No article on the Keeshond would be complete without mentioning...those spectacles!
The Keeshond is the only dog to have spectacles mentioned in their breed standard (what dogs are measured against for dog show honors). The Keeshond Club of America has specific spectacle verbiage, no mention of cat-eyed or aviator glasses is made, thank you!
“A combination of markings and shadings in the orbital area which must include a delicate, dark line slanting from the outer corner of each eye toward the lower corner of each ear, coupled with coupled with expressive eyebrows.”
The Keeshond also has one of the more mispronounced names in the dog world. Only the Shih-Tzu (no snickering) or the Xoloitzcuintli is more pronounced. Nope, it's not Keys Hound, Quiche Hound, or even Crass Hond. Here are a couple of explanations for pronunciation. Yes, I Googled and yes, they vary a bit.
#1 - Caze-hawnd
#2 - 'Kees' sounds like 'kays' (a hard 's' not a 'z' at the end). The 'o' in 'hond' is like the 'o' in hot, and a hard ‘d’ almost a ’t’.
Learn more of the Keeshond history. It's an interesting story of one person making a mark on a dog breed, plus, politics.