Buzz & Fortune's Litter
In the centre: Bosun, Delco, Harley
At the ends: Melba and Kylie
In the spring of 2005 Fortune (Flatmeer
Fleur de Lys) was mated to Buzz (Flatmeer Flonkeren) and on March 22nd
6 puppies were born - 4 dogs & 2 bitches. They made so much noise;
squealing, squeaking, growling, yelping etc. that they were, initially,
named after opera singers. However, Kiri was renamed Kylie by her owner
and other changes followed so we ended up with just the one high-brow
As both Buzz & Fortune are PHPT gene negative (tested),
all their puppies are PHPT gene negative by descent.
The Boys are Codi (F.
Fluweel), Bosun (F. Flonkerlicht), Harley (F. Flaneur) and Delco (F. Fluiter).
The Girls are Melba (F. Fleurig) and Kylie (F. Fluisteraar).
None of the puppies have been shown a lot, but all have managed
good placings when done so; Melba & Bosun both ended their puppyhood
on a high note with Melba being Best Puppy in Show at the North
of England's March Open under Dutch judge Drs Corrie Saes (beating
Bosun, who was Best Puppy Dog) and not to be out done, Bosun
achieved Reserve Best Puppy
in Show at Lancashire &
DCS. Since being juniors Melba, Kylie, Bosun & Codi have all
had 1st places at Championship Shows. As a team they managed to
win the Utility Group Breeders Stakes at Blackpool Ch Show in June.
Delco has been showing what a well trained keesie can do in the
obedience ring and has already been placed in large classes.
Melba & Bosun have kept the Flatmeer flag flying
with Melba winning the North of England Keeshond Club's Vanglede
Trophy for most wins at Club Shows in 2006, with a record 36 points;
Bosun coming 2nd to his sister with 24 points. He also won the Ruyde
of Rayverne Special BeginnersTrophy. None have been shown much,
but Bosun managed 3 x 1st places & 3 x 2nd places at 4 Championship
shows and Kylie 2 x 1st places at the North of England's Ch show.
The year started with Bosun winning the North
of England Keeshond Club's Vanglede Trophy for most wins at Club
Shows in 2007, with a credible 25 points - 1 point more than last
year! Then came Crufts' where both Melba & Bosun won their respective
classes & a very out of coat Kylie got a 4th place.
Apart from Club Shows,
the only Ch show Bosun attended was Cruft's where for the 2nd year
running he won a 1st place. Melba settled for maternity duties
& had 3 puppies on the 7th December.
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Winners of the Pedigree Breeders'
Stakes Utility group at Blackpool 2006, L to R : Codi, Bosun, Kylie,