Friendship is this loving Dutchman’s number-one goal.

Vital Stats

Height: 16 to 19 inches at shoulder
Weight: 35 to 45 pounds
Coat: medium-length and thick
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older

The Keeshond is an old 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. Full Keeshond profile on
[usrlist “Amount of shedding:5” “Cold tolerance:5” “Playfulness:4” “Ease of training:4” “Good for new owners:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Playfulness:3” “Sensitivity:3” “Intelligence:3” “Wanderlust:3” “Mouthiness:3” “Predatory tendencies:3” “Drooling potential:2” “Need for exercise:2”]