Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a breed of dog originating in the Netherlands and having a thick grayish-black coat.

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  • n. a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland

Etymologies

Dutch : probably the name Kees (nickname for Cornelis, Cornelius) + hond, dog (from Middle Dutch).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • An animal services officer met with the owner, who had a keeshond but no pit bull.

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  • April 6, 2010 at 8:45 pm ai hadda keeshond wuns taht wi fownd assa stray. hims had bin shayved frum teh sholdurs bakk.

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  • The weirdest dog name I ever knew was a keeshond named Frijpahn frypan.

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  • Homesick Texan- thanks, the puppy is a keeshond, and the breed is known for having "spectacle" markings, hence the expressive eyes.

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  • Parker, owned by Terry and Diane Benz, beat out the rest of the keeshond field to win his breed during the nontelevised portion of the competition on Monday.

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  • The Lake Zurich keeshond competing in the Westminster Kennel Club's 2010 dog show won Best of Breed today, giving it the chance to compete tonight for Best in Group and a shot at Best in Show on Tuesday night.

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  • The former butcher inflicted five cuts on his ex-partner's male keeshond, Nikki, when he

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  • I have a keeshond dog that snores and she lays just on the side of the bed and sounds just like a person snoring oh and my wife snores once in a great while. don't bother me but.

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  • Bailey is a 1-year-old spayed female keeshond mix.

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  • i have a keeshond, an american eskimo, and a norwegian elkhound. moose dog. that is right.yappy. big baby.

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  • A dog breed: "The keeshond has an Arctic origin. In its veins runs the blood of the samoyed, chow chow, elkhound, and Pomeranian. At the beginning of the French Revolution it became the symbol of teh common and middle-class Dutch who were led by the patriot Kees de Gyselaer. The breed then suffered a long period of neglect and did not become popular again until 1920." (Simon & Schuster Guide to Dogs, 1980)

    If it's of Dutch origin, it should probably be pronounced "case-hond," but I hear lots of people saying "keesh-ond" instead. Hmm...

    February 21, 2007