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Breeding Education & Resources

NKCUSA Breeding Committee

Your resource for Best Breeding Practices, forms, health testing information, and educational articles for breeders of Nederlandse Kooikerhondje; as well as the Breeders’ Directory.

The mission of this committee is to benefit the future of the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje by providing informational resources and educational support to all Nederlandse Kooikerhondje Club of the USA members interested in breeding the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje. Committee goals are: to promote knowledge of and breeding to the AKC approved breed standard; to promote quality and integrity in all aspects and issues regarding breeding, care, rearing, placement and continuing breeder responsibility to the purebred Nederlandse Kooikerhondje; and to promote open communication in regard to continuing development and support for more informed, responsible, committed and ethical breeding practices.

NKCUSA Breeding Committee Scope

1. To encourage participation in NKCUSA health testing recommendations and participation in the Health and Litter Database by providing information  to the VHNK through the Breeding Committee.


2. To develop and provide programs for breeder development and education to assist NKCUSA members in understanding breeder responsibilities, ethics, and issues.

3. To promote educational development and more informed breeding choices by supporting study of the AKC approved Nederlandse Kooikerhondje standard, pedigrees, health, and temperament issues.

4. To develop and maintain Breeder Referral materials including a list of NKCUSA breeders, a list of upcoming litters, and a list of stud dogs for dissemination to Breeder Referral inquiries as well as for the NKCUSA website. 

5. To offer informational resources regarding the breeding of the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje for NKCUSA members; to always foster an open, non-judgmental, and unbiased dialogue among breeders, the committee and the board that encourages member growth, participation and information dissemination to those members interested in breeding.


6. Provide, coordinate and host an annual breeder educational conference at the NKCUSA National Specialty. Topics will benefit both the novice and experienced breeder.

7. Continually update and maintain educational information for the NKCUSA membership with the inclusion of Kooiker Chronicle articles, a page on the NKCUSA website, and provide additional informational resource materials as needed to benefit novice and experienced breeders alike.

Members who wish to breed . . .

Members who wish to breed Nederlandse Kooikerhondje should do so with the full understanding of the responsibility they bear to the future of this breed. Breeders are expected to understand the breed standard, the traits in a breeding dog’s immediate and extended family, and the application of the principles of genetics. Additionally, breeders should have a practical knowledge of mating; care of the bitch in whelp; the rearing of a litter; and the time, effort, and resources to engage in this activity.

Educational Opportunities



NKCUSA Stud Dogs

The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje Club of the USA (NKCUSA) maintains this directory of members active in breeding Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes and provides this list as a service to club members.

These breeders are in good standing with NKCUSA, have been members for a minimum of two years, and have paid a fee to be listed on this website.

Each has studied the AKC-approved Breed Standard and NKCUSA’s Best Breeding Practices and has signed NKCUSA’s Breeders Code of Ethics

Under no circumstances does the NKCUSA guarantee the services of said member(s) or assume any responsibility or liability regarding any agreements you may enter in with any of the breeders listed.

The information listed has been provided to NKCUSA directly by the breeder. If an assertion has been made regarding health testing and it is later deemed to be untrue, this will be grounds for removal from this list.

NKCUSA does not endorse any kennel listed on these pages.

Stud Dog List

To Appear on this List:

If a NKCUSA member wishes to be listed, please fill and send in the Breeders Application (includes instructions for payment and mailing).

Remember to read the AKC-approved Breed Standard and NKCUSA’s Best Breeding Practices

Then sign and attach a copy of NKCUSA’s Breeders Code of Ethics to the form before mailing. 

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