Kooikers may be affected by gene mutations causing IVDD.
There are currently five health tests required for American Kooikerhondjes to earn their CHIC number and thus be “fully health tested.” Here is how to do them and how to interpret them.
What do Kooikerhondjes and Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) have in common? Not much on the surface, but as it turns out, they share aspects of their history, genetics and population dynamics that may be illuminating in the pursuit of breed preservation – the domestic cousin of conservation.
In an attempt to rescue the breed’s genetic diversity, an outcross program was initiated in 2020 in Finland – why and how will this work?
You are a veterinarian or a new Kooiker owner bringing your dog to a veterinarian who has not met this breed – what do they need to know?
How do we research Kooiker pedigrees? Who keeps that info and how can we access it?
Owning a male dog that may be used as a stud dog is more complex than it seems, but the specifics are awkward for most to discuss. Here we dive right in!