KCSC strongly recommends that you acquire a puppy from a reliable breeder. To ensure that only the best dogs are used for breeding, reliable breeders exhibit their dogs in AKC Conformation Shows where they are evaluated for soundness of structure and conformation to breed standards. By carefully breeding show-quality dogs to other show-quality dogs, the health and quality of the breed can be maintained. Not all pedigreed dogs are breeding quality! Breeding non-show-quality dogs increases the incidence of health problems such as painful arthritis. Even though you may just want a pet puppy and not a show dog, we still recommend buying from a show breeder as your best chance to get a healthy puppy with a good temperament. Do NOT buy a puppy from:
The KCSC Breeders Committee can provide more information on available puppies. All KCSC members have agreed to abide by the Keeshond Club of America's Breeders' Code of Ethics. (KCSC provides breeder information for reference only and not as a recommendation. Remember that dogs are living creatures and no one can guarantee they will be free of health problems.)
Committee member Kennel Name City Phone Email
Kris Arnds Winsome Mission Viejo (949) 586-5989 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Corrington Kemont Claremont (909) 626-6962 email@example.com
Tawn Sinclair Shoreline Malibu (310) 457-3569 firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you sure you want a puppy?
Puppies are adorable and fun. It is fascinating to watch them grow and get to know their unique personalities. And it is very rewarding to nurture their loving, trusting young spirits as the bond between you develops. But all puppies, of all breeds, require a great amount of work. No matter what breed of puppy you have, you should be prepared for: