Duncan One Year Photos

Duncan's Left Side, One Year

Duncan Left Side, One Yea









Duncan's face, 16 months

Duncan at 16 months

Papa Yorick, Couch Potato King

For their one-year updates, a few of Yorick’s puppies submitted photos of their gorgeous selves lounging on their favorite couches. Not to be outdone, Yorick indulged me in a photo shoot of him on his favorite couch, and here he is: Papa Yorick, the couch potato king!

Papa Yorick, Three Years Old

Here are five males from Yorick’s first litter, all lounging on their favorite divans. How majestic!  They were a year old on June 10, 2012.

Dugan at a year

Drake, or Frankie at a year

Darby sacked out on the back of the couch.

Duncan at 16 months

Toby (Rosewood's Dalton) at 9 months

Duncan Goes to his First Big Show!

There were a number of Rosewood dogs at the recent Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows on March 3 and 4. Duncan came up with the Rittenours from Maryland; his littermate Dragon came in with his peeps, Karen and Nathan, from New York City. Yorick, father to these two boys, was there; and Rosy and Hamlet, also Rosewood dogs, made an appearance as well.

Duncan Takes Detroit

Duncan, Wayne and Barbra

Puppy size in Litter D

Frankie is a Big Boy

Frankie, who lives in Seattle, Washington, is growing into a large and lovely kooiker. From his dad, Robert:

Frankie is 18 in. at 8 months.

“I have not gotten a sense for how large Frankie’s siblings are at this point. We have been surprised at how large Frankie has grown so quickly.  He was close to 30 lbs (but slender) weighed at the vet a month or so ago at about six or seven months of age, and he is currently about 18 inches at the shoulders. It seems that he is already quite a ways above the breed standard as published on your website.  Have you gotten any feedback from the owners of the other kooikers from litter D about their dogs’ height and weights?  We love him, he is a very sweet guy, and he is a valued member of our family that we are VERY attached to.  As his proportions develop and his coat fills out, he should be a very majestic looking dog.  We could not picture not having him with us. But since he is our fourth Kooiker and is so much larger than what we are used to, I was just curious and wanted to ask. How large is Yorick? At what point do they usually stop growing vertically and just fill out?” –Robert

Frankie, a puppy and Frannie, a 4 yr. female adult

The mid-size of a standard kooiker is an important aspect of their breed identity, and a reason many people are drawn to the breed. A full grown male kooiker should  be 40 cm at the shoulders, and may not be taller than 42 cm., or 16.5 inches to compete in performance events. Both Frankie and his father, Yorick, are 45.7 cm., and therefore over the official breed standard as set out by the US club and the Dutch club. Bianca is 48.3 cm.

Sometimes breeders will introduce a larger, stouter dog in order to add bone, and to give more substance to a line of otherwise light and wispy dogs. The kooiker is a working dog and needs to be sturdy. But their job also demands that they remain small, light and agile, as illustrated in this photo (compliments of Birgitta and Cirtap’s).

Litter D people, how big are your dogs? You can put your questions and observations here in the Comments section, or contact me to send me photos and comments and I will post them for you.

Duncan is a Big Boy

“Duncan is big.  He weighs about 31 pounds.  He doesn’t stay still enough for us to measure him.  Maybe at the show (Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows, where kooikerhondjes will be at the Meet the Breed booth) Rod will bring his measure instrument  and we can measure him.  We’re happy with his size but understand that he is big for the standard size kooiker.” –Wayne and Barbra Ritenour

Duncan six months

Duncan at Dinner

Fourth Annual Fun Match, October 8 2011

The Kooikerhondje Club of the USA (KCUSA) held it’s fourth Fun Match last weekend in Weyers Cave, VA. Participating were 10 dogs from five different states: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Next year’s Match will be held in a different geographic location to accommodate the kooiker population not on the East Coast!

AKC judge Carol Noe was the professional eye evaluating the animals on that sun-splashed autumn afternoon. Many of the dogs and owners were in the ring for the first time, and Carol was patient in explaining what was expected of everybody.

Fall Fun Match Participants

We took four Rosewood dogs to the Match: Hamlet, Elsinore, Yorick, and the new puppy, Rosalind. One of the advantages of having a very small number of participants in each category was that every dog placed and got a ribbon!

Hamlet and my niece Carissa

Taga’s Quarto-Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: ……….. First Place, Altered Adult

Joyce and Elsie

Taga’s Weika, Lady Elsinore………………………….First Place, Altered Female

Rose and Yorick

Germanic (Yorick)…………………………………… Second Place, Intact Male


Pat and Dwayne Martin with AKC judge Carol Noe and Rosy

Ammervills Rosalind……………………………………………Best Puppy

Two other Rosewood dogs were there–Duncan and Dragon, litter-mates from Bianca’s and Yorick’s litter this June.

Dragon takes Nathan for a turn around the ring.

Wayne and Duncan show their confidence in the ring.


Duncan Three and a Half Months

Duncan, 14 weeks



Duncan is doing very well. We kept his name as is. Duncan weighed four pounds when we got him home. He now weighs 10 pounds. Duncan enjoys eating and we give him treats when we have him sit, stay or lie down. He plays with his toys and he likes to play with the grandkids. We have a place set up for him that has a crate and and play area when he’s left alone for a few hours. Duncan and our parrot are still getting to know each other. Here are some pictures of Duncan.


Duncan on the lawn

Duncan and Barbara


Duncan Goes Home, 4 pounds

Duncan found a new home with Wayne and Barbra Ritenour. Here they are, meeting for the first time in Jorie’s house. Duncan will travel with his new parents to Keymar, Maryland.

Duncan and the Ritenours

Duncan 3 Weeks–1.85 pounds

Duncan's Face

Duncan's Back

Duncan at Birth

Puppy Three:  Duncan, Male, 8:10, 5.11 oz.

Rosewood's Duncan