The Keeshond used to be called a Spitz, Wolfspitz or German Spitz. In 1926, in England, they decided to call it the Keeshond, pronounced (/ˈkz.hɒnd/ KAYZ-hond; plural: Keeshonden), according to Wikipedia. I couldn’t discover why that was – please let me know if you do. Maybe it was because the dog had too many names, so they would add one more. In England, they had called it the Dutch Barge Dog.

This dog is closely related to Spitz dogs (obviously!), such as the Großspitz, Mittelspitz, and Kleinspitz also known as Pomeranian.

They have a two-layer fur coat, silver and black, with perky ears, a ruff and a tail that curls over.

Would you love one of these? What about NINE little ones – and a couple of ducks?

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This Keeshond must have run into a snowbank.