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This lively breed is distinguished by its wolf-grey coat. Its coloration tends to be lighter on the head, creating the impression of dark “spectacles” around the eyes.

History of Keeshond

It is named after the Dutchman de Gyselaer, whose nickname was Kees.


A fine watchdog, the Keeshond provides good security as well as company.

Other Names of Keeshond: Wolf Spitz, Chien Loup.

Identification keys of Keeshond

  • tightly curled tail; double curl preferred
  • dense ruff
  • no feathering below hocks

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