Darkenwald Keeshonden

Darkenwald Keeshonden

Where health and quality are more important than quantity

Two brothers, each different, both so SPECIAL!

"CLANCY"

Can BIS/BISS GCh. Am. BISS GCh. Darkenwald

Cavalier O' SouthCar CGN, CHOF, HOF

"CUTTER"

Am / Can / Int Ch. Darkenwald Cut To The Chase

Clancy finished out 2010 as the #1 Keeshond show dog in the USA! 

We are so proud of him and wish to thank his handler, Stacy Snyder for her care and expertise!

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AM/ CAN/ INT Champion Darkenwald Cut To The Chase

Still trucking at almost 9 years of age, Cutter is shown here after taking Best Veteran In Sweepstakes at the Delaware County KC dog show as part of this years Celtic Classic cluster in York, PA. in March 2015. Thanks to long time breeder judge Jane West for this win. He had so much fun returning to the ring. His tail never stopped wagging and he did not stop smiling all around the ring! What fun we both had.




Still available at stud. He was evaluated by ICSB at these shows and is still very viable!

                                    ~Bonovox Silver Lining of Darkenwald~



O
ur special wins this spring were at the 2015 Celtic Classic dog shows in York, PA. in March, with our little 12 month old girl "Stormy." She took Best of Winners the first day for 4 points, Winners Bitch the second day for 3 points and Best in Puppy in Sweepstakes on the fourth day! It was a nice way to start the Spring off for us. "Stormy" aka Bonovox Silver Lining Of Darkenwald was bred by our dear friend April Horton from her Darkenwald dogs and she has now come to Darkenwald to stay. Her dam is Darkenwald Heart And Soul and her sire is CH. Darkenwald Ice Bear. I am sure you will be hearing more about this young lady in the future.

Can. Ch. Shainakees Faith In Song At SouthCar

  This special girl "Melody" bred by Rev. Ruthann Seibert and Suzette Lefebvre and now owned by Lynne Hewitt of Saskatchewan, Canada and Ruthann has been burning up the Canadian show rings, obtaining her Canadian Championship with most of her points achieved from Group placements and wins and taking Best Puppy In Show TWICE!

  She and Lynne then ventured to the Keeshond Club of America Specialty in May where she took Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes at the California Sierra Keeshond Club Specialty in conjunction with the National Specialty then won BEST IN FUTURITY at the Keeshond National!! We are very proud of this young lady's accomplishments at only 10 months of age.

 "Melody" is out of Grand Ch. Shainakees Absolute Grace Is Grace and is sired by multi BISS Grand Ch. Jen'Ndi's Lyrical Dreams For Jo-Lyn.


Hello and welcome to Darkenwald Keeshonden!

My name is Suzette Lefebvre. I purchased my first Keeshond companion dog in 1972, got hooked on the breed, purchased my first show dog and began showing in conformation dog shows. I married my husband Ron in 1977 and he emotionally supported me in my habit and I have been showing ever since. In the last few years, multiple hand surgeries and a bad knee slowed me down and I have had to enjoy more shows from the sidelines instead of inside of the ring. We have finished nearly 50 Champions and have raised 43 litters to date. Since we cannot keep all the show dogs ourselves, many of our finest have made their way to establish or enhance other Keeshond kennels here in the USA and in Canada. We are honored to have many Obedience performers, and Conformation Champions, Best in Show, Specialty Best in Show winners, HOF and most recently Grand Champions and Agility Champions finish their titles. We are so proud of the co-owners of their accomplishments with Darkenwald dogs.


We are located in central Virginia, in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are the home to show, performance and companion Keeshonden.


Our dogs live in our home and are both show dogs and family companions.

Each breeding is carefully selected and both father and mother must pass health checks prior to any breeding to insure the most healthy puppies possible.

We are proud to be recognized by the AKC, for our diligence in health testing our breeding dogs:

We wrote an article in 1995 about an unusual litter we had and published it in the Keeshond magazine of the time called "Jabberwockees."

Click Here for Our Colored Keeshond article

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