The Keeshond, known as Wolfspitz up 1926, It is a dog of medium-sized with a coat of two layers of silver and black-skinned; It has the coiled tail and a 'collar'. It originated in Germany and its closest relatives are the other German Spitzes such as the Pomeranian.
The Keeshond has an Arctic origin, of the Netherlands. In the 18th century the Keeshond was known as “dog people”. At the beginning of the French Revolution, He became the symbol of the political party of the Dutch patriot who were led by Kees Gyselaer Patriot. Gyselaer had a dog named Kees, He gave the name to the race. It was about to disappear as the use of barges declined at the end of the 19th century. They were introduced for the first time in the United Kingdom by the Sra. Wingfield-Digby and not reached back to succeed up 1920, When arrived to the United States. The Keeshond was recognized by the American Kennel Club and 1930. Although the dog is Dutch origins, the Federation Cynologique Internationale classifies it as part of the German Spitz family, originating in Germany.
These measures may differ when he is female, they tend to be smaller. It is a compact dog that is a relative of the Samoyed, Chow Chow, Elkhound and Pomerania. It has erect ears and oblique eyes, small and pointy. Its tail has high birth and is screwed on its rump. It has a thick coat, glossy and shades of grey with black tips and is recognized by the "glasses" that are around the eyes.
This is an active race, Intelligent, clean and trainable. Instinct is a great devotion to his family and is why it is a great companion for children. It adapts well to other animals and are generally sociable but we need to have contact with other dogs from an early age. Distrust of strangers, like barking and always be on alert, These characteristics make good guard dogs.
Thanks to the thick and waterproof texture of your hair, the Keeshond is capable of withstanding countries with cold climates, rain or snow and fits more in these. A very caloroso country could affect the layer. Although this breed requires constant walks and exercise to win weight quickly, It adapts easily to an apartment in the city as well as a country house, but it is always recommended to have less than a medium-sized yard.
A very nice quality of this breed is their fur, that is why it should be brushed daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush but it is not so much work as it appears. First of all, brushes fur towards the sense of the growth of this and later, with a wide comb, in the opposite direction. At last, turns to comb with fingers in direction of hair growth. Shed hair twice a year, usually in the spring and autumn.
You need to exercise, but moderate, the excess may damage your knees. It is enough a small walk or that run at least one hour in the field. Their life expectancy is around the 13 or 14 years.