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

Summary
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 DogTime.com

Amount of shedding:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)