Breeders

Elsie and puppies

Listed in alphabetical order by state

Illinois, KOOIKERS VAN DEN ISERMAN HOEVE, Ann Knoop
Maryland, NOAH’S KOOIKERHONDJE, Barb Ritenour
Pennsylvania, RAVENSWOOD, Rod Beckstead
Virginia, ROSEWOOD, Rose Shenk
Wisconsin, AMBERMOON, Kathy and Joe Kimmeth

Inclusion on this list does not indicate an endorsement by KCUSA. Links are for information only. If you are looking for a puppy, do your homework when contacting breeders.

New requirements for breeders seeking to be listed on the KCUSA website as of October 2013. READ HERE.

Breeders on this list:

  • Renew yearly.
  • Are KCUSA members.
  • Agree to abide by KCUSA’s Code of Ethics, specifically items 6–9.

KCUSA Code of Ethics, Items 6–9

  • 6. If I breed, I will strive to improve the Kooiker breed according to the Kooikerhondje Breed Standard. I will conscientiously plan each breeding, choosing only parents of appropriate temperament, appearance and other desirable qualities.
    7. I will become aware of genetic defects that can be harmful to the breed. When breeding, I will endeavor to select animals that will reduce the incidence of genetic problems while enhancing the positive attributes and abilities of the breed. I will be open with all persons interested in the welfare of the Kooiker and will discuss possible physical or temperament defects in my own stock.
    8. I will act responsibly in regards to all puppies produced by my breeding for the lifetime of the puppies.
    9. I will never knowingly sell to, or place a Kooiker with unethical persons or those who would not provide proper and humane care to the dog. I will refuse to sell any Kooiker to any pet shop or to any wholesale dealer in dogs.

Links for Breeders
If you are planning to mate your kooiker, it is critically important to check your dog’s DNA for the Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy (ENM gene) by sending a blood sample to the DNA Diagnostics Lab at Utrecht University for testing. Find the form here.

Orthopedic Federation for Animals or OFA (provides tests for canine genetic diseases)
Canine Health Information Center or CHIC (a centralized canine health database)