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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Keeshond

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Weight
Male: 45; Female: 35 lbs
Height
Male: 17-19; Female 16-18 inches
Color(s)
mixture of gray, black, and cream. Undercoat is pale, and tips of the outercoat are black. Black muzzle, ears, tail tip
Overview
The Keeshond is a member of the Spitz family. They have an Arctic origin that dates back to the 18th century. Their sole purpose was that of a popular family pet. This breed is compact, muscular, and extremely reliable. Keeshonds excel at being a watchdog, show dog, and companion.
Character
The Keeshond has an outgoing personality. They are commonly referred to as the "Smiling Dutchman", bestowed upon this breed for their ability to curl their lip to resemble a grin. The Keeshond often does this as a greeting for people they are extremely fond of.
Temperament
The Keeshond is highly intelligent and affectionate. They are friendly to other people and dogs. They adore children and are excellent family pets. They thrive on human companionship. They are empathic and intuitive, and are frequently used as therapy dogs. They have a loud distinctive bark and make good watchdogs. The Keeshond is loyal and full of personality. They are neither timid nor aggressive.
Care
The Keeshond requires thorough daily brushing. It is important to never clip this breed for the summer as the outer coat provides insulation from the heat and sun. Keeshonds are very clean breeds that will generally groom themselves. Bathing should only be done when necessary. Dry shampoo as needed. They may be prone to hip dysplasia, slipped stifles, Von Willebrand's disease, hypothyroidism, and epilepsy.
Coat
The Keeshond has a plush, abundant double coat. The outer coat is long, straight, and harsh. The under coat is soft and downy in texture. The coat is extremely thick around the neck, shoulders, and chest. The hair on the head is short, smooth, and soft. The Keeshond has markings around the eyes that resemble spectacles. The coat is longer on the legs and is lighter in color. The most common coat color is a mixture of black, cream, and gray. They may also be black, brown, orange, buff, and white. The coat is shed twice a year.
Training
The Keeshond can be quite a challenge in the area of training. They have a mischievous streak and enjoy making up their own routine. They are extremely adept in obedience and agility. They do best with consistency, fairness, and structure. They become bored with repetitive training.
Activity
The Keeshond is happiest when they are participating in family activities. They do not require a great deal of exercise and make excellent apartment dwellers. They enjoy a daily walk, playing ball, or Frisbee. Keeshonds benefit from a small, securely fenced yard. If they are left alone outside for too long they may become bored and dig.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Keeshond puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Keeshond Breeder

Bojett Kennels
Member Since: April 2006
Location: Jackson, Tennessee
I have Keeshond puppies for sale! See My Profile
We are a small breeder of quality Keeshond and Shih-Tzus. We take great pride in providing happy and healthy puppies. We naver have any dogs in kennels or cages, feed only the best foods available and always take our puppies to our vet for shots and complete health checks

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Anonymous asked:

7/10/2014 6:10:44 PM

7/10/2014 6:10:44 PM

Do Keeshonds like the water Do Keeshonds all bathe in their water bowl

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Anonymous

No. Like all breeds of dogs, some like water while some other's don't. If you want your Keeshond to like water, make water a positive experience when you get your pup. Although, they have a lot of fur and some of them will put their faces and paws into the water dish to cool off.
7/11/2014 1:02:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/28/2013 10:07:28 PM

5/28/2013 10:07:28 PM

Why do some Keeshond breeders do health testing and what is the reasoning behind it? Asking because some talk of one specific test they did and others talk about fully tested.

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Anonymous

Breeders who want to make sure that their breeding adults are healthy before breeding do the testing. It is a way to assure the healthiest puppies. Keeshonds have several health issues and some of them you can test your dogs before breeding. Testing your dogs and them passing the testing gives you a much greater chance of the puppies not developing the issues. If your dogs do not pass then spay/neuter is recommended so that the health issue is not passed to puppies. It is just a way of being as responsible as you can when breeding your dogs. There is much information at www.offa.org on health testing and the benefits in having health tested parents !
5/29/2013 1:02:31 PM

Anonymous

Patellar Luxation is a very good test to talk about. It is fairly common in this breed. It can be graded by a Veterinarian in a simple physical exam when taking your dog in for its annual exam. It cost only $15 to send the results into OFA for the public to view. If your dogs have this issue and you breed them anyway it will most likely be passed to some of your offspring. Why not know the parents are clear of the issue if you are thinking about a new puppy. You cannot test for every health condition but the ones you can I feel it is our responsibility as a breeders to do the testing available.
5/29/2013 1:18:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/31/2013 1:50:22 PM

3/31/2013 1:50:22 PM

grooming needs for Keeshond hair

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Anonymous

A good rake style brush, for removing loose undercoat. The best way I have found is to brush all the hair forward towards the head. You want to remove the collar, and pay attention to the hair underneath as it is likely to matt faster.
4/1/2013 8:02:31 PM

Anonymous

Before bathing a kees, the dead hair should be removed from the coat,you should be able to comb through the entire coat right down to the skin without difficulty,I use a long toothe stainless comb, then use a regular dog shampoo like PurePet. I blow dry my dogs with a blower made for dogs, it has no heat settings.As you blow dry, you should brush with a soft brush, avoid pin brushes that can break the hair. They can be used once he is dry. Dry your kees thoroughly to avoid matts from forming and prevent the wet hair from laying on the skin. Trim the hair on the pads, you can use a dremel to round the nails. Do not forget to brush the teeth too. There are videos online to show how to properly groom the keeshond search it out it could help you. Best of luck
4/3/2013 9:16:04 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/26/2013 1:43:11 PM

3/26/2013 1:43:11 PM

stress in senior dogs Loose stools when boarded or groomed. Sample tested and found negative. Stress?

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Anonymous

This can be stress related, most are given Metronidazole, label name Flagyl, prior to the experience that causes the problem as the medication acts in a neurological fashion as well as aiding in the stopping of the symptoms.
4/1/2013 5:40:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/25/2013 1:31:22 PM

3/25/2013 1:31:22 PM

How do you know what registry one should look for when buying a puppy? Some say AKC, others say CKC

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Anonymous

I think you will find that if a breeder sells on spay/neuter they certainly do follow up with it but as with anything there are always a few who may not. There are certainly some good lines with the registry; I cross register all mine with CKC, 1 of which is AKC Champion so yes there are a few good lines there. But for real, as majority below agree, most are not from pure lines and CKC (Continental Kennel Club) is notoriously know for that. I am a preferred breeder with CKC and I personally register all my puppies with CKC with their microchip # to prevent breeders from trying to steal rights. Seems that is the only place unethical breeders can manage to do that. AKC will not let anyone just send in pictures and allow registering.
4/5/2013 8:52:48 AM

Anonymous

I disagree, I have owned and bred CKC in the Past.. Wonderful dogs, healthy, no issues, and had FULL PEDIGREES. Although it is true, some dogs registered have no background on file.. Those tend to be stolen quality lines re-registered. If looking at a CKC registered pet, ask if there is a full pedigree listed,on both parents if so your fine, if not.. Then it comes down to, How important is the registry to you VS Do you like what you see and paying for. AKC hasn't got the best reputation either, although one of the safer clubs. Also I'd point out the same people saying keep away are likely the same people who forget they all registered their own stock as CKC as a secondary, to prevent fraudulent use, and have their AKC pedigrees on file with the CKC. It boils down to price, and do you like the puppy you see.
7/28/2013 9:25:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2013 1:58:26 AM

2/3/2013 1:58:26 AM

do keeshound dogs breath rapidly normally?? My 4 month old female keeshound always breathes very rapidly. Is this normal?? We just adopted her and have never owned this type of dog. Any help would be appreciated.

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Anonymous

As a breeder and a dog owner I have always found that if something concerns you enough to ask questions about it here or anywhere for that matter, it obviously is out of what you think is normal. Being that none of us here are licensed veterinarians we can only offer our experience and opinion, which in no way compares to a veterinarian exam. My advice no matter what is if you have a concern about your pets health and they are doing something specific that worries you, yes do take it to the vet. If it is a needless visit well then better safe then sorry. I have no idea why anyone would suggest not taking your puppy/dog to the vet if it had something that you thought was not a normal action.
3/13/2013 10:39:36 AM

Anonymous

I have to agree.. if in doubt.. your best advice is call the vet. once you have a good vet, they should be willing to answer questions.
3/13/2013 7:35:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/7/2013 3:42:06 AM

1/7/2013 3:42:06 AM

What is a fair price for a puppy keeshond?

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Anonymous

I guess bottom line is education is the best approach, do just a little research and see what claims are true and what claims are not. Don’t take anyone’s advice find the facts for yourself. Pay what you feel is appropriate for what you are looking for. For Miss NCarolina who purchased a “top quality male with alot of Champion background” Look at the pedigree and see for yourself, it is posted on my website. I am not seeing “a lot of Champion” in that pedigree but 2 compared to zero can be a lot…….I guess. Get proof of any claims and all promises in writing! As you can see breeders all have their opinions on what is right and what is wrong, it is up to you as the buyer to determine which breeder is right for you.
3/7/2013 7:53:59 PM

Anonymous

A fair price, is what your willing to pay for whatever puppy your looking at. Quality is everything. Those who constantly buy new stock, have to test more because they have no history. Those of us with long term proven healthy stock, don't have a lot to prove when we have a client base as long as your dogs tail with no issues. I'd also point out, even with full testing.. The fact of life here, your dog will die of something.. be it a form of cancer we cant test for, a blood issue, any number of things there are just no tests for. There is a huge false sense of security produced by those touting " Fully Health Tested" I have sold to clients who bought from the " Better breeders" in the past.. after they buried their dog from a number of ailments. In fact, Breeders whom replied to this very question have owned dogs themselves and bred from the very breeders who produced sick dogs. know your breeder, check references,
7/28/2013 9:40:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/1/2012 9:28:46 AM

12/1/2012 9:28:46 AM

What is the difference between vet cert. hips and OFA eval on this breed?

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Anonymous

You are right on ANON!!!! A canine radiologist reads the films for OFA those results are given to your primary vet to discuss with the client. So many people are misguided so happy to see someone else out there understands the importance of health screening.
2/4/2013 12:11:35 PM

Anonymous

Health testing on a dog of any breed has nothing to do with being a conformation instructor, a conf inst teaches handling a dog for the show ring, how and when to bait a dog, how to stack a dog etc. Westminster has nothing to do with health screening either, and an FYI Kees tested nationally and out of the USA can be found on www.OFFA.org and the international board http://www.healthmatters.keeshondclub.org.uk/
2/4/2013 1:07:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/19/2012 10:31:19 AM

8/19/2012 10:31:19 AM

Our Keeshond Buddy is going to be three. We got him when he was six months. He often looks... Our Keeshond Buddy is going to be three. We got him when he was six months. He often looks sad/depressed. How can I play more with him? He never seemed interested in fetching a ball. Also has anyone else noticed their are extremely sensitive to sounds?

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Anonymous

Keeshond love a good round of tug. Interactive toys are good where they have to think to get a treat. Most Keeshonds don't like fetch. They are so smart, they think "Why should I chase something that is being thrown away"! Walks, and play dates with dog friends make for a happy dog. Bully sticks are great for chewing needs.
12/13/2012 12:21:30 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/3/2012 2:07:30 PM

7/3/2012 2:07:30 PM

how long does a male keeshound live up to?

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Anonymous

14-16 for a very healthy dog.
3/3/2013 10:51:41 PM

Anonymous

As long as genetics allows. I have known Kees to die at 5 years old from cancer.
3/9/2013 11:40:58 AM

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