Dogs

Keeshond

The Keeshond breed is amiable and mid-sized. They are cousins of various breeds which makes them unique. Also, they are lively, excited, and happy which makes them great companions. This breed can do well with children as well as other pets. The Keeshond breed belongs to the non-sporting dog breed group and costs around $1500 – $2000. 

Breed Information

Dog SizeMedium
ColourWhite, Black, Silver, Grey
Dog Breed GroupNon Sporting
Height16-19 Inches
Weight35-45 pounds
Coat LengthLong
Life Span12-14 years
OriginGermany
CharacteristicsThe Keeshond breed holds characteristics like being lively, friendly, excited, trainable, etc.
HistoryThe Keeshond breed is known to be a close cousin of breeds like Pomeranian, Chow, Finnish Spitz, etc. However, in the 17th as well as 18th centuries, this breed was known to be a companion as well as a watchdog. In America, this breed was bred in the year 1929.
PersonalityThe Keeshond breed is intelligent, trainable, lively, excited, happy, as well as obedient. They can be great companions as compared to being a watchdog. Also, they are not considered hunters and can be great and devoted friends.
HealthThis breed remains healthy throughout its life but can face some health issues like Addison’s disease, hip dysplasia, eye issues, cataracts, epilepsy, etc. Taking them regularly to a vet can be helpful to lead a healthy and long life.
CareThe Keeshond breed can live happily even in a small space. They are cheerful and can be great companions no matter the space. However, they can bark a lot if they are left unattended. Also, they need some exercise to remain healthy.
FeedingThe Keeshond breed requires proper feed to live a long and healthy life. They require 1 - 2 cups of dry dog food to be satisfied. Also, their feed should be customised according to their age, metabolism, overall health, daily activity, etc.
Coat Color And GroomingThe Keeshond breed has a thick coat which comes in colours like grey, black, as well as cream. However, they can be easily maintained by bathing them once in three months. Also, with thick coat, they cannot tolerate heat which means shaving their coat during summer.
Relationship with Children And Other PetsThis breed can be great family dogs as they are playful and of good nature. The Keeshond breed can easily get along with kids and can be great companions. Also, they can do well around other pets.
Temperament and TrainingThe Keeshond breed is active and highly trainable. They can be easily trained with some training methods. Also, they want their trainers to be pleased with them so training them is easy.
PriceAround $1500 - $2000

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