Keez Keeshonden is a small kennel located on approximately 40 acres in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne Australia.
We have lived with, loved, shown and bred Keeshonden for approximately 25 years.
Keez Kennels started with the purchase of our foundation bitch Kema Stepout N Style from Bev Wigglesworth. Two years later saw the purchase of Rymiska Top Notch from Eddie & Robin Ryan
To this day, almost everything in our kennel goes back to these two dogs.
1998 saw us import American Champion Childerick's Flame Fatalle
Flame was the first American & Australian Champion Keeshond and still remains the only American & Australian Champion Bitch in Australia.
1999 Flame was bred to RUBIS Aust Ch Rymiska Top Notch - the litter produced 5 puppies. 4 Became Australian champions, 1 went onto become an Australian Grand Champion, 2 became Best In Specialty Winners, and 4 became Royal Challenge Winners.
This was the only litter produced by Flame in this Country as she developed Pyometra and required an emergency Spay.
The year 2000 was a memorable one as Cheri joined the Keez Crew.
To date Keez Keeshonden has bred &/or owned:
6 Best In Show Winners
3 Runner Up In Show Winners
5 Best In Specialty Show Winners
4 Runner Up In Specialty Show Winners
1 Best In Group winner Royal Adelaide Show
2 Runner Up Best in Group Royal Adelaide Show
1 Winner of the SACA Guineas Final Royal Adelaide Show
2 Puppy in Group winners Royal Adelaide Show
6 Royal Show Best Of Breed Winners
13 Royal Show Challenge Winners
3 Australian Grand Champions
We have exported Keeshonden to Indonesia, Canada and the United States of America
2008 / 2009 saw Keez Keeshonden take a shift in direction with our breeding program. And in 2011 we took another direction with the introduction of some new blood. 2012 will hold some exciting times for us also!!
In June 2008 Australian Champion Clandara Xara (imp NZ) via Tasmania from Sean & Kathy Field joined the Keez Krew to bring in some long awaited new blood.
September 2008 saw the arrival of Hurricane Miah or otherwise known as New Zealand Champion Keeswey Highland Lady At Keez (imp NZ) She will also bring in some new blood into our breeding program and a new sense of excitement for our future!
June 2009 saw the arrival of Miah's brother Luca aka New Zealand Champion Keeswey The Marksman At Keez (Imp NZ), what a wonderful addition to our breeding program. Again our thanks go out to Cathy & Murray Smithson for allowing these two to join us!
Our heartfelt thanks goes to those kennels for their support while we shift directions.
We showed sparingly over 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 due to the purchase of a new business, Up until July of 2009 saw us attend a total of only 11 shows (just enough to put an Australian Championship on Miah) 2010 saw us only attend 47 shows - However in only limited showing over 17 months (83 shows) from July 2009 to Jan 1 2011 - Our lovely MBIS / MBISS Aust Gr & NZ Ch Keeswey The Marksman At Keez (imp NZ) gathered the required 1000 points for his Grand Champion Title - With Multiple Group 1st , Best In Show and Best in Specialty Show wins.
2009 also saw the official retirement of BIS / BISS Australian Grand Champion Keez Have U Heard. Harvey injured his shoulder tendon at the Royal Melbourne show in 2008 and a complete recovery is not in the cards for him. So he will remain here at Keez as a much loved member of the family and go on to sire some lovely babies for us
A persistent ruptured Achilles tendon saw Cheri undergo extensive reconstruction surgery to repair it in December 2008. This will put her out of the ring for an expected 18 - 24 months. She will remain the "Stage Mum" and Assistant until her return to the ring in late 2009.
October 2009 sees Cheri return to the show ring with our latest baby - Keez If The Shoe Fits - Imelda. She is proving to be immense fun. While she pushes the top winning Best in Show and Grand Champion adults and succeeding in some Best of Breed wins at a very early age.
April 2010 sees Cheri rupture her other Achilles tendon and subsequent reconstructive surgery on April 27, 2010 to repair it. another recovery period of 12 - 18 months.
Finally back to great health and two repaired achilles tendons, July 2011 sees Cheri Return to the show ring, showing the lovely Keez Kause For Koncern. at the young age of 11 months already has Best in Show at the Non Sporting Club of Victoria Open Show and Best in Show at the Keeshond Club of Victoria open Show.
2011 sees the retirement of Multi Best in Show / Multi Best in Specialty Show Australian Grand & New Zealand Champion Keeswey The Marksman At Keez (imp NZ) - Even though Luca is still a young dog , he has done us proud in the show ring and we feel it is time for his first progeny here in Australia to take the ring by storm now. 2012 will be a brilliant year!
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