Definition of keeshond in English:

keeshond

noun

  • A dog of a Dutch breed with long thick gray hair, resembling a large Pomeranian.

    • ‘We are a small family run kennel in the Midlands showing and breeding Keeshonds.’
    • ‘Ehlers and her crisis-response dog Tikva, also a keeshond, were called to New York by the American Red Cross.’

Origin

1920s: Dutch, from Kees (pet form of the given name Cornelius) + hond ‘dog’.

Pronunciation

keeshond

/-ˌhônt/