Keeshond – Info, Traits, Info, Names

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Breed Info


2017: #872016: #922015: #84



Different names

Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Wolfsspitz, Kees


Germany Netherlands

Breed Group

Non Sporting (AKC:1930)Northern Breeds (UKC)





Life span

12-14 years




Male: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm)Feminine: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)


35-45 kilos (15-20 kg)


Black & SilverGrey & BlackGrey Cream & BlackGrey Silver & BlackSilver & Black

Litter Dimension

three-eight puppies

Pet Value

Common $800 – $1000 USD

Breed Traits


5 stars

Residence Pleasant

three starsWill likely be okay in an residence, though they need to at the very least have a median-sized yard. Keeshonden favor cool climates; they can not face up to the warmth nicely as a consequence of their thick coats.

Barking Tendencies

5 starsFrequent

Cat Pleasant

four stars

Little one Pleasant

four starsGood with Children: It is a appropriate breed for youths and is understood to be playful, energetic, and affectionate round them.

Dog Pleasant

four stars

Train Wants

2 starsThis breed must be taken on a day by day stroll. As well as, they may even take pleasure in good run in a protected, open area every day. This breed is pretty lively indoors. When a Keeshond spins in circles it’s a signal he wants extra stimulating train. See video clip of an excited Keeshond spinning in circles.


four starsExcessive Upkeep: Due to their double coat, Keeshonden want common brushing; an hour per week will maintain the canine snug and good-looking. The Keeshond’s coat sheds grime when dry, and the breed is just not vulnerable to doggy odor, so frequent bathing is pointless and undesirable.

Well being Points

three starsLiable to hip dysplasia, pores and skin issues and coronary heart illness. In some Keeshonden which have unsound stifles, very demanding train will trigger trick knee to develop.Hypoallergenic: No


5 starsThe Keeshond could be very brilliant in work and obedience. The Keeshond ranks 16th in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Canines, being of fantastic working/obedience intelligence. This intelligence makes a Keeshond a sensible choice for the canine proprietor who’s keen to assist a canine be taught the precise classes, but in addition entails added accountability.Rating: #16. (See All Rankings)


four stars

Shedding Stage

5 starsFixed Shedding: Anticipate this canine to shed ceaselessly. Be ready to hoover usually. Brushing will cut back shedding in addition to make the coat softer and cleaner.

Stranger Pleasant

5 stars


5 starsSimple Coaching: Coaching might be pleasurable. This canine is inclined to take heed to instructions and obey its proprietor. This breed would require fewer repetitions to obey particular directions, pleasing homeowners who prefer to see fast outcomes.

Watchdog Potential

four stars

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