This site is run on behalf of both The Keeshond Club and the North of England Keeshond Club for the benefit of all Keeshonds; working together for the good of the breed and is a genuine source of information on all Keeshond Health Matters.
- It provides information through its Website on all health and welfare issues that affect the Breed.
- It has a Health Co-ordinator, (approved and supported by The Kennel Club) who is able to provide, and update information, as and when it comes to hand, along with receiving valuable input from breeders and owners alike, covering the many varied aspects of Keeshond health, no matter how big or small.
- It produces a Health Report that is submitted annually to the Kennel Club, which helps to raise awareness and keep keesie owners and breeders up to date with current health issues that do, or might affect the Breed.
- It recommends that its members adhere to Ethical Guidelines for best breeding practice and adhere to the Kennel Club and the Breed Clubs approved Codes of Practice.
- It advises Keeshond breeders and/ or new owners to request evidence of certification for testing facilities that have been used, prior to their making a decision to breed from, or purchase a Keesie. Whether or not you already own an Keeshond, or perhaps are thinking of buying a puppy, you need to know what Health Tests are available for keesie breeders to use for those hereditary conditions which have already been identified as affecting the Breed. To find out more, please follow the links from this website.
- It keeps in regular contact with many professional associations and institutions, clinicians, geneticists, veterinarians and many personnel, who are also concerned with canine health and welfare. This will include The Kennel Club, The British Veterinary Association and The Animal Health Trust.
- It has established a good communication and reception network from veterinarians, clinicians, geneticists, professional bodies, charities and research facilities worldwide.
- It does everything it can to encourage and ensure that Keeshond owners and breeders alike can take pleasure from this most fun and life loving Breed, so that they can enjoy many happy years of unconditional love and companionship.
The Keeshond Club and the North of England Keeshond Club cannot not hold any responsibility for any persons who choose not to consult their Veterinary Surgeon in cases of any clinical/medical problems associated with their Keeshond. Nor can they or the Health Co-ordinator hold any responsibility for the management or treatment of Keeshonds by owners/breeders as a result of information obtained from the Keesie Breed Clubs via their websites, correspondence, newsletters, flyers, etc., or as a result of any form of communication between themselves and the Health Co-ordinator.
Last but not least, we would like to thank the immensely talented Michelle Parker for producing the fab images used in this site.