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Does anyone have a Keeshond? Mine is a 3 year old rescue. Tthere does not seem to be much literature on the breed.
I would enjoy hearing any ideas, thoughts, reccommendations about the breed.
I had 3 of my own samoyeds ,@40 years worth all togrther. Several rescues, which I trained & then they were adopted.
I thought the Keeshonds & the Samoyed would be more similar.
I welcome all related responses.
We have a 10 year old Keeshond rescue. Had him about 3 years now. He is a big scardy cat! Hates loud (and sometimes not so loud) noises...he will just bark and bark at it. Oddly enough the first year or so he hardly ever barked....now...gees...
When I first got him, I did find a few books at our library, but most seemed geared towards showing the dogs. I think there was at least one that was helpful, but I don't remember the name..sorry.
He is my first dog (expcet dogs when I was a kid - thus not really MINE).
I had a rescued Keeshond for 2 years. He was an older dog and had been a show dog. He'd been trained to not eat with out permission (nearly starved to death waiting for someone to tell him he could eat); took a show stance when put on a table, and didn't bark at all until he lost his mind (dementia from old age). He loved cats and tolerated anything my toddler did to him. He was a wonderful dog and I wouldn't hesitate to own another one except I've developed severe allergies to dogs since his death in 2000.
There are books on Keeshonds. I found the few I had online and through breed groups. I'm not sure I still have any of them, but if I do come across any I will be posting them.
Vet Tech Tory
You can try going to the American Kennel Club's website (http://www.akc.org). They have all kinds of links and information about any breed you can think of.
An extra big thank you for all of all responses. THey were so varied.
I have grown quite attached to mine.In general, he is quite well trained, talks alot & his smile brings me great pleasure.
I am traveling on vacation next week. Actually this is the 1st time that I am leaving him [for more than a day or two] in
the three years since I rescued him. i will take a 2nd look at the AKC. I think I did right after bringing him home. I want some thing more "personal eg. theycan be very stubborn; they insist on barking to protect you, rather than the standard size of his xxxxxxx, etc. I will take a look again.
OPEN TO MORE SUGGESTIONS.
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