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the Keeshond

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The Keeshond - The Child's Friendly & Affectionate Companion
Brought to you by: Tippy

The Keeshond is an excellent breed choice as a companion dog
that is alert, lively and intelligent. They are wonderful
with children and affectionate, friendly and outgoing in
general. It loves everyone in the house and wants to be a
part of the family, and they are usually good with other

Dogs of this breed have real individual character, and with
owners who are consistent they are quick to learn. They need
patient, gentle guidance without a lot of correction.
Keeshonds have a lot of personality and can perform tricks
when trained. It will probably be an effective watch dog,
and you may need to train it when to bark and when to be

The ancestors of the Keeshond include the Chow Chow, Finish
, Norwegian Elkhound, Pomeranian and the Samoyed. In
the Arctic region where it originated this breed was known
as the dog of the people. After they were brought to Europe
they were used to watch and guard riverboats and barges on
farms and became known as the Dutch Barge Dog. In modern
times they are known as one of the best companion dogs for

The Keeshond resembles its ancestor the Samoyed, but they
are smaller and more compact. A Keeshond is a small, square
package of bushy fur and alert, saucy personality. It has a
harsh, long straight outer coat in shades of gray with black
tips and a thick, soft undercoat. The coat stands out from
the dog's body and makes it look larger than it really is.
The beautiful, well-furred tail is carried curled up over
the back.

The Keeshond can reach seventeen to nineteen inches in
height and in general the females are ten percent less than
that. They weigh between thirty-five and sixty-five pounds,
and care should be taken to keep them from becoming
overweight. A healthy Keeshond should live on average
between twelve to fifteen years.

Keeshonds are prone to hip dysplasia, luxating patellas (trick knee),
epilepsy, Cushing's disease, hyperparathyroidism, and
von Willebrand's disease. Keeshonden are also prone to

Keeshonds are fairly active indoors and when a Keeshond
starts spinning in circles this means that it needs more
exercise. But a daily walk and plenty of play should keep
your Keeshond healthy and happy.

Your Keeshond also needs to be brushed daily with a stiff
bristle brush. First brush the long hair with the grain, and
then go against the grain to lift the hair. Dry shampoo or
bathe the dog only when necessary. Your Keeshond will be a
heavy shedder twice a year, in the spring and fall, due to
its dense undercoat.


My Keeshond is much Healthier now that I Give it
the Nutrients it Needed

Dr. Bicks, D.V.M.

The Keeshond dog breed is a handsome bundle of fur that
requires an alternative food to keep his thick,
long coat from becoming dull and brittle.

See what dog food I would give a Keeshond by Going Here

I wouldn't think of owning one without brewer's yeast
and garlic for summer flea control.

It's also the perfect treat to encourage a healthy full coat.

Grooming and love are everything.

Keeshonds will find these Treats Scrumptious

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Here's another marvelous web page which is the product of
Tippy & Alfred who did some serious research and contacted their
good friend Dr. Jane Bicks to present to you the best info
on how you can keep your Keeshond healthy and living a long life.
Tippy & Alfred are so much healthier now that they are eating the
dog and cat food that Dr. Bicks recommends above, so please
give your Keeshond a trial of this Wholesome and Delectable food.