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Breed Standards for the Keeshond



General  Appearance:

A square-proportioned, sturdy dog




Almond-shaped eyes; Distinctive spectacles add to alert expression; Wedge-shaped skull when viewed from above; Small, high-set, triangular ears carried erect




Tightly curled over back, lying flat and close to body




Mixture of gray, black, and cream




Weight:  male: about 45 lb;  female: about 35 lb

Height:   male: 18”;  female: 17”




Distinctive, clean, bold and brisk, with only slight to moderate reach and drive




A long straight harsh outer coat standing off from its body, a good mane, and a thick downy undercoat




Fairly energetic and playful, very attentive and loving and ready for adventure yet content to take it easy

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