Dutch Smoushond
Holanda FCI 54 - Pinscher and Schnauzer

Born to follow the horse and rider, and catch the rats in the blocks.

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History

The Dutch Smoushond is a very ancient race. Its name derives from the term smous (mouse), because among their tasks it has always been found to hunt these rodents.

By mid-century 19 he was very popular with the upper middle class in the Netherlands following the carriages and horses and as a rat catcher in the stables. Although the origin of the breed is uncertain, it is generally believed that the Yellow schnauzer was one of the original dogs in the creation of this breed. A dog merchant sold the dog as "The Stable Knight Dog" to tourists from product exchanges in Amsterdam. The name quickly changed to "Smous”, rough barbarian, This distinguished him from Griffon Bruxellois. The first standard dates from 1905, was written by Messrs H.A. Earl of Bylandt, A. Woltman Elpers y L. Seegers. After a long period in which popularity and public interest decreased, the last litter was recorded in the Netherlands Book of Records (Dutch Dog Studbook) in 1949. In 1973, la Sra. H.M. Barkman van der Weel took the initiative to rebuild the breed. It started with a cross looking like a Dutch Smoushond. FCI-St. N°308 / 16.03.2012 3 From 1978 interest in Dutch Smoushond is protected by the Hollandse Smoushonden Club. In 1980 the standard of 1905.

In the news, puppies of this breed are very difficult to get outside of the Netherlands.

Physical characteristics

It is an agile dog, whose silhouette is inscribed in a square, It should not be thick or heavy. The eyes are characteristic of the breed, with a lively and benevolent expression, large, round and dark colored, the ears, inserted high, they fall forward and rest on the cheeks; they are small, thin and triangular in shape, with the end slightly rounded. The tail should be quite short, with a happy demeanor, but not coiled on the back. Can be cut to 2/3 its length.

  • Hair: on the body it is thick, enough, hard, straight, shaggy looking. In the extremities it has an average length, not tight but turned inward suggesting locks. Over the head is shorter, with mustaches, beard and longer eyebrows.
  • Color: yellowish along with all its gradients; straw yellow is preferable.
  • Size: males, of 37 a 42 cm.; females, of 35 a 40,5 cm..

Character and skills

The Dutch Smoushond was born to follow the horse and rider, and catch the rats in the blocks, the Dutch Smoushond has an affectionate character, joyful, friendly, always comfortable with everyone, fearless or very nervous. It is a perfect family dog, friendly and easy to educate.

Dutch Smoushond Images

Dutch Smoushond Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 308
  • Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer- Molossoid breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs.
  • Section 1.3: Pinscher and Schnauzer type. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Pinscher and Schanuezer dogs. Molossian type Dogs and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. , Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer.
    • UKC – Terrier Group.

    Dutch Smoushond breed FCI standard

    DUTCH SMOUSHOND FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dutch Ratter, Hollandse Smoushond (English).
      2. Hollandse Smoushond (French).
      3. Holländischer Rattler, HOLLÄNDISCHER SMOUSHUND (German).
      4. Hollandse Smoushond (Portuguese).
      5. Smoushond holandés, Perro ratonero holandés (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Dutch buzzard by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1424539
    2 – Dutch buzzard by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1581327
    3 – Dutch buzzard by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1061995
    4 – Dutch buzzard by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1426949
    5 – Dutch buzzard by gwendolenFlickr

    Schapendoes
    Holanda FCI 313 - Sheepdogs.

    Schapendoes

    It is also used as a companion dog, but it is little known outside the Netherlands.

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    History

    At the end of the last century and the beginning of the present, appeared the Dutch schapendoes in most places in the Netherlands where there were flocks and flocks of sheep. The shepherds esteemed him for his tireless spirit of work and for his intelligence.. It belongs to the versatile group of long-haired herding dogs that have a densely covered head. It is related to the Bearded collie, the Puli, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, the Old English Sheepdog, the Berger de Brie, the Bergamasco and the German sheep pudding in the variety presented in Hessen, Odenwald and the lower Rhine regions. All these dogs similar to each other, are small mutations of mountain dogs.

    The Schapendoes It was not recognized as a distinct breed until World War I and was close to extinction in the 1990s. 1940 due to the competition of the Border Collies imported. In 1947 a breed club was formed, el Dutch Schapendoes.

    The race began its march towards a formal identity in 1954, when a breed standard and a breeding book were established. However, it was not until 1971 that the Schapendoes gained full recognition as a Dutch race. The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) recognized the breed in 1989.

    Recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006, the Schapendoes has been registered with the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club since 2005, but it doesn't have full recognition.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a long-haired and light-built dog. The eyes are quite big, rounded and brown, the expression must be frank, loyal and alive. The ears are inserted quite high, they are not thick or fleshy and hang freely by the head, the tail is long and covered with streaked hair, at rest hangs vertically, at a trot he carries it very high and curved, waving sensibly to the right and left; at gallop it remains straight and horizontal.

    Its movements are elastic and agile; he is an exceptional jumper.

    • Hair: the cloak is very dense, with abundant subpelo. The hair is long and more than 7 cm.. in the hind limbs. It should not be completely smooth, but slightly wavy.
    • Color: all colors are allowed; preferably bluish gray with a tendency to black.
    • Size: males, of 43 a 50 cm.; females, of 40 a 47 cm..

    Character and skills

    The typical Schapendoes friendly and adaptable it is generally easy to get along with, as long as you get plenty of exercise and play. Although he is an independent thinker, is usually cooperative and wants to please. He tends to enjoy being with his people, so hope she stays close to you, inside or outside.

    The Schapendoes works the sheep by elbowing their nose and shoulders, and you can try to do this with people too, especially with the children. Do not allow. On the positive side, He is generally a playful and energetic friend for children who are old enough to throw a ball for him, run with him and teach him tricks.

    This is typically a smart breed that is quick to learn.. But it is important to be clear with the rules or he will try to avoid them if you are not consistent.

    Its generally alert nature can make this breed a good watchdog.. Although grazing breeds have a tendency to be vocal, the Schapendoes not usually a great barker. However, can become an annoying barker if left to himself and bored.

    Like most herding dogs, the Schapendoes requires a lot of socializing to make sure you don't get too cautious or suspicious. Socialize puppies at a young age with many people, different environments and circumstances so they can learn to adapt.

    Start training a Schapendoes the day I bring him home or, before you know it, he will train him. (If these dogs were lawyers, they would know all the loopholes.) It is capable of absorbing everything you can teach it. Do not wait until you have 6 months to start training or you will have a more stubborn dog in your hands.

    If possible, take it to a trainer when you have 10 a 12 weeks and socialize, socialice, socialice. However, Note that many kinds of training puppies require certain vaccinations (such as kennel cough) are a day, and many vets recommend limited exposure to other dogs and public places until puppy vaccinations (including rabies, distemper and parvovirus) They are completed. Instead of formal training, You can start training your puppy to socialize at home and among family and friends until immunizations are completed in the puppy.

    Talk to the breeder, Describe exactly what you want in a dog and ask for help choosing a puppy. Breeders see their pups daily and can make incredibly accurate recommendations once they know something about their lifestyle and personality..

    The puppy Schapendoes Perfect not fully formed out of the whelping box. It is a product of his background and upbringing. Look for a puppy whose parents have good personalities and who has been well socialized from an early age.

    Schapendoes Health

    The Schapendoes is a generally healthy breed with a life expectancy of 12 a 15 years. All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a particular disease. Run, do not walk, from any breeder who does not offer a health guarantee for their puppies, that affirms that the race is 100 percent healthy and have no known problems or that your puppies are isolated from the main part of the home for health reasons. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about the health problems of race and the incidence with which occur in their lines.

    The Schapendoes they are generally healthy, but there is some incidence of progressive retinal atrophy (ARP), an eye disease that can cause blindness. Responsible breeders do DNA testing of their dogs for PRA and have them examined by a certified ophthalmologist before breeding.. They also examine their dogs for hip dysplasia.

    If a breeder tells you they don't need to do those tests because they've never had a problem with their lines or their dogs have been vet checked or they give any other excuse to skimp on the genetic testing of the dogs, leave immediately.

    Careful breeders examine their breeding dogs for genetic diseases and raise healthier copies only and best looking, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Advances in veterinary medicine mean that in many cases dogs can still live a good life. If you are going to have a puppy, ask the breeder about the ages of the dogs in their lines and the typical causes of death.

    Remember that after you have welcomed a new puppy into your home, has the power to protect you from one of the most common canine health problems: the obesity. Keep a Schapendoes being the right weight is one of the easiest ways to promote better overall health.

    Schapendoes toilet

    The Schapendoes has a dense double coat with fine fur that is slightly wavy. In its longest part, in the hindquarters, the hair is about 7 cm long. The head and face of the breed are characterized by a pompadour, a mustache and beard.

    Considering how much hair you have, the Schapendoes is quite easy to style, does not require any trimming or trimming. It is normal for it to look a bit messy.

    Even so, it is better to check it a few times a week so that it does not get tangled and brush it accordingly. To help prevent tangles, puppies may need to be groomed two to three times a week as their adult coat appears. Bathe the dog as needed.

    You will not find the coat of your Schapendoes or the hair on your hand after stroking it, because the breed normally loses very little.

    The rest are basic care. Trim nails every three to four weeks or as needed. Brush your teeth often – with a vet-approved pet toothpaste – for good general health and fresh breath.

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    Schapendoes images

    Schapendoes videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs ). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 313
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • CKC – Group 7 – Herding dogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Schapendoes breed FCI standard
  • DUTCH SCHAPENDOES FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dutch Schapendoes, Nederlandse Schapendoes (English).
      2. Nederlandse Schapendoes (French).
      3. Niederländischer Schapendoes (German).
      4. skapendus (Portuguese).
      5. Nederlandse Schapendoes (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1- Schapendoes by Wikipedia
    2 – Schapendoes by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1414360
    3 – Schapendoes by Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY
    4 – Schapendoes by publicdomainpictures

    Saarloos wolfdog
    Holanda FCI 311 - Sheepdogs.

    Saarloos wolfdog

    The Dutch Society of Saarloos wolfdog, is the only organism that can supply puppies.

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    History

    The Sr. Leendert Saarloos (1884-1969) loved nature and also dogs. He realized that the dogs had become too humanized and he intended, as a lover of the German Shepherd, of recovering the natural qualities of this breed to produce a better working dog. For this reason he crossed a male German Shepherd, Gerard van der Fransenum, a dog of the classic Prussian style, with Flowers, a female wolf that originated from the Siberian branch of the European type (1932). Breeding based on the father gave him a basic population of animals with a quarter of wolf blood. During the course of the next experimental phase with strict selection, a new race, the ″ European Wolf Dog ″ had evolved. Select animals of this breed provided good service as guide dogs, and at the beginning they were considered suitable for this task.

    Due to the increase in the proportion of wolf blood, usable skill, inherited from the original predecessor, Gerard, gradually lost and it became obvious that the breed was not suitable for use as a working or guide dog. Leendert Saarloos Legacy, not a working dog, but a dog with attributes more attached to nature, was recognized as a breed in 1975. At that time, the breed was named ″Saarloos Wolfdog″ In honor of its founder: Honor for whom honor deserves.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a dog type lupoide with powerful but light skeleton, with long limbs. The eyes, medium-sized, macaroons, are slightly oblique and preferably yellow in color. The expression is attentive and reserved time, but without a trace of fear. The ears, medium-sized, they have a fairly wide insertion and are pointed, fleshy and hairy. The tail is implanted quite low and at rest it takes the form of a saber, not too mobile. Can carry it high when active or intimidating.

    The differences in secondary sexual characteristics are pronounced between males and females.

    • Hair: hard and straight.
    • Color: from black with light blends to dark black (Grey Wolf), from brown with light blends to dark brown and from very light cream to white.
    • Size: males, of 65 a 75 cm.; females of 60 a 70 cm..

    Character and skills

    Strongly hierarchical, he is very close to his owner and distrusts strangers. It is a dog to enjoy and study (better as a couple or in a group) especially by fans of ethology, but it is not recommended to use it for guard and defense, because he tends to run away from man. Your reservation and your way of avoiding unknown situations, just like a wolf, are typical characteristics of the Saarloos Wolfdog.

    Saarloos Wolfdog Images

    Saarloos Wolfdog Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. Without working trial.
    • FCI 311
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Saarloos Wolfdog breed FCI standard
  • SAARLOOS WOLFHOND FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Saarloos wolfhond (English).
      2. Saarloos (French).
      3. Saarlooswolfhond (German).
      4. Saarlooswolfhond (Portuguese).
      5. Perro lobo Holandés (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Saarloos wolfdog from the Czech region by @Hippie_Saarloos / CC BY-SA
    2 – Saarloos by Wolfdog by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1389361
    3 – Saarloos Wolfhond – Merlin v.d. Schattenwaldwoelfen by Boot Juliaan / CC BY-SA
    4 – Saarloos Wolfhound by Corinne Benavides
    5 – Saarloos Wolfhound by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1127277

    Dutch Shepherd
    Holanda FCI 223 - Sheepdogs.

    Dutch Shepherd

    The most widespread variety is the long-haired one, but the breed is almost unknown outside the Dutch borders.

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    History

    The Dutch shepherd descends directly from the belgian shepherds, which is very similar (including subdivision into three hair varieties).

    Originally the main function of the Dutch shepherd it was typical of a country sheepdog. From the earliest times the Dutch had an agricultural culture, among others, made up of flocks of sheep. Dogs should keep the herd away from planting, which they did patrolling the limits of the road and the fields. They also accompanied the transfer of the herd to the common meadows, markets and ports. In the farm, kept chickens out of the kitchen yard, cows were herded for milking and the milk cart was pulled. They also alerted farmers if anyone entered. Around 1900, herds had almost disappeared in the Netherlands. The Dutch Shepherd's versatility made him suitable for training, which at that time was beginning to become popular. Thus began a new career as a police dog, search and rescue and as a guide dog for the blind. Still capable of herding flocks anyway. The first breed standard dates from 12 in June of 1898.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a dog of medium size and weight, quite muscular, Powerfully built and well proportioned. His expression is intelligent and temperament, live. The eyes are dark in color, medium-sized, macaroons, somewhat oblique and never round. The ears, smaller than big, they are straight and facing the front, and inserted high. The tail, that at rest hangs straight or forms a slight curve, reaches the tip of the hock. When it is active, the dog is elegantly elevated, never coiled; never falls on the sides.

    • Hair: the short-haired variety has a well attached coat; the long-haired one has straight hair, and the variety of hard hair has it thick and hard; on the head it forms prominent eyebrows, mustaches and beard. Depending on the cloak, in the breed there are three varieties: Smooth-haired, long and hard.
    • Color: striated but the least intensely, on brown background (golden fluted) or gray (fluted gray). The stripes are less evident in hard-haired specimens. Black mask is preferable.
    • Size: males, of 57 a 62 cm.; females, of 55 a 60 cm..

    Character and skills

    Affectionate, obedient, docile, vigilant, trustworthy, undemanding and very resistant. Always watch out, active and endowed with the true nature of a shepherd dog. It is a little less reactive and less nervous than Belgian Shepherd, the one who looks like, However, even in character.

    The Dutch Shepherd works willingly with his master and is able to cope with any task assigned to him.
    Herding larger herds must have the ability to work in conjunction with various other dogs..

    Dutch Shepherd Images

    Dutch Shepherd Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs) / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs. With working trial
    • FCI 223
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs
    • AKC – PASTORAGE
    • ANKC – Group 5 (working dogs)
    • ​KC – Pastoral
    • NZKC – Working dog
    • UKC – Herding dogs
  • Dutch Shepherd breed FCI standard
  • DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Dutch Herder, Hollandse Herder (English).
      2. Berger hollandais (French).
      3. Holländischer Schäferhund (German).
      4. Pastor holandês (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de pastor holandés (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – Short-haired Dutch Shepherd stacked by CaroleField / CC BY-SA
    2 – Silverbrindle and goldbrindle are the approved colors of the breed by Lissunmusta / CC BY-SA
    3 – Short-haired brindle male Dutch Shepherd named Black, 2 years old, owned by Jason Paluck by Wikipedia
    4 – Adult brindle Dutch shepherd by https://www.pikrepo.com/fyvdb/adult-brindle-dutch-shepherd
    5 – dutch shepherd by https://www.peakpx.com/504961/dutch-shepherd
    6 – Dutch shepherd by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1387398
    7 – Neros van Guard is a Dutch Shepherd imported from Canada to the USA by Ulyseemuff / CC BY-SA

    Keeshond
    Holanda FCI 97 . European Spitz

    Keeshond or Wolfsspitz

    Even today the Keeshond is known for its faithfulness and loyalty.

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    Are Wolfsspitz and Keeshond identical?

    This question repeatedly leads to confusion among experts and laymen alike.. Although most cynologists today use the Dutch name Keeshond and the german name Wolfsspitz as a synonym for the same breed of dog, a closer look reveals some differences between Wolfsspitz and Keeshond. For example, the Wolfsspitz is usually slightly larger than the Keeshond, while the latter has a slightly longer and even bulkier coat. But how is it possible that such differences exist?

    A look at history helps

    To understand the development of Wolfsspitz or Keeshond, the origin of the dog breed is worth taking a look at. Because it is true that both variants have a common origin and this goes back a long time. The Spitz, probably descended from the Stone Age peat dog, It is considered one of the oldest dog breeds in Germany and, thanks to his outstanding achievements as a house dog, yard and guard, has become an indispensable everyday companion for many generations.

    Dutch People's Party mascot

    The dutch Cornelis “Kees” of Geyzelar, the leader of the Dutch People's Party, he also had an extremely loyal companion in his Wolfspitz. In 1781 the dog of Kees became a symbol of the patriotic revolution. Since then dogs of this type were called “Keeshond” in Holland. Today this name is used in the Netherlands as a generic term for the five variants of the German Spitz. For a more exact differentiation, name extensions are used here, as “Dwergkeeshond” (= spitz enano), “Grote Keeshond” (= large spitz) or “Wolfsgrijze Keeshond” (= spitz lobo).

    From Germany and the Netherlands to the whole world

    From Germany and the Netherlands, the breed eventually made its way to other European countries and the US., where, depending on the origin of the dogs, the name of Keeshond or Wolfsspitz. Over time, two different breeding lines were developed, each of which preferred different characteristics. In direct comparison with the Keeshond dutch and the Wolfsspitz German, subtle differences are observed, like a smaller stick size and a longer fur on the Keeshond against longer runs and a slightly shorter coat on the Wolfsspitz. However, an exact differentiation of both phenotypes was never successful due to the abundance of similarities.

    Depending on the country, the terms Keeshond or Wolfsspitz are therefore used very differently. While “Keeshound” is used in the Netherlands as a generic term for “Spitz“, the name in Great Britain and in the US. refers exclusively to the variant of the Wolfsspitz. In scandinavia, both names are common and represent different variants. German cynologists and breeders often use the name “Wolfsspitz” to describe both types. To differentiate it from “Keeshound“, that was developed more abroad, the German Wolfsspitz is sometimes also called the “old german type”.

    Physical characteristics

    The docile and friendly nature of the Keeshond contrasts with its original appearance, almost wild. The dense coat, average length, has abundant undercoat and is silver gray with black hair tips. The cloudy gray fur, reminiscent of the drawing of a wild wolf, is typical of this breed of dog, which also carries the “Wolf” in her name.

    With a height at the cross of 43 a 55 cm el Keeshond is one of the largest representatives of the German Spitz. Compared to other dog breeds, is of medium height.

    As is typical of a Spitz, the Keeshond also has a pointed snout, like that of a fox. The muzzle and ears are usually black, the bushy mane surrounding the shoulder ring is a lighter silver gray and darkens again on the back and belly. The tail is very bushy and is carried confidently from the back.

    Character and skills

    In order not to cause further confusion in the following breed description, we use the names of the breed “Keeshond” and “Wolfsspitz” as synonyms at this point. After all, both variants are hardly distinguished in the description of their character and appearance. But what is it that really distinguishes the character of these dogs?

    Faithful and loving guard dog

    Even today the Keeshond is known for his faithfulness and loyalty. Along with their high level of care, his distrust of strangers and his early attack, these characteristics made it an excellent and extremely popular watchdog among farmers and other large landowners. Even as today's family dog ​​and companion, has retained his loyal and caring nature and vigilance. The Keeshond he is extremely in need of love and always seeks the closeness of his humans. Of course, being alone is not in his nature. Thanks to its pronounced “will to please”, namely, the desire to please their humans and their undemanding nature, can fortunately accompany his humans (almost) everywhere. It is capable of adapting to the living conditions and daily life of its owners and hardly demands anything from its owners., as long as you know your loved ones closely.

    Uncomplicated family dog

    Properly, it also does not demand much of its movement and is also satisfied with “laziest days”. However, is very open to long walks or even dog sports. If you are allowed to share these experiences together with your human, the Keeshond proves to be an extremely lively and spirited companion, who is sometimes even said to have a certain high spirit. Therefore, in the case of young children it is better not to leave it unattended (which applies to almost all dog breeds). However, the Keeshond it is an uncomplicated family dog, who tends to get along very well with children and other pets.

    Education

    However, so that your balance and frugality are developed to the maximum, a good and consistent education is required, and this applies to all dogs in principle. Apart from learning the most important basic commands, it is often a matter of limiting your barking pleasure. The Keeshond, that carries the guard in the blood, attacks early and tends to become a thief, especially when bored. However, by socializing as soon as possible, consistently showing their limits and working harder to use their temperament, you can significantly reduce their barking and make sure your Keeshond only hit when really necessary. At the same time, you would do well to accustom your loving four-legged friend to being alone as soon as possible, even for a short time.

    Basically, the Keeshond is considered very docile, intelligent and above all people-oriented. If the dog-human relationship is correct, namely, if the necessary mutual trust prevails, you Keeshond will always try to please you and will soon dismiss any behavior you don't like.

    Care

    Despite the dense fur, spending on care is kept within limits with the Keeshond. The undercoat is not prone to knots or tangles, so it is enough to brush it regularly and briefly. An advantage of Keeshond is that their fur has very little odor. So you don't have to worry about strong dog smells with this breed.

    As with all dogs, the eyes, the legs, teeth and ears should be checked and cleaned regularly. You should also get annual checkups at the vet, vaccinations and deworming.

    Keeshond Health

    Breed-typical diseases are not known to occur in the Keeshond. The original dog breed is very robust and undemanding. An age of 15 years and more is not uncommon for him. This is probably due to the fact that the breed has never been overgrown. Although it was quite popular in difficult times, especially during WWII, due to its frugality, the wild and original Keeshond never became a “fashion dog”.

    Breeding and buying Keeshond

    Until today, the Keeshond it is a rather rare breed of dog. So it may take a while to find breeders of Keeshond they are expecting puppies. Use this time to optimally prepare for your new four-legged roommate.. In addition to the necessary initial equipment, like a bowl and a blanket for the dog, it should also clarify important issues like: “Who will take care of my dog ​​if I have to travel or I am sick?”, “What vaccines are necessary?” and “What food does my dog ​​need?”. If he Keeshond it's your first dog, you should learn the most important basics about dog training and breeding before you buy it. In addition to informational texts from the Internet or books, It is often very helpful to talk to experienced dog breeders or owners. You can make contacts, for example, with a registered dog club for him German Spitz, dog schools and breeders.

    Wolfsspitz nutrition

    An important question that dog owners must ask themselves over and over again is, What dog food does my four legged friend need? Although it is considered that Keeshond It is not very demanding and it is said that they were content with a potato a day during World War II, you need to make sure your dog receives all the important nutrients. Nutritional requirements don't just vary from dog to dog, they also depend on the age of the dog. For example, a puppy that is still growing will naturally need a different food than an adult dog or an elderly man who spends most of his time lying on his blanket. In addition, the amount and type of exercise, as well as the size, weight and health, will affect the dog's needs. In case of doubt, consult your veterinarian or breeder to determine your dog's exact needs.

    Dry food, wet food or BARF method?

    There are now several dry or wet food suppliers offering food mixes that are specifically tailored to the needs of a breed., specific age or body size. Pay attention to the high proportion of high quality meat and vegetables in the feed. You should avoid meat scraps in the feed that do not provide the dog with any significant content. Another indication of inferior quality is an excessively high proportion of cereals. Although the risk of being overweight in the Keeshond bigger is not as high as in the spitz enano, for example, also starts comparatively fast – like all German Spitz. A healthy alternative to conventional dog food is the BARF, but this feeding method requires some knowledge and experience.

    Keeshond reviews

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Keeshond” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    Training ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Suitability of the apartment ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Can be alone all day ?

    1.0 rating
    1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Suitable as a first dog ?

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    Weight gain ?

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    Health ?

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    Intelligence ?

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    Kindness with child ?

    4.0 rating
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    Tendency to bite ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Tendency to bark ?

    5.0 rating
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    Tendency to flee ?

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hair loss force ?

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    Suitable as a guard dog ?

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    Joy ?

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    Cat friendliness ?

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    Power level ?

    4.0 rating
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    Suitable as a family dog. ?

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Energetic ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Tendency to drool ?

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hunting instinct ?

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hold the heat ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Hold out the cold ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Suitable as a sniffer dog ?

    3.0 rating
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Suitable as an assistance dog. ?

    2.0 rating
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    obedience. ?

    4.0 rating
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 4 European Spitz.
    • AKC – Non-Sporting
    • ANKC – Non-Sporting
    • CKC – Non-Sporting
    • ​KC – Utility dogs
    • NZKC – Non-Sporting
    • UKC – Northern races

    Alternative names:

      1. Kees, Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfspitz, Wolfspitz (English).
      2. spitz loup, keeshond (French).
      3. (German).
      4. Spitz alemão, Chien Loup, Spitz lobo (Portuguese).
      5. Wolfspitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Dutch Barge Dog (Spanish).

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