Keeshond: reviews. "Keeskhond is not for nothing called a smiling Dutchman!"
Keeskhond is not in vain called the “Flying Dutchman” and “The Smiling Dutchman”. The first thing that attracts attention and captivates at first sight is a smile framed by a cloud of fluffy wool.
Keeshond puppy can be called a clot of happiness in the house. They are funny, playful, active, radiate positive. And almost everyone causes emotion.
Observation of a specialist: Anyone who decides to have a keeshond will have a stronger love for the breed. No one is left disappointed.
Keeshond has his own opinion on each issue. He will definitely think before doing something.
As a rule, in the Keeshond family, he chooses one owner whom he obeys - the one who feeds, walks and cherishes. However, everyone else is also very fond of.
Easily finds a common language with any person. But at the same time, an excellent watchman - no one will go unnoticed into the territory protected by Keeskhond. Barks loudly, pretends to eat, but after five minutes he is ready to lick to death.
Expert recommendation: When guests come to you, it is better not to lock the dog, otherwise the house will have a steady loud barking. If the guest is not afraid, release Keeskhond. At first, he can pretend to tear up the “stranger”, but after a few minutes he will either make friends with the guest or stop paying attention to him.
Keeskhondy are very active dogs, they love active walks, they are ready to go on long hikes. They love to swim, play, run for a ball or for a wand. However, they do not need a 7-8 hour walk a day. In bad weather, they are ready to limit themselves to a 20-minute walk around the house, while they will not begin to smash the apartment out of boredom.
Many mistakenly consider Keeskhond aggressive. This is probably due to their habit of barking a lot and loudly. But these dogs are completely devoid of aggression. They will never attack a person. They really like to bark, but this is more a means of communication than a manifestation of anger. The habit of barking a lot and loudly can be called the only minus of the breed.
Observations of a specialist: Keeshond is not able to harm a person. Even if it comes to protecting the owner - it can bark the offender, but will not bite.
Keeshond gets along well with other pets, including cats. It gets along well with fellow tribesmen on a paddock, easily fits into any flock. He won’t be the first to get involved in a fight, although he can defend himself in case of an attack.
Keeshond is wonderful with children. On the street, other people's children can surround the dog, and he will allow him to do anything with himself, while he himself will receive great pleasure.
Care and maintenance
Despite its spectacular appearance, Keeshond does not require specific care. These dogs are not expensive and problem-free.
The only point requiring increased attention is the transition from childhood to adolescence, when one type of wool is replaced by another.In the future, it is enough to comb the pet thoroughly every two weeks. The wool does not stray into tangles and does not fly around the apartment.
Observation of a specialist: Many are in vain afraid of problems with keeshond hair. However, these fears are groundless. Even to prepare for the exhibition, it is enough to wash the dog with an ordinary dog shampoo, dry it - and you can go into the ring. Keeshond does not need trimming.
Keeshond tolerates both heat and cold. The main thing is not to be stuffy. If the overly compassionate owner decides to make the dog's life easier and shaves it in the summer, it will be much more difficult for the Keskhond to tolerate the heat.
Expert Observation: Keeshond wool can be very beneficial. Piles of wool, accumulated over the years of ownership of dogs, "poured out" in that we walk in warm socks and mittens. The wool is spun, processed, and wonderful products are knitted.
Frequent washing is not required - the dirt crumbles itself. In most cases, it is enough to dry and comb the pet.
Another plus of Keeshond is the lack of a specific smell.
Like any dog, claws need to be trimmed periodically.
Keeshond Education and Training
Keeshonda is easy to train; he is very trainable. It is easy to motivate him, including using a toy.
They are wonderful athletes who can achieve success in almost any sport (agility, frisbee, obedience). There are even keeskhondas running in a team!
These dogs can also be trained in various tricks, including circus tricks.
They grab everything on the fly, to deal with them is a pleasure.
Observation of a specialist: Keeskhondas are so smart that they understand everything not only from a half-word, but also from a half-view. The main thing is not to let upbringing take its course and find the right approach to the dog. But the helpfulness from the category of "eat, sir," as from a shepherd, you will not get from a keeshond. They are cunning: they perfectly understand what you want from them, but they must decide for themselves whether they need it.
Keeskhond was practically not affected by artificial selection, so they differ in fairly good health.
Keeshond has a lifespan of up to 15 years.
There is practically no predisposition to any specific diseases.
Keeskhond love to eat. They are easy to “buy” for any tasty treat. If the dog refuses treats - this is a reason to panic.
They do not need a specific food, the same rules apply to this breed as for the rest. The main thing is that the food is of high quality.
Which host does Keeshond need?
These dogs are hardy, agile, active, like long walks, and they need a master to match. An active lifestyle person is best suited.
Keeshond will be happy to go camping and even ride a boat - all the more so since these dogs were bred for guarding barges.
A sluggish, lazy owner is better to choose a different breed.