Cor and Evelien Bogers started their kennel in Made. On July 9th 1978 the first Kooier dog came to the house, she was a birthday present for their daughter. She listened to the name “Tanja uit ‘t Wilgenbosch”. Shortly after that the second third dog were added: Eskil and Carlieneke, both also from the kennel: uit ‘t Wilgenbosch.
Eskil uit ‘t Wilgenbosch
Carlieneke uit ‘t Wilgenbosch
At the end of the seventies Tanja had her first litter of puppies and shortly after that came Eskil’s litter.
The kennel name Manusia’s means “Sweet and Beautiful” . This name has been thought of by miss.v.d. Kooi-Apeldoorn, from who the first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was bought.
In the eighties the kennel slowly started to grow, and in 1986 it moved to Dorst. Besides the Kooiker dog, there were also some Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, which regularly bred a litter of pups.
Many local and foreign dog expositions were visited with the dogs, with very good results; by now there are 18 Kooiker dogs having the Netherlands championship, and one of the Tollers carries this title too. Many of the puppies went around the whole world.
On Boxing Day, December 26, 2019, Cor Bogers died totally unexpectedly. This unfortunately brought an end to the breeding of dogs at Kennel Manusia.