Keeshond


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Keeshond

(kās`hŏnd) (pl. Keeshonden), breed of medium-sized nonsporting dognonsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs that may formerly have been bred to hunt or work but that are now raised chiefly as house pets and companions.
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 raised in Holland for several hundred years and introduced into England in the year 1900. It stands about 18 in. (46 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 32 to 40 lb (14.5–18.1 kg). Its weather-resistant double coat consists of a thick, downy underlayer and an abundant, straight, harsh topcoat that stands out from the body. The undercoat is gray or cream-colored, and the outer hairs are black-tipped. Undoubtedly of Arctic origin, the Keeshond is related to the Norwegian elkhound, the Samoyed, the chow chow, and, most closely, the Pomeranian. In Holland it was so common a sight in the barges on the Dutch canals that it was first registered in England under the name "Dutch barge dog." The Keeshond is raised as a pet and watchdog. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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A Keeshonds were bred to ride on canal boats not to do active things like herd sheep or find birds.
A number of breed clubs have already pledged financial support, including the Collie Health Foundation, Giant Schnauzer Club or America, American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Charitable Trust, Keeshond Club of America, Alaskan Malamute Club of America, Australian Shepherd Foundation and Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute.
Early morning rain clouds soon dispersed to herald a generally sunny day and this clearly delighted Lexie, the 10-year-old Keeshond, better known as a Dutch Barge Dog.
FEW Christmas presents can have been more appreciated than that of the 13-month-old keeshond dog received byMiss Joan Donnelly, of 42a Buxton Road, Huddersfield.
That the Welsh Corgi, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Airedale and the Scotty will be overwhelmed by the French Poodle, the Swiss Pinscher and the Dutch Keeshond.