pl. -·honds· or -·hond·en
any of a breed of medium-sized dog with a thick, gray-and-black coat of long, straight hair, a foxlike head with small, pointed ears, and a tail that curls over the back
Origin of keeshondDutch ; from Kees, nickname for Cornelis, Cornelius + hond, dog
nounpl. kees·hon·den or kees·honds
A dog of a medium-sized breed originating in the Netherlands, having a thick gray, black, and white coat and a plumed tail carried over the back.
Origin of keeshondDutch : probably the name Kees (nickname for Cornelis, Cornelius) + hond, dog (from Middle Dutch; see kwon- in Indo-European roots).