Breeder Sign In Dog breeder login       Dog Breeders Join Us (click here) Place a new puppy ad  
Contact Us Contact e Dog Breeders by email
eDogLovers.com Logo

   
 
Puppy paw Puppy paw Puppy paw Puppy paw
e dog breeder home
Home
Find a Puppy
List Puppies
Dog Breeds
Get Listed
Selecting a Breed Shopping for dogs and puppies
Contact Us
Buyer Tips Stud Services Breeder Login
Find a Dog Breeders
Get Listed Dog Breeders
 
Keeshond Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Wolf Spitz
Breed Group: Non Sporting Height Male: 17-19 inches (44-48cm.)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 17-19 inches (44-48cm.)
Breed Origin: Netherlands Weight: 35-45 pounds (15-20 kg.)
Appearance
He has a foxy expression, prick ears, double coat and carries his tail over his back as do most of the Spitz breeds. His coat has an abundance of long, straight, harsh hair that stands out from the downy undercoat. The coat is very thick around the neck, shoulders and chest, giving the appearance of a lion-like mane.
 

Temperament
Affectionate, loving, and good natured, the Keeshond is a dog that loves to be around his human family. These dogs thrive on attention and love, and enjoy getting involved in the family fun and activities. Some can be quite demanding in terms of the affection and attention that they require, and without it can become bored and start barking a lot. Spirited and happy, the Keeshond is a sociable creature, and is very friendly towards just about everyone. He will bark to raise an alarm, which can make him a fairly effective watchdog, but he is too friendly to qualify as a guard dog. Known as the 'smiling Dutchman' because of the way that he bares his teeth in a cheerful, grinning fashion, this dog makes for a great family pet and companion.

The Keeshond is fine for inexperienced dog owners as well as for the more experienced, but he can have a willful and independent streak - although training using positive methods should not prove too much of a problem. The Keeshond is an intelligent breed, and is quick to learn obedience commands. These dogs get on very well with children, and most will be fine around strangers. Early socialization is important in order to reduce the risk of increased timidity in some Keeshonds, and a peaceful environment is essential as these dogs are very sensitive and have very powerful hearing. When it comes to other pets, the Keeshond tends to get along well with them, which means that he is ideal for families that already have pets in the household.

 
History
The Keeshond originates from the Netherlands, where he was originally bred as a watchdog on riverboats. The breed gets its name from the leader of the Dutch Patriots, Kees de Gyselaer, and eventually went on to become the national dog of Holland. The breed was registered with the AKC in 1930.
 
Health
The life expectancy of the Keeshond is around 12-15 years, and there are a number of health problems that have been linked to this breed. This includes diabetes, thyroid problems, autoimmune disorders, cataracts, luxating patella, HD, MVD, vWD, heart disease, and seizures. The parents of the Keeshond puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.
 
 
break
Keeshond Breed Clubs/Associatons
To add your official club/association, simply contact us and let us know your club's web address or contact details.

 
Registered Breed Clubs  
None Registered at This Time..  
   
Other Breed Clubs  
Keeshond Club of Canada  
Keeshond Club of America (KCA)  
Keeshond Club of New South Wales  
break
You're viewing Keeshond breed information  
   
View Another Dog Breed Profile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

 

 

 


Keeshond


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 3
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 5
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 5
Ease to Train? 4
Good with children? 5
 
Keeshond Breeders
Amanda Lougheed
Canada
Full Breeder Profile Full dog breeder details

Puppies Available
Puppies avaliable

 
Debbie Lynch
United States
Full Breeder Profile Full dog breeder details

Puppies Available
Puppies avaliable

 
 
Search all Keeshond dog breeder Find a dog breeder
 
Print this page, send to a friend and more!
 

 

 
     
 
 
Breeders, help us maintain a true to the breed profile. Report any errors or out-dated or incorrect information. Report here. Breed Profiles   Got a better photo to represent this breed?
Submit it and get full credit if we use it.
Send it to us here:
Breed Photo
 
         
  Quick Links
Divider

Divider
Divider Why eDogLovers.com
Divider
Get Approval as a Dog Breeders Contact Us * We PROMOTE Responsible Breeding
  Puppies for sale Disclaimer * Find great homes for your puppies and adult dogs
Over 200 Dog Breed profiles Code of Ethics * Puppy listings from reputable breeders
  Finding a new puppy Divider * Advertise your stud dogs
I want to buy a puppy   * WE CARE ABOUT YOUR DOGS
  eDogLovers Home  
  Search Dog Breeders ** List puppies FREE with your Featured or Premium
dog breeder registration.
  Finding a reputable dog breeder  
  List Puppies for Sale    
  Shop for your NEW Puppy      
         
Stephanie