Definitions for keeshondˈkeɪsˌhɒnd, ˈkis-; -ˌhɒn dən
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kees•hondˈkeɪsˌhɒnd, ˈkis-; -ˌhɒn dən(n.)(pl.)-hon•den
any of a Dutch breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick black-tipped gray coat, a foxlike head, and a tail carried over the back.
Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses
Origin of keeshond:
1925–30; < D, prob. =Kees (shortening of proper name Cornelius) +hond dog; see hound
a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland
A spitz bred in in the Netherlands and Germany, characterized by a fluffy coat of silver and black fur.
The Keeshond is a medium-sized dog with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a ruff and a curled tail. It originated in the Netherlands, and its closest relatives are the German spitzes such as the Großspitz, Mittelspitz, and Kleinspitz or Pomeranian. Originally called the German Spitz, more specifically the Wolfspitz, the name was officially changed to Keeshond, in 1926 in England, where it had been known as the Dutch Barge Dog.
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