Good with Kids:
The Keeshond shares origin with Pomeranians, its close neighbor. They are named after a Dutch patriot, Kees de Gyselaer of Dordrecht. Itâs a small breed dog with the typical Spitz family characteristics and coat design. A very reliable pet and loyal friend of its owner.
Country of Origin:
Small dog breeds
The Keeshond makes a friendly companion and good domestic guard, with a tendency to be a one-person dog. They are boisterous, loyal to their handle, vigilant, not easily led astray by gifts, intelligent, and eager to learn.
Non-sporting dog breeds
Males : 45.7cm (18in),
Females: 43.2cm (17in)
24.9 â 30kg (55 â 66lb)
Keeshonds are naturally good with other dogs and children but they need to be introduced when young to cats. They bark to approaching strangers.
The Keeshond has a thick undercoat with longer covering hair. They are wolf-grey, plain black, brown or white.
During moulting the coat needs to be brushed and combed regularly to remove the dead hair. Too much combing or grooming is not encouraged to avoid damaging the undercoat.
Training the Keeshond is fairly easy due to the fact that they appear to know what is expected of them. They are often successful in dog sports such as agility skills trials. The Keeshondâs natural exuberance needs to be kept in check by early training.
The Keeshond has a short, compact body, alert carriage, and a fox-like head. The well feathered tail is curled over the back in the typical Spitz manner.