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Keeshond

Breed Standards for the Keeshond

General Appearance:

A square-proportioned, sturdy dog

Head:

Almond-shaped eyes; Distinctive spectacles add to alert expression; Wedge-shaped skull when viewed from above; Small, high-set, triangular ears carried erect

Tail:

Tightly curled over back, lying flat and close to body

Color:

Mixture of gray, black, and cream

Size:

Weight: male: about 45 lb; female: about 35 lb

Height: male: 18”; female: 17”

Gait:

Distinctive, clean, bold and brisk, with only slight to moderate reach and drive

Coat:

A long straight harsh outer coat standing off from its body, a good mane, and a thick downy undercoat

Temperament:

Fairly energetic and playful, very attentive and loving and ready for adventure yet content to take it easy