The Keeshond Club & The North of England Keeshond Club both welcome you to KEESHOND HEALTH MATTERS – helping you ‘Kare for your Keesie’.
The Keeshond is a happy, healthy dog; generally enjoying good health with an average lifespan of 13+ years. Three health conditions which can affect the Keeshond are Epilepsy, Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and Skin & Coat problems. Research is being done on our behalf by The Animal Health Trust for Epilepsy, PHPT & PRA and Keesies were one of the first breeds to support the AHT’s ‘Give a Dog a Genome Scheme’. In common with most breeds, we are losing genetic diversity and as a numerically small breed, we cannot become complacent. This is why both UK Breed Clubs are advising that all breeding stock is hip & elbow scored and at some point is eye tested. If any visitor to this site has concerns about their Keeshonds health and well-being; they should remember that it is always advisable to first consult their Veterinary Surgeon.