The Keeshond is known as the “Dutch Barge Dog” is a medium-sized dog, furry coat colors of gray, black, and beige with an impressive appearance. He was known for years as Dutch Barge Dog because of his role as a companion dog on barges and small boats on canals and rivers Netherlands. Keeshond thought to originate in the Arctic along with other Spitz breeds, but have proliferated and well developed in the Netherlands.
keeshond very happy life with his family and participate in all their activities. Keeshond loves children and plays well with them. but of course, must be supervised. Keeshond also gets along well with other dogs and pets if he is promoted to them at a young age.
Keeshond males have a height of 44-48cm (17-19 inches), weight varies between 20-30kg (55-66 pounds). keeshond female height of about 41-44 cm (16-17 inches). weight varies between 15-25 kg (35-52 pounds)
Keeshond has a small body, compact with thick coats, weatherproof, tightly curled tail that falls elegantly on the back. This dog has a head with a long snout, a small proportion of the skull dark. matched with dark almond eyes he had. keeshond have erect ears, small, triangular and set high on the head. This dog has a foot long, straight, harsh outer coat, which comes in shades of gray with black tips and the bottom layer, thick downy, which is a cream or pale gray. Coat stands away from the body. Downy undercoat and soft, with a smooth outer guard hairs. Keeshond will feature hair thick ruff around the neck, especially on the male keeshond. Both sexes have a wide fur covered his feet, belly and tail plume. In color, the Keeshond is usually black, cream, gray or a mixture of all three.
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Keeshond is a very friendly dog, intelligent, cheerful, alert, people oriented and friendly to humans. Bred to be a companion and guard dog for the main part. they need to be involved with the routine of daily household. They are very alert and aware of the situation around them and will make the family aware of any strangers approaching the house barking excitedly.
Keeshond combines the best features of many dog house: quite energetic and playful, very attentive and loving, and ready for adventure. He is sensitive and easy to learn. doing well on the path of obedience and strive to please their owners. He is a good companion for children or adults (all ages).
Keeshond able to survive until the age of 15 years. Keeshonds generally grow healthy, but like all breeds, they are prone to certain health conditions. some health problems you should be aware of, among others; Addison’s disease (also known as hypoadrenocorticism), this is a very serious condition caused by insufficient production of adrenal hormones. Hip Dysplasia, It is an inherited condition in which the thighbone does not fit into the hip joint. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), an eye disease that involves damage to the retina gradually. Patellar luxation, also known as a skid block, this is a common problem in small dogs. The patella is the kneecap. Luxation means dislocation of the anatomy (the bone in the joint). Hypothyroidism, a thyroid disorder, and etc.
Not all Keeshonds will get any or all of these diseases, but it is important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed as your pet.
Care and Exercise
Keeshond takes care of the double layer at least twice a week with a stiff bristle brush, and more when shedding. keeshond prefer to share his life with his family. they need moderate exercise, such as walking well on a leash, combined with a strong game. In addition, they will also enjoy a good walk in the grounds, safe open every day.a good walk at least once a day will do, keeshond does have the stamina to do the walk in a long time.
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