Keeshond The Dutch Barge Dogs

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Keeshond dog is favorite breed that within few centuries evolved as an pet dogs and loyal friend. They grow as a family member and for many years maintained as human dog make it has a soft attitude and unequaled loyalty towards children. They are descendants of north pole dogs such as Samoyed, Spitz, and Norwegian Elkhound, and considered ancestral of Mini Pomeranian.

Originally, this breed is known as "Dutch Barge Dog" because formerly in Netherlands this breeds used as guide dogs that leading barges through the fog. Another popular nickname is Smiling Dutch Man, Because of his expression alert and always smiling.

Keeshond Dog

Keeshond Dog

Keeshond Dog 2

Keeshond Dog 2

 

Keeshond Dog 3

Keeshond Dog 3

 

Keeshond Dog 4

Keeshond Dog 4

Fate brought Keeshond involved the political scene in Netherlands that preceded France Revolution. Fighter Leader is a man named Kees de Gyselaer, that has ship dog named Kees. Kees and his dog appeared in many political caricatures where they became a symbol of fighters. Unfortunates happens to Keeshond, where the fighters unable to obtain victory, that resulted many Keeshond owners throw their dogs for fear being labeled as a fighters member. Another thing that makes things worse for this canine is increasingly growing size for existing barges that make they became not favorite as ship dogs. However Keeshond managed hold on because effort some farmers and rowers although with low profile circumstances.

Keeshond Puppies

Keeshond Puppies

 

Keeshond Puppies 2

Keeshond Puppies 2

In 1920, Baroness van Hardenbroek initiate efforts to save the remaining Keeshond. Through his efforts he successfully introduce this breeds to England in 1925, and was followed by recognition from the AKC in 1930. Now Keeshond Dog became Netherlands national canine .

This dog has a coat color that vary from dark black to light silver and the colors in between. Its fur is that dark gray and black grew up extending from the body and gives a great impression. They have two layers of fur, feather the inside is soft and light colored hair and a more rugged exterior that is used not only to protect themselves from extreme weather but also repel dust and prevent fur glue together.

Keeshond Puppies 3

Keeshond Puppies 3

This dog has a coat color that vary from dark black to light silver and the colors in between. His dark gray and black coat grew up extending from the body and gives great impression. They have two layers of coat, the inner coat is soft and light colored and outer coat more rugged that is used not only to protect themselves from extreme weather but also repel dust and prevent fur glue together.

Keeshond Puppies 4

Keeshond Puppies 4

Height for males dogs is  44 cm  - 48 cm (17 inches - 19 inches). Females are 40 cm - 44 cm (13 inches - 15 inches). And the weight are some source say 25 kg - 30 kg (55 pounds - 66 pounds), while another say 15 kg - 20 kg (35 pounds - 45 pounds). You can ask your dog breeder which standard they follow.

Keeshond included in Non-Sporting Group. This dog breeds combines many good traits of a house dog; quite energetic and playful, very attentive and loving owner, also sensitive and always willing to followed training dog lesson that you give. They most happy to live being around people. They explored most of the land allocated to them and naturally maintain the area.

The ideal place is a fenced yard for a playground. They are easy to make friends and would welcome anyone who is greeted by the owner but will treat bullies harshly. Keeshond has wandering instincts and follow all trips or adventures with eager and enthusiastic as long as someone accompanying him.

White Keeshond

White Keeshond

 

White Keeshond 2

White Keeshond 2

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