Owning a male dog that may be used as a stud dog is more complex than it seems, but the specifics are awkward for most to discuss. Here we dive right in!
All Kooikerhondjes are very closely related. How do we determine and track this, and what is being done to lessen risk?
Kooikers are like no other breed and a true understanding of their normal temperament and character seems to get lost among wishful thinking and assumptions.
One month ago, the Kooikerboys and I deserted the grey doldrums of Seattle and drove across the country to our new house in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We were greeted upon our arrival with a great visit with our co-owned boy Huxley! We are hoping to see him more often as well as be more centrally located... Continue Reading →
It's been nearly a month since we were in California visiting Casper's litter with Emmi (Waterbound Endearing Emmi). They've been in their new homes and doing well. We absolutely loved seeing their different personalities and Susanne and helpers have done such a lovely job with them - we wish them the best in their future... Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce Casper's first litter, born April 22nd, 2019 at Golden Gate Kooikerhondjes in California. Seven girls and one boy were born to Emmi (Waterbound Endearing Emmi) and all are doing well. In other news, Casper finished his Flyball Master Excellent title this last weekend in Canada after finishing his 10,000th point... Continue Reading →
We've been busy over the last few months! We've got not so much competing to report, but we have been working and training nonetheless. In late September Casper and I went to an event called "Gals and Gundogs" and spent a weekend training in the dry lands of Eastern Washington with a bird dog trainer... Continue Reading →
It's been three weeks since our new Kooikerboy, Huxley, touched down in the States. Huxley Ellis Finn van Crystalkooi, bred in Austria by Marion Weissenbrunner, will be living in Virginia with my good friend Elise, destined for a pampered life as a performance dog! I am so excited about our new co-ownership adventure and for... Continue Reading →
In Seattle, the joke is that summer doesn't start until July 5th, after you've had a miserable chilly night trying to enjoy July 4th. It was true this year as well, but now it is July 5th and that means summer is in full swing, and keeping dogs cool and safe in the car is... Continue Reading →
Well, we had a quiet winter which burst into spring with a couple major events. First, in March we attended the Kooikerhondje National Specialty in Louisville, KY. (We aren't allowed to call it a Specialty due to AKC rules about club sanctioning, but functionally that's what it was!) I took Casper and flew with him... Continue Reading →