Keeshond

Keeshond

Keeshond

The Keeshond is a medium-sized Dutch dog characterized by a lion-like ruff. It is a member of the spitz family of dogs, and descends from the same arctic strains as the Samoyed, Chow Chow, Norwegian Elkhound, Finnish Spitz, and Pomeranian. The average Keeshond weighs between 30 and 40 lbs, making the Medium PlexiDor dog door a perfect companion.

These dogs are generally playful with strong jumping ability and quick reflexes. They are quick to learn and eager to please, a combination that makes them excellent agility and obedience dogs.

Keeshonden get along well with children, and they like to be close to their humans whenever possible. While not aggressive to visitors they do announce newcomers loudly, and have been used as watch dogs through Europe.

The breed has a reputation for great empathy and are often used as comfort dogs. At least one Keeshond was at Ground Zero on 9/11 to help comfort rescue workers.

The PlexiDor Medium is the right size dog door for a Keeshond.

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