Facts & Origin
History and origin
The Great Keeshees, a mix of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog and the Wolfsspitz (also called the Keeshond), is a unique and fascinating breed of dog.
The Wolfsspitz originated in Germany, while the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, as the name suggests, comes from the high mountains of the Pyrenees between France and Spain. This mix combines the best qualities of both breeds and creates a brave, smart and affectionate four-legged dog.
- Pyrenean Mountain Dog: This adaptable, friendly and protective breed is known for its loyalty and eagerness to work.
- Wolf Spitz: A high-energy, affectionate and smart dog that is prized for its fun antics. They are known for their alertness and keen herding instincts.
Suitability of the Great Keeshees
The Great Keeshees is well suited for families and individual owners alike. Thanks to its friendly and affectionate nature, it is great with children and other pets. In addition, this breed requires only moderate physical activity, making him ideal for homeowners and apartment dwellers alike.
When you welcome a Great Keeshees into your home, you're bringing a lively, friendly and loyal companion into your life. Whether you lead an active outdoor life or prefer a more leisurely lifestyle, this Pyrenean Mountain Dog and Wolf Pomeranian mix could be the perfect addition to your family.
|Origin||France - Germany|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character traits and nature
The character of the Great Keeshees is characterized by their playfulness, intelligence and loyalty. They are known for their friendly and loving nature, which makes them ideal family dogs. Being very intelligent dogs, they enjoy being physically and mentally active. They love to perform tasks and learn new things.
- Loyalty: the Great Keeshees is extremely loyal and loves to be closely bonded with his family.
- Intelligence: Due to its mix, it is an exceptionally intelligent dog. He learns quickly and is adept at many activities.
- Lifespan: These dogs have an average life expectancy of 10-12 years.
The Great Keeshees is undoubtedly an asset to any family looking for a loving, intelligent and loyal companion. His friendly nature, combined with his alertness and love of play, makes him an excellent choice for active families.
Care of the Great Keeshees
Although the Great Keeshees' coat is high maintenance, it effectively protects the dog from the elements. Thanks to the wolf's thick, double-layered coat, the Great Keeshees requires regular grooming. Thorough brushing is required at least once a week to prevent tangles and remove dead hair. During the changing seasons of spring and fall, daily grooming is recommended.
In addition to grooming, regular exercise and training are essential for the Great Keeshees. This dog breed is very active and requires plenty of physical and mental stimulation.
Health of the Great Keeshees
Like all mixed breed dogs, the Great Keeshees can be prone to health problems that are typical of its parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia, eye disease, and heart problems. Regular veterinary examinations are therefore essential to detect and treat these conditions early.
Breeding the Great Keeshee
Breeding the Great Keeshee requires careful consideration and a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both parent breeds. Breeders should be aware of potential health issues and ensure that both the Pyrenean Mountain Dog and the Wolfsspitz have been health tested.
Appearance and size
The Great Keeshees is a large and powerful dog. The build is strong and robust, befitting its origin as a working dog.
The coat of the Great Keeshees is dense and medium to long. It can come in a variety of colors, including white, gray, brown, black, and mixtures thereof. The wolf-tip tail makes for a bushy tail and pronounced mane, giving the Great Keeshees a striking and impressive appearance .
A Great Keeshees is a mix of a Pyrenean Mountain Dog and a Keeshond.
The appearance of mixed breeds varies greatly, so a specific possible appearance is difficult to describe.
These dogs are very affectionate and playful. They are also intelligent and easy to train, as well as friendly, loyal and affectionate, but sometimes a little fearful.
He needs an environment with people who will give him attention and love. It is best to keep them in a quiet environment, as they are easily distracted and need a lot of exercise.
These mixed breeds require a moderate to high level of grooming. They need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting and mats.