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I am so pleased to say we have co-bred some very nice titled dogs in collaboration with other breeders who either started with our dogs, or our dogs were added to their kennels.
Here are a few of them.
Am CH Darkenwald Full Speed Ahead "Wicket"
Bred by Suzette Lefebvre, owned by Jan and Angie Hoen
Always breeder or owner handled to his wins.
"Wicket" finished his Championship quickly, with his final points as BOW at the Capital Keeshond Club Specialty in 1990.
BIS BISS Can CH / Am CH Darkenwald Legerdemain CHOF
(Bred by Suzette Lefebvre- owned by Heather Crooks & Suzette Lefebvre)
11/6/1995 - 10/23/2011
Magic as a Veteran!
Am / Can CH Darkenwald KoAnne All Rev'd Up
Bred by Suzette Lefebvre, owned by Heather Crooks & Suzette Lefebvre
(Breeder-owner-handled exclusively in the states)
Am / Can CH Darkenwald Ariel At SouthCar CHOF
(bred by Suzette Lefebvre - owned by Lynne Hewitt)
9/24/2004 - deceased
Pictures of Nova as a youngster.
Can BIS BISS GCH /Am MBISS GCH Darkenwald Cavalier O' SouthCar CGN HOF CHOF
(bred by Suzette Lefebvre & Lynne Hewitt- owned by Lynne Hewitt)
5/27/2006 - 3/2017
Clancy was the #1 Keeshond in the country for the year 2008!
Pictures of Clancy as a youngster.
BISS Am / Can GCH Darkenwald Flashpoint At SouthCar CHOF CGN
(bred by Suzette Lefebvre, owned by Lynne Hewitt)
Born 10-27-2008 - deceased.
Am / Can CH Darkenwald Just A Cut Above Shainakees
(Bred by Suzette Lefebvre, owned and loved by Rev. Ruthann Seibert & Suzette Lefebvre)
11/17/2010 - 12/26/2022
My appreciation to Amanda Lougheed for taking most of the lovely candid photos of Aslan!
RBIS MBISS BOSS MBISw BVSw Am GCHS / BIS Can CH /
BIS Int CH /UKC CH Shainakees Abundant Asset Is Mercy HOF
(Bred & owned by Rev. Ruthann Seibert and Suzette Lefebvre)
10/2/2009 - 6/6/2022
"Mercy" chosen BEST OF BREED at the 2013 Westminster Dog show in New York! What a thrill for a breeder! This amazing dog is from Ruthann's very first litter! I would say she did a fantastic job at choosing a stud dog to compliment the foundation bitch I sold her, "Christy".
BVSw BOSS Am GCH Shainakees Absolute Asset Is Grace
(Bred and owned by Rev Ruthann Seibert & Suzette Lefebvre)
10/2/2009 - 9/13/2023
One of my best moments was seeing Grace chosen for an Award of Merit at the 2022 KCA National Specialty show at the age of 12 1/2!
MBIS MBISS BOSS BISw BOSw BVISw BIF BIM Am GCHG / MBIS MRBIS MBPIS BISw Can GCH Shainakees Faith in Song at SouthCar CHOF HOF
(Bred by Rev Ruthann Seibert & Suzette Lefebvre
Owned by Lynne Hewitt & Rev Ruthann Seibert)
MBIS MRBIS MBISS Can GCH / RBIS MBISS Am GCHG Ashbrook's Maverick from Shainakees CHOF HOF
(Bred by Rev Ruthann Seibert & Suzette Lefebvre
Owned by Lynne Hewitt)
CH Darkenwald Lightning Strikes Thr-Ice at Evolution, ROM
Bred By Suzette Lefebvre, owned by Kellie Siekierski
Darkenwald Nikita THDS CGCA CGCU
Bred by Suzette & Ron Lefebvre, lovingly owned by Kenneth Vierra.
NOAA Ambassadors come in all shapes and sizes! Nikita the Keeshond had the honor of being the first Canine NOAA Ambassador. Nikita was a certified
K-9 Caring Angel Therapy Dog with several titles and certifications including Elite and Distinguished Therapy Dog. Her owner, Kenneth Vierra, brought her to many events, including 2022 NOAA Research re-connect gatherings in Silver Spring, MD. Nikita's presence supported NOAA's mission by providing comfort to our workforce. Sadly, Nikita passed away in December 2022, but she touched the lives of many inside and outside of NOAA, serving veterans and our community.
(10/20/2023) Ken was just notified that the AKC granted Nikita the highest Therapy Dog Certification honor posthumously for her lifetime of service, "Therapy Dog supreme!"
We thank her for her service!
BISw Am CH Darkenwald Whimsical Asset
(Bred by Suzette Lefebvre & Rev Ruthann Seibert, lovingly owned by Talli & Dan Brown of Keetomyheart Kees & Suzette Lefebvre
Whimsy is sired by RBIS MBISS BOSS MBISw BVSw Am GCHS/ BIS Can CH / BIS Int CH / UKC CH Shainakees Abundant Asset Is Mercy, HOF ROM "Mercy".
She finished her AKC Championship at just one year of age being awarded Best in Puppy Sweepstakes at the Capital Keeshond Club Specialty show and finished with 3 major awards.
BOSS Am GCH / Int CH Darkenwald Xyresic Cutlass BCAT
Bred by Suzette Lefebvre
Owned and loved by Talli and Dan Brown of Keetomyheart Kees and Suzette Lefebvre
Sired by our beloved "Cutter", Khaleesi was special from the very beginning. She won at nearly every show she was entered in, and easily finished her CH and GCH, and garnered a Best of Opposite sex at one of our regional Keeshond Specialty Shows. She also took an Award of Merit at the 2022 KCA National Specialty Dog Show.
(Don't tell their others, but she is one of Talli and Dan's favorites in their brood)
Am GCH / Int CH Darkenwald Revel In The Chase BCAT CGC
Bred by Suzette Lefebvre, owned and loved by Talli and Dan Brown of Keetomyheart Keeshonden.
DOB 6/30/ 2016
Thorin has sired 3 litters thus far and puppies are looking very promising!
Darkenwald Right Down the Line CGCA RN TKI RATN FDC SWN ATT FCAT15
Bred by Suzette Lefebvre, owned & loved by Cathy Foldesi
"Mason" is the ONLY Keeshond to achieve the level FCAT15!
We are so proud of Cathy and what she had achieved. Mason l0ves to run!
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