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

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Keeshond has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Keeshond has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability.:

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Keeshond has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Keeshond is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Keeshond has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 7 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

35 to 45 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

The Keeshond is never reluctant to issue a warning bark to alert his family to strangers. His propensity to bark can be a problem if he’s left alone too much and becomes bored.The best way to make a Keeshond miserable is to keep him separated from his family. He was bred to be a companion, and he needs to be part of family life. If you don’t want a dog joining in family barbeques, card games, or movie time, consider a more independent breed.Keeping the Keeshond coat in good condition isn’t terribly difficult, but the breed does shed like crazy once or twice or year. Luckily, frequent bathing isn’t usually needed — the Keeshond scores low on doggie odor.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.