Definition of keeshond in English:


Syllabification: kees·hond
Pronunciation: /ˈkāsˌhänd, -ˌhônt


  • A dog of a Dutch breed with long thick gray hair resembling a large Pomeranian.
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    • Ehlers and her crisis-response dog Tikva, also a keeshond, were called to New York by the American Red Cross.
    • We are a small family run kennel in the Midlands showing and breeding Keeshonds.


1920s: Dutch, from Kees (nickname for the given name Cornelius) + hond 'dog'.

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