Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Am. Ch. Vandaban Wessex, Eng. Imp.


Hardy was imported by us from England when he was 12 weeks old. He was in the last litter for the famous Vandaban Kennels of Diane and Ashley Banfield whelped before their retirement. He was picked for us from the litter by our friend Gina Marsh of Devon, England who made many trips to view the puppies. It turns out that the litter was very impressive with littermates finishing their Championships on three different continents all before the age of two. Hardy in the USA, as Ch. Vandaban Wessex, and his sisters finishing their Championships in Australia and Sweden.

Hardy has sired two previous litters and when they were shown at the Keeshond Club of America Specialty they earned their sire a first place in the Stud Dog Class. The dam of these litters were Keeshee Nightwind Silium, who is also the dam of April - Hardy's current intended, and Ch. Foxfair Impetuous RN. We are hoping for the same high quality puppies from this litter also, as April herself has an outstanding temperament, conformation and movement. April is also a daughter of Ch. Foxfair Excalibur, BISS, currently the sire of nine champions.

Hardy has been shown only on a limited basis in the United States, he finished his championship easily, but he is after all an English dog and is a little different than the typical Keeshond in the US. He is a bit larger, measuring officially at 19" this is within the standard, however, many of the dogs competing today are closer to 17". He is a very handsome dog, and breathtaking to look at - we are very happy and proud to share him with you.

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1 comment:

shamy said...

Hardy looks healthy and handsome. I am happy for him that he found a new home. what is his breed? I always collect information on breeds from internet through Pet Supplies websites.