We feel that the more information you have about the Kooikerhondje breed, the better a pairing between you and a pup will be. Below are links to breeders, resources, communities, and additional information about the Kooikerhondje. If you have suggestions for us to add, please contact us!
Kooikerhondje Online Communities
Kooikerhondjes (This is the Facebook Page we monitor and maintain)
Kooikerhondje (Open Group)
Western Kooikers (Pacific Northwest Kooiker Group)
Kooikerhondjes in the World
Kooiker Society of America
Kooikerhondje Club of the USA (Recognized as the parent club by AKC)
AKC (Recognized as Foundation Stock Service)
UKC (Officially recognized breed)
VHNK (The Netherlands Official Club)
FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale “World Canine Organization“)
DCK (German Kooikerhondje Club)
KCS (Kooikerhondje Club of Switzerland)
Suomen Kooikerhondje Ry (The Finnish Kooikerhondje Association)
Kooikerhondje Breeder List
If you are looking for a Kooikerhondje puppy, then you are probably aware that they are difficult to find in North America. This list is by no means definitive but it is an effort to link you to the breeders that we know. There are many more breeders in Europe, some reputable and some are not.
If you decide to take a puppy from any breeder, research that breeder beforehand and visit the kennel if you can. A good breeder will know about the Official Kooikerhondje Registry from the Netherlands. This database is invaluable into giving the breeder an insight into all officially produced litters since the 1940s including health information. A good breeder should also be willing to give you health information about their own dogs. Please refer to our health section where we discuss several diseases the Kooikerhondje can be affected with.
Of course you can also contact us, as we are willing to help as best we can.
It is our goal to keep this list updated as new breeders are discovered.
Waterbound Kooikers — Alvin, Texas
Carousel Kooikerhondje — Sacramento, California
Monika walking with her Kooikerhondjes
Van Crystalkooi — Austria
Estaika’s — Finland
Mendikan — Finland
Muskettikoiran — Finland
Qunacks Favor — Netherlands
Von Chicostein — Germany
Vom Fantasieschloss — Germany
Of Bear Spirit — Switzerland
Van Eenthuis — Switzerland
Vom Wichtelhaus — Switzerland
A female kooiker and her new born puppies
Links To Health Resources
Link to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, which includes all health tests that are performed and registered for Kooikerhondjes in the United States.
Link to CHIC
The Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) is a database that lists all of the officially submitted health tests done by responsible breeders within their specific breeds. You will find the test results for all of the Kooikerhondjes in the United States that have submitted their results.
Breeding Dogs for the Next Millenium
Above is an interesting article on how to protect and recover rare breeds like the Kooikerhondje. It is important, as with any breeding program, to make sure that dogs used in breeding are the healthiest among those available when rare breeds are involved.
Monterey Bay Search Dogs, Inc. — This is the squad we train our dogs Amica and Toni.
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Regionalverband München/Oberbayern e.V. — This is the squad that Nelleke trained, certified and worked as a Search and Rescue Dog.
Gear | Food | Items We Use & Like
DISCLAIMER: The following list of gear are items we have researched and purchased on our own. We have not received nor sought endorsements, clothing, financial incentives, or other forms of compensation. We just like these items and thought you would too.[/callout]
West Coast Canine
West Coast Canine Life is a do it yourself dog food. With simple ingredients and West Coast Canine’s powder, you can make amazing food for your dog.
Search Dog Vests
Our dogs search through some very tough terrain that can tear their vests. The ones we have used from Leerburg are strong, light and work best with our Kooikers.
Glowdoggie are the most durable lighting collar we have used. Waterproof and with a bright light that carries far, these collars are great for hunting, searching or when you want to be outdoors at night.
We have had a wonderful experience with the gear we have purchased from Hurtta. The quality of their gear has held up under some pretty tough conditions when it comes to our dogs. We particularly love their harnesses and cooling jackets.
“Das Kooikerhondje” by Monika Dassinger; NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH! It provides basic knowledge about the breed and and is perfect for new Kooikerhondje owners. You can order a copy of the book on Amazon.
“The Breeder’s Guide to Raising Superstar Dogs” by Jerry Hope. A training manual for breeders, future puppy owners and trainers who want to influence their future clients. We are following the protocol when we are raising Kooikerhondje puppies in order to give them the best start for their lives.
“Volhard puppy aptitude test” is a puppy temperament test that we strongly believe in and it is the one we use to assess our puppies at 49 days of life.
“Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books)” by George A. Padgett”Project Dog” by Kira Stackhouse; our Toni is representing the Kooikerhondje breed on page 202-203, the money for the book is donated to the San Francisco SPCA. Beautiful dog book with unknown breeds.
“The Complete Book of Dog Breeding” by Dan Rice, DVM
“Puppy Intensive Care – A Breeder’s Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies” by Myra Savant-Harris R.N.
“Buzzards and Butterflies – Human Remain Detection Dogs” by J.C. Judah
“Training the Disaster Search Dog” by Shirley M.I. Hammond
“An Eye For A Dog” by Robert W. Cole
“Training Levels – Steps To Success” by Sue Ailsby. Training is about effective communication. Sue breaks down the finished product (behavior) into small, achievable and fun steps. This book will make you a better trainer.