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Keeshond

BACKGROUND
The origin of the Keeshond is the Netherlands. The Keeshond (pronounced caze-hawnd) is best known as the Dutch Barge Dog, having come to prominence guarding the barges traveling up and down the canals of Holland. It took its name from Cornelis de Gyselaar, the leader of the Patriots in the Netherlands during the late 1700s, whose dog "Kees" became the political emblem of the Dutch party.
AVERAGE LIFESPAN
Keeshonds live from between 10 to 16 years of age.
BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS & TEMPERAMENT
Keeshonds are loving, gentle and loyal dogs. They can occasionally be stubborn, but they learn quickly and make an outstanding family companion and watchdog suitable for both children and adults. As a breed, they are extremely adaptable, and instinctively clean in their personal habits.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS
Keeshonds get on exceptionally well with other dogs.
CARE REQUIREMENTS
Keeshonds have a dense, harsh, odourless coat that consists of two layers a soft thick undercoat through which grows the longer, harsher guard hair. Both coats inhibit dirt from penetrating to the skin and so bathing is rarely needed. In hot and humid weather when most Keeshonds loll in their personal dirt dugouts, or when they are shedding, a bit of extra care and possibly a bath may be in order. Check the dog's toenails and claws regularly and carefully trim the hair on the bottom of the feet so they are flush with the pads.

Please take note:
Keeshonds can be very noisy if left alone for long periods outside, as they believe they are part of the family and want to be with you.
IDEAL OWNERS
Ideal owners range from children to adults.
IN CONCLUSION
If you have decided that the Keeshond is the dog for you and you want to make it a true member of the family by including it in the majority of household activities, contact one of the groups listed below:
DECISION TIME

Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:

RECOMMENDED BREEDERS

Breeder NameKennelState
John and Joanne Burns and AnneNSWContact
Carol WoodWAContact
Maureen SawleySAContact
Allana SmithNSWContact
Meryl DavisonQLDContact
Gill and Deb Green and ParrySAContact
Ray Marilyn & Tracey ParkerNSWContact
Diane HedtVICContact
Angela WestNSWContact
Brad SantasNSWContact
Robert StewartQLDContact
David WallVICContact

* We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


CANINE CLUBS

Australian Capital Territory
ACT Canine Association Inc
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.actca.asn.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


New South Wales
Dogs New South Wales
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022 or 1300 728 022 (NSW only)
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 22/11/11)

Northern Territory
The North Australian Canine Association Inc
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.users.bigpond.com/naca1/
(Details correct as of 6/08/04)


Queensland
Canine Control Council (Queensland)
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)

South Australia
South Australian Canine Association Inc
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.saca.caninenet.com
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


Tasmania
Tasmanian Canine Association Inc
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)

Victoria
Victorian Canine Association
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.vca.org.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


Western Australia
Canine Association of Western Australia Inc
PO Box 1404
Canning Vale, WA 6970
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.cawa.asn.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


  




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