There are so many different breeds of dogs, that when it comes to picking the one that is right for you, it can be a challenge. And with so many dogs to choose from, you may want to know more about different dogs, including the Keeshond.
So what should you know about this particular dog before you bring one home? And what are some things you just want to know?
Here are five things we think you might want to know about the Keeshond before you decide that this is the breed for you.
5 things to know about the Keeshond
- Average life expectancy: According to the American Kennel Club, a Keeshond has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. If you are looking for a pup who will be with you for many years to come, the Keeshond definitely seems like a good choice.
- Personality: While not the highest energy dogs out there, these pups still have a lot of energy (think four out of five stars in terms of energy level) and not only that, but these pups can also be chatty (again they get like a four out of five stars for bark-ability). However, the Keeshond is also a very affectionate, family dog. They are known to be good with children and even good with other dogs. Basically, they love to love.
- Size: For some of us, the size of our dog is very important. There are those of us who live in homes and apartments that have a size limit for whatever dog breed we choose to bring home. In this case, we have to appreciate the fact that the average weight of a Keeshond is between 35 and 45 pounds. And in terms of height, a male is typically 18 inches, while the females are typically 17 inches tall.
- Coat: Keeshonds have a double coat, which means they will shed. And since the hair is longer, you will definitely see them and their floofs. While they are not at the top of the charts when it comes to shedding, they are still moderate shedders. And it is definitely a good idea to groom them at least twice a month (think brushing their coats at home and even taking them to get professionally groomed regularly).
- Exercise: Finally, you may be curious about how active these dogs are. Well, you should definitely be exercising your Keeshond regularly. A daily walk and even a chance to run freely is important for these pups. This is a breed that enjoys moving and shaking.
If you are looking for a new pup, the Keeshond could be a great choice if you have a yard or the ability to take them out at least once a day for a good walk. These pups are also more than happy to spend some quality time on the couch with you, so if you want a medium dog who can be affectionate and friendly, this is the one for you.