2017 Kooikerhondje Annual Open Breed Show and Fun Day

With summer just around the corner it is time to tell you all about our annual Breed Open Show and Fun Day which shall be held on Sunday 25th June 2017 at Steventon Village Hall, Steventon, Oxon, OX13 6RR. Our open show is designed to be fun and welcoming, we have mountains of prizes on offer for all places in each class, and absolutely encourage owners who have never shown before to have a go. We even have a ringcraft class held before the show where we teach you what it is you need to do. If you do wish to enter this part of the day entries must be received by the 29th May 2017. The schedule (including entry form) can be found on the download page of this website.

The show will be followed by an introduction to Rally-O, which is a fun and less formal type of obedience competition compared to the traditional obedience work.

The Rally-O will be followed by our fun day. Do you own the prettiest bitch, most handsome dog or how about the champion sausage catcher? We will have an afternoon of fun games to compete with your dogs of any breed in, we hope to see you all there!


Don’t forget that our AGM shall be held on Sunday 19 February 2017 at the Boarstall Duck Decoy in Oxfordshire. This is meeting for club members, however you are welcome to become a member in advance or on the day if you wish.  The membership application form can be found on the links and download page of this site.

Health Register Update

To all Kooiker owners – I am compiling the next update to the UK entry of the Kooikerhondje Health Register.  I would gratefully appreciate that any results of health tests or details of any births are forwarded to me by the 26th August.  Equally important is to know of any deaths or life changing medical conditions.  This register goes such a long way to keeping this breed healthy for generations to come, but only works if we have the complete picture. Your time to help us keep this document fully up to date is gratefully received!

Please send all information to c-l-johnson@hotmail.co.uk

Kooikerhondje Breed Show and Fun Day 12th June 2016

On the 12th June 2016 we are again hosting our annual breed show and fun day. Entries for the show have now closed, however you are still more than welcome to come along and take park in our other activities. This is a perfect opportunity to meet Kooikers if you are thinking of adding one to your family, so please come along. Even if you don’t own a Kooiker, you are more than welcome! Our provisional plan for the day is as below, times are subject to change on the day.

Ring 1
9.15am-10.00am Ringcraft. (This is a class for young puppies and owners new to showing to teach them what is needed to compete in shows. Also perfect for any more experienced people, but have a particular issue.)
10.00am-1.00pm approx. Breed …Show
1.30pm-2.00pm Obreedience Team try-outs
2.00pm-4.30pm Fun Day Games

Ring 2
1.30pm-2.00pm Introduction talk on agility
2.00pm-4.00pm 1-2-1 agility assistance and a small course competition

Again these times are provisional – we will keep you all well informed as the day progresses. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Looking for an opportunity to meet some Kooikers?

We shall be holding our Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 21st February at Boarstall Duck Decoy, Boarstall, Buckinghamshire HP18 9UX.  This is a really interesting opportunity to see the traditional setting for working Kooikers, and catch up on the Clubs activities – maybe your Kooiker has won one of the annual trophies from the show, agility or obedience rings! We shall also be holding a fun Kooiker match, weather dependant, so do bring your Kooikers with you.  (It is chilly though, please dress accordingly and bring a chair with you!) This is a members only event, membership forms can be downloaded from this website.

Our annual Kooikerhondje breed show and fun day shall take place on Sunday the 12th June, more details to follow, but make sure you put the date in your diary!

Kooikerhondje Open Show and Fun Day

On Sunday the 7th June 2015 we shall be holding a single breed Open Show followed by a Kooiker Fun Day at Steventon Village Hall in Oxforshire.  More details shall follow, but please keep the date free and try and come and join us to help celebrate the breed!  This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn about the breed, and for new and future owners to ask experienced owners for any help and advice.

The schedule and entry form are now available to download from our links and download page.

Breed Health Seminar and Updated Survey

After the excitement of Crufts we can now get excited about the upcoming Breed Health Seminar taking place on Saturday the 12th of April at the University of Buckingham.

The seminar will take place from 10am to 4pm with lunch included. £30 to book a place.

Presentations from Dr Paul Mandigers (Utrecht University) on; Polymyositis, HNM and Genetic Diversity within the Kooiker. Karl Jones will be giving a lecture on Canine Lameness and Gait Analysis. Emma Suiter (our new breed health coordinator) will be presenting the results from our breed health survey. And Claire Johnson will be giving a demonstration of ZooEasy, an online breed and health registry.

It would be fantastic to get a big turnout. 

Please fill out the form and return to Celia by March 20th. You can email her at celia@cwath.demon.co.uk if you are worried the post won’t reach her in time.

Health Seminar application form Kooikerhondje

Also, any UK Kooiker owner who hasn’t yet filled out the breed health survey, it would be great if you could do so by clicking HERE. The more responses we get, the more we will know about the overall UK Kooiker population health. Staying vigilante is key to a happy healthy breed.



Breed Health Seminar

The first ever Kooikerhondje Breed Health Seminar will take place on Saturday 12  April 2014 at Buckingham University in Buckingham. The principal speaker will be the internationally renowned Kooikerhondje breed health expert Dr Peter Madingers of Utrecht University and a full programme and booking form shall be available shortly.  Although tailored towards the Kooikerhondje the genetics and principles are transferable to all breeds.  As such, we invite anyone with an interest in the health considerations before breeding a litter to attend.

Kooiker Health Survey

As with all responsible dog clubs, the Kooikerhondje Club of Great Britain care deeply about the health of our breed.  In order for us to stay on the pulse of the health of the breed we ask that all owners, past or present, take two minutes to complete the health survey below.  Please complete a survey for each of your Kooikerhondje.  These results will be collated and presented at the Club’s next AGM in February 2014.

Please click here to take the survey.