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A*starz Keeshonden

Keeshonden Available!

Across the country & world

Last Updated: 09/02/2017

We list keeshonden available from mainly kees club member sources. These can be litters, puppies, older dogs or rescued kees.
This service is *free*. Contact us at

Notice this banner and the BREEDER OF MERIT icons in the listings below.

With this status, you can be assured that this breeder is very reputable. Most have companion kees available in their litters. Here are the AKC requirements for a Breeder of Merit:
  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
  • Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on dogs they bred/co-bred.
  • Member of at least one AKC club.
  • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club (Keeshond Club of America).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.

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). 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:

We are not responsible for any mistakes or misrepresentations on this page. This is a free service to the breeders and the public only. We do not endorse, recommend nor take responsibility for anything other than providing the info.

Litters from sources below may contain both companion and show puppies. Most breeders don't have "all show quality" litters. Please ask the breeder when you contact them about the availability of companion kees.

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 would like to adopt or foster one of the "NY PUPPY MILL KEES", click here FMI.
The kees are being sent all over the country, so there should be one available near you.

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CALIFORNIA (southern)

Rescue Kees available
Available to the right forever homes--Southern California area. Contact us for up to date info on our kees.

Susan McCoy, Southern CA Keeshond Rescue (SCKR)

At email:

Phone: 805-527-4096


AKC Breeder of Merit

Puppies due July 2017
Splash finished his Championship at the 2015 KCA, going BOW for a 5 point major to finish. He has several Best in Sweeps and Best of Opposite in Sweeps, along with Best in Maturity and group placements. Splash made the first cut in BOB at the 2017 KCA National.
Cecily unfortunately broke her leg at a dog park, which set her back. She has now fully recovered, but due to her age, it was decided to breed her first and go for her championship later. Both potential parents are health tested with OFA CHIC numbers. Inquiries welcome for Show, Performance and Pet Homes.
Confirmation of puppies via ultrasound in early June.
LISTED: 06/08/2017

Melissa Eelman, Rivermyst Keeshonden
(co-bred with Olefort Keeshonden-Angela Curtis, Breeder of Merit) OR

As with any serious purchase, please ask for hard copy documents of health tests.


Several Rescue Kees available
Ages 1yr and up. Males and females. Available to the right forever homes.

Judy Hintzman

Keeshond Lovers United at email:
or 785-550-5429


Rescue Kees available
Several Rescued kees are available to the right matched up homes.
May be able to transport (with network help) to most parts of the Mid-Atlantic area.

Patti Hansen, Keeshond Affiliated Rescuers of the Mid-Atlantic

Facebook Page: Keeshond Affiliated Rescuers of the Mid-Atlantic



Rescue Kees available
Several Rescued kees are available to the right matched up homes.
May be able to transport (with network help) to most parts of the Mid-Atlantic area.

Patti Hansen, Keeshond Affiliated Rescuers of the Mid-Atlantic

Facebook Page: Keeshond Affiliated Rescuers of the Mid-Atlantic



Born 7/27/2017: Three boy puppies available
DAM: GCH Windrift's Pandora
SIRE: Pandora Thor
Dam's CHIC#113583

LISTED: 08/31/2017
UPDATED: 09/03/2017

Michelle Roybal, Pandora Keeshonden or
Phone: 571-480-0730
As with any serious purchase, please ask for hard copy documents of health tests.


AKC Breeder of Merit

Litter due: 9/10/2017
DAM: Ch Markwright's Shades of Time
SIRE: Ch Markwright's Black Hills Gold ROMX (historic dog; frozen semen)
Sire has health clearances on Hips, Eyes, Knees, Thyroid; (dog done before CHIC was offered) OFA Test Page: Click Here
Dam CHIC#105290, OFA Test Page: Click Here
Contact us for more information.
LISTED: 08/31/2017

Mary Ellen Meyer, Markwright Keeshonden OR

As with any serious purchase, please ask for hard copy documents of health tests.


Nothing for Canada at this time.

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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 Rescue of North America ...
click here!

A*starz Keeshonden
Donna Stekli & Lemuel Burnett
in WV

To contact us by email Click Here!

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