Country of Origin: Germany
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Prey Drive: moderate
  • Watchdog: very alert
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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Keeshond Breed Profile







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Shoulder height: 15 – 19 inches. Weight: 50- 65 pounds.

They have a very thick coat with a soft look. Their coat color is a mix of gray, black, or cream.

The Keeshond is a very lively, active, and intelligent dog.

This dog breed adores children and does well with other pets. Keeshonds are very affectionate and alert. Thus, they make excellent watchdogs.

They require weekly brushing of their long coat with a stiff bristle brush. This dog breed will require extra grooming for their seasonal shedding sessions during the spring and fall.

The Keeshond does well in obedience training. They are highly intelligent.

They need to have daily exercise. Nice walks or romps in the yard can help to release extra energy and prevent weight gain.