Dogs of Keeshond breed are the natives of the cold Artic region. The keeshond looks a lot like the Spitz family. Earlier this breed of dog was used to guard canal boats, which continued for quite a long time. Keeshond’s have a proud history of having played their part in the French Revolution, where the dog was the symbol of the commoners. And the breed owes its name to the French mass leader Kees de Gyselaer. However, the dog was introduced in the US in 1920 and soon managed to gain widespread recognition.
In appearance the Keeshond can easily be mistaken for Samoyed, Chow Chow, Elkhound, and Pomeranian. The dog has a thick coat that is lavish outside and is in cream or pale gray inside. It has evident markings on the body and has a slightly varying shade surrounding eyes. The breed is 17-19 inches tall and weighs around 35-40 pounds.
mix of grey, black, or cream
The composed nature of the dog makes it a perfect pet partner; especially for children the breed is a wonderful playmate. The dog is very intelligent and is quick at learning things. The Keeshond is never aggressive with other breeds when properly trained. Carrying an enduring pleasant grin, the dog does its duty in the best way as an exceptional watchdog.
These dogs are at a higher risk of developing hip dysplasia and hereditary disorders affecting skin, eye and heart. The lifespan of the Keeshond breed is expected to be around 13-15 years.
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