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Breed: Keeshond
Country of Origin: Arctic
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: "dog of the people"
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Fluffy
Color: Gray with black tips
Coat Type: Long
Grooming: Grooming is not as troublesome as you might expect, but daily brushing of the long coat with a stiff bristle brush is important. Brush with the grain first, then lift the hair with a comb, against the grain, lay it back in place. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. The dense undercoat is shed heavily twice a year in spring and fall.
Height: 17-19 inches
Weight: 35-66 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Ok
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Lively
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Lively
Potential Problems:
Behavior:
Physical: Prone to hip dysplasia, skin problems and heart disease.
Recommendations: Do not overfeed!