A*starz Keeshonden

Keeshonden Available!

Last Updated: 4/1/2024

Litter Planned for 2024:
Out of our "Elsa" A*starz Spirited Away (needs 3 singles for her AKC Championship; majors from supported/specialties)
We have not settled on a mate for her yet. Check back.

Elsa's show win history can be found here: Click Here
Elsa's pedigree info and baby pix can be found here: Click Here
Elsa's OFA records can be found here: Click Here
She has five health clearances, is PHPT Negative by parentage and is OFA CHIC'd.
Contact us for sports stars, select conformation hopefuls or companion puppies.
Our puppies are raised in the home in a smoke free environment with excellent diets (post weaning).

FMI on Elsa or any questions, contact us at : keeshond@astarz.net

Notice this banner: AKC BREEDER OF MERIT

With this status AND membership with the Keeshond Club of America, you can be fairly certain that a breeder is reputable. Most have companion kees available in their litters. Here are the AKC requirements for a Breeder of Merit:

We applaud recent efforts by celebrities and the mainstream media to expose the abuses of commercial pet producers and auctions. Unfortunately, these abuses often carry over to smaller operations which at first glance may appear to be caring and family oriented but which in fact are only breeding to sell puppies with little, if any, attention to the health, temperament and quality of either their breeding stock or their puppies.
If you have decided you want a Keeshond, please do not buy from someone who is simply producing puppies for sale. Beware of folks who "breed for pets". They really are breeding for money. Red flags would be that they have puppies available most of the time, advertise on Internet sites such as "Next Day Pets". Talk to and buy from responsible, ethical breeders who continuously study pedigrees, do health checks and participate in organizations and activities to increase their knowledge of the breed and of their dogs. They will not just take your money but will help you confirm that a Keeshond is the right breed for you. If you do add a Keeshond to your family, a reputable breeder will be there to answer your many questions and serve as your mentor for the life of your dog.

BEWARE of volume keeshond breeders posing as reputable, ethical breeders. THEY ARE NOT. They sell over 100 puppies per year for a good income. You won't find a reputable breeder on these pages doing that! ASK QUESTIONS. Chances are, if your puppy is registered with the Continental Kennel Club, it is NOT from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder will have GENERATIONS of health tested kees with documents to go with them. A reputable breeder will have GENERATIONS of American Kennel Club Champions immediately in the 1st and 2nd generation behind your puppy, whether it is pet or show. You should not have to "dig" back into the 4th generation or farther to find a Champion! BEWARE! These folks are out to make money and they are NOT about producing quality kees. Don't take their word for it. Check them out and contact the Keeshond Club of America (KCA). www.keeshond.org. If your breeder is not affiliated with KCA, chances are, there is a good reason why!

NOTE: All sire/dams should have MINIMUM OFAd (Fair, Good or Excellent) and PHPT Testing. Dog test results should include "VPI" Verified Permanent Identification. In addition, the following tests may also have been performed & we encourage: stifle checks, thyroid clear, eye tests (CERF), Cardiac clearances, etc. ASK for hard copy of these documents. Do not assume, just because the breeder says the tests have been done, that they have. Get the documents!

You can check parent's health testing at the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals: www.ofa.org

Click here for QUESTIONS TO ASK BREEDERS Questions to ask breeders when looking for a kees pup
It is *very important* that you ask and be aware of these questions! They could save you pain & heartbreak later.

If you are interested in an A*starz puppy, more information about our stud dogs or for referrals to other reputable breeders who may be having A*starz related litters (we refer to everyone whether A*starz related or not), older dogs or rescue kees, feel free to contact us at the address below.

Also refer to History of A*starz

For info about particular dogs, see A*starz Dogs Info Pages


If you are interested in SHOW or PERFORMANCE prospect pups, we may have the right one for you. Since we have a personal dog limit of 5 (and we don't keep boys), some of our best go to serious, loving show and performance homes. We can't keep them all! If you think you may be interested, contact us for details soon, as these special kids will be spoken for early on!

Note that we do have companion pups in each litter, however, most often they are spoken for about 6mos+ in advance.

If you are interested in a RESCUE KEES (100% recycled keeshond), see Keeshond Affiliated Rescuers of the Mid-Atlantic ...
click here!

A*starz Keeshonden
Donna Stekli & Lemuel Burnett
in WV

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