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Also referred to as Wolf Spitzes

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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All About the Keeshonden

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Average Height & Weight

The Keeshonden is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 17 to 19 inches.

Weight: 45 pounds.

Females – Height: 16 to 18 inches.

Weight: 35 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Keeshonden are commonly:
–gray       –black       –cream
–they sometimes have white markings





An attentive, sensitive breed, Keeshonden make ideal companions. They heed their owners’ commands and emulate their approach to strangers and new situations. They are naturally cheerful and affectionate.




Activity Level

Keeshonden are a medium-energy breed with moderate exercise requirements!

They enjoy long walks and hearty outdoor play sessions.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Keeshonden include canine hip dysplasia, epilepsy and skin problems. Renal cortical hypoplasia, tetralogy of Fallot and mitral valve insufficiency are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Keeshonden have a low tolerance for hot climates and a high tolerance for cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Keeshonden make super family pets. They are very good with children, and very friendly toward other dogs and household pets.




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