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Top Keeshond Event

The Top Keeshond Event (TKE) is to provide a single competition for the top ranking Keeshonden during the past year under three unannounced judges. Judges are selected from three of the following categories: Breeder Handler Keeshond Judge Northern or Non-Sporting Breeder It is an opportunity to showcase and appreciate some of the best individuals the Keeshond fancy has to offer. It is intended to be both educational and enjoyable, serving to advance knowledge and appreciation of the breed. To be eligible for the competition, a dog must be ranked in the top 25 Keeshond for the previous calendar year. In addition, if the top 5 ranking bitches do not appear on this list, they will also be deemed eligible to compete. Tabulation for eligibility is based on Keeshonden defeated as a result of Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex wins from January 1 through December 31 of the year preceding the competition. This event will be held in the evening on Thursday, May 25th in the ballroom, with judging starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a cash bar. Come and mingle with your fellow Keeshond fanciers and enjoy the Top Keeshond Event too. We will also be doing a “People’s Choice” award this year in addition to the judges’ winner. One People’s Choice ballot will be given to each spectator up until 8:00pm. The People’s Choice Ballots will be collected at 8pm and will then be tabulated. The People’s Choice award will be given after the judges’ winner is announced. This year’s TKE catalog will include a color photo and minimum 3 generation certified pedigree for each entry. This makes the catalog a valuable breed asset and keepsake for your breeding program. Catalogs are $10 pre-ordered and picked up at the show or $15 pre-ordered and mailed. There will be a VERY limited number of un-reserved catalogs available on the evening of the event for $15 each. We hope you will join us to see and appreciate the wonderful dogs, owners and handlers in the competition and vote for your favorite! (Entry in the Top Keeshond Event is by invitation only and will be handled by the TKE committee.)