Keeshond breed standards!
Breed: Keeshond is an ideal family dog. Attentive, lively and exceptionally devoted above his owner. Is known as the "Smiling Dutchman" Is very willing to learn and easy to train. Listening always good for what you say. Its distrust of strangers and lack of interest in hunting, making it a great keeper of owner and home. There is a real and tough. Robust and can withstand any weather and has a high life expectancy.
It is not uncommon that they are 12-14 years old Keeshond has an incredibly beautiful coat. Grey, white and black. With thick roll treat that stands out from the body and lift the long hairs, which gives it its character. Lion withers and the tail is rushing its prominent real ornaments. You just melt at the sight of the lovely foxy head with alert dark eyes and pointy little ears that give it its characteristic expression.
HEAD: The Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz head, seen from above is wider behind and tapering wedge-shaped towards the tip.
The stop is moderate to marked, never abrupt. The muzzle is not too far, either seriously or sideways pete, but in proportion to the skull.
Nose is small, round and very black.
The lips are dyed black and tight. They do not form a fold in the mouth.
The breed is usually developed jaws with scissor bite and full dentition (bite dog allowed) His cheeks are softly rounded but not protruding. In the upper jaw Keeshond have 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 and 4 molars forjeksler In the lower jaw it should have 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 and 6 molars forjeksler
The eyes of a Keeshond is medium sized and almond shaped, slightly slanting and dark. Eyes rims must be black. The ears are small, triangular, pointed and relatively tight. They are set high, and always carried upright, stiff peaks. The neck is medium length and broad in the shoulders. It has a slightly arched, without dewlap and is covered by a man-like fur collar. The front of the Keeshond is straight and quite wide. It has a long, slanting shoulder blade that is highly bent toward the same length of the arm. The shoulder is well muscled and tight fitting to the chest. Keeshond has powerful elbow joints that are close to the chest, and they are neither in nor out. The forearm is of medium length and grovlemmet in relation to the body. It is absolutely right with good feathering on the back. Between the hand is strong and moderately long. It forms a 20 'angle with the forearm vertical extension. Paws are as small as possible. They are round and closed, so called cat feet, with well arched toes. Nails and pads are black. The starting point of the line is the tip of the erect ears and go from there in gentle curve over the short, straight back. The bushy, ring looking tail, which partially covers the back, rounds off the silhouette. Withers are imperceptibly into the shortest possible, straight and tight back. Missing: Loin is short, broad and strong and crossed the wide and short, but not sloping. The chest is deep and well rounded with well developed forechest and chest as long as possible back with only a moderate tuck-up.
Tail: The tail is very bushy high and moderately long. Direct from the base of the tail are the up and rolled forward and is well down the back. Double curl at the tip tolerated. Rear of a Keeshond is very muscular with powerful trousers down to hocks. Thighs and under-thigh are approximately of equal length. The knee joint is moderately angled and strong, and turned neither in nor out in movement. Between the foot is moderately long and very strong and it stands upright on the ground. Paws are as small as possible, round and closed, so called cat feet, with well-arched toes and strong pads.
Nails and pads is as dark as possible. The movements are fluid and supple with good drive. The skin is the body tightly without any wrinkles.
Coat: The Keeshond has a double coat: Long, straight, protruding guard hairs and short, thick vattlignende treat roll. On the head, ears and front of the front and hind legs and feet, the hair is short and dense, almost velvety.
On the rest of the body is long and plentiful. Not wavy, curly or shaggy and there is no parting along the back. Neck and shoulders are covered with a thick mane. There are good tabs on the back of the front legs. Hind legs have ample feathering from croup and down to the hock. The tail has a bushy coat.
The color of a Keeshond is silver gray with black hair tips. It has a dark muzzle and ears and around the eyes a clear drawing that consists of a fine black line running diagonally from the outer ear to the lower øyekant attack, marking the lines and shades that form short but expressive eyebrows. Mane and no shoulders are lighter colored.
The front and hind legs are silver gray with black markings below the knee joints, except for a slight dash of the toes. Tail is black tip and underside of tail and trousers are silver gray. One each deviation from the foregoing points should be considered a failure.
The fault, the degree with which the fault in relation to the dog.
Severe faults: Flat head and distinct apple head, flesh-colored nose, lips and eyelids, drooping lips, teeth shortage, too large and bright eyes, for bad movements and lack of facial markings.
Disqualifying faults: Not closed fontanel, over or under bite, monocle, or loose and drooping lower eyelids, kick-ears, distinctive white spots and aggressiveness.
Dogs must also have two normal testicles fully descended into the normal position.
In the upper jaw Keeshond have 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 and 4 molars forjeksler In the lower jaw it should have 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 and 6 molars forjeksler
Appearance: The overall impression of this breed is a short, powerfully built striker dog. With a fox-like head and a rich collar. Gives an expression of alertness and intelligence. Is a lively and fast "quick" dog.
The head should be medium large, wedge-shaped viewed from above.
The skull should be affordable vault. From the brow should be accentuated.
The nose of medium length. Bridge of nose slightly convex. The lips should stop close to the jaw.
Teeth: Upper jaw: 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 forjeksler. Lower jaw: 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 forjeksler and 6 molars. Maxillary teeth to grip tightly over the mandibular.
The eyes should be dark and almond shaped. Do not protruding. Shoulder height should be for males and females is 49 cm + / - 6 cm. Weight of approximately 16-26 Retrieved from Wikipedia.
History Keeshond Our eye flirtatious Dutchman (Nederlending), with a stylish elegance "A Royal Race"
History: Keeshond is one of Europe's oldest breed of dog. Are among the few that have been bred throughout history, to become a family dog and guard dog. Originally this breed comes from Holland. Where it was called Dutch Bargedog. It was used as a farm dog in the Dutch farmer and fish population and the ships dog (watchdog) on the barges that went on the canals.
It has an incredible ear and a good guard instinct. The body is short and compact, fast and easy on the foot Keeshond belongs Spitz breed. Its hallmark is the tail that curls up the back.
The breed is considered to be Holland's national dog. The German variant brother called Wolf Spitz. The difference here is the spectacle mark. The markings are so much clearer on the Hollandske Keeshond. The general classifications are not Spitz. Fitzinger cataloged in 1867, all Spitz breeds. Drew up a list of 47 varieties. Keeshond have the same ancestors as our Norwegian national dog "elkhound" Samojed and similar breeds. Keeshond has probably emerged as a cross between the original dogs in Friesland "Rotterdam", the area with dogs, the Vikings brought thither around the 800-1000 number.
It has been said that in an old coat of arms can be found ne dog that resembles the Keeshond Keeshond is a very old as a pure breed. Findings for the family originated from peat dogs "Canis Familiaris Palustrie Ruth Meyer." If we find under: Young / old stone age about 4 500 years Initial findings of the breed was made in Switzerland. Is Central Europe's oldest breed. Many breeds have originated from this. It is said of "artistic discovery" that the Hollandske Keeshond and the German variant Wolfspizt tribes from the northern hemisphere. When civil war broke out in 1781 in Holland. Had the Patriot leader "Cornelius de Gyselaar" as Orangeristene called "Kees" a dog companion. It is perhaps reasonable to assume then that this is where the name comes from the Keeshond. Because the word "Honda" means dog. When they lost the battle, was hit hard race. People found it difficult to have a dog when this happened. Was told that many Keese were killed and lived under difficult circumstances that the poor and boaters dog.
Through the 1800s the breed was known as both fox-dogs, overweight Pommeranian and Dutch Barge Dogs. These dogs were a mix of Wolf Spitz and Keeshond Hollanske. In the 1920's and 30's were imported 26 dogs England.7 from Holland and 19 from Germany. In those from Hollanske ancestors were inadequate, and there was also some of the many German could not be used because they were not purely genetic in terms of colors. Again, some were a discovery and was used for further breeding. These dogs were registered under the name "Dutch Barge Do". In 1926 this was changed to "Keeshond" which was the breed's name in Holland. 1930 was the big year for the Keeshond in England. They began to build up the race and pulled out a quality race at the Keeshond. It was exported to other countries, but first and foremost the United States. This was the country that one can find a superior numbers of the breed. The start of the breeding of this breed began when Miss van Blom-Holland breeder and Mrs. Wingfield Digby of England began to exchange breeding stock. The breed was known, and several were breeders of this beautiful dog.