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08 Keeshonden Housing




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This article is from the Keeshonden Breed FAQ, by keashoo@ix.netcom.com (Kimberly J. Eashoo).

08 Keeshonden Housing

Keeshonden are happiest when they can share in family activities. The
best a rrangement is one in which the dog can come in and out of the
house of its own free-will, through a dog door. If a dog door is not
possible, then training the dog to go to an outside door to be let out
is also very easy to do. Outside, the dog should have a large, fenced
yard. The fence should be strong and at least 4 feet tall. Keeshonden
do not generally attempt to escape the confines of their yard, but, if
left alone for long periods of time or abandoned to the back yard,
they can and will perform some amazing feats of escape. They are prone
to dig shallow "wallows" in hot weather; they will typically just turn
over a layer of dirt to get to the cooler earth just below the
surface.

The Keeshond can remain outside in very cold weather. However, you
should provided shelter from the elements in the form of a good sturdy
house. A good insulated house with nice straw bedding is perfect for
Keeshonden that spend most of their time outside. Heating the dog
house is usually not necessary. It should be stressed that leaving a
Keeshond outside all the time is definitely inferior accommodations to
being inside with the family. Again, problems may develop as the dog
becomes bored.

 

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