Keeshond is a square-proportioned, sturdy dog breeds of Northern type. An all-purpose dog, the Keeshond is a generalist rather than a specialist, and the physical build reflects this. The gait of the Keeshond is distinctive cute dog : clean, bold, and brisk,pet with only slight to moderate reach and drive.

IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy:  12 – 15 years
  • Origin: Germany, Netherlands
  • Temperament:  Outgoing,  Lovely, Friendly
  • Height:  Male: 17–18 Inches, Female: 15–17 Inches
  • Weight:  Male: 35–45  pounds, Female: 35–45 pounds
  • Colors: Gray, black and cream
  • Group:  Non sporting Group

KEESHOND MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
 Dutch Barge Dog, smiling Dutchman, German Spitz, wolf spitz
Coat: Double
Litter size average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span12-14 years

KEESHOND DOG

The amiable Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz dog of ample coat, famous for the extraordinary “spectacles” on his foxy face. Once a fixture on the canal barges of his native Holland, the Kees was, and remains, a symbol of Dutch patriotism. The dog with long straight harsh outer coat stands off from the body, with a good mane and a thick downy undercoat. These impart superb insulation from cold and damp.

Typically “spitzy,” Keeshonden have a foxy face, pointed ears, an abundant doublr coat, and a plumed tail carried high over the back dog. Moreover A unique breed characteristic—and one of the most charming hallmarks in all dogdom—is the “spectacles.”

KEESHOND TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • They combines many traits of the best house dog, pet: fairly energetic and also playful, very attentive and loving.
  • Always ready for adventure yet content to take it easy.
  • This dog breed is sensitive and also learns readily.
  • This pet makes a good companion for a child or adult.
  • Friendly to all, this dog is nonetheless an alert watchdog inside the home.

KEESHOND HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 12 to 14 years.
  • Major concerns: none
  • Minor concerns: CHD, epilepsy, skin problems, patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia
  • Occasionally seen: renal cortical hypoplasia, tetralogy of Fallot, mitral valve insufficiency
  • Suggested tests: hip, knee, elbow, eye

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