So you’re looking to adopt an Keeshond, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “These square, sturdy companions descend from the same ancient stock as other spitz types, such as Pomeranians and Samoyeds. Typically “spitzy,” Keeshonden have a foxy face, pointed ears, an abundant coat, and a plumed tail carried high over the back. A unique breed characteristic—and one of the most charming hallmarks in all dogdom—is the “spectacles.” These shadings and markings around the eyes give the impression that a Kees is wearing designer eyewear. The specs draw attention to an alert, intelligent expression. The amiable Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz dog of ample coat, famous for the distinctive “spectacles” on his foxy face. Once a fixture on the canal barges of his native Holland, the Kees was, and remains, a symbol of Dutch patriotism.”
An Keeshond typically ranges from 43.18cm to 45.72cm in height, and weighs from 15.875732950000002kg to 20.41165665kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Keeshond breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Keeshond insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.