Non-sporting Breed

Twix and Trixie rescued through the Bay Area Keeshond Rescue

The Keeshond is a great family dog — outgoing, good with children, and a fine watchdog.  In fact, the Keeshond was bred as a family dog and to “sound the alarm” – not to hunt.  They live to be a part of the family and will develop poor habits if not included.  The Keeshond is very energetic and probably not a good fit for the less active owner.  Daily brushing, while not required, is recommended.  Expect two heavy periods of shedding in the fall and spring of the year.

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Notes for owners
Long Daily OK for apartments but they enjoy cool outdoor activity.  Moderate exercise.  Don’t overfeed.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Keeshond Club of America

Keeshond Club of Canada



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.