Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Keeshond Dogs, "Scientific name for Keeshond Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Keeshond Dog is a breed of dog that hails from Germany, and its closest associations are the German Spitzes, such as the Ittelspitz, Grobspitz, and Kleinspitz. At first, the Keeshond Dog breed was called as the German Spitz, more particularly the Wolfspitz, and the name was legitimately changed to Keeshond Dog in England, where it had been recognized as the Dutch Barge Dog.
The Keeshond Dog is an average-sized breed of dog with a smart two-layer cover of black and silver colored fur with a curled and a medium-sized rough tail. The Keeshond Dog is a compact breed with medium sized eyes and a dark colored body. The ears of the Keeshond Dog breed are erect, in the shape of a triangle and positioned high on the head. The Keeshond Dog has a medium-length muzzle and balanced to the skull. The feet of the breed are compact and circular in shape as that of a cat. The Keeshond Dog breed has a straight, long, harsh external coat, which comes in gray shades with black tips and a dense, soft undercoat, which is pale gray or cream in color.
The average height of the male Keeshond Dog at the shoulders is 17 to 19 inches (43 to 48.2 cm) and the female is 16 to 17 inches ( 40.6 to 43 cm) . The average weight of the female is 55 to 67 pounds (24.9 to 30.3 kg) and the average weight of the male is 35 to 45 pounds (15.8 to 20.4 kg).
Keeshond Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Keeshond Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Keeshond Dog breed is an excellent companion for kids and it is active, clever, very enthusiastic and outgoing, with full of personality. The Keeshond Dog breeds are friendly and affectionate, and love everybody. This dog breed is a genuine character that is swift to learn if its owners are reliable. The Keeshond Dog must be trained using mild, but calm, firm, leadership. Generally, the breed performs well with other pets.
Keeshond Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts a Keeshond Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Keeshond Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Keeshond Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Grooming of the Keeshond Dog breed is not as difficult as other varieties. However, daily brushing of the long hair is essential with a firm bristle brush.
The average lifespan of the Keeshond breed ranges from 12 years to 15 years.
If purchasing a Keeshond Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Keeshond Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Keeshond Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Keeshond Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Keeshond Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Keeshond Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Keeshond Dog belongs to the Non-Sporting Group and in 1930 it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
The number one heath problems amongst Keeshond Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Keeshond Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Keeshond Dog may be prone to some health problems such as Allergies, Epilepsy, Cataracts, Hypothyroidism, (VWD) Von Willebrand's Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Patellar Luxation, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Canine Hip Dysplasia and Addison's Disease.
Keeshond Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a Keeshond Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Keeshond Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Keeshond Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Keeshond Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Keeshond Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Keeshond Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.