The Kooiker standard changed ahead of full recognition in AKC in 2018. What changed and how does that influence our interpretation of the ideal Kooiker?
What grooming is required for this breed?
Kooikerhondjes prior to 2018 had languished in AKC’s Miscellaneous Class. AKC has a program through which rare breeds have to clear their hurdles in order to receive full recognition: their Foundation Stock Service program. Rare breeds with an active club can apply to be FSS listed, and then they are eligible to compete in AKC’s