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Keeshonden

Also referred to as Wolf Spitzes

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

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Keeshonden

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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Keeshonden

 

Typical Coloring

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

 

 

 

Temperament

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.

 

 

Keeshonden

 

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.

 

 

 

Fun Facts  

 

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