Peak to Peak
Peak to Peak Keeshond Fanciers,
Inc. was started in 1985 by several people who had a variety of interests
in the breed, showing, obedience, tracking, rescue, and breeding quality
dogs per the American Kennel Club standard, and following the Keeshond
Club Of America Code of Ethics. In September of 1985 the club was recognized
by the state as a non-profit organization. The club in the early years
was very active in pursing the goal of becoming sanctioned by AKC to host
regional specialties and eventually a National Specialty here in Colorado.
Over the years the interest in the club became predominately involved
in the rescue of the breed. In November of 1997 the club was converted
to 100% rescue and our non-profit status was officially changed to a 501
To provide rescue and placement
assistance to abandoned or unwanted purebred Keeshonden; and to promote
the ongoing education of the Keeshond fancier and of the general public
to knowledge and care of the Breed; and, to do all in it's power to protect
and advance the interest of all breeds of companion animals.
WHO WE ARE NOW
We are a group of people who own or are interested in the Keeshond breed of dog (pronounced "Caze-hond'). We are dedicated to the protecting, and promoting of purebred Keeshonden. We urge members when breeding their Keeshonden to accept and abide by the breed standard set forth by the AKC. We require members to adhere to the KCA Code of Ethics when breeding and selling.
Most of our members reside in the greater Denver area, but we have members as far north as Fort Collins, and as far south as Falcon, CO. We have associate members, on the western slope of Colorado, in Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana.
We host meetings four times a year in March, June, September and December. The meetings cover all Club business, have a social atmosphere, we usually share in a pot luck lunch, and sometimes have guest speakers. Our June meeting is usually in conjunction with our annual Club picnic which is always a great deal of fun to witness the coming together of 40-50 Kees in one park and all getting along well. Our December meeting is usually our Christmas meeting and we choose a restaurant to hold our meeting and enjoy either a brunch or lunch.
When our parent club in conjunction with a regional club hosting the National Specialty is close driving distance, we will collect items to sell as a fund raiser at the Specialty. Those who drive out to help, get to experience seeing 200-400 Keeshonden in one hotel, which is quite an experience!
Since our main objective is the rescue of purebred Keeshonden, we like to see members active in helping out by fostering or transporting dogs for vet appointments. If you want to learn more about the placement process we encourage members to do so. Fostering a scared Keeshond that has lost their family, and watching it come back around and finding a good permanent loving family for that dog is most rewarding.
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