Keeshond Rescue Information: The Keeshond is a medium-sized, bushy Spitz-type dog. Keeshonden are intelligent, independent thinkers. Keeshonden are eager to please and very trainable but are not for inexperienced owners. Training should be gentle and consistent. Keeshonden become very attached to their people and will follow their owners around. Keeshonden are wonderful children's companions. This breed can also be socialized to get along well with other pets. Keeshonds make excellent watchdogs. The ideal environment for a Keeshond is in a cooler climate, in a home with a yard, but this breed can adapt to apartment living as well.
Keeshond Trivia: Tikva the Keeshond was a therapy dog used at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks for the benefit of the rescue workers. Keeshonden have such clingy tendencies that they have earned the nickname Velcro Dog. Victorians nicknamed the Keeshond the Overweight Pomeranian. Keeshonden are considered by some to be a bit psychic, since they are so sensitive and sympathetic toward people. Keeshonden were once used to guard Dutch canal boats.