07 Breed Notes – February 2024

There are still some places available on the NoEKC’s forthcoming Breed Appreciation Day, being held on Sunday 24th March at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall. YO8 9PA. The day is open to anyone who has an interest in the breed and will start with a talk and presentation covering all elements of the breed standard in…

02 Breed Notes – January 2024

At the beginning of November, I wrote that what had initially looked like a reasonable number of puppies being born had come to a standstill – and I wasn’t wrong. Initially, puppy registrations started to look promising with 12 litters being born by the beginning of May, but then that was it with just 7…

50 Breed Notes – LKA 2023

Two championship shows within 5 days at the same venue must have felt like déjà vu for some Keesie exhibitors, as on Thursday it was back down to Stafford for the last show of the year; LKA having moved from the NEC. The main difference being instead of the snow, fog and freezing conditions for…

49 Breed Notes – BUBA 2023

Keesies were scheduled first in the ring at BUBA with a 9.30am start and for most exhibitors to say it was a chilly start was an understatement. With thick ice on windscreens, temperatures as low as –9° and dense fog, it wasn’t surprising that there were many accidents on the roads. Apparently, there had been…

48 Breed Notes – Nov PHPT 2023

Further to the Kennel Club’s announcement in May this year where they stated that the regulation that all imported Keeshonds, or overseas dogs being imported into the UK breeding programme, must be DNA tested for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) before registration of progeny, has been placed on-hold. Their reasoning behind this is that there is no…

45 Breed Notes – November 2023

At the NoEKC’s forthcoming Ch show (19th November, Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, YO8 9PA) there will be an assortment of Keesie related books and memorabilia for sale on the day. Amongst these are Ray Russell prints, various books on the breed (inc Alice Gatacre) and 2 framed and mounted Jeane Waller prints. A ‘silent auction’*…

41 Breed Notes – KC Oct Open 2023

The Keeshond club held its October open show at the weekend. The Special Awards Classes were judged by Adrian Bicknell; winner of Special Yearling Dog or Bitch was Vikki & Sean Marshall’s Devonia’s Hakuna Matata, the Special Limit Dog or Bitch was absent and Vikki & Sean’s Arabesque at Devonia won Special Open Dog or…

37 Breed Notes – Richmond 2023

At Richmond Keesies were third in the ring after Mini Schnauzers and Jap Spitz, where our judge was Sarah Hattrell who was awarding CC’s in the breed for the first time. She had drawn an entry of 23 dogs with 5 absentees; there were no entries in either the Minor Puppy or Special Beginners classes,…

17 Breed Notes – WELKS 2023

At WELKS Keesies were first in the ring with a 9.30am start; each morning before judging commenced a minute’s silence was held for Meg Purnell-Carpenter – she should have been judging Best in Show. Our judge was Diane Spavin who was awarding CC’s in the breed for the first time and she had drawn an…

16 Breed Notes – KC Ch 2023

The Keeshond Club’s Ch show was held for the first time at Roade Village Hall, where our judge Melanie Reed Peck (Byquy) (who last judged us at Blackpool in 2021) had drawn an entry of 40 dogs with 9 absentees. Judging started at 10.00am and after an hours lunch break was all over and done…

15 Breed Notes – April 2023

David Matthews would like to thank everyone who has been in touch, posted cards and generally sent him good wishes following his recent surgery. David is now well on the road to a full recovery and is hoping to be sitting ringside next weekend at the Keeshond Club’s Ch show and back in the ring…

05/6 Breed Notes – KC open 2023

Sorry about these notes being so late, having done them last week, I’ve just realised that I completely forgot to load them into cyber space – but better late than never!! At the weekend it was the Keeshond Club’s January open show, held as usual at Roade Village Hall. The judge was Richard Morris who…

52 Breed Notes – December 2022

My last note for 2022 and with lockdowns over the show calendar has returned to a semblance of normality. Show entries haven’t really improved and have been consistently low throughout the year. As have the number of puppies born this year; Doom & Gloom doesn’t really sum up this year, but more of that in…

47 Breed Notes – NoEKC Ch 2022

For the first time in what seemed like ages, the rain had finally stopped for the Club’s Ch show on Sunday; meaning that we could all stay dry whilst unloading everything. Our judge was Corry Saes (a German Spitz specialist) from Holland; she has awarded CC’s here in England several times, the last time being…

42 Breed Notes – October 2022

There is a printing error in the Nordic Show’s schedule being held on Saturday 26th November. Ed Forsey is the Keesie judge – not as printed. A couple of dates for your diaries – if not already in there. We’re hosting a winter Yorkshire North of England Keeshond Club walk again; our 3rd walk since…

41 Breed Notes – SWKA 2022

At South Wales Kennel Association our judge was Robin Newhouse (who last judged us at Crufts in 2020) and he had drawn an entry of 37 dogs with 5 absentees. There were no entries in either of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme classes and the Junior bitch was absent. We were second in the ring…

40 Breed Notes – SKC 2022

At SKC there were no CC’s on offer for Keesies, who were second in the ring after 67 French Bulldogs. Our judge was a Mr W McKay (I’m not aware of him having judged us before) who had drawn an entry of 9 dogs with 2 absentees. Judging started around 1.00pm and was all over…