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The German Spitz Keeshond

The Keeshond has a very rich history. The breed was named after the Dutch patriot of the 18th century, Cornelis (Kees) de Gyselaer. He led the Dutch rebellion against the House of Orange. There was a point in history where this beautiful dog almost completely disappeared. This happened when the House of Orange was returned to power. Before that happened this breed became a symbol for the rebellion. The name Keeshond is a compound word. The word “kees” is a nick name for Cornelis, and was as aforementioned the nick name of their namesake Cornelis de Gyselaer. The word “hond” is simply a Dutch word for dog. However, in Holland the word is actually used as a word to describe all German Spitz dogs. For those of you who do not know, the main difference when trying to determine the breed of a German Spitz is their size and their color. Although most breeders in Chicago recognize the breed as coming from the Netherlands, the FCI classifies them as being part of the German Spitz family. These dogs obviously are from Germany and are grouped in with the Pomeranian, and the American Eskimo Dog. In the past there has been intense lobbying in order to try and get the breed recognized as a breed of its own. The FCI would no allow this however. There reasoning was that they could not find any noticeable differences between the Keeshond and the Wolfsspitz. Later on all of these dogs were accepted and recognized, even the smaller style of the breed that is typically preferred in places like Chicago.One of the most noticeable characteristics of this breed is the thick gathering of hair around the collar. In the majority of cases the male will generally have a thicker ruff around the neck than the female. The standard size of these dogs is usually around seventeen to eighteen inches (about 45cm) in height from the withers and around 35 to 45 pounds (about 16 to 18 kg). At first glance they appear to be sturdily built dogs that have an appearance that it’s rough nor refined but more natural. They are commonly described as having a “wedge shaped”. If you have ever seen this breed in Chicago you must have noticed their beautiful feathered tail. This is commonly the look that draws most people from North America and especially Chicago in.These dogs are readily available in every major city including Chicago, but there are a few things to consider before jumping right in. The Keeshond is an extremely intelligent breed that is capable of being trained to do quite advanced activities and in a lot of cases crave this sort of attention. However, this also adds an extra bit of responsibility in terms of having to dedicate time to this sort of training. These can also be great dogs for the average family in Chicago that is just looking for a great family pet. To keep this breed in tip top condition, it is important to remember that a lot of attention to grooming is necessary. This might make the breed a little more than some people can handle.

The Keeshond has a very rich history. The breed was named after the Dutch patriot of the 18th century, Cornelis (Kees) de Gyselaer. He led the Dutch rebellion against the House of Orange. There was a point in history where this beautiful dog almost completely disappeared. This happened when the House of Orange was returned to power. Before that happened this breed became a symbol for the rebellion. The name Keeshond is a compound word. The word “kees” is a nick name for Cornelis, and was as aforementioned the nick name of their namesake Cornelis de Gyselaer. The word “hond” is simply a Dutch word for dog. However, in Holland the word is actually used as a word to describe all German Spitz dogs. For those of you who do not know, the main difference when trying to determine the breed of a German Spitz is their size and their color. Although most breeders in Chicago recognize the breed as coming from the Netherlands, the FCI classifies them as being part of the German Spitz family. These dogs obviously are from Germany and are grouped in with the Pomeranian, and the American Eskimo Dog. In the past there has been intense lobbying in order to try and get the breed recognized as a breed of its own. The FCI would no allow this however. There reasoning was that they could not find any noticeable differences between the Keeshond and the Wolfsspitz. Later on all of these dogs were accepted and recognized, even the smaller style of the breed that is typically preferred in places like Chicago.

One of the most noticeable characteristics of this breed is the thick gathering of hair around the collar. In the majority of cases the male will generally have a thicker ruff around the neck than the female. The standard size of these dogs is usually around seventeen to eighteen inches (about 45cm) in height from the withers and around 35 to 45 pounds (about 16 to 18 kg). At first glance they appear to be sturdily built dogs that have an appearance that it’s rough nor refined but more natural. They are commonly described as having a “wedge shaped”. If you have ever seen this breed in Chicago you must have noticed their beautiful feathered tail. This is commonly the look that draws most people from North America and especially Chicago in.

These dogs are readily available in every major city including Chicago, but there are a few things to consider before jumping right in. The Keeshond is an extremely intelligent breed that is capable of being trained to do quite advanced activities and in a lot of cases crave this sort of attention. However, this also adds an extra bit of responsibility in terms of having to dedicate time to this sort of training. These can also be great dogs for the average family in Chicago that is just looking for a great family pet. To keep this breed in tip top condition, it is important to remember that a lot of attention to grooming is necessary. This might make the breed a little more than some people can handle.

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