The Keeshond (pronounced kayz-hawnd) is a natural, handsome dog of well-balanced,
short-coupled body, attracting attention not only by his coloration, alert carriage, and
intelligent expression, but also by his stand-off coat, his richly plumed tail well curled
over his back, his foxlike expression, and his small pointed ears. His coat is very thick
around the neck, fore part of the shoulders and chest, forming a lion-like ruff-more
profuse in the male. His rump and hind legs, down to the hocks, are also thickly coated,
forming the characteristic "trousers." His head, ears, and lower legs are
covered with thick, short hair. The Keeshond is a medium-sized, square-appearing,
sturdy dog, neither coarse nor lightly made. The ideal height of fully matured dogs
when measured from top of withers to the ground is 18 inches for males and 17 inches for
bitches-a one inch variance either way is acceptable. While correct size is very
important, it should not outweigh that of type.
Breeders are listed in alphabetical order by state
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