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.
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.
Other Word Forms
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