What We Expect from You

 
 
 
We expect you to have thoroughly done your homework on the Kooikers and read through this website and others to make sure they are a correct fit for your family and lifestyle. We expect you to have met well-bred kooikers in person (you can reach out to us for help in finding some in your area!) as well. They aren't a breed for everyone, and we are honest about both their positive and negative traits in order to set both you and your puppy up for success.
 
At a minimum we expect from our puppy homes to provide adequate socialization throughout the first year,
and the same level of care and love that we provided for the first 9 weeks. The puppy will receive premium dog food, daily exercise, and training throughout it's life, as well as professional medical care when needed. We also expect to collect health data on all our puppies through health testing to keep us aware of the health in our breeding program. Furthermore, we hope all puppy owners keep us updated on the health of their dog throughout its life. We will require all our puppies to undergo OFA patella exams (1 year), hip and eye exams (2 years), and all breeding prospects to be blood-panel tested for ENM and vWD (at any age).
Beyond this, our dream puppy homes will also:
-Attend basic obedience training classes for the first year, and then specialty training classes beyond
-Show (or allow us to show) their puppy in conformation or in any other venue
-Have an interest in the future and preservation of the Kooikerhondje breed
We prefer to sell within the United States, as we do not ship our puppies. You must come get your puppy in-person whether by car or plane. 

If you have any further questions or concerns you can email danubedogs@gmail.com