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Welcome to the Keeshond Club of Canada
Dedicated to the Love and Care of Keeshonden

Please enjoy reviewing our website, don't miss the members' photo gallery at the bottom of this page
Check out our Member Breeders page to contact one of our dedicated breeders


Our club was founded on November 22, 1971 by a group of people with similar interests – the welfare of the Keeshond breed in Canada.  It was registered with the CKC on November 22 of that year.  The founding members were:  Jean & Pat Croken, Linda Elliott (Zakowski), Rosella Helwig, Don & Ethel MacKenzie and Sid Estrin.

While the membership has changed over the years, our goals have remained the same – to provide a medium for Keeshond owners and breeders to join together, with equal representation, for the betterment of the Keeshond breed in Canada.  A history of our breed is available on our Breed History page.

We encourage and promote the breeding and exhibiting of quality Keeshonden which conform as closely as possible to the Official Canadian Breed Standard.  We encourage members to breed dogs with structurally sound bodies, correct temperaments, and to try to eliminate all hereditary problems by judicious selection and appropriate testing of all breeding stock.  We hope to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience, rally-o and agility trials.

Within this site we seek to educate Keeshond fanciers and judges alike, with the inclusion of educational articles, plus photographs of the top winning Keeshonden in Canada over the years.

For those of you looking for a Keeshond, please go to our Breeders page, which lists breeders by province.  

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or would like to contribute in any way please feel free to contact any of our Regional Directors or Executive members.


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