the production of the ingredient and once during the making of the diet. Ingredients labelled meals e.g. Poultry meal, poultry by-product meal are rendered products from the slaughter plants (subjected to high temperatures with fat extracted and the solids then dried and ground into a meal. Chicken fat, pork fat, and other animal fat sources are also a by product of this process. These fats are vulnerable to per oxidation if anti oxidants are not added at the rendering plant. Vegetable fat is often recycled restaurant oil from deep fryers. While benefits can be derived from heat processing, such as the destruction of pathogenic bacteria, improved digestibility and taste, anti nutritional and toxic compounds can also be produced.

* Loss of fat and lean body mass is stable

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Commercial Kibble Recommendations

Dehydrated or Freeze Dried Diets

The major protein, fat and carbohydrate sources should be present in the first five (5) ingredients listed .All the protein sources should from animal origin. They should be added whole and not pre-processed by products for example:

The meats sources are often cooked prior to final processing but the vegetables are mostly raw. Bacteria can still survive in the meat or vegetable components. These foods can also be cooked before feeding.

* Meat/chicken, meat/chicken by-products not meat/chicken/by-product meals Whole foods: * Liver, eggs, * Whole grains, wheat, oats, barley, corn etc. not flour, brewer’s rice, corn flour * Whole vegetables not pomace or dehydrated Fats are a problem as fat is generally sprayed INSERT TEXT HERE. on at the endOR of LOGO the manufacturing process along with heat sensitive amino acids and vitamins. These fats are generally the byproducts of the rendering industry. The fat sources should be identified such as pork, chicken, and beef fat.

Recommendations Homemade Diets:

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Protein sources with a high biological value are recommended. Arginine, glycine, cysteine and glutamine may be of value therapeutically. Whole grains contain the germ, bran and endosperm and are not refined. Whole grains are rich in fibre (soluble and insoluble), vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phenols, lignans, phytoestrogens and saponins. Forty studies were combined and the risk of cancer was reduced 34% in people who ate large amounts of whole grains compared to those that ate very little4.

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The “red family” are a group of fruits (tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, papaya and pink guava) that contain a Carotenoid lycopene and other similar compounds that are potent antioxidants with anti cancer potential. These compounds are released upon processing.5.

Other Commercial Diets Raw Food Diets These diets contain unprocessed whole ingredients that are similar to a dog’s primitive or natural diet. Some are balanced to AAFCO’s minimum and maximum nutritional standards, others the nutrient intake is balanced over time. If the dog is neutropenic or showing signs of immune suppression, these diets can be cooked. Appropriate hygienic precautions must be taken when handling and feeding raw foods.

Soy foods such as tofu, soymilk, soybeans, miso, tempeh, soy burgers and soynut butter contain isoflavones, saponins, phenolic acid, phytosterols, and protein kinase inhibitors which appear to have anticancer effects. Soy products tend to produce flatulence which may be reduced by “Bean O” drops on the food prior to feeding. 6

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Garlic or the Alliums family (onions, leeks, scallions) contain many anti cancer substances. These compounds have been shown to slow or stop the growth in tumours of the prostrate, bladder, colon, stomach, and lungs. 7 Unfortunately onions can be toxic to dogs. Flax seed8 contains lignans (phytoestrogens) which mimic estrogens in the body. The oil does not contain lignans but an Omega 3fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is converted in the body to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).A debate exists as to the site where DHA is manufactured by the dog, if at all. If DHA is available in the dog it’s likely produced by the tissues that utilizes it. Fish Oils can oxidize rapidly and become rancid. Cold water fish contain EPA and DHA. Other oils Omega 6 fatty acids linoleic (LA) and gamma-linolenic (GLA) are found in evening primrose, borage and black current oils. Conjugated-linolenic acid (CLA) is found beef fat and dairy products. Dark green leafy vegetables are excellent sources of fibre, Folate, and numerous Carotenoids such as lutein, and zeaxanthin, along with saponins and flavonoids. These are potent free radical scavengers9. Cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, book Choy and kale. Glucosinolates (isothiocyanates), crambene, and indol-3carbinol are all linked to a lower cancer risk for many type of cancer. These vegetables have beneficial effects on cellular metabolism.10

The mode of action is twofold as they deactivate specific carcinogens and slow the reproduction of cancer cells. Strawberries contain flavonoids and blueberries contain a potent antioxidant, anthocyanosides 11 Beans or legumes (seeds) the active anticancer compounds are saponins, protease inhibitors and phytic acid. Beans are also rich in fibre. In the laboratory saponins inhibit reproduction and the growth of cancer cells. Protease inhibitors block the proteases produced by tumours to destroy nearby cells. Phytic acid can slow the progression of tumour calls. 12 Aloe Vera plants contain a glycoprotein Acemannan a glycoprotein which increases the body’s production of immune-modulating chemicals What to look for in a cancer diet: In a Commercial Diet * All animal, poultry, fish based protein ingredients, no plant based protein sources * A Guaranteed Analysis of : In a Kibble: Protein % no less than 60%; a Fat % no less than 35%; Carbohydrates % no more than5% In a canned food: Protein % no less than14%; Fat% no less than 8.5%; Carbohydrates % no more than 1.2%

Berries are a good source of fibre and Vitamin C. Strawberries and raspberries rich in ellagic acid.

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A Homemade Diet

½ c carrots (64g)

Protein and Fat 69% of total diet

½ c baked sweet potato with skin (78g)

1 cup whole milk small curd Cottage cheese (145g)

1 clove of garlic (3g) ¼ c winters squash, skin, flesh, seeds (29g)

1 large egg (with shell) hard boiled (50g) Total: 265g or 30% total diet 100 gm chicken liver lightly sautéed =30% 200gm chicken breast meat with cartilage chopped cooked ½ c raw firm tofu (calcium sulphate) (126g)

Carbohydrate Substitution:

Total: 621g or 69%

Mixed fruit and vegetables plus a citrus fruit must be complex carbohydrates, chose different colours, cooked rice for sweet potatoes.

Protein/ Fat substitutions:

Other supplements***

Red meat fat not trimmed for liver, chicken, ½ tofu = 262g

1 tsp olive oil (4g) 1 tsp salmon oil (4g)

Yogurt for cottage cheese 1 tsp ground flax seed (2g) Liver and kidney other species for chicken liver Total: 10g=1% Add 1 egg in exchange for 50g of another source of protein Carbohydrate Sources 30% total diet (These are complex carbohydrates)

Over all totals: 896g ***Can add on a daily bases Juka Organic’s Ground Work and Inside Trac a probiotic (Available this summer)

¼ c ground apple skins and seeds (31g) ¼ c blueberries (37g)

All ingredients can be ground (chopped) and mixed raw and cooked in loaf trays 350oF for 30 minutes or

¼ c broccolis cooked (23g)

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Can feed meat raw, grind or coarsely chop carrots, broccoli, apples, blue berries, feed raw, but cook rice and potatoes Diet supplies 111 Kcal/100gm, 76% moisture, 5.5% Carbohydrates, 12% Protein, 5%fat How much to feed

1 (Ogilvie G K, http://www.archive.org/web/20010602233344/http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ cancercure/nutrition.htm 2 Ogilive G.K. Care beyond a cure: Nutrition and cancer therapy; 2009 Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Conference of the AHVMA,:293-303) 3 ((Nutritional Support in cancer patients: A brief review and suggestions for standard indication criteria. Gerson Peltz 2002. Nutrition Journal 1:1 (http://www.nutritionj.content1/1/1). 4 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dc_foods_wholegrains

If your dog’s ideal weight is 30 kg his caloric intake should be =[(Body Weight inkg)*30)+70]* adjustment f

5 http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dc_foods_tomatoes 6 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dc_foods_soy 7 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dc_foods_garlic

if overweight AF is 1 ;want to gain weight factor is 2; maintain weight factor is 1.8. Assume at ideal weight then he requires approx 670 kcal/d he requires 670/1.11=600-605 gm diet per day

8 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=de_foods_flax 9 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=de_foods_ greens) 10 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=de_foods_cruciferous 11 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=de_foods_berries 12 Http://www.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=de_foods_beans

Mari Clevenpalm 

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Our best wishes to Jane Saunders whose Father was recently in hospital as the result of a mini-stroke. It has been reported that Maureen Clements has been in hospital with Congestive Heart failure, our best wishes to her. Alan Leff is recovering from a recent hospital stay. Our condolences to the Coffinberger family on the Passing of Brad Coffinberger after a short illness.

Kathy Easter has been heard to say that her recent surgery was over and she was loving the Percocet! Best wishes for a full recovery. Esther Carr was recently in hospital for sinus surgery. Best wishes for a full recovery. Our heartfelt condolence to Tonya Cormier on the recent passing of her husband Brad Cormier. Our best wishes to you and your family. Our heartfelt condolences to Joy Crisler on the recent passing of her Father. Our best wishes to you and your family

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HERDING WITH KEESHONDEN

By Joan Malak Majikees - USA

While I am nowhere near the point of being able to totally understand sheep, I’m learning more with each of Toni and Voodoo’s herding lessons. For example, Toni and Voodoo have very different personalities and it very much affects how the sheep react to them. Although superficially Toni gives off a very confident persona, underneath she is not the most confident dog. She is what dog trainers refer to as a ‘soft’ dog. Harsh corrections (this includes strong verbal corrections) will cause her to stop working. She also gets worried about making a mistake if she doesn’t understand what she is being asked to do and might stop working for that reason as well. Toni does have a strong herding instinct and continues to work sheep for the joy of working sheep. This instinct shows itself in a number of ways. The clearest indication is that Toni does the work just for the opportunity to continue to herd, not because she is given any food rewards.(Denise does occasionally give her a treat; but these treats are few and far between and almost always for doing a quick recall away from the sheep). It also shows in her concern when the sheep drift away from her and Denise. (Toni breaks her stay command most often when she sees the sheep wandering off, doesn’t think Denise is aware of it, and feels compelled to round up the sheep and bring them back to Denise.) Her herding instinct is also evident when she is sent out to get sheep that are at the other end of the field and has to determine on her own how far out to go before circling back to the sheep, how fast she needs to move in order to get the sheep moving correctly, and deciding exactly where to position herself behind the sheep as they’re moving in order to bring the sheep back to Denise in a straight line. I’ve watched Toni and sometimes thought she was making a mistake in her movements, but the sheep end up moving exactly where they should. Obviously, Toni’s herding instinct is much strong than mine!

Toni (Majikees Chocolate Mystic Mint RN NA NAJ OF HCT-s JHD-s HTAD1-s) Approach with enough speed and confidence and ......

... they’ll move. If Toni had stopped, or even shown any hesitation, the one sheep would still be grazing.

But, sheep also act on instincts, as well as learned behaviors. If a dog moves toward them, they tend to move away. But, while some sheep react quickly to a dog’s presence, others might wait until the dog is very close until they decide to move. Or, they might stand and watch the dog coming rather than quickly turning and moving away from the dog. Sheep often learn that some dogs aren’t really a threat to them and require something a little extra to get them moving.

This is very difficult for Toni. All three sheep are grazing and one of them looking at her……look how her body language shows her concern.

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These somewhat stubborn sheep are the ones that Toni has trouble moving. As long as the sheep are willing workers, Toni knows exactly what to do to get them to move to wherever Denise has indicated. But, a sheep that stands its grounds and says “Make me move” is worrisome to Toni. What she needs to do in a case like this is to just take one additional step forward and the sheep will move. Or, she could hold her ground and wait the sheep out. Instead, she moves back somewhat, or to the side, and portrays to the sheep her hesitation. If this continues, the sheep learn that the dog isn’t confident and become even more stubborn as time goes on.

In the meantime, Voodoo is continuing with his herding lessons. His lessons are still very short and his attention span is even shorter, but Denise is very pleased with his progress. What I find fascinating is the very obvious difference in how the sheep react to him as opposed to how they react to Toni. When he is focusing on the sheep, they very easily move for him. The same sheep that Toni will have problems with will move very easily for Voodoo. This is because he is an extremely confident dog and his body language indicates that to the sheep. And, because of his confidence, he thinks nothing of standing and staring at a stubborn sheep until it decides to move.

Denise and I agreed that teaching Toni to take that extra step forward toward a recalcitrant sheep is not the best solution for her. So, we’re teaching Toni to bark on command. This is just a single sharp bark which will startle the sheep and convince it to start moving. This is also something that I never in my wildest imagination thought I would be doing. After all, I’m usually teaching our Kees to stop barking!

So, it’s already evident that he won’t have any problem with difficult sheep, but only time will tell has asthemuch herding A titleif or he caption about photograph. instinct as Toni does.

Voodoo (Trumpet's A Kind of Majik) In this first photo, he shows no hesitation in going up to the sheep that are standing and staring at him.

Toni (Majikees Chocolate Mystic Mint RN NA NAJ OF HCT-s JHD-s HTAD1-s) Moving sheep with confidence. he stands still at an appropriate distance from the sheep and waits.

Voodoo (Trumpet's A Kind of Majik) In the last photo in the series, the sheep are now moving because he stood his ground.

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Training with Jedi Have you ever wanted to know “How To”? Through a series of articles, Jedi and his Human Nik, will show you HOW! Go to your Mat Teaching your dog to go to their mat is a great cue to have in your ‘tool kit’, particularly when you need your dog to stay in one area when you don’t have a crate or tie-out handy. It can be particularly helpful when you have a visitor at the door and you don’t want your dog harassing them for cuddles, or if you are visiting friends and you would like your dog to just chill out indoors. It can also be used to teach your dog to have some ‘down time’, by going onto their mat to relax. After using luring for the last four issues, I think it’s time to move on to one of my favourite methods – free shaping.

Who Is Nicola Boyd & Jedi?

What is Free Shaping? Free shaping is a training method that involves the dog using trial and error to perform a new behaviour with no physical or verbal instructions given to the dog. The dog is guided to perform a specific behaviour through delivery of rewards, much like the child’s game “hot and cold”. It requires a high degree of problem solving from the dog’s perspective and a lot of constraint for the trainer who is used to using other more interactive methods, such as luring. If you or your dog have never done free shaping before, I recommend that you practice the method using ‘101 Things to do with a Box’ before you start teaching a specific behaviour with the method.

"I work as a medical doctor and I also share my home with Jedi, the 3 year old Keeshond, Ahsoka, the 3 year old Finnish Lapphund and my new rescue dog Revan, the 1 year old Australian Kelpie. Training dogs is my passion and I am so lucky to have three amazing dogs who adore training as much as I do. They give everything during our training sessions because they believe that training is the best fun you can have (and so do I)! I started training Jedi in obedience and tricks when he was just a baby and we have never looked back. We train and compete in obedience, flyball, agility and herding. On top of all this, Jedi and Ahsoka are certified Therapy Dogs and make regular visits to a local aged care facility. In my ‘spare’ time, I am an obedience instructor at a local obedience club, where I am a big advocate for training spitz breeds, particularly Keeshonden after hearing from many people how untrainable they are. I guess someone forgot to tell that to Jedi! All you need is a great bond with your Keeshond, a positive training method, some patience and an understanding of what your dog loves – in Jedi’s case, FOOD!" Jedi – Neut. Ch Sandstock Littel Jake AFCh CD JD ET

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Lesson Seven

101 Things to Do With A Box

This is a fun game that can be played over and over again with dogs of any age. It is great to use with puppies to teach them how to problem solve and to work through frustrations that can occur while training. With this game, the sky is the limit!

Step 1: Get your box and put it on the floor. It doesn’t matter if it is upside down, on its side, right way up… Just let it fall where it lands. Step 2: Grab your clicker, treats and bring your dog over to the box. The next step involves watching and waiting. To encourage interaction with the box, click and treat (C&T) for ANY interaction. This could be as little as looking at the box. Some dogs, particularly those who have not done any free shaping before, won’t pay any attention to the box on the floor and this is where your patience is required. Try and resist the urge to help your dog out. Instead, watch for subtleties and C&T for the slightest glance towards the box. Continue to C&T for any and all interaction with the box – walking past it, bumping it, jumping over it, sniffing it… Don’t be picky – accept anything initially! You want your dog to get creative! Once your dog is starting to interact consistently with the box, you can choose to go one of two ways. Firstly, you may decide to accept only NEW ways to interact with the box or secondly, choose to shape your dog to perform a particular more complex behaviour, such as sitting in the box.

Difficulty level: Tips: What you will need: a an empty cardboard box, clicker, lots of soft treats, your dog and lots of patience.

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Your dog  is  going  to  get  frustrated,  particularly  for  dogs  that  are  new  to  free  shaping.  Some  level  of  frustration  is  needed  to  get  them  to  think  but  you  should  observe  your  dog  and  if  they  are  getting too stressed, stop the game and give them a break.   You  really  need  to  be  patient  and  wait  your  dog  out.  In  the  early  stages  of  this  game,  your  dog  is  going  to  have  absolutely  no  idea  what  you  want,  but  helping  them  with  luring  or  physical  manipulation is not the aim of the game – you are trying to teach  your dog to problem solve and think independently.   Sometimes you may need to lower your criteria to make progress.  For  example,  if  your  dog  was  previously  putting  two  feet  into  the  box and all of a sudden they stop and get off track, you might like to  C&T once or twice for something a little simpler such as pawing the  box, just to get them going again. They should progress faster back  to putting two feet into the box.  

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Step 3: To shape a particular behaviour, you need to slowly guide your dog towards that behaviour, shaping it from something that may not resemble the behaviour initially right through to the finished product. We shape this behaviour by rewarding the dog when they perform a behaviour that looks closer to the finished product and ignoring any behaviour that is not a step in the right direction.

For example, to teach your dog to sit in a box you might accept the following progression of behaviours: 1. Sniffing the box  2. Licking the box   3. Nudging the box   4. Pawing the box   5. Standing with one foot in the box  6. Standing with two feet in the box  7. Standing with three feet in the box  8. Standing with four feet in the box  9. Sitting next to the box   10. Sitting with one foot in the box  11. Sitting with two feet in the box  12. Sitting with three feet in the box  13. Sitting with all four paws in the box  

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Lesson Eight

How to Teach “Go To Your Mat” Step 1: Place the mat on the floor and collect your dog, treats and clicker. Find a comfortable place to sit and wait your dog out. Similar to working with the cardboard box, you need to wait for any interaction with the mat, ranging from looking at it to stepping on it to lying down on it. Your aim is to click and treat (C&T) behaviours that are progressively similar to the end behaviour of lying down on the mat (see tips for an example). Step 2: Once your dog is interacting with the mat, you will need to ‘reset’ the dog so they have the opportunity to perform the behaviour again. The easiest way to do this is to click and then throw the treat away from the mat so the dog has to go get it. This allows your dog to approach the mat again and have an opportunity to earn another C&T. Step 3: Continue to C&T the progression towards lying on the mat. Once your dog is lying on the mat consistently, you may decide to C&T for duration by holding off on the C&T for a second. Build this duration up by alternating between short and long periods (e.g. 1 second – 5 seconds – 3 seconds – 8 seconds – 2 seconds – 10 seconds, etc). Step 4: Once your dog is consistently lying on the mat and staying there for a decent duration (e.g. 30 seconds) you can start to put a cue on the behaviour. Examples include, “on your mat”, “go to bed”, “chill out”. Step 5: When your dog is on their mat you may like to reward the behaviour intermittently by giving them a treat while they are lying calmly on their mat. There is no need to ‘click’ as you are not capturing a specific, brief behaviour.

Tips: An example of the behaviour progression might be: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Looking at the mat   Sniffing the mat  Stepping on the mat   Standing on the mat  Sitting on the mat  Lying down on the  edge of the mat   7. Lying down on the  centre of the mat 

Difficulty level: This trick involves your dog seeking out their mat and lying down until they are given their release cue to move off the mat. What you will need: a mat/towel/dog bed, a clicker, yummy soft treats, patience and your dog!

Next issue – Requests being taken! If you would like to request a trick tutorial for next issue, please contact Nik at nik@pawformancedogs.com

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Kees To Agility by Martle de la Mar (as dictated to her secretary, Jocelyn Tipple) 

Martle de la Mar, rover agility reporter, here. Since my last article I have grown older and have  been enjoying extended napping on the world competition level. However, I do still exercise my  personal agility skills jump in the air, twist at meal times and gallop at the end of a leash walk. A  nod to the adage, an active mind stays younger, I have been building some new skills. The first  is  hurling  myself  forward  with  dogged  confidence  that  my  weak  back  legs  will  somehow  cooperate and follow along ‐ with a good tuck and roll should things go amiss. The other, oh I  hate to give felines any credit here, is learning to treat my human as staff for when I need things   ‐ hard for a determined, independent old Kees girl to do!    Since I last talked to you, my little brother, Ray, earned his Master Agility Championship (MACH)  title in AKC competition here in the USA. This seems to delight our human no end. You Kees out  there wonder what all the ruckus is about? Is it all that great? Well, I’m here to say its paid off in  interesting ways. It started off with Ray having a “MACH Party” in the backyard with a few of his  canine pals where a hot air popper was atop a ladder on a lazy‐susan dispensing fresh popped  popcorn (one of Ray’s VERY favorite things). After that we were all treated to steak and it seems  as  though  the  backyard  bone‐fests  are  more  frequent  with  our  human  whining  gooey,  lovey  words at us. So, yes, titles pay off in many nice ways. Speaking of titles...    Beth Godwin, both competitor, trainer and judge, from Colorado has been a mainstay on the US  agility Keeshond royalty list qualifying for the AKC Agility National every year since 1999 and has  taken one or both boys to the AKC Invitational for the last 6 years in row. In December, 2011,  after  I  did  this  interview,  they  not  only  were  invited  to  the  American  Kennel  Club  Agility  Invitational in Florida, but Beth and Pip made their way into the finals and won 3rd place in the  16” class! The competition was fierce with the best in the country. But here is the best part, Pip  is 10 years old. Lets hear it for the old dogs!        

Beth & Pip 

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Beth’s dogs  have  amassed  quite  a  few  titles  over  the  years  including  agility  (of  course),  conformation, rally, obedience and tracking;   

Tazz" ‐ MACH3 Rainkees He's Got Razzmatazz  CD, RA, MXF, TQX, MAD, CSAA  "Pip"  ‐  MACH6  Imagine  Great  Expectations  CD,  RE,  MXF,  TQX,  NAP,  NJP,  Keeshond  Agility HOF, UAGI, UAG2, PD3, EAC, EGC, EJC,  TNE,TGE,WVE, CSAA  Jasper in the Tunnel 

@ the Rainbow Bridge  "Jasper" ‐ CH MACH2 UCDX UACH Windrift's  Rocky  Mtn  Blues  CDX,  RE,  AXP,  AJP,  Keeshond  Agility  HOF,  MAD,  EAC,  EGC,  EJC,  TNE,TGE,WVE  "Maia"  ‐  CH  UCDX  UACH  Summit's  Silver  Filigree UD, MX, MXJ  "Sprite"  ‐  UUD  UAGI UAG2  Canyonfrost  Woodland Sprite UD, NA, CAD    I was lucky enough to interview Beth and her  talented boys for my article. I hope you enjoy  them as much as I did. Beth’s boys charmed  this  old  lady  ending  their  correspondence  with “wet Keesie kisses” (sigh).    Miss  Martle  ‐  How  long  ago  did  you  start  agility? 

She had me out on a field to show me off,  but  while  she  was  talking  to  the  other  two  leggers  and  not  paying  enough  attention to me, I decided I should be the  center  of  attention  again  and  I  started  trotting up this long board. It was great, I  got  to  get  up  high  and I  became the  center of attention again. Mom then got  a  little  silly  ‐  she  praised  me  for  being  such  a  brave  boy  and  laughed  as  she  picked me up just as I was getting to the  top.  Later,  when  I  was  a  little  older,  I  learned  this  board  was  called  a  teeter  and  one  of  my  favorite  games  became  "bang it".   

MM ‐ Do you belong to a club or take  regular classes? 

Pip ‐  I'm  now  9  years  young  and  I've  been  playing at agility since I was a puppy 

Tazz ‐ I'm now 5 years old and mommy says  I've finally grown a brain! I got to play agility  almost  as  soon  as  mom  got  me  home  as a  puppy.  

Both boys ‐ Mom belongs to a club. Out  here,  the  clubs  aren't  training  clubs  like  we  hear  about  sometimes  when  we  travel. Mom's some kind of big honcho or  something  and she  goes  to  meetings  once a month. 

 

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Tazz ‐  Weavers 

We don't  understand  how  she  can  go  to  a  dog club meeting and not take us??? It's also  sometimes  a  bummer  at  trials  because  she's  always  running  around  and  we  don't  get  to  get hang out as much. But on the bright side,  we  get  almost  a  private  room  that  is  really  quiet to rest in while we're waiting to run and  we  don't  have  to  go  past  all the  noisy  crates  and the main floor (sometimes a dog barks or  lunges at us from the crate, so we're afraid to  go  down  a  line  of  crates  if  there  are  noisy  dogs there).  We  get  to  go  to  classes  when  mom  teaches.  It's  really  fun  when  mom  brings  us  out  to  show  the  others  how  to  do  something.  We  generally  do  really  well to help  mom  look  good. But, just between you and us, we don't  always  think  that  we  have  to  do  things  the  same way in a trial though, we sometime like  to mix it up just to keep mom on her toes. 

MM ‐ How old were you when you started  competing?    Pip ‐ Mom says I was really smart and very  serious,  so  I  got  to  start  playing  with  the  big boys when I was 16 months.  Tazz  ‐  I  had  a  really  good  buddy  of  mine  that  was  my  same  age  and  our  mom's  decided  to  let  us  try playing  at  a  big  show when  I  was  17  months  old. I  think  they just wanted to see what we'd do, but  we  did  well  enough  that  we  just  kept  going.  MM  ‐  What  kind  of  successes  have  you  had?    Both boys ‐ Our biggest success is showing  mom that Keesies rule and agility is the  greatest.    (Can I have an “AMEN!” please!)  

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Almost all of mom's "spare" time is now spent  with us playing games, training and going to  trials.  Unfortunately,  mom  still  has goes  to  something  she  calls  work.  She  says  it  helps  pay  to  support  our  "habit",  but  I  think  play  sounds like more fun than work. We wish she  would  just  stay  with  us  all  the  time,  but  she  says if she didn't go to work, we won't be able  to eat and everyone knows us Keesies like to  eat, so we let her go to work. 

MM ‐ What is your favorite venue? 

As for agility successes, mom says we get to  add lots of letters to our names, but we're not  really  sure  what  that  means  ‐  she  still  just  calls us Pip & Tazz. It really doesn't matter to  us  as  long  as  she  calls  us  for  breakfast,  dinner, snacks, and anytime she's eating. 

Pip ‐ The height is fine by me cuz mom lets  me jump in performance at 16" same as the  other venues. 

Mom's had  lots  of  chances  to  "play  with  the  big  boys"  since  she's  had  one  or  more  of  us  Keesies qualified for every AKC National since  the first one here in Denver in 1999. None of  us  ever  made  it  to  the  finals,  but  Jasper  (he  helped  raise  Pip)  came  close.  He  would  have  been  3rd  in  2001  except  for  a  little  Teeter  whoooHooo ‐ oh well, he sure had fun.  She's  also taken one or both of us to California the  last  five  years  for  something  call  the  Invitationals.  We've  had  a  great  time  there  and even got to play in a really big "lake" that  smelled  salty.  We  kept chasing  the  water  away,  but  it  kept  chasing  us back.  Last  year,  Tazz  made  his  mommy  cry  when  he  finished  round  4  and  sealed  a  chance  to  run  in  the  finals. In the finals, mom ran really funny and  made  such  a  big  deal  about  getting  him  to  make his contacts (could be because he  was  having  fun  the  month  before  leaping  off  contacts).  But  even  with  mom  fussing  over  contacts, Tazz managed to finish eighth.   

Both  boys  ‐  We  love  it  any  time  we  get  to  play  agility  with  Mom.  The  main  one  we  play  in  is  AKC.  We  like  the  AKC  ones  with  FAST and now Time‐2‐Beat the best cuz we  get to play more. We enjoy USDAA with the  different  games,  but  the  jump  heights  are  harder for use Keesies. 

Tazz ‐  I  is  a  bigger  boy,  so  mom  lets  me  jump  22",  I  jumps  it  real  good,  but  it  is harder  and  I  have  more  hang  time  so  I  just  cant  keep  up  with  those  darned  BCs.  DOCNA  is  also  fun  because  its  more  wide  open. We don't have NADAC much anymore  and  we've  never  had  a  chance  to  play  CPE  since it's not in our area. 

MM ‐ How long did it take to train your  human?    Both  boys  ‐  Well,  it's  still  a  work  in  progress, can we get back to you on that ;).  Humans  are  slow  learners,  we've  been  working  on  mom  for  over  22  years  now.  There  were  others  Keesies  before  us  that  started the training process. Sprite was the  first. She was mom's first Keesie and had to  break her in and show her the ropes. Mostly  they  played  something  called  Obedience  and  together  they  got  lots  of  obedience  titles  and  lots  of  agility,  but  it  was  in  a  regional organization, then UKC and then a  little AKC when they finally offering agility.   

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Maia continued mom's training  and they got  to play Conformation,  Obedience and Agility.  Mom  wasn't  too  good  at  the  conformation  and  had  a  friend help  with  half  of  that  title.  Then  came  Jasper.  He  taught  mom  to  really  love those Keesie boys. He finally got through  to  mom  how  to  play  the  conformation  game  so she didn't need anymore help. He was the  one  that  really  got  mom  majorly  hooked  on  agility also. 

Tazz ‐ Well, I guess my signature move is  the extra loop I tend to do at the end of a  run.  Mom  thinks  were  done  and  she's  getting  the  leash,  but  I  like  to  make  another  small  loop  at  the  end,  kind  of  a  celebration lap. And then, when mom has  my  leash  on,  I  drag  her  back  to  where  to  food is ‐ sometimes I get around the ring  gating before she does and then I take off  and she almost trips over the ring gating. 

 

 

MM ‐  What  is  your  favorite  part  of  playing  the agility game? 

MM ‐  What  is  you  favorite  motivator;  play,  treats,  love,  glory,  rolling  in  dead  stuff...? 

Both  boys  ‐  We  love  to  run  and  play  and  spending time with mom, but the bestest part  is still the FOOOOOD!!! Especially the special  treats  mom  gives  us  after  a  good  run.  Mom  keeps trying to get us to play tug beforehand,  but  as  soon  as  we  even  think  there's  food  around, that's all that matters. That's why we  love  training/teaching  so  much,  because  we  get  lots  of  food.  Oh  yeah,  and  praise  is  important, but where's the fooooood. 

FOOOOOD!!!! See  above!  Mom  tried  to  keep  my  favorite  treats  hidden  because  she  says  some  folks  might  find  it  a  little  disgusting  ‐  I  don't  really  understand  it  though, just because my favorite post run  treats  are  chicken  feet.  Mom  says  they  are full of something called glucosamine, I  only know they're crunchy and taste really  good. 

 

MM ‐  What  is  your  favorite  "unsanctioned"  agility move? 

 

Pip ‐ Mom says I'm so serious and that I really  try to do what she asks me to, BUT every now  and  then...  I  spot  something  on  course  that  I  really,  reallllly  want  and  I  just  can't  resist.  Mom says I get a gleam in my eye and cotton  in my ears and I just go for it.       

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MM ‐ Which one of your runs will go down in  the  annals  of  Keeshonden  agility  history  (whether your human likes it or not)? 

MM ‐  Anything  else  you  think  the  world  should know about you? 

Pip ‐ I used to be afraid of lots of sites and  especially  any  strange  or  sudden  noises.  Agility  really  helped  me  get  my  confidence.  I  still  get  worried  sometimes,  but  I  can  generally  work  through  it  and  when I start to run, the worries are gone. 

Pip ‐   Perhaps  the  Kees  Nationals  here  in  Colorado.  Of  course  mom  wanted  to  make  a  good  impression  and  I  wanted  to  have  fun  with all the cute Keesies around. I was almost  done  with  a  lovely  run  and  it  ended  with  a  tunnel, jump and I thought the tunnel was so  much fun, I didn't want it to end. I was having  such a good time, I went through that tunnel  three times.  (Since  this  interview  Pip  scored  3rd  place  overall in the 16” class in the AKC Invitational,  December, 2011)  Tazz ‐ Mom would probably say our run in the  AKC  Invitational's  Final,  but  I  like  this  one  better.  Mom  might  not  want  to  remember this,  but  a  couple of  years  ago  at  the  Tulsa  AKC Nationals  I  had  a  really  good  time.  It  was  my  first  trip  any  major  event.  I  had a couple of good runs on the first day and  on  the  second  day  I  got  to  play in  a  class  called  Hybrid  (basically  a  standard  course  without the dog walk or the table).  I started  out  fast  and  went  jump,  jump, frame,  tunnel  and  mom  had  me  turn  left out  of  the  tunnel and  I  was  doing  such  a  good  job  of  watching mom that I missed the teeter mom  was indicating. But, at the last minute, I tried  to so SOMETHING and ended up going under  the  teeter  but  through  the  base.  You  should  have  seen  mom's  face!  Well,  once  she  recovered, she brought me back around to do  the  teeter  again,  and  I  decided  that  it  was  a  fun new obstacle and I did it again ‐ under the  teeter and through the base ‐ whooo hoooo. 

Tazz ‐ Did I say I like food! ;)     MM  ‐  Thank  you  Beth,  Pip  and  Tazz  for  the  delightful  insight  into  your  agility  life  at  the  top.  May  the  treats  rain  from  heaven!  May  the  jackpots  be  plentiful!  Thanks  for  sharing  the  joy  of  Keeshond  agility  with  so  many  people  all  over  the  states.    (14 year old Martle de la Mar, Shoreline’s  Sea  Ready,  resides  in  Santa  Barbara,  California  with  her  apprentice,  Ray  ‐  MACH Shoreline’s Ruff n Tuff, RE, NF, and  their personal secretary, Jocelyn Tipple. If  you  know  anyone  competing  in  agility  in  any country or venue that you would like  interviewed,  please  drop  my  assistant  a  line  at  jos_sea@verizon.net.  We  would  love  to  interview  agility  adventurers  throughout the world.)    Ed  Note:  Since  the  submission  of  this  article,  we  are  sad  to  report  that  Miss  Martle  has  crossed  over  The  Rainbow  Bridge.  We  would  like  to  extend  our  deepest  condolences  to  Jocelyn  on  her  loss.      

 

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Martle de la Mar (Shoreline's Sea Ready) born 9/4/97 � died at nautical dawn 2/26/12 Loved and missed by Jocelyn Tipple

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AustKees Keeshond in Australia  

Unfortunately, No results have been sent to us for inclusion in this issue.  If anyone has any results and photos that they would like to submit for each edition of KeeshondWorld, Please  send them to Trevor Rogers ‐ Trev@keezkeeshonden.net  Trevor & Cheri Rogers  Aust Ch Keez Kause For Koncern    18‐Feb‐12 Dog Challenge, Best of Breed   Sunshine Kennel Club [CH] (Judge was Ms Tabatha Buckley (ACT))   28‐Jan‐12 Dog Challenge, Best of Breed   Australia Day International Dog Club [CH]   (Judge was Mr T Alexander (Canada))   14‐Jan‐12 Dog Challenge, Best of Breed   South Eastern Kennel Club [CH] (Judge was Mr Tsai Chin‐Fa (Taiwan))   8‐Jan‐12 Best of Breed ‐ Aust Bred in Group ‐ Aust Bred in Show   Historic Maldon KC [CH] (Judge was Mrs L Walsh / Mrs D Duffin)   7‐Jan‐12 Best of Breed ‐ Aust Bred in Group   Kyneton & District KC [CH] (Judge was Ms C Birch)   1‐Jan‐12 Best of Breed ‐ Aust Bred in Group   Dogs Victoria NYE Show [CH] (Judge was Mrs H Morrison (Tas))   27‐Dec‐11 Best of Breed   Central Highlands KC [CH] (Judge was Mr G Blyth (Tas))    Trevor & Cheri Rogers  Aust Ch Keez Me Myself N I    29‐Jan‐12 Bitch Challenge ‐ Runner Up Best of Breed   Cranbourne Dog Club Inc [CH] (Judge was Mrs Z Zidar (Slovenia))   28‐Jan‐12 Bitch Challenge ‐ Runner Up Best of Breed   Australia Day International Dog Club [CH] (Judge was   Mr T Alexander (Canada))   8‐Jan‐12 Bitch Challenge ‐ Runner Up Best of Breed   Historic Maldon KC [CH] (Judge was Mrs L Walsh)   8‐Jan‐12 Bitch Challenge ‐ Runner Up Best of Breed   Historic Maldon KC [CH] (Judge was Mrs L Walsh) 

Aust Ch Keez Kause For Koncern   

Aust Ch Keez Me Myself N I   

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Trevor & Cheri Rogers  Keez Gossip Girl    12‐Feb‐12 The Sydney Kennel Club Inc (NSW) Baby Puppy of Breed  18‐Feb‐12 Hunter River A & H Association Ltd (NSW) Baby Puppy of Breed  3‐Mar‐12 Medowie & District All Breeds Kennel Club AM Show (NSW) Baby Puppy of Breed  4‐Mar‐12 Medowie & District All Breeds Kennel Club PM Show (NSW) Baby Puppy of Breed  4‐Mar‐12 Medowie & District All Breeds Kennel Club (NSW) Baby Puppy of Breed  10‐Mar‐12 Novacastrian Ladies Canine Association PM (NSW) Baby Puppy of Breed  10‐Mar‐12 Novacastrian Ladies Canine Association (NSW) Baby Puppy in Group    Trevor & Cheri Rogers  Keez Gift Of The Gab    26‐ Jan‐12 Australia Day International DOg Club (Vic) Baby Puppy of Breed  29‐Jan‐12 Cranbourne Dog Club (Vic) Baby Puppy in Group    Trevor & Cheri Rogers  Keez Sleeping With The Enemy    28‐Jan‐12 Australia Day International (Vic) Baby Puppy of Breed  18‐Feb‐12 Sunshine Kennel Club (Vic) Baby Puppy of Breed 

  Keez Gift Of The Gab   

Keez Sleeping With The Enemy   

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Missy has been shown under 4 Breed Specialist, 1 x Minor in Group/Bitch Challenge BradSantas Calivale 1 x Puppy in Group/Bitch Challenge Rachel Milner Rysup 1 x Junior In Show/ Reserve Bitch Challenge (Keeshond Club of New South Wales Specialty) Robyn Stark – StarKees USA 1 x Junior in Show (Keeshond Club of New South Wales Open Show) Gordon Kranz - StarKees USA

Foundation Bitch at Myschafis Kennels Owned & Shown By: Katie & Michael Fayth Newcastle NSW myschafis_siberians@yahoo.com.au KeeshondWorld.com March 2012

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Kees in canada

  

British Columbia/Yukon/NWT, Prairie  provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan,  Manitoba), Ontario and Quebec.  Send results and photos to :  Cindy Upward upc@telus.net 

Hello Again From Canada!    Well, here we are with another issue of Keesworld!  Time sure flies by.  It seems like just yesterday I was compiling the  information from all the shows in my areas for my first report.    I enjoy doing this and I certainly hope you enjoy reading the results of the shows from across Canada.  We don’t seem to  have very many Kees showing these days but those that are appear to be doing well.    My report for this issue includes all the results that were available from the Canadian Kennel Club to the end of 2011.  To  be honest I was surprised to see that they were actually that up‐to‐date!  The Canadian Kennel Club’s information on‐line  is more up‐to‐date than their publication “Event Results”.  The last issue of the printed results I received was the October  issue with shows only up to June 19.  If I have missed some results, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will update  them in the next issue.    For 2012 I hope to start including show results from obedience, rally and agility as well as Conformation.  Also, I will be  providing statistics (rankings for all dogs across Canada) for all performance events.    I would like to ask anyone who is showing in the above areas if they could send me photos which you might wish to share  so I can include them in my column.  Great way to showcase your achievements!    Until next time,    Cindy Upward  Pawstep Keeshonden  upc@telus.net 

   

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BC REGION SHOWS    CAMPBELL RIVER DOG FANCIERS SOCIETY  July 30   Judge – Breed/Group ‐ Doug Windsor, Cambridge, ON / BIS – James G Reynolds –Ottawa, ON  BB/Group 1/BIS – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Klitsas Diva On A Dime (B)   Owner – Gloria Jones/Barbara Wilson  July 31   Judge – Bill Walkey, Sechelt, BC  BB/Group3 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Klitsas Diva On A Dime (B)   Owner – Gloria Jones/Barbara Wilson  August 1   Judge – James G Reynolds, Ottawa, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Klitsas Diva On A Dime (B)   Owner – Gloria Jones/Barbara Wilson    GLACIER VIEW KENNEL CLUB  August 2   Judge Linda Kraft, Saskatoon, SK  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 3   Judge Cheryl Stuber, Irvine, AB  BB/Group 4 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Klitsas Diva On A Dime (B)   Owner – Gloria Jones/Barbara Wilson  August 4   Judge – Denise Cornelssen, Sherwood Park, AB  BB/Group 3 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Klitsas Hey Look Me Over (B)   Owner – Barbara Wilson/Gloria Jones    VICTORIA CITY KENNEL CLUB  August 5   Judge – Paul Odenkirchen, Waterdown, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 6   Judge – Nancy Popovich, Westbank, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 7   Judge – Jaime Ganoza, Lima, Peru  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson    WEST KOOTENAY KENNEL CLUB  August 19   Judge – Wayne Thompson, Westbank, BC  BB/Group 1 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  August 19   Judge – Nancy Popovich, Westbank, BC  BB/Group 1 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  August 20   Judge – Donald Emslie, Surrey, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  August 20   Judge – Terill Udenberg, Fort St John, BC  BB – Keesrich Thunder Down Under (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  August 21   Judge – Donna Cole, Langley, BC  BB – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  August 21   Judge – Ann Hennigan, Abbotsford, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches    CRANBROOK & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  August 26   Judge – Edgar Bajona, Nanaimo, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 26   Judge – Terry Carter, Calgary, Ab  BB – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 27   Judge – John Rowton, Corbett, OR  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


August 27   Judge – Harold Pybus, Abbotsford, BC  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 28   Judge – Elaine Whitney, Castleton, ON  BB/Group 3 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  August 28   Judge – Robert Whitney, Castleton, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson    KAMLOOPS & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  September 2   Judge – Sandra Lex, Toronto, ON  BB – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  September 3   Judge – Michael Woods, St John’s NFLD  BB/Group 2 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  September 4   Judge – Sue‐Ellyn Rempel, Sandy Hook, MB  BB – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  September 5   Judge – David Markus, Niverville, MB  BB/Group 3 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches    SKAHA KENNEL CLUB  September 9   Judge – Rene Echevaria‐Cofino, San Juan, PR  BB/Group 1 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  September 10   Judge – Cecilia  Ringstrom, Arrowwood, AB  BB/Group 1 – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  September 11   Judge Oscar Valverde‐Calvo, San Jose, CR  BB/Group 1 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches    MOUNT CHEAM CANINE ASSOCIATION  September 23   Judge – Stanley Shen, Singapore, SG  BB/Group 1 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  BOS – Ch Keelypso’s Nightingale Of Thistledee (B)   Owner – Karen & Brett Kelley  BP – Southcar’s Power Play (B)   Owner – Tina Baldwin  September 24   Judge – Christopher Neilson, Castleton, ON  BB/Group 4 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Ch Keelypso’s  Nightingale Of Thistledee (B)   Owner – Karen & Brett Kelley  BP – Southcar’s Power Play (B)   Owner – Tina Baldwin  September 25   Judge – Dianne Miller, Niagara On The Lake, ON  BB/Group 4 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  BOS – Ch Keelypso’s Nightingale Of Thistledee (B)   Owner – Karen & Brett Kelley    FRASER VALLEY DOG FANCIERS  October 7   Judge – Everett Dean Jr, Richmond, VA  BB/Group 2 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  October 8   Judge – Ricardo Saldana, Estado De Mexico, MX  BB/Group 3 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  October 9   Judge – Walter Pinsker,  Surrey, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  October 10   Judge – Garry Allan, Langley, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches            KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


ALBERNI VALLEY KENNEL CLUB  October 15   Judge – Roberto Velez‐Pico, San Juan, PR  BB – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  October 16   Judge – Valerie Gervais, Cobble Hill, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson    LOWER MAINLAND DOG FANCIERS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  October 27   Judge – Philip John, Chennai, India  BB/Group 1 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  October 28   Judge – Carl Gunnar Stafberg, Sweden  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  October 29   Judge – Gloria Geringer, Denham Springs, LA  BB – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  October 30   Judge – Jack Ireland, Fingal, ON  BB/Group 3 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    ELSIE MURRAY CANINE CENTRE SOCIETY  November 25   Judge – Richard Fehler, Regina, SK  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  November 26   Judge – Larry Kereluke, Winnipeg, MB  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  November 27   Judge – Brian Taylor, Burlington, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson    GROUP SIX SPECIALTY CLUB OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  November 26   Judge – Robert Verhulst, Langley, BC  BB – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches    AULD LANG SYNE DOG ASSOCIATION  December 9   Judge – Raymond Goldstone, Surrey, BC  BB/Group 1 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  December 9   Judge – Marilynn Mincey, Langley, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches  December 10   Judge – Sylvia Barkey, Claremont, ON  BB/Group 3 – Ch Daimlers Krack‐R‐Jack At Klitsa (D)   Owner – Barbara Wilson  December 11   Judge – Wand Spediacci, Hayward, CA  BB – Ch Keesrich Wizard (D)   Owner – Gail Riches 

PRAIRIE REGION SHOWS    PORTAGE KENNEL CLUB  July 2   Judge ‐ Johan Juslin, Vantaa FI  BB/Group 1 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  July 3   Judge – Thomas Nesbitt, Gananoque, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    ALBERTA KENNEL CLUB  July 30   Judge – Donna Buxton, Kingwood, TX  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


BOS – Klompen’s Jazzy Jasmine, CGN (B)   Owner – Dianne Bradley/Kathy & Bruce Stewart  August 1   Judge – Ricardo Saldana, Estado De Mexico, MX  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    EDMONTON KENNEL CLUB  August 4   Judge – Neil Graves, Calgary, AB  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  BOS/BP – Klompen’s Princess Kira (B)   Owner – Doreen Macqueen  August 5   Judge – Terry Carter, Calgary, AB  BB/Group 3 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  BOS/BP – Klompen’s Princess Kira (B)   Owner – Doreen Macqueen  August 6   Judge – Larry Kereluke, Winnipeg, MB  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 7   Judge – Tempest Deptuch, Louis Creek, BC  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    MANITOBA CANINE ASSOCIATION  August 11   Judge – Wendy Maisey, Calgary, AB  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 12  Judge – Breed ‐Christopher Neilson, Castleton, ON/Group –Jacqueline Stacy, Chapel Hill, NC  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 13  Judge – Breed‐ Jacqueline Stacy, Chapel Hill, NC/Group – Christopher Neilson, Castleton,ON  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 14   Judge Katelon Bajona‐Fox, Nanaimo, BC  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    GROUP VI CLUB OF MANITOBA  August 12   Judge – Shona Prebble, Ashburton, NZ  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    SHAMROCK KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  August 19   Judge – Robert Verhulst, Langley, BC  BB/Group 3 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 19   Judge – Sheila Verhulst, Langley, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 20   Judge – Lee Anne Bateman, Edmonton, AB  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 20   Judge – Kathleen Anderson‐Wulff, Saskatoon, SK  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 21   Judge – Cheryl Stuber, Irvine, AB  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  August 21   Judge – Grant Townsend, Victoria, BC  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre     

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PRAIRIE CANINE ACADEMY  September 16   Judge – Douglas Gaudin, Woodstock, ON  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012  September 16   Judge – Avery Gaudin, Woodstock, ON  BB/Group 2 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  September 17   Judge – Frederick Dewsbury, Oakville, ON  BB/Group 3 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  September 17   Judge – Larry Kereluke, Winnipeg, MB  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  September 18   Judge Janet Buchanan, Dalmeny, SK  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    LLYODMINSTER KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  September 23   Judge – Tim Doxtater, Surrey, BC  BB/Group 1 – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  September 23   Judge – Donald Fitzsimmons, Nepean, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  September 24   Judge – Carmen Haller, Langley, BC  BB – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  September 24   Judge – Harold Hutchison, Gloucester, ON  BB – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  September 25   Judge – Michael Lanctot, Cornwall, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  September 25   Judge – Patricia Lanctot, Cornwall, ON  BB/Group 4 – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cath & Garry Cinnamon    FORT GARRY KENNEL CLUB   October 8   Judge – Rita Walker, Morewood, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  October 9   Judge – Ermano Maniero, Lima, Peru  BB/Group 2 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  October 10   Judge – Thomas Burke, Charlottetown, PEI  BB/Group 1 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre      BATTLE RIVER CANINE ASSOCIATION  October 21   Judge – Robert Denis, Stittsville, ON  BB/Group 1 – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  October 22   Judge – Jean Fournier, Calhoun, GA  BB – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  October 23   Judge – Sandra Lex, Toronto, ON  BB – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon    RED DEER & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  November 4   Judge – Thomas Alexander, Dugald, MB 

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BB/Group 3 – Ch CinnaKEES Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon  November 5   Judge – Javier Ramirez, Mexico  BB – Ch Cinnakees Christian Louboutin (D)   Owner – Cathy & Garry Cinnamon    LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  November 18   Judge – Everett Mincey, Langley, BC  BB/Group 4 – Ch Foxfair Hufflepuff (D)   Owner – Tonya Schmolke  November 19   Judge – Charles Cyopik, Ridgeway, ON  BB/Group 3 – Aristokees Thunderbolt (D)   Owner – Donna Green  BOS – Klompen’s Jazzy Jasmine, CGN (B)   Owner – Dianne Bradley/Kathy & Bruce Stewart  November 20   Judge – Marilynn Mincey, Langley, BC  BB/Group 2 – Ch Foxfair Hufflepuff (D)   Owner – Tonya Schmolke  BOS – Klompen’s Jazzy Jasmine, CGN (B)   Owner – Dianne Bradley/Kathy & Bruce Stewart    WHEAT CITY KENNEL CLUB   November 18   Judge – Terill Udenberg, Fort St John, BC  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  November 19   Judge – Neil Graves, Calgary, AB  BB – CH Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  November 20   Judge – Bud Haverstock, Fort Saskatchewan, AB  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar, CGn (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre    CALGARY KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  December 2   Judge – Garry Allan, Langley, BC  BB/Group 4 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  BOS – Klompen’s Jazzy Jasmine, CGN (B)   Owner – Dianne Bradley/Kathy & Bruce Stewart  December 3   Judge – Janet Lobb, Brucefield, ON  BB – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  BOS – Klompen’s Jazzy Jasmine, CGN (B)   Owner – Dianne Bradley/Suzette Lefebvre  December 4   Judge – Michael Woods, St John’s, NFLD  BB/Group 2 – Ch Darkenwald Flashpoint At Southcar, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynne Hewitt/Suzette Lefebvre  BOS – Klompen’s Jazzy Jasmine, CGN (B)   Owner – Dianne Bradley/Kathy & Bruce Stewart   

ONTARIO REGION SHOWS    SARNIA KENNEL CLUB   July 1   Judge ‐ Deborah Graffmann, Kilbride, ON  BB/BP – Purrkees Gabriella At Keehill (B)   Owner – Jim & Nancy Ellis/Sheila Taylor  July 1   Judge – Elaine Whitney, Castleton, ON  BB/Group 4 – Purrkees Girls Want To Hav Fun (B)   Owner – Sheila Taylor  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  July 4   Judge – James Frederiksen, Knoxville, TN  BB/Group 4/BPIG – Purrkees Grand Slam (D)   Owner – Sheila Taylor  BOS – Ch Purrkees Gabriella At Keehill (B)   Owner – Jim & Nancy Ellis/Sheila Taylor  July 4   Judge – Michelle Scott, Guelph, ON  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


BB/BP – Purrkees Grand Slam (D)   Owner – Shiela Taylor  BOS – Ch Purrkees Gabriella At Keehill (B)   Owner – Jim & Nancy Ellis/Sheila Taylor    MUSKOKA DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  July 27   Judge – Mike Macbeth, Stouffville, ON  BB – Amjukees It’s What I Am (D)   Owner – Sandy Kesteven  July 27   Judge – Brian Taylor, Burlington, ON  BB – Amjukees It’s What I Am (D)   Owner – Sandy Kesteven  July 28   Judge – Olga Gagne, St Davids, ON  BB – Amjukees It’s What I Am (D)   Owner – Sandy Kesteven  July 28   Judge – David Paterson, Bolton, ON  BB – Amjukees It’s What I Am (D)   Owner – Sandy Kesteven    GREY‐BRUCE KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB   August 2   Judge – Martin Doherty, Orangeville, ON  BB/BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  August 2   Judge – Maida Puterman, Norval, ON  BB – Owenbriar’s Bewitched (B)   Owner – Cindy Lougheed/Linda Owens  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  August 3   Judge – John Peddie, Hamilton, ON  BB/BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  August 3   Judge – Sandy Gelinas, Delaware, ON  BB – Owenbriar’s Bewitched (B)   Owner – Cindy Lougheed/Linda Owens  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  August 4   Judge – Alan Bennett, Beachville, ON  BB/BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed    CLUB VI ONTARIO  August 6   Judge – Denys Lanssen, Bogota, Columbia  BB/BP – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka        ST CATHARINES & DISTRICT KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  August 19   Judge – Douglas Gaudin, Woodstock, ON  BB/BP/Group 4 – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  August 20   Judge – John Ross, Puslinch, ON  BB/BP – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Doubl, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  August 20   Judge – Marilyn O’Neill, Ancaster, ON  BB/BP – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka    THOUSAND ISLANDS KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  August 19   Judge – Patricia Lanctot, Cornwall, ON  BB – Ch Amjukees Fire And Rain (D)   Owner – Janice Graves  August 19   Judge – Janet Lobb, Brucefield, ON 

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BB/Group 2 – Ch Amjukees Fire And Rain (D)   Owner – Janice Graves    CORNWALL DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  September 2   Judge – Mary B White, Hudson, OH  BB – Ch Amjukees Fire And Rain (D)   Owner – Janice Graves    OAKVILLE & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  September 9   Judge – David Ojalvo, Buenos Aires, AR  BB/BP – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  September 9   Judge – Allan Brown, Almonte, ON  BB/BP – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  September 10   Judge – Enrique Filippini, Buenos Aires, AR  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  September 11   Judge – Thora Brown, Almonte, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka    SUDBURY & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  September 16   Judge – Phyllis Pancel, Sudbury, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  September 16   Judge – Jacqueline Rusby, Saint‐Bruno, QC  BB/Group 3 – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  September 17   Judge – Donna Conod, Tillsonburg, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu  (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  September 17   Judge – Michelle Scott, Guelph, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  September 18   Judge – Heather Langfield, Oshawa, ON  BB/Group 2 – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter    PINE RIDGE KENNEL CLUB  September 30   Judge – Sandra Lex, Toronto, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  September 30   Judge – Fred Heal, Spencerville, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  October 1   Judge – Thomas Touzel, Vankleek Hill, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  October 1   Judge – John Reeve‐Newson, Toronto, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  October 2    Judge – Michael Woods, St John’s, NFLD  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  October 2   Judge – Richard Meen, Toronto, ON  BB/Group 4 – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka    NIPISSING KENNEL CLUB  October 8   Judge – Morley Thornton, Orillia, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter 

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BOS – Ch Wund‐R‐Y I’m A Believer (B)   Owner – Grace Chessell/Gary Vetter  October 8   Judge – Marilyn Foulds, Rosslyn, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  October 9   Judge – Guy Jeavons, Moffat, ON  BB – Wund‐R‐Y‐ Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  October 9   Judge – Bud Haverstock, Fort Saskatchewan, AB  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  BOS – Ch Wund‐R‐Y I’m A Believer (B)   Owner – Grace Chessell/Gary Vetter  October 10   Judge – Robert Whitney, Castleton, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y I’m A Believer (B)   Owner – Grace Chessell/Gary Vetter    LONDON CANINE ASSOCIATION  October 14   Judge – Susan Badick, Calgary, AB  BB/BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  October 15   Judge – Brenda Newcomb, Palm Springs, CA  BB – Ch Cornerstone’s The Gift Was Given (D)   Owner – Linda Owens/Jean Leiker  BOS – Markwright’s Windswept Taiga (B)   Owner – Alecia Novak  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)    Owner – Amanda Lougheed  October 16   Judge – Christopher Neilson, Castleton, ON  BB – Ch Cornerstone’s The Gift Was Given (D)   Owner – Linda Owens/Jean Leiker  BOS/BP – Keesridge The Essence OF Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed    BELLEVILLE & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB  October 21   Judge – Jocelyne Gagne, Welland, ON  BB/BP – Keesridge Victory Is Mine (D)   Owner – Kelly Wood  October 21   Judge – Guy Jeavons, Moffat, ON  BB/BP – Keesridge Victory Is Mine (D)   Owner – Kelly Wood  October 22   Judge – Shirley Limoges, Ottawa, ON  BB – Ch Keesbrook Windrift Poise N Ivy (B)   Owner – Brenda Brookes    TRILLIUM DOG FANCIERS  October 28   Judge – Breed–Peter Laventhall‐Wolfish, Toronto, ON/Group – John Rowton, Corbett, OR  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  October 29   Judge – Gerard Penta, Greensburg, PA  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  October 30   Judge ‐  Frank Sabella, Tampa, FL  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN   Owner – Lynn Stepka    GEORGINA KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  November 11   Judge – James Reynolds, Ottawa, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Dail Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  November 12   Judge – Tim Doxtater, Surrey, BC  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  November 13   Judge – Donald Emslie, Surrey, BC  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka 

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KENT KENNEL KLUB  November 18   Judge – Mary White, Hudson, OH  BB/Group 3 – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  BOS – Markwright’s Windswept Taiga (B)   Owner – Alecia Novak  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  November 18   Judge – Michael Shoreman, Phelpston, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  BOS – Daimler’s Justice For Purrkees (B)   Owner – Sheila Taylor  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  November 19   Judge – Thomas Nesbitt, Gananoque, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  BOS – Markwright’s Windswept Taiga (B)   Owner – Alecia Novak  BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  November 19   Judge ‐ Robert Denis, Stittsville, ON  BB/Group 3 – Daimler’s Justice For Purrkees (B)   Owner Sheila Taylor  BOS – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  BP – Moonshadow’s Ziva V Ruttkay (B)   Owner – Ellen Kramer  November 20   Judge – Janet Lobb, Brucefield, ON  BB – Markwright’s Windswept Taiga (B)   Owner – Alecia Novak  BOS – Moonshadow’s Phoenix V Ruttkay (D)   Owner – Ellen Kramer  BP – Moonshadow’s Ziva V Ruttkay (B)   Owner – Ellen Kramer  November 20   Judge – Marilyn O’Neill, Ancaster, ON  BB – Ch Wund‐R‐Y Déjà  Vu (D)   Owner – Gary Vetter  BOS – Ch Simkees Cut From A Diamond (B)   Owner – Diana‐Leigh Simpson  BP – Moonshadow’s Ziva V Ruttkay (B)   Owner – Ellen Kramer    CALEDON KENNEL ASSOCIATION  November 25   Judge – Carlos Quinones, Bogota, Columbia  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  November 26   Judge – Dr Robert Smith, St Stephens Church, VA  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka    November 27   Judge – Stefan Sinko, Lendava, Slovenia  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka        CREDIT VALLEY KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB  December 9   Judge – Sue‐Ellyn Rempel, Sandy Hook, MB  BB/BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  December 10   Judge – Phyllis Wolfish, Toronto, ON  BB/BP – Keesridge The Essence Of Zivah (B)   Owner – Amanda Lougheed  December 11   Judge – Jack Ireland, Fingal,ON  BB – Purrkees Amelia (B)   Owner – Neil Woodhams 

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ELORA GORGE KENNEL CLUB  December 27   Judge – Deborah Graffmann, Kilbride, ON  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  December 28   Judge – Bill Walkey, Sechelt, BC  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka  December 29   Judge – Leyda Lucia Perez, Cali, Columbia  BB – Keesbrook Perly’s Daily Double, CGN (D)   Owner – Lynn Stepka   

QUEBEC REGION SHOWS    SOCIETE CANINE DE QUEBEC  August 5   Judge – Doris Willis, New Waterford, NS  BB/Group 1 – Ch Amjukees Fire And Rain (D)   Owner – Janice Graves  August 5   Judge – Breed/Group – Edward Wild, Chatham, On / Show – Shona Prebble, Ashburton, NZ  BB/Group 1/BIS – Ch Amjukees Fire And Rain (D)   Owner – Janice Graves  August 6   Judge – Shona Prebble, Ashburton, NZ  BB/Group 1 – Ch Amjukees Fire And Rain (D)   Owner – Janice Graves     

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Kees in canada Atlantic Canada.       Send results and photos to :  Maria Forman : maria@seasidehighspeed.com Not much happens during the winter in Atlantic Canada, and the show scene is no different!  We all snuggle into our  homes till Spring arrives!      COBEQUID DOG CLUB   Oct 8, 2011  Gr 4  Ch Bijzondere’s Meisje’s Zoontje, breeder/owner   Jennifer Bates    ISLAND DOG CLUB   Oct 28, 2011  Gr 4  Ch Bijzondere’s Meisje’s Zoontje  Oct 30, 2011  Gr 4 Ch Bijzondere’s Meisje’s Zoontje    HALIFAX KENNEL CLUB  Can. Ch. Draakring’s Close To The Wind  Feb 11, 2012  BOB and Gr 3  Ch Draakring’s Close To The Wind, breeder/owner Jane Ring & Jim Jollimore    BOS  Ch Whiskees Silver Wedding Belle, breeder/owner Maria Forman  BW   Seawinds Pirates Desire, breeder Glady Gates, Co‐Breeder Lynn Patterson, owner Sharon Gates‐ Coolen  Feb 12, 2012  BOB  Ch Draakring’s Close To the Wind   BOS  Ch Whiskees Silver Wedding Belle  BW  Seawinds Pirates Desire   

Seawind’s Rocky Shore  Seawinds Pirates Desire 

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Amanda & Cind_y Lougheed Petrolia & Chatsworth, ON (519) 79+-;291


!""# $%&'()%*"  by Isabelle Barthès-Courtet, kennel "des Loups grisd'Occitanie” - France

How to become a French champion? Four qualifiers can be attributed:

EXC. : Excellent (red card) The term is attributed to a dog which comes very close to the standard of the breed ... presented in excellent condition, the dog makes an harmonious and balanced set. It has the "class" and it has excellent posture. Its superior qualities dominate its little imperfections and it has the characteristics of its sex. TB: « Très bon » meaning Very good (blue card). The dog is perfectly typed, balanced in its proportions, and it’s in good physical condition. Some defects "venial" but not morphological, are tolerated. The qualifier can reward only a quality dog! B: « Bon » Good (green card) This designation is awarded to a dog with characteristics of its breed however showing defaults, only if they are not prohibitive! AB: « Assez Bon » meaning Pretty good (yellow card) The dog is "typed" but without possessing and, or, not in good physical condition. For Puppy class (dogs between 9 and 12 months), the judge can make an assessment - « Trèsprometteur » Very promising - « Prometteur » Promising - « Assezprometteur » Pretty promising Depending on the type of show, some certificates can be also attributed: CACS « Certificatd'Aptitude de Conformité au Standard » or Aptitude Certificate of Compliance with Standards The CACS goes to the best male and the best female after the first confrontation of the two "REVIEWS" Open Classes and Labour. RCACS : « Réserve du Certificatd'Aptitude de Conformité au Standard ». The RCACS goes to the dog/bitch classed second behind the holder of the CACS. CACIB : « Certificatd'Aptitude au Championnat international de Beauté ». The certificate is delivered after the first confrontation EXCELLENT in Champion Class with dogs that have obtained the CACS and RCACS. RCACIB : « Réserve du Certificatd'Aptitude au Championnat international de Beauté » The RCACIB goes to the dog/bitch classed second behind the holder of the CACIB. How to obtain the title of « Champion de France de Conformité au Standard ? It depends on the breed but, for keeshonden in France, you have to obtain: ! The CACS of the « Championn at de France » (only one National exhibition each year) or the CACS of the National show of the breed (only one show organized by each kennel club each year, too) ! The CACS in one of the « Special breed » show organized by the club (about ten each year) ! The CACS in an international show where the CACIB is also attributed. ! The 3 CACS have to be obtained with 3 different judges, including at least a French judge. ! The TAN « Test d’Aptitudes Naturelles » or Test of natural aptitudes (no stressed and aggressive dog, walking in lead and without near the owner and somebody can examine the dog) ! The exam of hip dysplasia with an official advice, necessarily A or B Then, you have 2 months to ask for the approval of the title of France Champion.

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International Show (2264 entries) POITIERS - Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2011 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACIB BEST OF BREED In CHAMPION class judged by M. GRIOL Michel : CURACAO HANNIBAL OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) Keeshond Female 1er EXCELLENT CACS - CACIB In OPEN class judged by M. GRIOL Michel : DICKENS SCHWEPPES OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) International Show (1725 entries) PERPIGNAN - Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2011 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACS - CACIB BEST OF BREED In INTERMEDIATE classjudged by M. ESCOFFIER Jean-Louis : FLY OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : Mlle ROUFFIE-EPSVIN Annick Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) International Show (3076 entries) METZ - Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November 2011 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACS - CACIB In OPEN class judged by M. LENEUF Christian : BENJY VOM SCHARFENSTEIN (Prop : Mme DESRAT Claudette Prod : M. DENGLER Gerd) 1er EXCELLENT BEST OF BREED En classe VETERAN judged by M. LENEUF Christian : ZEUS OF URILYS (Prop : Mme DESRAT Claudette Prod : Mme MICHIELS Linda) National Show (1408 entries) LAVAL - Sunday 27 November 2011 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACS BEST OF BREED In OPEN class judged by M. DELENTE Jean-Luc : FRISCO (Prop : M. MAHE David Prod : M. CELIBERT Stéphane) National Show (1770 entries) NANTES - CACS - Saturday 10 December 2011 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACS In OPEN class judged by M. BARENNE Roger : FRIPOUILLE OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : M. Mme GIRAUD Eric & Myriam Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) 1er EXCELLENT RCACS In INTERMEDIATE class judged by M. BARENNE Roger : FRISCO (Prop : M. MAHE David Prod : M. CELIBERT Stéphane) 1er EXCELLENT BEST OF BREED In CHAMPION class judged by M. BARENNE Roger : CURACAO HANNIBAL OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) TRES PROMETTEUR In PUPPY class judged by M. BARENNE Roger : GIBSON-FUZZIES OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) Keeshond Female 1er EXCELLENT In OPEN class judged by M. BARENNE Roger : DICKENS SCHWEPPES OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth)

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International Show (2398 entries) NANTES - CACIB - Sunday 11 December 2011 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACS - CACIB BEST OF BREED In OPEN class judged by M. ESCOFFIER Jean-Louis : FRIPOUILLE OF BLOOM WHITE (Prop : M. Mme GIRAUD Eric & Myriam Prod : Mme LOIZELET Elisabeth) International Show (3273 entries) BORDEAUX - Sunday 15 January 2012 Keeshond Male 1er EXCELLENT CACS - CACIB In OPEN class judged by Mme LARIVE Jeannette : DOMEI DES SEIGNEURS DE LA VALLEE DE L'ISLE (Prop : Mlle MAUFRAIS Sarah Prod : M. Mlle DIAS RODRIGUES Manuel / BOITELLE Aurélia) TRES PROMETTEUR In PUPPY class judged by Mme LARIVE Jeannette : ESWOOD JAM PARTY AT POLYARI (Prop : M. TAJADA Jose Javier Prod : M. ?) Keeshond Female 1er EXCELLENT CACS - RCACIB In OPEN class judged by Mme LARIVE Jeannette : ALBA DE POLYARI (Prop : M. TAJADA Jose Javier Prod : M. Mme TAJADA Javier et Maribel) 2e EXCELLENT RCACS In OPEN class judged by Mme LARIVE Jeannette : HISATIS VAN'T KEZENHOEVEKE (Prop : M. DULAIS Raymond Prod : M. Mme GEERENS Karlo / VANHAELEN Marie-Josée) 1er EXCELLENT CACIB BEST OF BREED In CHAMPION class judged by Mme LARIVE Jeannette : DESDEMONA D'ARLANDE (Prop : M. Mme VERAGUE Patrick & Catherine Prod : M. GRANGE Claude) 1er EXCELLENT In YOUNG class judged by Mme LARIVE Jeannette : FIRST-LADY-WOLF DES FEES DU PAYS NOIR (Prop : M. Mme VERAGUE Patrick & Catherine Prod : M. VERAGUE Patrick)

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Cavacast Exclusive Pet Portraits & Sculpture  By A J Turner  Celebrated Artist Angela Turner Portraits of your pet.

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All of her sculptures are carefully Handcrafted in England with great attention to detail & breed type. Keeshond Sculpture will be available to view at the Keeshond Club of America National in May 2012. See Trevor Rogers at the National to place your order! Portrait and Sculpture commissions are available kcpetcollectables@yahoo.co.uk www.cavacast.com

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Kees in the United kingdom By Lady Karin Hickson - Kichigai Keeshonden

  Latest results from England                                                                            South Wales Kennel Association  08‐10‐11  Judge(S)                              Mrs Christine Hughes  Dcc         Am Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy (Imp Usa) (Mrs J A, Dr K & Mrs S Miles & Cullen)  Rdcc       Neradmik Secret Affair With Weglaufen (Mrs A C & Mr C E Woods)  Bcc         Baleissa Catwalk Queen Shcm (Mrs B E & Miss C L Bardsley)  Rbcc       Neradmik Kisses N Giggles For Esorkess (Mr G R & Mrs S Rose)  Bob        Am Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy (Imp Usa) (Mrs J A, Dr K & Mrs S Miles & Cullen)  Bp           Pommary Ruff N'ready At Valindale (Messrs M & D & Mrs L Matthews)      Midland Counties  27‐10‐11  Judge Jean Davies   From an entry of 40 with 8 absentees the judge found her BOB to be the well‐known import  Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy (Imp USA)     D,CC. Miles & Cullen's Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy (Imp USA)   R, DCC. Day's Ch Allforus Dice Master For Spitzcav JW ShcM  B,CC. Austin's Chotahkees Truly Gorgeous  R, BCC. Brewer's Helkeesen Surfin Honey   BP.  Watson's Pommary Elite N'klassic    British Utility Breeds  December 2011   Judge Mrs Gina Peterson    Giving Challenge Certificates for the first time Gina awarded Best Of Breed  to Pattison's Eastkees Idle Chatter.    DCC, Day's Ch Allforus Dice Master For Spitzcav Jw ShCM  RDCC, Brunt's Sueacres Iced Diamond Of Zandvoort  BCC, Pattison's Eastkees Idle Chatter  RBCC, Pattison's Eastkees Winter Mist  BP, Matthews' Pommary Ruff N'ready At Valindale         

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Ladies Kennel Asssociation  December 2011   This is the last Championship show of the year with Keeshond classes   Mr R Oldham was our judge with 41 dogs present on the day Best Of Breed  Pattison's Eastkees Winter Mist who was  handled by her new owner David Matthews of the Valindale Kennnel    DCC, Miles & Cullen's Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy (Imp)  RDCC, Brunt's Sueacres Iced Diamond Of Zandvoort  BCC, Pattison's Eastkees Winter Mist  RBCC, Pattison's Eastkees Idle Chatter  BP, Wilson's Gallowtree Me And My Gal    This gave us our top dog of the year as Miles & Cullen's Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy (Imp)  Best puppy was  Pommary Ruff N'ready At Valindale (Messrs M & D & Mrs L Matthews)     

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The Keeshond Club Open Show 28­01­12  Judge: Lady Karin Hickson  Thank you to the committee for asking me to judge this show. It was a wonderful day with many super dogs to go over. Minor Puppy Dog – 6 a beautiful class of puppy’s with placing’s that will change many times. 1st : Day’s Foxifayre Pieces Of Eight Among Spitzcav, 6 month old baby with a beautiful compact square body, dark eye and neat ears, well off for bone and strait front, he has the look of being stuffy in neck due to the depth of coat, however does have enough neck when gone over. Coat colour has to finish clearing but all markings are just starting to show through. This is complimented by short back and high set tight tail. Moved and showed well for one so young 2nd : Reed’s Byquy Because You Can, 7 months old slightly less balanced at the moment, however he has a decent head piece with a dark eye leading onto a moderate neck with good front assembly. Coat and colour coming in, has the required marking Moved well. 3rd : Barton’s Collcrist Maximus Puppy Dog ‐ 2 1st : Eggleston’s Bert Von Ricara (Imp) 10 months attending his first UK show, a dog who took your eye as he came in the ring. A decent sized dog with a contrast of light and dark coat colour, with a harsh texture to it, a dark eye with neat ears and a moderate reach of neck, leading to a well laid shoulder and straight legs. Moved well Lost out in challenge due to being tiered but his day will come I am sure. BPDRBPIS 2nd : Tew’s Bargeway Keen To Rumble, nice honest dog with a nice head and eye mouth correct, colour not as clear as one but coming nicely. Well made with high set tail. Junior Dog – 3/1wd 1st : Bennett’s Zandvoort Dream Stone, Square dog with correct shoulder placement leading to straight legs and cat like feet. Foxy head with a dark eye and neat ears, Would like better bite. Moved well once settled. 2nd : Burwin & Tedrow’s Hoadsberg Alexei Square dog but I would like more neck to finish picture, has good colour and size moved well in front, good head and ears. Special Yearling Dog – 6, 1ab 1st : Wadmore Smith’s Hunnivoles Woody Valentine, Nicely built dog with a brisk sharp movement, deep chest and straight front, is very well marked and of a good size would just

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like a darker eye. Moved well. 2nd : Lindsay’s Enreveyar Exceptional At Mezand, not as compact as 1, but a nicely put together dog with correct colour and coat texture, moved well. 3rd : Eggleston’s Bert Von Ricara (Imp) Novice Dog ‐ 2 1st : Burwin & Tedrow’s Hoadsberg Alexei, Repeat from 2nd in Junior 2nd : Silvester’s Whizzkees Onyx Silver, very short boy with a well shaded coat and colour, moved well on his soundly made body. Post Graduate Dog – 3, 1ab 1st : Henman & Peterson’s Doctor Zhivago Square dog with good head and small ears, Nice tight tail, coat of good definition of colour and texture. Good angulations good movement. 2nd : Painter’s Hunnivoles Song Of Solomon, not quite the shape of 1st small ears but lighter eye than I prefer. Nice definition to coat colour, moved well on straight front legs and correctly angled rear legs. Limit Dog‐ 8, 6ab 1st : Sueacres Iced Diamond Of Zandvoort, Short compact dog, so well balanced with a Moderate reach of neck. Showed with ease and moved so well, good head and eye nice texture to coat, nice bone with good cat feet. Best Dog BOS 2nd : Pattison’s Eastkees Don’t Say A Word, this dog has a wonderful outline with good bone and angulation high set tail on level back unfortunately was not happy on the move. Open Dog ‐ 3 1st : Day’s Ch Allforus Dice Master At Spitzcav Jw ShCM, a short coupled dog who standing gives a beautiful outline with a high set tail and is groomed to perfection. Good masculine head and eye with a true masculine expression was not happy in the challenge as with different handler RBD 2nd : Pattison’s Ch Eastkees One More Chance, Compact dog with excellent bone leading to good feet. Good head eyes dark.. Coat changing at moment, so colour not as good as could be. 3rd : Hill’s Plymkees First Edition ShCM Veteran Dog – 3 3 lovely dogs who will change places on a different day 1st : Miles’ Allforus Frosting Over Lekkerbek Jw ShCM, A dog I have always liked and judged as a youngster. Although not the biggest dog he is beautifully put together with a good head and eye, good bone small neat ears and a dark eye, Harsh coat with contrast of

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colour. Moved out nicely both fore and aft. BV 2nd : Wadmore Smith’s Rossvale Latin Lover, Larger dog with good colour and texture good head with correct dentition moved and showed well. 3rd : Austin’s Chotahkees What A Dream Breeders Open Dog ‐ 3 1st : Luckhurst’s Gavimir Checkmate, Masculine head and decent forefront with moderate neck, square outline and good tail set. Dark eye and small ears Moved well in front. 2nd : Hill’s Plymkees Cool Dude ShCM, Larger dog, good head and neck, good definition in coat colour moved ok in front. 3rd : Burwin & Tedrow’s Hoadsberg Alexi Minor Puppy Bitch – 7, 2ab‐ What an absolute class of beautiful babies which will change places many times as they mature. 1st : Bell’s Foxifayre Hidden Treasure Allforus, this little lady took my eye as she came in the ring. Square balanced puppy with real showy attitude good straight front on correct shoulders and moderate neck. Dark eye and good mouth. Colour just starting to come in, the tightest of tails, moved well, this is one I could take home. Will watch her progress with interest. BPB BPIS 2nd : Reed’s Byquy Because Of You, Close up to 1 but not quite the balance at moment, colour coming in feminine head, with moderate neck but slightly larger ears than 1, dark eye and moved out well on loose lead. 3rd : Stubbings’ Wedding Belle Puppy Bitch – 4, 2ab 1st : Luckhurst’s Gavimir Black Swan, Larger more mature puppy with a dark eye, correct head proportions with facial markings showing. Presented in immaculate condition with a good coat colour and condition showed and moved well. 2nd : Redler & Wheatley’s Foxifayre Treasure Trove. Younger pup, at just 6 months of age. Nicely made however unhappy on the move today. Good proportions throughout with colour just showing through.

Junior Bitch – 6, 1ab 1st : Austin’s Chotahkees Truly Gorgeous, square compact bitch with a wedge shaped head, dark ivy ears would have liked a darker eye but did not detract from typical Kees

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expression. Profuse coat, of clear colour and harsh texture. Well off for bone and moved well. 2nd : Hopkins’ Torrikees Shakira Among Serenaubach nice compact bitch with good head and expression good front but carrying a bit of weigh. Correct coat and colour 3rd : Newman’s Leazehond Moondust Cascade Special Yearling Bitch ‐ 4 1st : Wadmore Smith’s Hunnivoles Pepsi Rock, Square outline on a very feminine bitch, small neat ears, well placed shoulders with straight legs on cat feet. Well shaded black and silver coat, of correct texture. With a profuse tail set well on back. Moved well 2nd : Saunders’ Liefkees Annabel, bitch of correct coat colour and texture, dark eyes and neat ears set well on head, well off for bone moved well in front but slightly close behind 3rd : Austin’s Chotahkees Enchantress Novice Bitch – 5, 2ab 1st : Luckhurst’s Gavimir Black Swan, 1st puppy bitch 2nd : Lewis’ Leazehond Brightstar Night, Coat of dark contrasting colour, lighter in bone than 1, moved well but has a tendency to stand 10‐2 in front. 3rd : Redler & Wheatley’s Pommary Almost An Angel Post Graduate Bitch – 6, 3ab 1st : Saunders’ Liefkees Angelica Well put together bitch with nice head and shoulders leading to straight legs and good feet. Clear coat colour with nice texture good tail set moved out well. 2nd : Jackson’s Reesburg Misty Rainbow larger bitch with coat of good colour dark eyes and neat ears, well‐constructed throughout with good movement. 3rd : Harding’s Amikirs Amour Limit Bitch – 6, 4ab 1st : Lindsay’s Enreveyar Mystic Star By Mezanda, larger bitch feminine head with good markings, dark eye and neat correctly set ears. Moderate neck leading to well put together shoulders on clean legs level topline and well set tail, showed and moved well. 2nd : Rose’s Nerdamik Kisses N Giggles For Esorkees Small bitch with good shape dark colour but not as clear as 1 as had brown tinges to her coat and sooty markings below hocks has a tendency to over stretch at the rear on standing. Open Bitch – 7, 2ab 1st : Matthews’ Eastkees Winter Mist, striking bitch who takes your eye as she comes in the ring on a loose lead showing of her free movement. Clear crisp colour definition on coat,

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correct front and rear angulations. Has a real foxy head with a dark eye and small ears. Has a beautiful tail set high on her back Pleased to award her Best Bitch and eventually Best in Show. 2nd : Austin’s Ch Valindale Darling Girl For Chotahkees Jw, Another bitch of quality who I have judged before .larger girl to 1 but correctly made with correct markings and coat colour. Correct head proportions with nice eye and ear placement, moved out well. 3rd : Pattison’s Ch Eastkees Idle Chatter Veteran Bitch – 7, 2ab 1st : Lindsay’s Mezanda Teachers Pet, Nice size bitch with correct dentition dark eyes and small ears, has a coat of clear defined colour variation with harsh texture and clear undercoat. Well set tail with tight curl. Moved well. 2nd : Saunders’ Ch Liefkees Albertine enjoying her day out and made sure we all knew she was there. Good head and expression, mouth just showing its age silver and black coat of longer lengh than 1 moved well. 3rd : Stubbings’ Norkees Special Edition At Vandersee Breeders Open Bitch – 8, 2ab 1st : Gregory’s Ch Amikirs Adorabubble Jw, Excels in head and neck, level top line, leading to profuse tail which is high set, moved well in rear RBB RBIS 2nd : Saunders’ Liefkees Adelina. Honest bitch what you see is what you get. Shorter coat length with clear defined colour good head and neck with a dark eye and ivy leaf shaped ears. Has enough bone and moved well. 3rd : Stubbings’ Vandersee Autumnal Mist Brace: 1 1st : Saunders’, well matched pair who moved in unison once settled.

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4/7/99 – 28/12/11 We just wanted to say a big thank you to Beth Blankenship for letting us have our beautiful boy. Sparky had a great time in the UK after arriving in 2005, quickly becoming a British champion, among many other wins. We are so glad we got to share our lives with him.

3/5/98 - 23/1/12 Maddie lived up to her name and was the naughtiest show dog but we loved her for her character. She still managed to win 1CC with BOB and 2 reserve CC's and at 13, won Vintage bitch and the oldest veteran in show under Kathy Stewart at the North of England Keeshond Club Championship show in August 2011. KeeshondWorld.com March 2012

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“yankees” Kees in the usa  

I am sad to report that there have not been any results submitted for the united States. The United States is where the rest of the Keeshond World looks to for results and show dogs!! If anyone would like to report on the show scene in the USA, please contact me directly magazine@keeshondworld.com I sent a plea out via Facebook and the email lists for some results, to which only 6 people responded. Thank you to Glady Gates (Canada!) for submitting the entries and results, Ruthanne Seibert, Heather Myers, Beth Blankenship, Kelli Denton and Megan McLoughlin for submitting some photos for the Westminster show!

Westminster Keeshond Entries KEESHOND Judge: Mr. Richard Beauchamp Day: February 13, 2012 Time: 9:30 Ring: 2 5 GCH Ruttkay Chance Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 19304101 Date of Birth: March 16, 2008 Breeder: Stewart D Wert Jr & Doris M Wert & L Mae Evans Sire: Ch Ruttkay Jim Porter's Tribear Dam: Ch Tri-Bear Hotchevee Ruttkay Owner: Megan McLoughlin 6 GCH Summerwind's Rumor Has It Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 22889002 Date of Birth: April 03, 2009 Breeder: Jean Gauchat-Hargis & Joshua Hargis Sire: Ch Valindale Story Teller Dam: Ch Summerwind Double Trouble Swankee Owner: Jean Gauchat-Hargis & Joshua Hargis

GCH Ruttkay Chance photo submitted by Megan McLoughlin


 7 GCH Wyndjamr's Winward Isle RN Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 10584802 Date of Birth: August 25, 2005 Breeder: Robin Skinner & Kenneth J Skinner Sire: Ch Windrift's Wyndjamr Futures Dam: Ch Wyndjamr's Clear Skies Ahead Owner: Anita Williams & Robin Skinner 8 GCH Shamrock's Captain Stormalong Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 18692201 Date of Birth: December 13, 2007 Breeder: Shannon Kelly & Sue Ritchie Sire: Ch Keesbrook's Firebolt Dam: Ch Shamrock's C'Est Fini O'Marit Owner: Bill & Wanda Milwee

photo submitted by Megan McLoughlin

9 GCH Woodhill's Stealing The Trust Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 18304006 Date of Birth: September 06, 2007 Breeder: Jeremy & Brenda Gilliam & Heather Myers Sire: Ch Cara Head Of The Class Dam: Woodhill's Cara Legacy Owner: Heather Myers GCH Woodhill's Stealing The Trust Photo submitted by Heather Myers

10 Ch Bonnyvale's Paperback Writer By Wolfers Fortrumpet Breed: Keeshond Sex: Bitch AKC: NP 24682601 Date of Birth: October 04, 2009 Breeder: Darlene Bosch & Rob & Bonnie Fowler Sire: Ch Shakota's Shot In The Dark Dam: Ch Bonnyvale's Picture Of Wolfers Owner: Beth Blankenship 11 Ch Trumpet's Wind It Up ABSENT Breed: Keeshond Sex: Bitch AKC: NP 16185301 Date of Birth: February 27, 2007 Breeder: Beth Blankenship & Jane Turnage Sire: Ch Trumpet's Walk This Way Dam: Ch Trumpet's For Your Eyes Only Owner: Beth Blankenship

Ch Bonnyvale's Paperback Writer By Wolfers Fortrumpet Photo submitted by Beth Blankenship


 12 GCH Trumpet's Ticket To Ride ABSENT Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NM 92631801 Date of Birth: November 07, 2001 Breeder: Beth Blankenship Sire: Ch Trumpet's Send In The Clowns Dam: Ch Trumpet's Blowin' In The Wind Owner: Beth Blankenship 14 Ch Trumpet's It's Good To Be King Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 18340901 Date of Birth: October 03, 2007 Breeder: Beth Blankenship Sire: Ch Shakota's Shot In The Dark Dam: Ch Trumpet's Tainted Love Owner: Beth Blankenship

photo submitted by Megan McLoughlin

15 GCH Baronwood Infinity And Beyond Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 19897603 Date of Birth: April 19, 2008 Breeder: Dennis Lehouillier & Donna Smith & Darlene Bosch Sire: Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy Dam: Ch Bonnyvales S'Mply Irresist'Ble Owner: Kelli Denton 16 GCH Karolina Bonnyvale Meant To Be Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 21389801 Date of Birth: August 26, 2008 Breeder: Darlene Bosch & Patricia Stroud Sire: Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy Dam: Ch Bonnyvale's Simply Sinful Owner: Dr Bill & Pat Stroud & Darlene Bosch & Donna Smith 17 GCH Athena Glitter Girl ABSENT Breed: Keeshond Sex: Bitch AKC: NP 20695901 Date of Birth: July 24, 2008 Breeder: Jennifer Sturgeon & Jeffrey A Sturgeon Sire: Ch Quest Stand By Me Dam: Ch Athena Amara Owner: Gabrielle Sturgeon & Jennifer Sturgeon

photo submitted by Megan McLoughlin


 18 GCH Shainakees Abundant Asset Is Mercy Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 24813701 Date of Birth: October 02, 2009 Breeder: Ruthann Seibert & Suzette Lefebvre Sire: GCH Windrifts Non-Negotiable Asset Dam: Ch Darkenwald Chase Away Th' Blues Owner: Ruthann Seibert & Suzette Lefebvre 19 Ch Daveren's Der Bear Jude At Masada ABSENT Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 26258102 Date of Birth: March 15, 2010 Breeder: Jill Eastman Sire: GCH Legend's Purple Reign Dam: Daveren's Swim N With Gators Owner: Roger B Baskin

GCH Shainakees Abundant Asset Is Mercy Photo submitted by Ruthanne Seibert

Westminster 2012 Winners KEESHOND Judge: Mr. Richard Beauchamp Day: February 13, 2012 Time: 9:30 Ring: 2

15 GCH Baronwood Infinity And Beyond Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 19897603 Date of Birth: April 19, 2008 Breeder: Dennis Lehouillier & Donna Smith & Darlene Bosch Sire: Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy Dam: Ch Bonnyvales S'Mply Irresist'Ble Owner: Kelli Denton

GCH Baronwood Infinity And Beyond Photo submitted by Kelli Denton


10 Ch Bonnyvale's Paperback Writer By Wolfers Fortrumpet Breed: Keeshond Sex: Bitch AKC: NP 24682601 Date of Birth: October 04, 2009 Breeder: Darlene Bosch & Rob & Bonnie Fowler Sire: Ch Shakota's Shot In The Dark Dam: Ch Bonnyvale's Picture Of Wolfers Owner: Beth Blankenship

9 GCH Woodhill's Stealing The Trust Breed: Keeshond

Sex: Dog AKC: NP 18304006 Date of Birth: September 06, 2007 Breeder: Jeremy & Brenda Gilliam & Heather Myers Sire: Ch Cara Head Of The Class Dam: Woodhill's Cara Legacy Owner: Heather Myers

16 GCH Karolina Bonnyvale Meant To Be Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 21389801 Date of Birth: August 26, 2008 Breeder: Darlene Bosch & Patricia Stroud Sire: Ch Kemonts Skyline's Game Boy Dam: Ch Bonnyvale's Simply Sinful Owner: Dr Bill & Pat Stroud & Darlene Bosch & Donna Smith

5 GCH Ruttkay Chance Breed: Keeshond Sex: Dog AKC: NP 19304101 Date of Birth: March 16, 2008 Breeder: Stewart D Wert Jr & Doris M Wert & L Mae Evans Sire: Ch Ruttkay Jim Porter's Tribear Dam: Ch Tri-Bear Hotchevee Ruttkay Owner: Megan McLoughlin    

photo submitted by Megan McLoughlin


This dog was shown once and hated it, but he has certainly proved his worth as a stud dog and I think he thoroughly enjoyed that! Storm has produced 12 Champions and many Champion grandchildren. He can be found in the pedigree’s of dogs all over the world. He is a very special boy and I can never thank Val Tew of Bargeway Keeshonds Uk enough for allowing Storm to come down under. Storm is now 12! Calivale Keeshonds Sydney Australia

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Strikers first puppies have just hit the ring!  PHPT Negative  ‐  Available at Stud 

Calivale Keeshonds  Sydney Australia 

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Sire of Multiple Champions   ‐  PHPT Negative       ‐ 

Sire of Quality Puppies   Available at Stud 

Calivale Keeshonds  Sydney Australia   

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Sire: Dam: 

Owners:        

CHIC #75297  Ch. Arklow’s Chances Are  Ch. SouthCar’s Sunkist Darkenwald 

Lynne Hewitt  SouthCar Keeshonden   southcar@sasktel.net  306‐453‐6092  306‐577‐9590 

Suzette Lefebvre  Darkenwald Keeshonden 

 

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OFA Hips Good, OFA Elbows Normal Sire: Dam:

Owners:

Ch. Dreamwood’s Jingle Bell Rock Ch. Koanne Darkenwald Blue Velvet

Lynne Hewitt SouthCar Keeshonden southcar@sasktel.net 306-453-6092 306-577-9590 KeeshondWorld.com March 2012

Suzette Lefebvre Darkenwald Keeshonden


Keillor is now retired as a stud dog, but his exceptional type and temperament have made a significant impact on the breed. Thank you to all who have used him at stud and achieved amazing things with his puppies.

Date of Birth: 6/2002 Breeder: Paula Lewis

Please feel free to contact us for further information, Kristen Cullen DVM kcullen@prodigy.net KeeshondWorld.com March 2012


Having achieved all the wins that he possibly can Luca retired from the regular show ring at the age of 3! One of his most memorable wins was his Best in Specialty Show under Ms Robin Stark of StarKees Keeshonds USA Luca has also proven himself as a wonderful sire from his first litter son BISS[o] Aust Ch Keez Kause For Koncern already following in his footsteps. Son Aust Ch Keez Karbon Kopy and daughter Aust Ch Keez Me Myself N I Whelped: July 29, 2007 Sire: NZ Grand Ch Carleesh Double Dutch Dam: NZ Ch Clandara T’s Anouska PHPT Negative by Test Patellas Tight Hips: B2 Elbows 0/0 Luca is available approved bitches.

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Owned &handled by Cheri & Trevor Rogers Keez Keeshonden Melbourne Australia www.keezkeeshonden.net


A Best in Show , Best in Specialty Show , Multi Best of Breed and consistent Group winner himself. Harvey has sired some lovely, consistent winning dogs: ruBISS / BISS[o] Aust Ch Keez If The Shoe Fits, MruBIS Aust Ch Keez I C U Watchin Me, ruBISS Aust Ch Keez Everybodyz Talkin, Aust Ch Keez Que Sera Sera Aust Ch Keez Miss Demeanour

Whelped: May 20 2004 Sire: Aust Ch Keez Flash O Lightning Dam: ruBISS Aust Ch Greendoss QueenOHart PHPT Negative by Test Patellas Tight Hips Good Elbows 0/0

Owner, bred and handled Cheri & Trevor Rogers Keez Keeshonden Melbourne Australia www.keezkeeshonden.net

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Already a Multi Best in Specialty Open Show Winner. Standing or Moving, a nice, sound boy.. Naturally.

Whelped : October 14, 2010 Sire: MBIS / MBISS Aust Grand & NZ Ch Keeswey The Marksman At Keez (imp NZ) Dam: Aust Grand Ch Keez Tayla Maid Konner is PHPT negative by descent Patellas: Tight He will be available at stud to approved bitches after his health testing is completed in October 2012.

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Owner, bred and handled Cheri & Trevor Rogers Keez Keeshonden Melbourne Australia www.keezkeeshonden.net


Ferris visited England last summer to spend some time with Joan Miles  (Lekkerbek).  Attending  shows  for  just  part  of  the  year,  he  gathered  enough CC's to end the year as Top Keeshond!     He is available at stud to select bitches during his visit. 

Date of Birth: 11/2004  Breeder: Jan Corrington 

Please feel free to contact us for further information  Kristen Cullen DVM  kcullen@prodigy.net 

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We’re so proud of our wonderful sweet boy Tux who came to live with us from the Famous  Trumpets Kennels in America.  He was Royally bred, his father and grandfather were both Top Dog  in America and his mother has produced seven Champions.     His wins include two CCs Crufts and Welks and a Best in Show.   Winner of the Keeshond Club Ch Bingo Rose Bowl for Top Stud Dog and The North of England  Galdrik Cup for Top Stud Dog most wins by his kids at Championship Show 2011    He is the sire of Four Champions  Am Ch Imagine Just So Am Ch Imagine Harry Potter both Agility  winners Am Ch Soleils Original Fire and Dk Ch Zandvoort  Peter Pan Top Dog in Denmark 2011     Our Dogs Top Puppy 2011 Hunnivoles Woody Valentine JW RCC & Puppy Group 1  Zandvoort Dream Machine 1CC & 3 RCC  Zandvoort What’s in a Dream RCC   Hunnivoles Pepsi  Rock RCC and Top Junior 2011    Tux is owned & loved by     Gill & Chris Brunt 01709‐839596 

www.zandvoortkeeshonds.co.uk   

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Colonel finished his championship at the Buckeye Keeshond Specialty with his 5th major; then  finished  his  Grand  Championship  in  short  order  with  several  group  placements  along  the  way.    He  was  also  awarded  a  Select  Award  at  the  KCA  75th  Anniversary  show  under  Breeder/Judge Joan Czarnyszka.  His first litter has recently started showing, with Olefort Betsy  Ross obtaining a major at her first show, and BOS in Sweeps.  He has a CHIC#, with OFA Good,  Eyes, Knees, Elbows normal. 

Sire: BIS/BISS Am. CH. Shakota's Shot In The Dark, RN, HOF, ROM  Dam:  Trumpet's Love Me Do (pointed)  Whelped: 7/24/07  He has a CHIC#, with OFA Good, Eyes, Knees, Elbows normal. 

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Angela Curtis  Olefort Keeshonden  Georgia, USA  olefort@hotmail.com 


As a  young  dog,  Bing  was  RWD  from  the  12‐18  month  class  at  the  KCA 1st show in San Francisco, CA, and BBX class winner in CO.  Two  puppies from his first litter are already pointed.  

Sire:  Am. BIS/BISS Can. CH. Trumpet's Put A Spell On You, HOF  Dam:  Am CH. Trumpet's O'Christmas Tree  Whelped: 12/14/06  He has a CHIC# with OFA Good Hips, Elbows, Knees and Eyes Normal.    KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 

Angela Curtis  Olefort Keeshonden  Georgia, USA  olefort@hotmail.com 


Multi All Breeds Group 2 Awards  Multi Keeshond Specialties and All Breeds In Show  Awards  International Purina Spring Fair 2011 'Cody' wins  RUBOB to Aust Ch Rymiska Solo Man who took BOB 

Owner: Tracey Parker  Kenthurst, NSW, Australia  t_parker_88@hotmail.com  +61 438 407 497 

Sire : Rymiska Baggy Jeans  Dam : Rymiska R JS Pride  Whelped: November 1, 2008  PHPT Negative by descent    KeeshondWorld .com March 2012 


ALL BREEDS BEST IN SHOW 2011  CONSECUTIVE BEST IN KEESHOND OPEN SPECIALTY SHOW April & October 2011  Multi Group 1 Awards  Group 2 Award  Best Of Breed at the prestigous International Purina Spring Fair 2011   Res Challenge at 14 months of age – Sydney Royal 2011   Multiple Classes In Show at Numerous All Breeds Shows 

Progeny: Solo has sired two litters of which four will be competing  in the show ring during 2012.  >Multi Puppy In Show Winner Rymiska Ring A Ring A Rosie and half way to her title at 8 months of age  >Baby Puppy In Show Winner Rymiska Kizashi  >Rymiska Grand Duke  >Rymiska Sasha Fierce 

Owner: Tracey Parker  Kenthurst, NSW, Australia  t_parker_88@hotmail.com  +61 438 407 497 

Sire : Rymiska Out In Style  Dam : Rymiska Last Edition  Whelped: December 5, 2009  PHPT Negative  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


Cubit is our youngest at Skyline. His show career has been (and likely will  be)  limited  due  to  family  obligations,  but  he  has  excelled  in  the  specialty  arena!  We  look  forward  to  seeing  what  this  very  correct,  great  tempered  double Keillor grandson can produce! 

Date of Birth: 11/2009  Breeder: Kristen and Susan Cullen 

Please feel free to contact us for further information  Kristen Cullen DVM  kcullen@prodigy.net 

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He was Winners Dog at the 2008 KCA National at  7 months of age. All of his points were obtained  at Keeshond specialties across the country from  Washington  state  to  Pennsylvania.  He  was  brought out just for the 75th Keeshond National  as  a  young  champion  where  he  was  chosen  as  the  Select  Dog  to  the  Breed  winner.  This  gave  him  a  5pt  major  towards  his  Grand  Championship, which he now has completed.     You  can  see  kids  sired  by  Louie  in  the  US  &  Finland so far. 

Beth Blankenship  Trumpet Show Dogs  Lake City, South Carolina USA  www.trumpetkeeshond.com  beth@trumpetkeeshond.com 

Louie is PHPT negative by descent and has OFA  Excellent Hips and clear for the following:  ELBOWS, KNEES, HEART and CERF tested clear  on eyes.  

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Bentley is  shown  here  winning  the  Heart  of  America  Keeshond  Specialty this past November at  10  years  of  age.  And,  then  in  December, he leads his family to  a  2nd  in  the  Non‐  Sporting  group  for  the  Eukanuba  Breeders  Stakes  and  takes  the  1st  Award  of  Excellence  and  Best Bred By in Breed and Group  4 in Bred By Groups.  

Beth Blankenship  Trumpet Show Dogs  Lake City, South Carolina USA  www.trumpetkeeshond.com  beth@trumpetkeeshond.com 

We have  a  litter  due  mid‐ March  by  this  senior....we  feel  blessed  to  have  gotten  this natural mating!    We  also  have  plenty  of  frozen stored    KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


Seeker was a top ranked dog in the USA for almost 6 years and a top ranked dog in Canada for 4 years.    Seeker is a joy to live with, a gentleman with the girls that are being bred to him, likes to be "daddy" to  all puppies at my house.   

Sire:  CH Sherwood's Silversmith HOF, ROMX  Dam:  CH B MI Captivating Casey CD, CGC  Whelped: May 9, 2003  OFA Hips ‐ Good  Stifles ‐ Vet confirmed okay  Thyroid ‐ Normal  PHPT ‐ Negative by decent   

Terri VanSchyndel, Breeder/Owner/Handler  Wund‐R Y Keeshonden  4795 Hazel Lane  Abrams, WI  54101  920‐217‐9551  www.wundrykees.freeservers.com  wundrykees@juno.com 

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By Stefani M Cohen LCSW-R

ABOUT STEFANI    Stefani  has  over  20  years  of  experience  working  with  families  and  children, with a concentration of families of children with special needs.    In  addition  to  counselling,  she  provides  animal  assisted  therapy  and  humane education programs together with her dog, Fozzie. 

The last  time  I  wrote  about  Keeshonden  it  was  about  how my beloved Mugsy had crossed the Rainbow Bridge  and our new friend, Fozzie, had entered from stage left,  or  perhaps  more  accurately,  from  Chicago.  As  you  may  remember,  24  hours  after  Mugsy  died  I  was  on  Facebook looking for a new friend. Diane Benz, a highly  reputable  breeder  contacted  me  about  a  male  puppy  she had who would make a wonderful therapy dog.     On February 13, 2010 we headed to La Guardia Airport  to  pick  up  our  bundle  of  joy.    When  we  met  Mr.  Blue,  aka  Daimler’s  Divine  Justice,  he  was  very  excited  and  energetic.  He  was  a  far  cry  from  the  sedentary  senior  dog we were used to. I felt like a new mother. We had  adopted  Mugsy  when  he  was  1  ½  years  old.  He  came  with  basic  obedience  and  a  sweet  disposition.  He  also  had some anxiety from his previous home situation. He  was  raised  by  a  young  couple  who  ended  up  getting  divorced and I am pretty sure there was a lot of yelling  in the home. And, I have a strong suspicion that he may  have  been  hit  with  newspapers.  My  children  were  12  and 15 and Mugsy fit right into the family. And, as far as  I  can  remember,  not  a  single  shoe  or  slipper  ever  entered his mouth.     As  a  clinical  social  worker  and  therapist  who  works  primarily  with  children  and  their  families,  I  understood  anxiety.  We  took  things  slowly  with  Mugsy  and  desensitized  him  to  balloons  and  other  things  that  waved  in  the  wind.  Loud  noises  such  as  thunder  or  Heaven  forbid,  the  smoke  alarm,  would  cause  him  to  shake and shiver.   

If the burglar alarm went off by mistake or if it was  being  serviced  I  would  put  Mugsy  in  the  car  and  he  was  much  happier  there.  As  all  Keeshonden  lovers  know,  what  makes  this  breed  so  special  is  their  sweetness  and  sensitivity.  However,  early  experiences  can  have  major  effects  on  them.  My  fuzzy nephew Kobe Bear was kept in a garage for  the  first  year  of  his  life  and  he  was  lonely  and  barked  a  lot.  This  breed  needs  to  be  part  of  the  family  and  doesn’t  do  well  if  they  are  left  out.  When  my  sister  adopted  Kobe  Bear  he  too  was  very  anxious.  He  is  much  more  confident  now  after  being  in  a  loving  home.  Knowing  all  this,  I  decided  to  get  a  puppy  so  we  could  avoid  early  traumas. The plan for this new puppy was to have  him become  a trained therapy dog. What  I didn’t  count  on  was  that  I  would  be  traumatized  going  from a senior dog to a non‐stop ball of fluff.    After  trying  many  different  names  on  for  size  we  settled  on  Fozzie  Bear.  He  is  named  after  one  of  Jim Hensen’s Muppets who is known for his good   nature  and    practical  jokes.  Little  did  I  know  how  true this would turn out to be.      

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The first night I got up several times to take him out (OH,  did  I  forget  to  mention  that  the  winter  of  2010  on  the  East  coast  was  one  of  the  coldest  and  snowiest?)  Diane  Benz,  his  breeder  was  wonderful  and  answered  all  my  questions.  She  told  me  that  he  should  be  able  to  go  through the night almost immediately and she was right.  So, at least we were well rested for the circus during the  day. Three days after Fozzie arrived we met with a trainer  who  had  been  recommended  for  temperament  testing.  Because  I  wanted  Foz  to  be  a  therapy  dog  I  thought  we  should  make  sure  he  would  be  suited  for  it.  The  trainer  said  Fozzie  was  anxious  (apparently he  could tell  this by  how Fozzie put his legs over the trainer’s arms when he  was  picked  up!)  I  chalked  this  up  to his  leaving  the  only  home he had known. My mother’s intuition told me that  this  puppy  was  confident  and  affable.  He  is  also  very  affectionate. I’m glad I trusted my intuition because I was  right ‐ Fozzie is sweet and respectful of other dogs.    We  had  a  crate  for  Fozzie  at  night  but  I  was  more  comfortable having him in an exercise pen during the day.  He  would  cry  and  bark  to  come  out  and  get  some  attention.  I  totally  reinforced this  by  picking him  up  and  taking him out when he barked. I have to laugh because  when  I  work  with  parents  whose  children  are  having  tantrums I tell them that under no condition should they  pay attention to the tantrum.     When  Fozzie  would  come  out  to  play  he  would  run  around  like  a  maniac,  going  under  furniture,  grabbing  shoes  all  while  being  absolutely  adorable.  BF  (Before  Fozzie)  I  used  to  leave  my  shoes  out  and  about,  but  Fozzie  taught  me  to  stow  them  away  in  closets  or  put  them up high ‐ especially my $100 Merrell’s with fleece in  them.  So, I learned to be a little neater.   

Housebreaking him  was  another  adventure.   We  started  him  on  paper  but  the  original  trainer  said  this  would  be  confusing  and  to  start  taking  him  out.  Did  I  mention  this  was  one  of  the  coldest  winters  in  a  long  time?  So  every hour or so I would bundle up and if I was  lucky get my boots on before my little fuzz butt  piddled  on  the  floor.  Once  we  got  the  timing  right  he  was  actually  housebroken  pretty  quickly.     I  learned  to  see  the  world  from  a  puppy’s  vantage point. Any crumb, newspaper, tissue in  the  bathroom  wastepaper  basket,  shoe  etc.  seemed to be fair game for him.    

We are  fortunate  that  while  he  might  have  chewed  all  kinds  of  foreign  objects  he  usually  didn’t ingest them. This includes my daughter’s  paycheck.  I  went  out  to  meet  a  client  one  evening. I left my husband and the Fozzinator at  home. Fozzie was loose but sleeping when I left.  When I returned, my husband was where I had  left him, at the computer. Fozzie was sleeping in  another room ‐right near a pile of paper scraps.  I screamed when I realized what they were and  spent the next 3 hours trying to tape them back  to together. Apparently, he had jumped up and  snagged  it  off  a  table.  When  I  finally  told  my  daughter, who is a teacher, that she would have  to  ask  for  another  one  she  replied,  “Do  you  mean I’m going to have to tell my principal that  the DOG ate my paycheck?”   

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What I learned from this is that a quiet puppy, unless  he’s  truly  asleep  is  a  dog  that  needs  to  be  watched.  It’s  the  same  for  young  children.  I  also  learned  that  dogs  have  a  knack  for  knowing  what has  value to  us  and that seems to be what they go for. I suppose it’s  the  same  thing  when  toddlers  always  want  the  remote or cell phone.    I learned to anticipate joggers outside, doorbells (real  or  on  television),  motorcycles,  people  on  bikes  ‐  basically  anything  that  moved  or  made  noise.  All  of  the above would send him into a tizzy. I saw the world  with fresh eyes, paying attention to lots of things that  I  had  once  ignored.  Through  training  Fozzie  learned  that  if  I  could  sense  the  “danger” before he did,  and  say “watch me” and give him a treat at the same time  he  became  more  interested  in  me  and  the  jogger  could  actually  run  by  us.  Another  thing  I  learned  is  that  training,  hard  work  and  repetition  is  very  important. Just like limit setting is with children. I also  learned  never  to  underestimate  the  value  of  a  good  treat to a Keeshond.     While  we  were  training  Fozzie  he  was  training  my  husband  and  me.  I  know  this  trick  very  well.  It  goes  like this: Fozzie finds something important such as my  brassiere, Gerry’s slippers or the sports sections. Then  he  comes  to  find  you  and  shows  you  what  he  has.  Then the humans ask for the item back, the dog runs  to the living room still with the said item, the humans  go to the kitchen to get a treat and the dog drops the  item  and  comes  into  the  kitchen  for  the  treat.  THEN  the  humans  try  and  get  back  to  the  item  before  the  dog does.  Fozzie makes sure we do this several times  a day so we are well trained. It really is a fun game.    We socialized him right from the get go and took him  to puppy class as soon  as we could. I also took him to  a little play group run by the aforementioned trainer.  This  was  primarily  to  tire  him  out  although  I  said  it  was for socialization.    The  trainer  told  me  Fozzie  was  dominant  and  if  we  weren’t  careful he  could  become  aggressive because  he liked to climb on the shoulders of an older dog.     

Well, this  totally  freaked  me  out  and  the  trainer  couldn’t have been more wrong. As you know, this is  how  our  dogs  play,  up  on  their  hind  legs  at  times.  I  found a new day care situation for him and there is no  doubt that he does play well with others. It took me  awhile  but  I  once  again learned  to trust  my  intuition  and give this trainer the boot (so to speak.)                           It  was  about  this  time  when  I  started  to  feel  very  stressed.  My  work  load  had  picked  up  and  we  were  starting to do leash work. Fozzie had his own ideas of  how  he  wanted  to  walk  me.  Most  of  the  time  we  were good to go but once in a while he would dig his  heels in and refuse to go forward. I am not proud to  say  this  but  I  would  yell  or  (shudder)  pull  him.  This  made  him  more  determined  to  stay  put.  What  I  realized  was  when  I  regained  self‐control  and  changed  my  voice  to  a  pleasant  and  higher  pitched  “let’s go”, he actually would come along happily. (The  chicken treat helped also.) I use this example when I  work  with  parents  to  remind  them  to  stay  emotionally neutral when they need to correct or re‐ direct  their  children.  When  someone  raises  their  voice, no one can really hear ‐ canine or human.     I  am  sure  that  the  Universe  sent  Fozzie  to  me  so  I  would  remember  to  empathize  with  the  families  I  work  with whose children have been diagnosed with  ADHD. Fozzie has also reminded me to keep my heart  open,  to  live  in  the  moment,  to  relish  a  good  snack  and to  laugh  a  lot. Fozzela  is  a  little over  2 years  old  now and is an absolutely wonderful dog. We are still  playing  the  “I  have  your  shoe,  chase  me  game”  though. The next installment of “My Life with Fozzie”  will take a look at the therapy dog work we are doing  together.   KeeshondWorld.com March 2012   


Health Goes From Strength to Strength by Jane Saunders

Research progress update In the last edition, you will hopefully have read Dr Barbara Skelly’s encouraging update regarding the research into the genetic cause of epilepsy. At last we have the samples, the money and the scientific expertise to move forward on this important research Bryan McLaughlin at the Animal Health Trust has worked tirelessly to send out swab kits to the people who have contacted him and me with offers of help With Bryan’s encouragement a letter was sent to Richard Goldstein asking him to release some of the stored samples collected for the previous research collaboration, comprising of both English samples and also ones from overseas supporters. Thank you to those who quickly e-mailed Cornell confirming their permission for the samples to be sent on to the AHT. We received 13 samples and Bryan has now been able to extract sufficient DNA from all these samples, making the effort well worthwhile. A recent conversation with Bryan confirmed we have 33 samples from dogs affected with primary epilepsy. The table below illustrates what a truly international effort this has been Australia Belgium Canada Denmark Finland Netherlands Sweden UK USA

5 2 2 1 6 1 1 11 4

total

33

If anyone knows of a keeshond with primary epilepsy who has not contributed to the research, please consider contacting Bryan for a swab pack. bryan.mclaughlin@aht.org.uk When we hopefully find the answer to the mode of inheritance in the keeshond, those samples in the research programme will have their status confirmed. We now need to wait and pray The AHT technology along with Barbara and Cathryn’s skills will give us the long awaited answer and subsequent DNA test. This will not only benefit our own breed, but hopefully help breeds with the same origins, such as the German Spitz breeds and the Pomeranian.

PHPT the Future The register continues to grow well with each update. The February update resulted in 51 international hits to the site in the first 24 hours. My sincere thanks to everyone who continues to support this effort, it represents hours of work which I do willingly in memory of my beloved Anni who succumbed to the effects of the disease in 2002. In time this disease will be history in our breed as the test has now been available since 2007. Owners are still living with the consequences of owning a ‘positive’ dog, but thankfully this reduces with each year that passes.

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A vulnerable breed Now we have a test and owners are aware of the need to regularly monitor their positive dogs, it has become apparent that the onset of the disease is younger than the original research in the 1980s suggested. At that time the researchers, based on the cases they had treated, gave the mean age of 10 years. More recently the majority of cases known personally have developed high calcium at the age of 7-8 years with some as young as 6 years. I suspect that this is because in the early stages of the disease the dogs are asymptomatic so the owner is unaware of a problem. The next stage exhibits as the dog slowing down, maybe seeming to be stiff on rising or unwilling to do the things it used to. This can so easily be explained by getting older, only it isn’t. The latter stages are as a result of the damage being done by the circulating high calcium, when the owner begins to notice that the symptoms may not be down to old age. At this stage treatment is not as straight forward as the normal parathyroid glands will have become suppressed in a vain attempt to normalise blood calcium. The good news is the disease is treatable as many have found. The important part is to ensure links are made with specialist centres that have knowledge of the surgery and, importantly, the level of aftercare needed for the first 5-7 days post surgery. Would you know where to go in your country?

A recent conversation with an owner in the UK explained this so well. Her dog, who had always accompanied her down their large garden, started to stay on the terrace. At the time she thought him to be lazy. A few months later he was found to have high blood calcium and PHPT was confirmed. Following surgery he was back to his old energy levels and happily running up and down the garden with her. Other owners have used the phrase “just like a puppy again”.

The UK Kennel Club classifies any ‘native’ breed with an annual registration of less that 300 to be a vulnerable breed.

Despite the length of time a ‘foreign’ breed has been in the UK it does not get this status. However, if we look at the annual registrations of our breed it will be the case in every country apart from the US The national annual registrations in almost every country continue to be around or below 100 puppy registrations per year. Last year saw 122 puppy registrations in the UK, the largest number since 1997. The table below shows the numbers of Keeshond/wolfsspitz registered annually across those counties participating in the IOR for PHPT for which figures are available. In some counties it is difficult to obtain these summaries from the national kennel Club. See the end of this report for the Registration Table Working on the IOR has shown that blood lines travel freely between continents, and onwards to third and further national destinations. We can no longer say “this dog is British, European, Australian lines” A recent notification of a keeshond with primary epilepsy illustrated the need for international cooperation.

Kennel Club YouTube video on health. The UK Kennel Club has recently released a video explaining the work that has been carried out since the programme ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ was screened on the BBC. Anyone who watched this programme will remember that it was heavily biased against the pedigree dog, and did not show the vast amount of work that has already been carried out for many breeds. This 28 minute video produced by the Kennel Club gives a balanced update of all the measures now in place, both for the world of dog shows and the breeding of pedigree dogs, but also the health of cross breeds, who seem to have risen in numbers since the introduction of the Labradoodle. In the UK people are prepared to pay over £1,000 for one of these, it’s a crazy world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrWjVFKuAg8

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USA

US

1990

464

76

85

30

202

184

6799

1991

508

62

118

41

164

131

7017

1992

520

42

111

33

127

163

6177

1993

401

313

59

64

66

114

87

5125

1994

470

338

52

62

318

19

131

132

4002

1995

454

298

46

74

255

73

110

134

3119

1996

420

294

34

43

196

28

149

149

2790

1997

335

260

47

65

186

24

129

116

2348

1998

358

215

47

20

160

34

120

8

107

1769

1999

271

173

51

0

205

27

104

10

120

1410

2000

284

164

45

22

174

40

101

5

100

1328

2001

227

165

35

31

115

32

105

2

93

1086

2002

196

167

53

22

199

11

90

8

88

847

2003

193

126

52

46

181

85

28

127

0

77

889

2004

191

135

0

72

29

167

44

24

117

1

67

764

2005

148

116

5

93

24

163

39

17

114

10

86

706

2006

164

110

18

84

37

175

72

25

109

20

99

679

2007

135

159

0

126

49

197

48

18

137

21

95

593

2008

112

154

33

126

55

167

32

25

88

7

88

630

2009

176

107

16

100

70

125

40

34

93

7

77

542

2010

120

96

14

133

59

209

50

9

111

25

113

605

2011

122

89

13

117

69

152

*a

15

56

25

122

Source:

UK

UK

Source Swiss KC

Switzerland

CH

Source: SKK

Sweden

SE

Source: NKK

Norway

NO

Source: NKC

Netherlands

NL

Stud book DSC

Germany

DE

Source SCC France

France

FR

Source: FKK

Finland

FI

Source: DKK

Denmark

DK

Source: CKC

Canada

CA

Source: ANKC

Year

Australia

AU

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Source: AKC

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MALE DOG INFERTILITY PART TWO BY DR KAREN HEDBERG BVSC AUG 2007

The major problems associated with older dogs include:

Dr Karen Hedberg BVSc is a veterinarian at North Richmond Veterinary Hospital, Chair of the ANKC Canine Health Committee and is licensed to judge Working Dogs, Utility & Non Sporting Groups. Karen is also the Author of “The Dog Owner’s Manual on Selecting, Raising and Breeding Dogs” She has kindly given KeeshondWorld permission to run a series of informative articles on canine reproduction problems in the Dog & Bitch

Breeding With Older Stud Dogs When to retire your stud dog The decision to retire a dog at stud depends partly on the breed, the rate the dog is ageing and, most of all, the general state of health. The active stud life of a dog is much longer than the average breeding life of a bitch of the same breed.

1. Prostate Problems The prostate gland is wrapped around the base of the bladder and produces fluids that go to make up part of the seminal fluids upon ejaculation. As a dog gets older, he is far more likely to get infections, abscesses, and tumours of the prostate. The prostate gland sits just in front of the entrance to the pelvis and lies in a rather busy area with the rectum passing just over the top of it. The most common sign of prostatic trouble is constipation. When the prostate enlarges due to inflammation, there is pressure on the rectum, which narrows the passage of the faeces through the pelvis. Urine flow may be normal, with the occasional passage of blood at the beginning or end of urination. Syptoms - Low grade and chronic prostate problems usually present with a straining, constipated dog who has often been fed bones in the last 2-3 days. More severe infections present with dripping blood from the end of the penis, seen either before or after urination. Usually they have been near or around a bitch in season during the last 10-14 days. Many dogs that have low grade prostatic problems will not have any symptoms at all until they are fed bones. On internal examination, the prostate is found to be enlarged and painful. Treatment - Infections of the prostate can be almost impossible to cure and affected dogs often require repeated treatments of antibiotics and hormone therapy. Low grade prostatic inflammations tend to respond very well to an injection of female hormones (eg. Tardak*), together with a course of antibiotics. The Tardak* can have a temporary affect on sperm production, but it will return to normal within 6 weeks. The constipation is treated with liquid paraffin or other laxatives.

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Enemas are necessary to move the faeces in the worst cases. Dogs with chronic prostatitis that present with recurrent bouts of constipation and/or frequent passing of bloodstained urine, will require either periodic antibiotic treatment and injections of hormones such as Tardak*, or castration. The hormones used in the injections are female so repeated injections will, over a period of time, lower fertility and libido. Castration has the effect of removing the hormones that are affecting the prostate. If the constipation is becoming hard to control and the breeding life of the dog has finished, castrate the dog. He will settle down within a few weeks and should be trouble free afterwards. The way to prevent constipation as a secondary problem to low grade prostatitis is never to give affected dogs large bones in the diet; this alone may solve the problem (along with avoiding in season bitches). Chronic cases of prostatitis may also need doses of oil 2-3 times a week to help keep their bowel motions regular. Abscesses of the prostate may be evident by signs of straining to defecate and urinate, and the presence of blood or pus in the urine. The dog is usually very depressed and very tender in the abdomen. On rectal examination, the prostate will be extremely painful and the dog will object strenuously to its handling. The history usually includes recent exposure to in season bitches. Treatment - Again, hormones and antibiotics are used. This treatment may settle down the abscess, but if it recurs, castration may be advisable and possibly the removal of sections of the prostate gland. Surgical removal of the prostate is a very difficult operation and is not done unless absolutely necessary. Surgical intervention to drain the abscess may be necessary. Tumours of the prostate can occur at any age but are rare under 5-6 years old.The typical symptoms are constipation, straining to urinate and blood in the urine.

Treatment depends on the severity of the condition, but the prognosis is not good. Castration and hormones may help, but in many cases the dog may eventually have to be put down. Managing a stud dog with prostate problems Stud dogs that have recurrent bouts of prostate problems need to be managed extremely carefully. Keep them well away from any bitch in season at all times. This applies particularly to dogs that are normally kennelled with or run with intact bitches. As soon as any bitch comes into season, she should be moved well away from the stud dog, to an area where the dog does not go at all. This includes where the bitches are let out to run, empty out etc during the day. At no time is the stud dog to be running in the same yards. Allowing stud dogs to sniff areas where bitches in season have been urinating or getting regular “whiffs� of bitches kennelled close by, can be sufficient to re-inflame a pre-existing condition. These dogs are only presented to a bitch for mating when she is tested as being ready and only for limited matings (preferably one mating only per bitch). The dog should be watched carefully for a week afterwards for any signs of an inflamed prostate in case the dog requires treatment. 2. Testicular Degeneration Infertility in a stud dog and degeneration of the testicles can occur as early as 2-3 years of age. Hormonal imbalances, particularly of the thyroid, can effectively render a dog infertile at a relatively young age. Chromosomal defects such as fragile X and XXY, can result in some dogs becoming infertile as early as 15-18 months of age. While genetic defects that affect fertility are generally uncommon, in some breeds there may be a higher incidence due to close inbreeding on a line.

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As dogs get older, the hormone production from the testicles gradually deteriorates like the rest of the body. As a result, there is a reduced production of sperm and a lower level of associated fluids that form the ejaculate. Decreasing the amount of hormones being produced by the testicular tissue, causes a reduction in libido (sex drive). Some people are very relieved to see a decrease in sex drive, but it may not be noticeable until the dog is getting fairly old. Again, this varies between individuals and between breeds. Many male dogs are still willing and able at 12 years of age. It is suggested that older dogs are used with caution as the dog's health and heart must be in satisfactory condition and the sperm count within acceptable limits (in other words, sufficient to warrant the mating in the first place). I would have reservations in using dogs over 12 years of age unless the dog is in very good condition. Artificial Insemination (AI) is a better alternative so as not to overstrain the dog's heart with a natural mating. If you have a very valuable stud dog, it is advisable to have his semen stored in case of sudden death, reduced fertility or accidents. The age of the dog when the semen is taken varies, but I strongly suggest that the semen is collected before he reaches eight years of age. After that time, the quality of the semen may not be as good, and therefore there may be a less successful result from the usage of his frozen semen. This does not rule out having semen collected and frozen after the dog is eight years old; it can vary with the individual dog. Unfortunately, the average dog owner waits until the dog is fairly decrepit before deciding that they must store some semen. By this time the dog's sperm quality has already deteriorated and after freezing and thawing, the viability of the sperm can be very poor.

3. Testicular Tumors Dogs can develop tumours of the testicles, particularly if there is a retained testicle i.e. one that does not 'drop' down into the scrotum. Retained testicles can become cancerous and have a much higher incidence of tumours than normally descended testicles. Testicular tumours (even of retained testicles), are rarely seen under 5-6 years; most testicular tumours are seen from 8-9 years onwards. Tumours of the testicles tend to be of a similar type where the testicle starts to produce excessive amounts of hormones (oestrogens), which creates a 'feminising effect'. The testicle will be enlarged, there may be some nipple enlargement, and the dog may become attractive to other male dogs. There is occasionally some increasing pigmentation on the belly and sides and, in more advanced cases, there may be bilateral hair loss on the flank area. The positive aspect of a testicular tumour is thatit is nearly always confined to that testicle and it does not spread to other organs. The hormonal effects are reversible following the removal of the testicle. Treatment is castration. If the dog is very valuable, removing only the affected testicle is usually sufficient, but keep an eye on the other testicle for the next six months. Dogs that have obvious feminising effects are often given a course of injections of testosterone following the removal of the tumorous testicle. When to Stop Using the Dog at Stud The average stud dog is seldom used past 9-10 years of age. If the dog is still in demand and is very healthy, I would suggest that one (maximum of two) bitch(es) a week is quite sufficient, and only one mating if there are two bitches. During the summer, the dog should only be studded in the cool of the evening and not at all during excessively hot weather. If the dog is over 12 years, it would be in most cases, preferable to use artificial insemination (AI) so as to check the sperm quality and concentration prior to use. If the dog has concurrent medical problems, your veterinarian should check the older stud dog prior to use and assess whether it is safe to allow the dog to have a natural mating. Dogs with heart conditions are obviously candidates for AI, provided that the heart can take this amount of strain.

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BISS MBISSw GCH Shainakees Abundant Asset is Mercy KCDV Specialty Show Sept 17, 2011 Lehigh Valley Kennel Club Macungie , PA At Mercy’s third All­Breed Show as a Special, he won a Best in Specialty Show and also received a Group 4 Placement.  Two  weeks  later, just  prior  to  his  second  birthday,  he  won  his  first  Group 1.  He obtained his  Grand Championship showing in  only  7  shows,  all  majors,  two  weeks  after  that  win.  Recently,  Mercy was awarded a Group 2 placement. He has been shown  most  conservatively  as  he  continues  to  mature,  by  co­owner  Suzette Lefebvre and good friend April Horton.   

Sire: MBISS BISSw GCH Windrifts Non­ Negotiable Asset, HOF Dam: CH Darkenwald Chase Away th’ Blues Whelped Oct. 2, 2009. Breeders/Owners Rev. Ruthann Seibert and Suzette Lefebvre Complete OFA Health Testing Results Pending

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Breeders/Owners are both members o f the Ke eshond  Club of Amer ica.     Suzette  Lefebvre is an AKC  Breeder o f Merit.  Suzette ’s web site is : www.darkenwaldkees.com  


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By Heather Myers – Cara Keeshonds - USA

Westminster is the show  we all love to hate.  Each year we obsess over judges, complain about  early  closings,  sweat  whether  or  not  our  entries  were  accepted  and  then  gripe  about  the  conditions we will face once we get there.  BUT, guess what……………we do it year after year after  year!  I often wonder why we do it because each year I say, as do many others, “never again”..  OK,  here’s why!  Let me give you a somewhat typical day at Westminster, the King of Dog Shows.     4:30AM – wake up, brush teeth, throw on sweats.     4:40AM – wake up dog and put his leash on. Go to elevators and wait 10 minutes for it to arrive,  praying that said dog can “hold it”.     4:50AM – face bitter cold outside and start walking muttering “hurry up, hurry up” as dog finds  everything to sniff that people have thrown on the streets of NY from chewing gum to things less  mentionable.  Hotel has a perfect potty area but MY doesn’t like it!     5:00AM – get dressed for show.  Eat a snack cake for breakfast with yesterday’s cold coffee ‘cause  the line to get into the restaurant is out the door.     6:00AM  ‐  grab  coat  (a  heavy  warm  one  ‘cause  it  is  VERY  cold  and  windy  in  New  York  in  February).  Leash dog and walk to elevator for another 10 minute wait.  Two elevators stop and  both are full of people  with their dogs so wait a bit longer.  Dog is now asleep on the floor waiting  for elevator.     6:15AM  –  out the front door  of  the hotel  and  into the blasting  cold  wind for the two  city block  walk to the exhibitors entrance to the Garden.  Try to be pleasant to all the New Yorkers who are  rushing  to  work  but  have  enough  time  to  stop  you  and  ask  “what  kind  of  dog  is  that”.    This  happens at least ten time.  Reminder for next year:  Print sign stating what kind of dog it is and  paste it to your forehead.     6:45AM – walk down into the bowels of Madison Square Garden and about another city block to  the freight elevator.  The line at the freight elevator is already about 30 people, many with dollies,  crates, etc.., so actually only about three people can fit into the elevator at a time.  So once again  you wait……..and wait…….and wait.  It is o.k. now, though, because you are not the most cranky  person around.  The ones that have been standing in line for the elevator are even more cranky!      7:15AM  –  Finally  get  an  elevator  and  arrive  on fifth floor.    Doors  open  and  there  is  wall  to  wall  people.  The aisle is only about four feet wide and you are being crushed on either side.  You are  trying to stay calm despite the fact that you have a 9:30 ring time and still have to groom.       7:30AM – You arrive, thankfully in one piece without your dog being stepped on, at your handler’s  set‐up.  Put dog in crate and now time ceases.. 

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There are cameras everywhere.  You dog is laying quietly on his side while being groomed with a  camera zooming in to within a couple of inches of his face.  People are stopping and asking, yet  again, what kind of dog and “can I pet him”.  Reporters want to know where you are from, what  the dog’s name is, what he eats, does he sleep on the bed, etc., etc., etc.     Now  the  real  problem  arises.    How  in  the  heck  are  we  going  to  get  this  dog,  who  has  been  primped, brushed, prodded, washed, powdered and in general annoyed for the last two hours, to  the rings with wall to wall people who are not moving…….I mean they are NOT moving!  They are  standing taking pictures of other dogs or petting the dogs or pointing to other dogs saying “wow,  look at that hairdo”.     So you form a wedge with your handler and some of his/her assistants and you politely say, “Dog  coming through……he bites”.  It is amazing what the word “bite” does to clear a path!   Not a real  good advertisement for your breed but very effective in clearing a path!   You must allow at least  15 minutes to transverse the distance from the horribly over crowded grooming area to the ring.     Once  you  reach  the  famous  green  carpet,  it  is  again  packed  wall    to  wall  with  people  and  dogs.  You try to find a quiet corner near the ring to just let the dog (and you) chill out and relax  before going into the ring.  You spend most of this time assessing your competition and the real  nerves kick in as you look at all  this beautiful competition.  The steward is calling out numbers in  catalog  order  and  suddenly  you  are  all  alone  in  a  World  of  your  own,  even  though  you  are  surrounded  by  thousands  of  people.    Your  World  consists  of  your    dog  and  his/her  handler.  Nothing else seems to matter.  You pace back and forth as each dog is gone over with a  fine tooth comb.  Some are acting up and some are standing like statues.  You are hoping your dog  is one of the statues!  Your dog is indeed a statue as he is examined from stem to stern.  On the  down and back he is perfect and nails the free stack like he  never has before.  He too knows the  chips are down.  You are SO proud of him that you want to run into the ring and kiss  him!  You  restrain yourself because you don’t want people  to see how foolish you are over this dog!     The judge is taking an inordinate amount of time.  He is going back and forth between three dogs  and  your  dog  is  one  of  them.      You  can’t  remember  if  you  are  breathing  or  not.    Then  he  points.  OK, so you don’t win the breed but you get an Award of Merit which is no small feat at  Westminster and more importantly you are feeling so much pride..  People are congratulating you  and telling you how beautiful your dog is.  What more can a breeder/owner ask  for?     You fight your way back to the crates, hug your dog, hug your handler and hug anyone else that is  close.  Suddenly, the anticipation, the heat in the building, the nerves and the super ending make  you realize that you have to get some air.  You walk out into the cold Westminster loading dock  area and lean up against a wall, taking deep breaths of the air that smells like every kind of food  you  can  imagine!    You  lean  there,  reliving  your  dog’s  performance  and  you  smile  and  say  to  yourself, “Damn he was pretty.”     With all this said……..the hours, the stress, the crowds, the heat, the lack of clean air, the hours of  “bitchin’”  you  have  done  about  the  aforementioned…….would  you  go  back  next  year?    YOU  BETCHA!  See you in 2013, God willin’ and the creek don’t  rise!                           

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2012   Judge Brian Curry  Thank you to Jane Saunders for compiling the information and results. Thank you  to Jane Saunders and Ian Stubbings for providing photos so quickly! 

Keeshonds were in the ring at 10:00 am on the first day of the show. 70 keeshonds had entered with 15 absent  making 55 present on the day.     Visitors came from Scandinavia and the USA in addition to the overseas exhibitors. This is what makes Crufts so  special, as well as it being the largest dog show in the world.     The open  dog  class  was  a  truly  international affair  with the  5  dogs  present,  consisting of  four  Champions.  The  American bred BOB currently living in the UK, an Irish Champion, English bred Champion, a French Champion and  an American bred dog from Italy.      It was thrilling for Kristen and Susan Cullen, co owners of ‘Ferris’ to see him take BOB followed by Reserve in the  Utility group. Ferris was handled by Joan Miles with whom he lives in the UK. It made the long journey from the  USA well worth while.     It is a great honour for the Breed to gain such a placing, only being beaten by the Lhasa Apso Elizabeth, who went  on to take Best In Show.    

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(L) Best of Breed ‐ Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline’s Game Boy (Imp USA)   (R) Puppy of Breed ‐ Bargeway Keen To Rumble 

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Judge Brian Curry  DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE & BEST OF BREED  Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline’s Game Boy (Imp USA)   Dog ‐ Owner: MRS J A, DR K & MRS S MILES & CULLEN  Breeder Jan Corrigan   Sire: Am Ch Keeshee’s Lock Stock N Barrel ‐ Dam: Am Ch Skyline’s Material Girl     RESERVE DOG CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE  Fr Ch Dolce Vita Dyck of Bloom White (FR)  Dog ‐ Owner: MISS A QUICRAY Breeder: Elizabeth Loizelet  Sire: Coffee of Bloom White ‐ Dam: Fr Ch Ursa Woippy of Bloom White     BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE  Ch Baleissa Catwalk Queen ShCM  Bitch ‐ Owner: MRS B E & MISS C L BARDSLEY Breeder: Jane Ring  Sire: Ch Amikirs The Italian Job – Dam: Baleissa Summer Passion     RESERVE BITCH CHALLENGE CERTIFICATE  Ch Sturtmoor Crazy for Neradmik  Bitch ‐ Owner: MRS J SHARP‐BALE Breeder: Camile Pentland  Sire: Am Ch Sherwood’s Silversmith – Dam: Am Ch Neradmik Pyjama Party at Sturtmoor     BEST PUPPY  Bargeway Keen To Rumble  Dog ‐ Owner: MRS V TEW Breeder: Owner  Sire:  Ch Eastkees One More Chance – Dam: Calivale Some Like IT Hot at Bargeway (AU) 

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(L) Bitch Challenge ‐ Ch Baleissa Catwalk Queen ShCM  (R) Reserve Bitch Challenge ‐ Ch Sturtmoor Crazy for Neradmik 

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Best of Breed  Ch Am Ch Kemonts Skyline’s  Game Boy (Imp USA)  

Reserve Dog Challenge Fr Ch Dolce Vita  Dyck of Bloom White (FR) 

Veteran ‐ Dog   Entries: 2 Abs: 0    1st ALLFORUS FROSTING OVER LEKKERBEK JW SHCM (MRS J A MILES)  2nd  CH KICHIGAI GREAT PRETENDER JW SHCM (LADY K S & MR C HICKSON)    Special Puppy ‐ Dog   Entries: 3 Abs: 1                  1st BARGEWAY KEEN TO RUMBLE (MRS V TEW)  2nd COLLCRIST MAXIMUS (MR & MRS C BARTON)    Special Junior ‐ Dog   Entries: 2 Abs: 0                  1st EASTKEES DON'T SAY A WORD (MRS S PATTISON)   2nd  HOADSBERG ALEXEI (MR H & MRS L BURWIN & TEDROW)    Post Graduate ‐ Dog   Entries: 7 Abs: 0                  CH/AM CH KEMONTS SKYLINE'S GAME BOY  1st HUNNIVOLES WOODY VALENTINE JW (MRS C WADMORE‐SMITH)  (IMP USA)  nd 2  ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA (MRS S E LINDSAY)  3rd FOXIFAYRE BORN FREE (MRS S A BAKER)  Res BUCHKEES LOVE IN THE MIST (MISS S K LUSH)  VHC  ALLFORUS CURLY WURLY (MRS N KERR)            KeeshondWorld.com March 2012   


Limit ‐ Dog   Entries: 11 Abs: 2                1st NERADMIK VALENTINO (MS K FEIST)  2nd TORRIKEES WHO'S THE BOSS OF WINKLESTAR ( MRS A ATKINSON)  3rd SUEACRES ICED DIAMOND OF ZANDVOORT (MR C R & MRS G A BRUNT)  Res NERADMIK SECRET AFFAIR WITH WEGLAUFEN (MRS A C & MR C E WOODS)  VHC  WUND‐R Y WORKIN FOR A LIVIN AT SZARYK (IMP USA) (MRS U D RANSLEY) 

Open ‐ Dog   Entries: 6 Abs: 1                  1st CH/AM CH KEMONTS SKYLINE'S GAME BOY (IMP USA) (MRS J A, DR K & MRS S MILES & CULLEN)   2nd FR CH DOLCE VITA DYCK OF BLOOM WHITE [ATC AM00730FRA] (MISS A QUICRAY)  3rd TRUMPET'S RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM [ATC AM01075USA] (MRS L MENICORI)  Res IR CH ARCTIC KEES BEST KEPT SECRET (B & M CARROLL)  VHC  CH/IR CH ALLFORUS ROLL OF THE DICE AT MURMANSK SHCM (MR D, MRS L, & MISS J DIVERS) 

Good Citizen Dog Scheme ‐ Dog   Entries: 1 Abs: 0                  1st HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH JW SHCM (MRS D HOPKINS) 

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Judge Mr Brian Curry looking at his Open dog class 

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Veteran ‐ Bitch   Entries: 6 Abs: 1                  1st CH STURTMOOR CRAZY FOR NERADMIK (MRS J SHARP‐BALE)  2nd ALLFORUS CRYSTAL DREAM FOR YONTAN   (MR J & MRS L WILLIAMS )  3rd MEZANDA TEACHER'S PET (MRS S E LINDSAY)  Res TRUMPET'S HAND OF FATE FOR TORRIKEES (IMP)   (MR I M & MRS A J PASSMORE)  VHC  VALKANTIES CHLOE WITH PLYMKEES SH CM (MR A MRS S HILL)    Special Puppy ‐ Bitch   Entries: 4 Abs: 1                  1st KICHIGAI'S MOONLIGHT N'VODKA (LADY K S & MR C HICKSON)  2nd SUEACRES PURE CRYSTAL (MR & MRS M & J LEACH)  3rd  GALLOWTREE ME AND MY GAL (MRS P B WILSON)    Special Junior ‐ Bitch   Entries: 3 Abs: 1                  1st EASTKEES FOXY LADY AT SHELDERON NAF (MR & MRS S PALMER)  2nd  TORRIKEES SHAKIRA AMONG SERENAUBACH (MRS D HOPKINS)  Liefkees Annabell & Liefkees Angelika posing    for their rewards from the staff at Fish4dogs  Post Graduate ‐ Bitch   Entries: 7 Abs: 1                  1st LIEFKEES ANNABELL (MISS J SAUNDERS)  2nd WHIZZKEES ONYX SOLITAIRE OF SHELDERON (MESDAMES S & M MCINTOSH & BURDON)  3rd LACETROM CRUIVIE (MR & MRS T N, MISS C M GATE)  Res SAREVETA DAY DREAM (MRS R M E NORRIS)  VHC  HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK (MRS C WADMORE‐SMITH)    Limit ‐ Bitch   Entries: 10 Abs: 6                1st CHOTAHKEES TRULY GORGEOUS (MS K M AUSTIN)  2nd AMIKIRS ARABELLA (MR M CARTER)  3rd NERADMIK KISSES N GIGGLES FOR ESORKESS (MR G R & MRS S ROSE)  Res  BALEISSA INDIAN SUMMER (MISS C & MRS J BARDSLEY & RING)    Open ‐ Bitch   Entries: 10 Abs: 3                1st CH BALEISSA CATWALK QUEEN SHCM (MRS B E & MISS C L BARDSLEY)  2nd CH AMIKIRS ADORABUBBLE JW (MS D C GREGORY)  3rd SWASHWAY STAGESTRUCK (MESDAMES R I & E R FRANCIS & WILDING)  Res IR CH STRATUS ARMARNI GRANGE (B & M CARROLL)  VHC PLYMKEES LIMITED EDITION SHCM (MR A MRS S HILL)    Good Citizen Dog Scheme ‐ Bitch   Entries: 2 Abs: 0                  1st CH BALEISSA CATWALK QUEEN SHCM (MRS B E & MISS C L BARDSLEY)  2nd LIEFKEES ANGELIKA (MISS J SAUNDERS)        All  results © 2012, The Kennel Club                                               KeeshondWorld.com March 2012         


History of the keeshond in Britain The Dutch Barge Dog – a Pictorial History Part Five

By Christine Searle Christine Searle is the owner of the KeeshondArchives.co.uk website. She follows the history of the Keeshond in Britain with photos and kennel clippings from dog magazines. Christine has kindly agreed to share her knowledge with KeeshondWorld through a series of articles.

With the arrival of the 1950’s and some economic recovery after the immediate post-war years the interest in breeding and showing began to really take off. In the keeshond breed some new names came to the forefront. Fred Greenwood and his wife Nan had met the breed during the 1940’s and were beginning to form the Wistonia kennel based on Evenlode and Van Zaandam dogs. During the 1950’s they made up thirty champions. It was the Greenwoods who succeeded in producing the solid cream leg (shown clearly in this photo of Ch Winzari and her son Ch. Westryton of Wistonia in 1958) Ch Winzari and her son Ch. Westryton of Wistonia

until then nearly all dogs had dark shading to the knee. This is now rarely seen. (See photo of Billisa van Zaandam, daughter of Int. Ch. Billo van Zaandam at 11 months in 1958.) Two other champions made up in the 1950’s were Wot a Gal of Wistonia, (see photo) and maybe the best-known dog of all time, Wrocky of Wistonia, who has been said to represent the nearest thing to a perfect keeshond ever produced. (see photo)

Billisa van Zaandam

Int. Ch. Billo van Zaandam

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Wrocky of Wistonia Wot a Gal of Wistonia

In the 1950’s Mollie Collins, who had been breeding under the Van Sandar affix in the United States since the 1930’s, returned to the UK and started breeding under the very successful Ven affix, although she didn’t make great strides until the early 1960’s. Her first champion was Merry Christmas of Ven, (see photo) born in 1959. She was joined by Barbara Glover of Welford, who had previously been with Miss Hastings at Evenlode, and who helped with the Vens as well as breeding on a relatively small scale with her own affix. Merry Christmas of Ven

The Van Zaandams were still going strong, with the new stud dog Billo van Zaandam producing some very promising offspring, in addition to gaining his English and Irish championship. Another notable championship gained was Beron van Zaandam, (see photo) in 1955. He was a son of Ch Rayvalen Geron of Grovelyn (see photo) himself a son of Major of Broadcliffe, the first post-war champion.

Ch Rayvalen Geron of Grovelyn Beron van Zaandam

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After a very rocky start due to several prospective foundation bitches succumbing to distemper Margo Emerson started her Rhinevale kennel. Her first champion came in 1952 with Rapunzel of Rhinevale (see photo) daughter of Raphael of Rhinevale and Vesta of Summerleaze. Rapunzel of Rhinevale

This decade was the heyday of the Vorden kennel and Mrs Rene Tucker, culminating in Volkrijk of Vorden winning Best in Show at Crufts in 1957. She was pictured on the front of the Utility Group’s catalogue in 2010, a lovely surprise on arriving at Crufts that year! (see photo) She was born in 1954, gaining her championship in 1955. Her sire was Verschansing of Vorden (see photo) and her dam Vorden Meg of Meadowrock. (see photo) Having reached such a climax Mrs Tucker must perhaps have felt she had gone as far as she could and the kennel was disbanded a few years later and she went into breeding Shetland ponies. Hals and Hedy of Muirville Verschansing of Vorden

Vorden Meg of Meadowrock

With the breed’s success at Crufts came recognition from a much wider section of the public, and for the first time the breed would occasionally be recognised in the street. It also paved the way for new people to come into the breed and possibly to start their own breeding lines. And so began another stage in the popularity of the keeshond. KeeshondWorld.com March 2012


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by Pam Hildebrand - USA Recently, I calculated statistics for Rally Obedience for the past seven years, for publication to the Keeshond Club of America website. http://www.keeshond.org/toptenrally.html While doing this, some things in the numbers, as well as in the names and titles of the dogs, caught my attention. I would like to share some of my observations.

than a link between the Canine Good Citizen certificate and regular obedience, as the American Kennel Club had described the event in its earliest years. AKC now describes Rally as “a skill building class for all other AKC events.” Bud presented his ideas for Rally in an article he wrote for “Front and Finish” in early 1999. There was great interest in this new idea.

First, though, I’d like to explain a little history of Rally Obedience as well as outline how the event of Rally works. Sometimes called “Rally-O,” but most often referred to simply as “Rally,” the event was invented by Charles L. "Bud" Kramer. While performing various warm-up exercises with his dogs, in preparation for regular obedience training and competition, Bud started doing some freestyle exercises. Those free-style exercises were enjoyable to both dog and human. Having participated in regular Obedience and Agility for many years and having trained dogs for over 35 years, this retired biology professor from Kansas State University knew he had hit on something special that could help to revive the sport he loves. Bud had noticed that interest and participation in regular obedience competition appeared to be decreasing over the years. However, there appeared to be a meteoric rise in the popularity of agility.

The renowned Bob Self, dog trainer extraordinaire and editor of “Front and Finish” approached the AKC in August 2000 about including Rally as an AKC event. The hope was that Rally would pull new participants into the world of competitive obedience and agility. The AKC introduced Rally as a non-regular event in 2003. By then, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the World Wide Kennel Club were already offering Rally as a titled event. The United Kennel Club was also well on its way to having Rally as a title event, beginning in 2004. The AKC began offering Rally as a title event in January 2005. Rally has since spread to many countries around the world.

Bud hit on the idea of taking his warm-up exercises and turning them into an event that is considered more of a link between basic obedience and agility, Ch Keekichi's Klassic Irish Dancer RN BN

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In Rally, the dog and handler team moves through a series of “stations” in a course. At each station is a sign indicating what exercise is to be completed at that location in the course. Each course is designed by the judge and each coarse varies by level of difficulty. There are key exercises that must be included in all courses. Certain exercises are specific to the level of the course, be it Novice, Advanced, or Excellent.

Cara Woodhill Unlimited Credit, RN, CGC

GCH. Daimler's Luck Be A Lady at IndyKees, RN

Novice, being the very beginning of the Rally titling levels, is considered the easiest level. It is performed with the dog on leash. There are no jumps in Novice. There are to be between ten and fifteen stations in a Rally Novice course (not counting the Start and Finish signs) and between three and five stationary exercises. A stationary exercise is where movement must stop, either in a “sit,” “stand,” or “down” position. All exercises are to be from the Novice list of exercises. One should never see an Advanced or Excellent level exercise in a Novice course. After three qualifying “legs,” the title Rally Novice (abbreviated RN) is earned.

To earn a “leg,” a qualifying score of 70 or above must be earned. A perfect score is 100. For each error while proceeding through the course, points are subtracted. The number of points subtracted depends on the error. A slightly crooked sit may be a one-point deduction. A significant error could result in as much as a ten-point deduction. If a tied score occurs, the team that has completed the course in the fastest time is ranked higher. Though rare, in the event of a tied score and tied time, a run-off will occur. Advanced is performed off leash. There are more stations in an Advanced course than in a Novice course, between twelve and seventeen, and between three and seven stationary exercises. One jump must be included in Advanced. Of the twelve to seventeen exercises in an Advanced course, at least three must be from the list of Advanced level exercises.

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One will see Novice level exercises in Advanced courses but there should never be Excellent level exercises in an Advanced course. Upon successfully completing three legs, the title of Rally Advanced, or RA, is awarded. The Rally Novice title must be earned in order to be eligible to compete for the Rally Advanced title. Like Advanced, Excellent is performed off leash. An Excellent course is to have between fifteen and twenty stations, and between three and seven stationary exercises. There must be two jumps. An Excellent course is to have stations from all three levels of Rally. The Excellent course will have at least two Advanced level stations and at least three Excellent level stations. With three qualifying legs, the dog has earned its Rally Excellent title, or RE. The Rally Advanced title must be earned in order to be eligible to compete for the Rally Excellent title.

Rally is similar to regular obedience in that the basic obedience skills are necessary. Walking in heel position, sitting when the handler stops, downing on command, changing pace in accordance to the handler’s pace are all minimum skills that is seen in regular Obedience as well as Rally. As in regular Obedience, the handler must not touch the dog except in very specific circumstances, such as placing the dog in a stand position in certain exercises. The dog must wear a properly fitting collar at all times while in the ring, and must enter and exit the ring on lead. No bait or toys are allowed to be used by the handler. As the team advances through the Rally levels, so, too, must the skills.

Beyond Rally Excellent, it is possible to earn additional Rally titles, in the form of the Rally Advanced Excellent title, or RAE. To do so, the dog must first earn the Rally Excellent title. The dog then must successfully complete both Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent B at the same trial, at ten separate rally trials. A dog may earn multiple RAE titles. If that occurs, a number designation will be added after the title letters, such as RAE2, RAE3, RAE4, and so on.

GCH. Daimler's Luck Be A Lady at IndyKees, RN

Sir Reginald Hildebrand, CGC, RAE, CD

Rally differs from regular Obedience in many ways. The handler is allowed to talk to the dog throughout the course. In fact, it is encouraged to do so. To not speak to the dog or use obvious signals can cost the team points. Using hand signals, double signaling, and repeated commands are perfectly acceptable. In the Novice and Advanced levels, the handler may clap his hands, snap his fingers, or even slap his leg. Hand-clapping, finger-snapping, and legslapping is not allowed in Excellent and could lead to a Non-Qualifying score. KeeshondWorld.com March 2012


Hand movements, such as leading the dog with one’s fingers, without touching the dog, is acceptable. Pretending to have cookies or bait (“air cookies” as one judge called it) is allowed. The handler just needs to be sure the judge is aware that bait does not really exist. Keeshonden do very well in Rally. Their very nature lends them to excel. The typical Keeshond loves to hear his person’s voice. He loves food, even if it is just “air cookies.” He gets bored very easily. With Rally, every course is different. One does not know what exercises will be in the courses until just before the start of the trial. Every course is unique, even though certain exercises must be included. Just knowing that there will be a jump in Advanced, and two jumps in Excellent isn’t enough. One does not know which of the three types of jumps will be included. Similiarly, though changes of pace are required in all three levels of Rally, one does not know where in the course what change of pace there will be. Twists and turns, stops and starts, slow, fast, “normal” pace, backward movement, sideways movement, left, right, 180º turns, 270º turns, 360º, 90º pivots. One just never knows for sure what one will get in Rally. The diversity of the courses is endless. In calculating the statistics for Rally, covering the seven years since Rally became a titling event in AKC, there are some changes over the years that I’ve noticed. For some of the changes, I have no opinions as to whether or not these changes are bad or good for the event or breed. I suspect some of the differences are due to the economy. I doubt other differences would have much to do with the economy. Other changes cause me to be concerned for the future of the event. In the early years, the number of entries in each class, which includes other breeds, were quite high, over 100 per class at many trials. Some trials had as many as 120. On average, in more recent years, the entries appear to be in the teens or twenties. This could be due to entry limits set by the trial-giving club. It could be a sign of the economic times in which we are living. I hope it is not due to a waning interest in the sport.

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In the last couple of years, I noticed it was not uncommon to have only one or two entries per class in a trial. Indeed, there are a couple of top ranking dogs for certain years who earned first place at trials with very low scores (low 70s). Upon further review, I learned that in those instances, those dogs were the only entries for that class, for several shows. There have also been fewer Keeshonden who have participated in Rally. In 2005, 90 individuals, representing 423 entries, participated. 2007 showed a high of 96 individuals, 498 entries, in the event. However, by 2011, the number was down to 73 individual Keeshonden representing 312 entries. 2010 did see a bit of a surge in the individual numbers, compared to 2009 and 2011, but the total number of entries was not back to the numbers of the early years. Why this change? Economy? Loss of interest? Too many other activities, something has to “give” and it’s Rally?

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As the years have rolled on, the numbers of dogs with ILP/PAL registration numbers have decreased. In 2005, there were thirteen ILP Keeshonden competing in Rally. In 2006, there were 14 ILP Rally Keeshonden. By 2010, there were five ILP/PAL Keeshonden in Rally. In 2011, the numbers were even lower, three. I have no idea why this change. Is it a reflection of more people involved in companion events getting their Keeshonden from breeders who register their puppies? Could it be that people who get their Keeshonden from other sources, including but not limited to Breed Rescue, choose not to participate in companion events? If the latter, is there something more we, as guardians and promoters of our breed and our sport, should be doing to encourage others to give Rally a try?

Maybe Rally will “rally” and we’ll see the numbers increase again. It is an addicting event that the dogs seem to enjoy. Because my dogs have enjoyed Rally, I have enjoyed it. If you haven’t tried Rally with your Keeshond, I encourage you to do so. You may be pleasantly surprised.

References The American Kennel Club. (2012). Rally Regulations, Blue Insert. Retrieved February 19, 2012 from http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/RO2999.pdf Kramer, Charles L. “Bud.” (2005). Style of Rally Obedience, 3rd Edition. Fancee Publications

There was one change I thought was occurring, but when I crunched the numbers, my initial thoughts proved incorrect. I thought I was seeing an increase in the number of Champions of Record participating in Rally. However, when looking at the percentage, the numbers are the same in 2011 as in 2005, dipping slightly in 2006, increasing in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Averaging over these first seven years of Rally, the percentage hovers at about 38% of participants each year being Champions of Record.

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Below is a chart showing the numbers of participants.

YEAR

ILP/PAL

TOTAL ENTRIES

INDIVIDUAL DOGS

CH or GCH

2005

13

423

90

32 (35.5%)

2006

14

433

91

30 (32.9%)

2007

8

498

96

39 (40.6%)

2008

8

331

79

31 (39.2%)

2009

6

297

72

29 (40.2%)

2010

5

363

89

36 (40.4%)

2011

3

312

73

26 (35.6%)

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2011 Top Rally Keeshonden Report Considering Events Held from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 Based on data from Statistics from AKC Report of January 17, 2012 Ranking

Dog Name

Owner(s)

Points

1

Covenant Rising Sun CD RAE MX MXJ MXF

Patricia Ferguson, Frances D'Amico

69

2

GCH CH Wund R Y Sheza Superstar At Paugh Pri nts CD BN RE NA NAJ

Sherri Alspaugh,  Terry Van Schyndel

65

3

GCH CH Parrkees Perpetual Motion At Shoreline Patricia Voyles, Tawn Sinclair,   CD RAE AX MXJ OF Eileen A Parr

49

3

Shaker Hill Moli V Greenkees RAE*

Alice L Thayer

49

4

Rodney Harold Rufus CDX RAE2 MX MXJ OF

Elizabeth Strick

45

5

CH Daimler's Moonlight Magic CDX RE AX AXJ O AP NJP OF*

Lois Albright

44

6

CH Shoreline's Way Too Tuff BN RA OA NAJ

Robyn M McNutt, Blaine E McNutt

43

6

CH Kidkees Island Guru RE

Nancy Baggott, Robert Johnson,  Kathy Gray

43

7

CH Daimler Wynwood Rhythm N Blues BN RE

Lois Albright

39

8

Covenants Jeweled Sierra RE AX MXJ NF

Karen Roberts, Anita Houchins

37

9

Kelly RA

Charlene Valdez

34

10

MACH3 Rainkees He's Got Razzmatazz CD RE M XF TQX

Beth Godwin

31

11

CH Keepsake Firestarter VCD2 UD RE AXJ OF

Jean Munger

26

12

CH Shoreline's Tuff Enuf CD BN RA NA NAJ

Tawn Sinclair, Pia Paulsen

25

13

Greenkees Rolf RE

Alice Thayer

21

13

CH Jo‐ Lyn's Dasher CDX RAE OA NAJ AXP AJP NFP

Donna L Schmitt, Janit L Johnson

21

14

CH Sun‐Kiss Uzetta RE

Kathleen Bloden, Donna Williams,  Ernest Williams

20

15

CH Covenants Wolf Kees Firestorm RA NAJ NF

Jennifer Rother, Anita Houchins

19

15

Keeshaven Jamaica'N Dreamcomtru RN

Kassandra Bain,   Kristina Witzka

19

16

CH Kj's Oh I Wund‐R‐Y CD RA MX MXJ NF THD

Emily Taggart, Grace Stewart

18

17

Kandea CD GN RA

Amber Streicher

17

17

Vanderblom Boreas RN

Judy Mcdonald

17

18

Shoreline's Ruby Slippers BN RN NAJ

Patricia Voyles, Tawn Sinclair

16

19

CH Keekichi's Klassic Irish Dancer BN RN

Ann M McHugh

15

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20

Imagine Great Success BN RN

Marilyn Cornelius

14

20

CH Imagine Sherwood B Funny RA MXP MJP

Carolyn Schaldecker

14

21

Charming Contessa RN

Kimberly Higgins

13

21

Sun‐Kiss Xandra BN RN

Kathleen A Bloden, Chester F Bloden,  Donna Williams, Ernest Williams

13

21

Wyndjamr's Reflections Of A Blue Moon CD RE

Stacy Dickinson

13

21

CH Shoreline Guinness For Barkee CD BN RAE MX  Robyn M McNutt, Blaine E McNutt, Tawn Sinclair MXJ

13

21

Foxfair Audacious RE OA OAJ

Jeanne Buente, Deborah A Lynch

13

22

Ankor's Young At Heart RN

Joyce Perkins

12

22

Keedox High Flyer CD RE

Karen Squier

12

22

Kameo's B My Imagination BN RN NAP NJP

Laura Inman

12

23

Greykees Prince Charming RA MX MXJ OF

Steve Dworkin

11

23

Covenants Connect The Dots RN

Patricia Ferguson, Frances D'Amico

11

23

GCH CH Keenorth All About U Haiti RN

Elizabeth Fortino

11

23

CH Rainkees Reigning Shamrocks RA

William I Milwee, Wanda L Milwee

11

24

Cara Woodhill Unlimited Credit RN

Pamela L Hildebrand

10

25

Vandys Titania CD RE OA OAJ

Barbara Eng, Carole Henry

9

25

Vali's Adeste Fidelis CD RN NAJ NF

Pat Stolte

9

25

Tapestry's Matinee Idol BN RE NA NAP NJP NFP

Donna L Schmitt, Katrina C Guse

9

26

Kameo's Handiwork Of Chumani RN

Katharine Patterson

8

26

Covenant CD RAE NAP

Norma Gaddy, Michael Gaddy

8

27

Keesbrook's Tourmaline Blues UDX OM1 RA OA O Lila Dann AJ NF

7

28

Carr Kees Rick's Roosevelt CDX RE AX AXJ NAP OJP Pat Stolte  NF NFP

5

29

Covenants Dashing Casanova RN

Fran D'Amico, Anita Houchins, Patricia Ferguson

4

29

CH Cascadia E Z Money

Judi A James

4

29

Rainkees Sweeterned By Shamrock AX AXJ

Sue Ritchie, Christine D Maxfield

4

30

Owenbriar's Rockin' Robin RA OAJ NF

Leslie A Meyn

3

30

GCH CH Kan Du's Peppermints CD BN RN

Barbara Brown, Leri Hanson

3

30

Flowerkees Sweet Alyssum Geluk BN RA NA NAJ

M Frances Boyle, Nancy H Aldrich

3

30

Sonata Season Of The Bells RN

Gwynne Gulliford

3

30

Jo‐Lyn's Pumpkin Pride RN

Annette Robek, Janit L Johnson

3

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30

CH Bonnyvale's Picture This RN

Joanne Harrar, Darlene Basch, Jim Wolfe,  Carolyn Wolfe

3

30

CH Bonnyvale's Holiday Special RN

James M Wolfe, Joanne Harrar,  Darlene Bosch, Carolyn H Wolfe

3

30

Seacrest Bebopreboprhubarbpie CD RE OA AXJ Karen Sheahan  THD

3

30

Leslie's Little Kiwi RN MX AXJ XF

Leslie Meyn

3

31

CH Glimlach's Gitan

Joanne Slaney

2

31

Ladyslipper's North Tracker RN

David M Larson, Susan L Larson,  G M Godfrey, Karen S Godfrey

2

31

Shoreline's Easy Rider RE

Charlene Valdez, Tawn Sinclair,  Kristine Arnds

2

31

MACH Covenant High Priestess CD RE XF

Frances D'Amico, Patricia Ferguson

2

31

Vandys Quick Silver RA NA OAJ

E Constance Miller

2

31

CH Markwright's Oops I DidIt Again RN

Ann M Mchugh

2

31

MACH Geluk Miss Daffodil Hillside CDX RE NAP M Frances Boyle  NJP OF

2

32

Smoke Over Green Mountain BN

Julie Ann Green Beckel, Bill Floyd Beckel

1

32

GCH CH Summerwind's Sonic Boom

Sarah Berrend, Jean Gauchat‐Hargis,  Joshua Hargis

1

32

Clingmey Keeshond Garden's Kayah

Ms. Cyndi Clingerman

1

32

Wyndjamr's Get My Drift BN RE

Pat Shuler

1

32

CH Kimar T Goldcard Peters RA

Alexander Peters, Kimberly Wallace‐Schall,  Linh Peters

1

32

Linh's Little Tanuki Peters RA

Linh Peters, Alex Peters

1

32

CH Winsome's Check Me Over CD RE

Kristine Arnds, Charlene Valdez,  Tawn Sinclair

1

32

Sylvan Stitches A Dream RN

Ann Elders

1

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RALLY NOVICE A

Ranking

Dog Name

Owner(s)

Points

1

Vanderblom Boreas RN

Judy Mcdonald

17

2

Charming Contessa RN

Kimberly Higgins

13

3

Kameo's Handiwork Of Chumani RN

Katharine Patterson

7

4

Ankor's Young At Heart RN

Joyce Perkins

6

5

Rainkees Sweeterned By Shamrock AX AXJ

6

Ladyslipper's North Tracker RN

6

CH Glimlach's Gitan

  Ranking

Sue Ritchie,  Christine D Maxfield David M Larson,  Susan L Larson, G M Godfrey,  Karen S Godfrey Joanne Slaney RALLY NOVICE B

Dog Name

4 2 2

Owner(s) Sherri Alspaugh,  Terry Van Schyndel Kassandra Bain,   Kristina Witzka

Points

1

GCH CH Wund R Y Sheza Superstar At Paugh Prints CD BN RE NA NAJ

2

Keeshaven Jamaica'N Dreamcomtru RN

3

CH Keekichi's Klassic Irish Dancer BN RN

Ann M McHugh

15

4

Kelly RA

Charlene Valdez

14

4

Shoreline's Ruby Slippers BN RN NAJ

Patricia Voyles, Tawn Sinclair

14

4

Imagine Great Success BN RN

Marilyn Cornelius

14

5

CH Shoreline's Way Too Tuff BN RA OA NAJ

5

Sun‐Kiss Xandra BN RN

6

Kameo's B My Imagination BN RN NAP NJP

Laura Inman

12

7

Covenants Connect The Dots RN

Patricia Ferguson,  Frances D'Amico

11

7

GCH CH Keenorth All About U Haiti RN

Elizabeth Fortino

11

8

Cara Woodhill Unlimited Credit RN

Pamela L Hildebrand

10

9

CH Shoreline's Tuff Enuf CD BN RA NA NAJ

Tawn Sinclair, Pia Paulsen

7

10

Ankor's Young At Heart RN

Joyce Perkins

6

11

Covenants Dashing Casanova RN

Fran D'Amico,  Anita Houchins,  Patricia Ferguson

4

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Robyn M McNutt,  Blaine E McNutt Kathleen A Bloden,  Chester F Bloden,  Donna Williams,  Ernest Williams

21 19

13

13


11

CH Cascadia E Z Money

Judi A James

4

12

Jo‐Lyn's Pumpkin Pride RN

Annette Robek,  Janit L Johnson

3

12

Sonata Season Of The Bells RN

Gwynne Gulliford

3

12

CH Bonnyvale's Holiday Special RN

James M Wolfe,  Joanne Harrar,  Darlene Bosch,  Carolyn H Wolfe

3

12

Leslie's Little Kiwi RN MX AXJ XF

Leslie Meyn

3

12

CH Bonnyvale's Picture This RN

Joanne Harrar,  Darlene Basch, Jim Wolfe,  Carolyn Wolfe

3

12

GCH CH Kan Du's Peppermints CD BN RN

Barbara Brown, Leri Hanson

3

13

CH Markwright's Oops I DidIt Again RN

Ann M Mchugh

2

14

GCH CH Summerwind's Sonic Boom

14

Smoke Over Green Mountain BN

14

Sylvan Stitches A Dream RN

Ann Elders

1

14

Clingmey Keeshond Garden's Kayah

Ms. Cyndi Clingerman

1

 

Sarah Berrend,  Jean Gauchat‐Hargis,  Joshua Hargis Julie Ann Green Beckel,  Bill Floyd Beckel

RALLY ADVANCED A

Ranking

Dog Name

1 1

Owner(s) Tawn Sinclair,  Pia Paulsen

Points

1

CH Shoreline's Tuff Enuf CD BN RA NA NAJ

2

CH Imagine Sherwood B Funny RA MXP MJP

Carolyn Schaldecker

14

3

CH Daimler Wynwood Rhythm N Blues BN RE

Lois Albright

11

3

CH Rainkees Reigning Shamrocks RA

4

CH Kidkees Island Guru RE

5

Kelly RA

Charlene Valdez

7

5

CH Covenants Wolf Kees Firestorm RA NAJ NF

Jennifer Rother,  Anita Houchins

7

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William I Milwee,  Wanda L Milwee Nancy Baggott,  Robert Johnson,  Kathy Gray

18

11 9


RALLY ADVANCED B

Ranking

Dog Name

1

Covenant Rising Sun CD RAE MX MXJ MXF

2

GCH CH Parrkees Perpetual Motion At Shoreline CD RAE AX MXJ OF

3

Rodney Harold Rufus CDX RAE2 MX MXJ OF

4

GCH CH Wund R Y Sheza Superstar At Paugh Prints CD BN RE NA NAJ

5

CH Kj's Oh I Wund‐R‐Y CD RA MX MXJ NF THD

5

CH Shoreline's Way Too Tuff BN RA OA NAJ

6

Shaker Hill Moli V Greenkees RAE

6

Covenants Jeweled Sierra RE AX MXJ NF

7 8 8 9 10 11

CH Daimler's Moonlight Magic CDX RE AX AXJ OAP NJP OF CH Keepsake Firestarter VCD2 UD RE AXJ OF MACH3 Rainkees He's Got Razzmatazz CD RE MXF TQX Kandea CD GN RA Greykees Prince Charming RA MX MXJ OF Vali's Adeste Fidelis CD RN NAJ NF

12

Tapestry's Matinee Idol BN RE NA NAP NJP NFP

12

Keesbrook's Tourmaline Blues UDX OM1 RA OA OAJ NF

12

CH Jo‐Lyn's Dasher CDX RAE OA NAJ AXP AJP NFP

12 12

Greenkees Rolf RE Kelly RA

13

Covenant CD RAE NAP

13

CH Kidkees Island Guru RE

13

CH Shoreline Guinness For Barkee CD BN RAE MX MXJ

13

Owenbriar's Rockin' Robin RA OAJ NF

13

Flowerkees Sweet Alyssum Geluk BN RA NA NAJ

14

Vandys Titania CD RE OA OAJ

14

Foxfair Audacious RE OA OAJ

14

Seacrest Bebopreboprhubarbpie CD RE OA AXJ THD

14

Shoreline's Ruby Slippers BN RN NAJ

15

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Owner(s) Patricia Ferguson,  Frances D'Amico Patricia Voyles,  Tawn Sinclair,  Eileen A Parr Elizabeth Strick Sherri Alspaugh,  Terry Van Schyndel Emily Taggart,  Grace Stewart Robyn M McNutt,  Blaine E McNutt Alice L Thayer Karen Roberts,  Anita Houchins Lois Albright Jean Munger Beth Godwin Amber Streicher Steve Dworkin Pat Stolte Donna L Schmitt,  Katrina C Guse Lila Dann Donna L Schmitt,  Janit L Johnson Alice Thayer Charlene Valdez Norma Gaddy,  Michael Gaddy Nancy Baggott,  Robert Johnson,  Kathy Gray Robyn M McNutt,  Blaine E McNutt,  Tawn Sinclair Leslie A Meyn M Frances Boyle,  Nancy H Aldrich Barbara Eng,  Carole Henry Jeanne Buente,  Deborah A Lynch Karen Sheahan Patricia Voyles,  Tawn Sinclair Katharine Patterson

Points 30 27 23 20 18 18 17 17 15 13 13 12 11 9 7 7 7 7 7 6 6

6 3 3 2 2 2 2 1


RALLY EXCELLENT A

Ranking

Dog Name

1

CH Daimler Wynwood Rhythm N Blues BN RE

2

CH Kidkees Island Guru RE

2

CH Sun‐Kiss Uzetta RE

3

Greenkees Rolf RE

3

CH Covenants Wolf Kees Firestorm RA NAJ NF

4

Covenants Jeweled Sierra RE AX MXJ NF

5

Foxfair Audacious RE OA OAJ

5

Kelly RA

6

Vandys Quick Silver RA NA OAJ

7

CH Kimar T Goldcard Peters RA

7 7

Owner(s) Lois Albright Nancy Baggott,  Robert Johnson,  Kathy Gray Kathleen Bloden,  Donna Williams,  Ernest Williams Alice Thayer Jennifer Rother,  Anita Houchins Karen Roberts,  Anita Houchins Jeanne Buente,  Deborah A Lynch Charlene Valdez

Points 28 20

20 12 12 11 6 6 2

Wyndjamr's Get My Drift BN RE

E Constance Miller Alexander Peters,  Kimberly Wallace‐ Schall, Linh Peters Pat Shuler

Linh's Little Tanuki Peters RA

Linh Peters, Alex Peters

1

Ranking

RALLY EXCELLENT B Dog Name

1

Covenant Rising Sun CD RAE MX MXJ MXF

2

GCH CH Wund R Y Sheza Superstar At Paugh Prints CD BN RE NA NAJ

3 3

Shaker Hill Moli V Greenkees RAE* Rodney Harold Rufus CDX RAE2 MX MXJ OF

3

GCH CH Parrkees Perpetual Motion At Shoreline CD RAE AX MXJ OF

4 5

CH Daimler's Moonlight Magic CDX RE AX AXJ OAP NJP OF* MACH3 Rainkees He's Got Razzmatazz CD RE MXF TQX

6

CH Jo‐Lyn's Dasher CDX RAE OA NAJ AXP AJP NFP

7 7

Wyndjamr's Reflections Of A Blue Moon CD RE CH Keepsake Firestarter VCD2 UD RE AXJ OF

8

CH Shoreline's Way Too Tuff BN RA OA NAJ

8

Keedox High Flyer CD RE

9

Covenants Jeweled Sierra RE AX MXJ NF

10

CH Kidkees Island Guru RE KeeshondWorld.com March 2012

Owner(s) Patricia Ferguson,  Frances D'Amico Sherri Alspaugh,  Terry Van Schyndel Alice L Thayer Elizabeth Strick Patricia Voyles,  Tawn Sinclair,  Eileen A Parr Lois Albright Beth Godwin Donna L Schmitt,  Janit L Johnson Stacy Dickinson Jean Munger Robyn M McNutt,  Blaine E Mcnutt Karen Squier Karen Roberts,  Anita Houchins Nancy Baggott,  Robert Johnson,  Kathy Gray

1 1

Points 39 24 22 22 22 19 18 14 13 13 12 12 9 8


11

CH Shoreline Guinness For Barkee CD BN RAE MX MXJ

Robyn M McNutt,  Blaine E McNutt, Tawn Sinclair

7

12

Foxfair Audacious RE OA OAJ

Jeanne Buente, Deborah A Lynch

5

12

Carr Kees Rick's Roosevelt CDX RE AX AXJ NAP OJP NF NFP

Pat Stolte

5

12

Kandea CD GN RA

Amber Streicher

5

12

Vandys Titania CD RE OA OAJ

Barbara Eng, Carole Henry

5

13

Covenant CD RAE NAP

Norma Gaddy, Michael Gaddy

2

13

Greenkees Rolf RE

Alice Thayer

2

13

MACH Geluk Miss Daffodil Hillside CDX RE NAP NJP OF

M Frances Boyle

2

13

Tapestry's Matinee Idol BN RE NA NAP NJP NFP

Donna L Schmitt, Katrina C Guse

2

13

Shoreline's Easy Rider RE

Charlene Valdez, Tawn Sinclair,  Kristine Arnds

2

13

MACH Covenant High Priestess CD RE XF

Frances D'Amico,  Patricia Ferguson

2

14

CH Winsome's Check Me Over CD RE

Kristine Arnds, Charlene Valdez,  Tawn Sinclair

1

14

Seacrest Bebopreboprhubarbpie CD RE OA AXJ THD

Karen Sheahan

1

KeeshondWorld.com March 2012


Danee has been a busy Irish lass! 

First was her Rally Novice title  then came her 2nd "major" for her AKC  conformation championship  

On the horizon are more  obedience titles and maternal  duties!  3rd was her Beginner Novice  Obedience title 

Breeders Kathi Fleischer & Roseanne D. Conrad  Owned, trained, shown, and very much loved  by Ann M. McHugh  annmchugh22@windstream.net  KeeshondWorld.com March 2012 


By Alecia Novak

In June of 2011, three Keeshonden, a purple Standard Poodle and two humans set off for Toronto for  our  road  trip  to  Woofstock.  Woofstock  is  a  Toronto  festival  that  touts  itself  as  North  America’s  largest festival for dogs. With humble beginnings in 2003 in Toronto’s Distillery district, the festival is  still going strong 8 years later but has now moved to the larger St. Lawrence Market area. In 2010  the well‐attended festival also spawned Winter Woofstock taking place in November.  

So who  goes  to  Woofstock?  Three  hundred  THOUSAND people and their doggie best friends!! It is  the ULTIMATE festival for the canine fancier and their  furry friends! Where else can your dog be in a fashion  show,  demonstrate  their  “stupid  dog  tricks”  and  try  out a beginner’s agility course and cool their paws in  kiddie pools on the street? Where else can your dogs  be pampered with free treats, slurp from fresh water  buckets  at  almost  every  stop,  sit  in  the  VIP  (Very  Important  Pooches)  lounge,  have  their  photos  taken  again  and  again  and  join  in  a  street  fountain  splash  party? Woofstock, that’s where!  

VIP (Very Important Pooch) Tent 

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The official  hotel  for  Woofstock  is  the  Le  Méridien  King  Edward  on  King  Street  in  downtown  Toronto.  And  yes,  they  DO  allow  dogs!  Upon  checking  in,  the  hotel provides a “doggie bag” with pick up bags, a toy  and  a  list  of  doggie  friendly  places  (vets,  etc.)  in  the  area.  The  staff  is  well  educated  in the proper doggie  protocol  and  this  year  even  commented  that  we,  three  Kees  and  a  Standard  Poodle,  were  the  BEST  guests  they  have  ever  had!  The  plush  beds,  marble  bathrooms and beautiful rooms are a spectacular way  to celebrate and relax with your dogs – just don’t let  them get into the expensive mini bar!! 

I  have  been  going  to  Woofstock  with  my  Keeshonden  for  5  years.  We  always  seem  to  cause  a  stir..  mostly  because  people  are  unfamiliar  with  the  breed.  We  try  to  be  good  breed  ambassadors,  teaching people the proper way to  say  Keeshond  and  allowing  people  to  see  how  loving  and  happy  they  are.  It  does  take  some  tongue  biting  when  we  get  asked  the  inevitable question “are those dogs  Chows?”  then  “Are  those  dogs  a  cross  breed?”  followed  by  “Are  those  dogs  triplets?”    Grrrrrr....   (Luna  was  11,  Chai  was  7  ½  and  Taiga  was  2  ½  years  old  at  the  time). 

Over the  years,  several  of  our  Keeshond  friends  have  made  the  trek  to  Woofstock.  This  year  there  was  a  contingency of at least 15 Keeshonden  –  almost  unheard  of  in  an  “all  breed”  forum! From Keeshond friends that we  connected  with  on  Facebook  and  The  Keeshond  Express  (TKE)  to  Keeshond  Rescue  Ontario  members  and  people  who  have  adopted  rescue  Keeshonden..  we  all  share  a  love  for  the breed and are drawn to each other  like magnets.  

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Keeshond people seem to have the  same  reaction  when  we  meet  in  such  a  venue..  the  OMG  stage,  then  the  details  start  to  flow  as  if  we  were  on  a  first  date!  It’s  often  hard to tear ourselves away so that  we  can  check  out  the  vendors!  Many  times  we  have  found  a  connection  between  the  Kees  we  meet  on  our  adventures  and  the  people  we  know  in  the  breed  all  over  North  America!!  It’s  a  Kee  ring!  

It constantly amazes me that  so  many  dogs  can  get  along  together  in  such  a  crowded  place!  Of  course  we  must  always be vigilant about how  our  dogs  wind  their  way  along  the  crowded  streets...  and  most  people  are  VERY  considerate.  

One of  the  great  events  at  Woofstock  is  the  Annual  Hills  Rescue  Me  Walk‐a‐thon  typically  held  on the Sunday  of Woofstock  weekend!  The  K9  Rescue  Me  Walk‐A‐Thon  supports  canine  rescue across Ontario including Keeshonden! Our  Keeshond  Rescue  Ontario  group  usually  garners  some  monetary  help  from  the  event  and  if  you  look closely, you might even catch a Kees or two  participating! . The walk is the main  fundraising  event  for  k9  Rescue  Groups,  helping  to  support  care of pets in their programs.  There are also rescue booths for many breeds of  dogs  and  they  often  have  wonderful  doggie  fundraising items to purchase to help their cause.  It’s  a  perfect  place  for  someone  to  scout  out  a  new friend for adoption! 

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In addition  fun  events  like  the  Woofstock  High  Tea,  the  fashion  show,  the  Stupid  Dogtrick  Contest,  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Canine  Canada  Pageant  and the Best Costume contest really  allow  people  to  show  off  their  pooches!     It’s  a  street  party  for  dogs..  and  we  humans are lucky to be invited! We  are  already  counting  down  the  minutes until the  next  Woofstock    ‐  June  9‐10  2012.  Check  out  their  website at   http://www.woofstock.ca and if you  decide you are coming – look for the  PUParazzi  surrounding  three  Keeshond  sitting  next  to  a  pink  and  blue  Standard  Poodle...  you  can’t  miss us!    

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RYMISKA KIZASHI “KISSY” ALL BREEDS IN GROUP AWARD

RYMISKA GRAND DUKE “DUKE” BEGINS CAMPAIGNING THIS YEAR

RAY, MARILYN & TRACEY PARKER

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RYMISKA DIRTY HARRY “HAMMISH” MULTIPLE ALL BREEDS IN GROUP AWARDS

RYMISKA TAHKIRAH “KIRA” MULTIPLE ALL BREEDS IN GROUP AWARDS

SANDSTOCK FLASH LIGHTNING “FLASH” MULTIPLE ALL BREEDS IN SHOW & IN GROUP AWARDS RAY, MARILYN & TRACEY PARKER

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American Ch Skyline's Path of Least Resistance  Breeder: Kristen Cullen, DVM and Susan Cullen  Owner: Stacey Cromer Berman, PhD and Gregg  Berman 

American Champion Tara's Klassic Irish Bliss  Breeder: Margaret White and Mary Beeman  Owner:  Ann M McHugh 

Australian Champion Keez Kause For Koncern  Breeder / Owner: Cheri & Trevor Rogers 

Australian Champion Keez Me Myself N I  Breeder / Owner: Cheri & Trevor Rogers 


Just for Fun

Kitana Owned By Vasti Van Wyk ‐  Australia 

Snow Puppy  Submitted by Olga Kirsina ‐ Czech Republic   

Pepper & Buddy At the  beach in Brisbane   Submitted by Penny  Robertson ‐ Australia 

  Harry playing ball  Submitted by  Rachel Millner ‐  Australia 

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