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Breed Character Summary
Keeshonds tend to be very playful, with quick reflexes and a strong jumping ability they can be stubborn, but they are quick learners and eager to please.
They love children and are excellent family dogs, preferring to be close to their humans whenever possible. They generally get along with other dogs as well and will usually enjoy a good chase around the park.
Many people purchase a Keeshond thinking that, being a family dog, they must also be an easy to train dog. While readily affectionate, the Keeshond may not be for the inexperienced trainer. Consistency and fairness is needed with a Keeshond. While most dogs need a structured environment, it's especially necessary with a Keeshond. Their intelligence, in some ways, can be a liability - especially in obedience work, where they can easily get bored with repetitive training.