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The Keeshond is a medium-sized, intelligent breed known for its distinctive appearance and friendly, gentle nature. They require regular exercise and consistent, positive reinforcement training. Keeshonds are good with children and other pets, and can adapt to various living situations. Their thick double coats require frequent grooming to stay clean and healthy.

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Keeshonds are medium-sized dogs, weighing 35-45 lbs, with a height of 17-18 inches.

energy level

Keeshonds have a medium energy level and enjoy a balance of activity and relaxation.

exercise needs

Keeshonds need regular exercise, including daily walks and play sessions, to stay happy and healthy.


Keeshonds are intelligent and highly trainable, responding well to positive reinforcement and consistency.


Keeshonds are highly intelligent dogs and can excel in various dog sports and activities, such as agility and obedience.


Keeshonds can adapt to various living situations, including apartments and larger homes, as long as their exercise needs are met.

with kids

Keeshonds are good with children, as they are generally friendly, playful, and patient.

with other pets

Keeshonds can get along well with other pets, especially when raised together.

in cold climates

Keeshonds can tolerate cold climates well due to their thick, double-layered coats.

in hot climates

Keeshonds can tolerate hot climates but need to be monitored for signs of overheating during exercise.


Keeshonds have a thick double coat and shed heavily, especially during seasonal changes. Regular grooming is necessary.


Keeshonds require frequent grooming, including brushing and occasional trimming, to keep their coats clean and healthy.

bark tendency

Keeshonds tend to bark more frequently and may require consistent training to manage their barking.

health issues

Keeshonden are generally healthy, but regular veterinary checkups and preventative care are still necessary.