The Keeshond is an old dog breed, once a companion and watchdog on the barges and boats that traveled the canals and rivers of Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. He’s almost exclusively a companion dog today. He’s a people-lover; willing to participate in all family activities, he thrives with people who expect this of their dog. He is lively, alert, and intelligent — qualities that won him status as the most beloved dog in Holland.

Watch and learn about Keeshond dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Keeshond Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Keeshond Dog Companion Dogs 1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 7 inches tall at the shoulder 35 to 45 pounds 12 to 15 years