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.
- 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
|Litter size||average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||12-14 years|
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