Nearly 60 years ago, my father brought home a Keeshond puppy named Blackie, starting my life long love affair with spitz breed dogs. Over the years we have owned many Kees, and Eskies, but it was not until 2005, when a lovely puppy named Dutch came into our lives that our love affair with dog showing and dog sports began.
Under the guidence of Joanne Reed (Windrift Kees) and Kathy Easter (Arklow Kees) we learned how to groom and show the Keeshond and shortly after, we added Zap and Cuba to our growing pack. All three Kees boys were very successful and fun dogs to show and compete with!
2014 brought us a new breed - the Eurasier. We had been interested in this breed for many years, and as the Eurasier is a rare breed here in the U.S., we contacted Stacey Watkins (Albionspitz Eurasiers) in the UK who arranged to send us our first Eurasier, a perfect girl named Albionspitz Topaz (Brit.) One look at that adorable girl and we were hooked on the breed, and soon Chena and Nola joined us. We have been very lucky to have Stacey and also the wonderful Karla Erickson (Sundog Eurasiers) as our mentors with this breed!
We believe in well rounded dogs, and that all dogs should receive basic obedience training. Our accomplishments include many Championship titles, Obedience certificates, Best In Shows, the first Keeshond and the first Eurasiers to earn the Herding Capability Title, and we can proudly say our girl Brit was awarded the AKC First Of Breed - Eurasier (the first Eurasier ever to be recognized in Conformation by the American Kennel Club.)
In addition to conformation, our dog also have participated in the sports of Rally Obedience, Herding, Agility, and Bikejoring, and are happy to show off at Meet The Breed booths, parades, contests, and all sorts of dog events. Our dog Dutch was selected to be the model for the Laurelwood Breed Plate. They have even been featured in magazines and advertisments! We are always happy to have visitors at the shows and events we are partifipaing in!