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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 3in - 1ft 7in
Weight: 34-46lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty4/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need3/5


  • Cold Tolerance5/5
  • Heat Tolerance2/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Keeshond Information

KeeshondWith a fox-like face, compact but sturdy built, thick coat and curled-up, plumed tail, the Keeshond bears the striking characteristics of a standard Northern breed. It originated in the artic, from the same strains that produced the Pomeranian, Finnish Spitz, Chow Chow and Samoyed.

The Keeshond stands out for the distinctive gray, black and cream patterns in its fur, with notable marking around the eyes. With a lively personality and sweet disposition, this pup makes a great addition to any family.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Keeshonds be apartment dogs?

The Keeshonds does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Keeshonds be left alone?

Keeshonds don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are Keeshonds good with kids?

Keeshonds do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Keeshonds friendly with strangers?

Typically, Keeshonds are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do Keeshonds get along with other dogs?

Although Keeshonds will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Keeshonds bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Keeshonds bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Keeshonds shed a lot?

Keeshonds shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Keeshonds need a lot of grooming?

The Keeshond requires continued maintenance to keep their coats in healthy condition. They're not the most demanding but are on the higher end.

Do Keeshonds need a lot of exercise?

A Keeshond will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Keeshonds easy to train?

Typically, Keeshonds are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Keeshonds handle cold weather?

If you live in a cold climate, Keeshonds will do extremely well and may even enjoy being outside in the chilly weather.

Can Keeshonds handle hot weather?

Be careful with Keeshonds in the heat. They don't do well in hot climates for long periods.

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