The Keeshond was originally developed in the 17th century to be a loving family dog and a watchdog. He is very devoted and loving and likes to be a part of every family activity. The average height of a Keeshond is 1 foot, 4 inches to 1 foot, 7 inches weighing about 35 to 45 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.


Originally developed to be a watchdog and companion dog the Keeshond is very intelligent and devoted. He is also very affectionate and likes to be close to his owner and his family as much as possible. This breed is one of the few breeds that has never been bred to hunt or attack. The Keeshond loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Keeshond is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. Overall if you want an excellent family companion and a devoted watchdog this might be the right choice for you.

Keeshond Training:

Keeshond is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.

Keeshond Shedding:

To be honest, the Keeshond is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.

Keeshond Grooming:

The Keeshond, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Keeshond History:

The Keeshond was developed in the 17th century and it is believed that this breed is a mix between the Samoyed, Chow Chow, Finnish Spitz, Pomeranian and Norwegian Elkhound. The only purpose of this breed was being a great family companion and a devoted watchdog and was never bred to hunt or kill.