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Lukas is a Champion!


We are happy to announce that our sweet boy LUKAS (Ch Chrys-Haefen Look at Kyon) has finished his championship. Many thanks go out to Rebecca McAuley for expertly showing him to his title . Also Thanks to our good friend … Continue reading

Idar is the #1 Buhund in Canada and U.S.A.


We are so very proud of IDAR (Am Gr Ch./BIS Can. Gr Ch. Kyon’s Bold Norseman), who is continuing his winning way. As of now he is no 1 Buhund (number of dogs defeated) in BOTH the US and Canada … Continue reading

Dixie (Ch Aon’s Last waltz)


Today we celebrate the life of Dixie (Ch Aon’s Last Waltz), while we at the same time deeply mourn her loss. We laugh and smile, while we remember our fabulously sunny and oh-so endearing girl, yet we cry our many … Continue reading

Welcome back home ZEUS ( Kyon’s Rainbow High Am RN, CGC)


Today we had the pleasure of welcoming back home Zeus – a promising young male from Mick (Ch Kyon’s Rolling Stone) and Stella (Kyon’s Surprisingly Good for you). We are delighted to have Zeus back with us, and want to … Continue reading

SOTA (Ch Norrhund Sote Fame at Kyon)


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved SOTA (Ch Norrhund Sote Fame at Kyon). SOTA suffered another acute episode of Vestibular Syndrome this past weekend, and this one she sadly could not recover from. … Continue reading



It breaks our hearts to announce that an era has sadly ended at Kyon, as our beloved DAVEY (CH DEWMIST DAVENPORT OS, 1998- 2014) aka, the KING of KYON has passed away. There are no words to fully describe the … Continue reading

Bugsy: Ch. Kyon’s Hot to Trot


Sadly we announce that we have had to say goodbye to The kindest dog we have ever known: Rest in Peace; dearest BUGSEY (ch Kyon’s Hot Bugsey (OS); 1999- 2014). Bugsey will live on in his numerous descendants on both … Continue reading

New Buhund Champion!!


We are happy to announce we have a new champion at Kyon! congratulations go to LAIKIA; aka Champion “Kyon’s Leker Sisten”.  Enroute to her championship title Laika took Group 3rd in a strong herding group. Thanks go to Colin Brownlee … Continue reading

Happy 14th birthday HOUSTY;


The vast majority of Kyon dogs never go to show-homes, but thankfully many of them still remain intact, although they are never used for breeding. Cheryl Knowlton has sent us some photos of just such a wonderful old fellow, “Housty” … Continue reading

All Kyon Studs clear of PRA


After some difficulties with lost paperwork at the DNA testing clinic we finally got back the last remaining clearance for Ivan.  We are happy to confirm that all of our stud dogs are clear of the gene that leads to … Continue reading

“To everything there is a season”: Goodbye Chetani


                                  CHETANI (ch Chrys-haefen Chetani at kyon ) 2000- 2013 Our lovely kind and slightly stubborn Chetani retired to jeff and Trish Campney’s wonderful … Continue reading

All dogs big and small!!


This past week we had Randall the Minpin and Bella the Doberman.  Two smarter or cuter dogs are hard to find.

Winston gets trained


We had a lot of fun boarding Winston these past two weeks.  A 7 month old St Bernard puppy who had no obedience training when he first came in.  Now he’ll sit, stay and come on first command.  A truly … Continue reading

happy 13th birthday to the King of Kyon: DAVEY

english golden retriever davey

DAVEY, formally known as CH Dewmist Davenport ( OS ) is our pride and joy. After Shea (CH. Mjaeurmhogda’s Kyon Flying Surprise CDX (OS) (1981-1996), there has never been a more influential dog at Kyon- and we are so grateful … Continue reading

Introducing Kyon’s Sheamus O’Shea

sheamus head

here is SHEAMUS, Sheaster’s grandson: the little boy with the HUGE personality– we are hoping he will continue the ‘Shea’-line at Kyon.

Welcome to Kyon, PHANTOM ! (Mjaerumhogda’s Flying Phantom)

golden retriever phantom

This summer we made a trip to Norway to pick up a lovely little golden retriever puppy boy. Thank you long time breeder and friend, Eivind Mjaerum, for entrusting us with this special new member of our gang!

Ruby Tuesday: our assistant dog trainer

Ruby (Kyon’s Ruby Tuesday) is an integral part of our family and a valuable member of the team at kyon kennels. Ruby was Sean’s house pet before he decided to bring his family back to the business he grew up … Continue reading

KYON goes to the GRCC and GRCGT specialties

espen family golden retriever

our dogs had FUN at the Ontario specialties and did SO well! many thanks to our talented handler; Rebecca McAuley for presenting our dogs! results: DIXIE 2nd veteran female (handled by co-owner Robert Lindsy Milne) EUCHRE;1st veteran dog, both shows. … Continue reading

ch Kyon’s Hot to Trot (OS) (1996-2011)

romeo champion golden retriever

We are deeply saddened to report that ROMEO died this morning, in our arms – well into his 16th year. Our very special “velcro dog” is now gone… However, we take great comfort in knowing that Romeo lives on, in … Continue reading

Happy birthday ROMEO !

As he is starting his 16th year we are glad to announce that our sweet old boy ROMEO (ch Kyon’s Hot to Trot (OS) is doing just FINE. I remember back to when he was 7 weeks old: I was … Continue reading

BISS ch Kyon’s Passionate Sheaster (OS) (2000-2011)

sheaster english golden retriever

We are heartbroken to report that our dear Sheaster was felled within 2 weeks of starting his 12th year. Relapsing Lyme disease (since age 3) likely predisposed him for a foreshortened lifespan. We received the news that he was in … Continue reading

Ch Kyon’sFreidige Siv HDC – “Siv” is a CKC Grand Champion!

bis-siv ckc champion

Top-winning SIV is a CKC Grand Champion! With multiple all breed Best in Shows and numerous herding Group-wins under her belt Siv aka BIS grand ch Kyon’s Freidige Siv HDC (Ch Treholmen’s Drillo x ch Kyon’s Freidige Heidi) is the … Continue reading

Lily finishes her championship with a huge win!

lilly english golden retriever

At the Credit Valley Kenel Club show in Orangeville, Ontario on December 10 /07 our lovely Lily aka Ch Kyon’s lil’ love (ch Dewmist Davenport X Kyon’s love for life) won a huge 5 pt BOW and BOS win – … Continue reading

Shea wins major points from the puppy classes!

shea cream golden retriever

At the Chatham shows on Nov 16/17 /07 Shea aka Kyon’s Sudden Surprise (ch Dewmist Davenport (OS) X ch Kyon’s Analyze This) lives up to his name by taking the WD points from the puppy classes his very first time … Continue reading

Brit achieves his CCA title!

brit english golden retriever

Brit aka ch Kyon’s Burning White Hot CCA (ch Kyon’s Hot Bugsey X ch Kyon’s Burning Desire) finished his Conformation Certificate Award on October 6th at Garden State GRC. He was handled to this achievement by his owner Diane Roman. … Continue reading