Keeshond definition

kāshônt, -hŏnd
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.
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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.
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A spitz bred in in the Netherlands and Germany, characterized by a fluffy coat of silver and black fur.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
keeshond
Plural:
keeshonds

Origin of keeshond

  • Dutch probably the name Kees (nickname for Cornelis Cornelius) hond dog (from Middle Dutch kwon- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition