Your favorite AKC dog breed is the Keeshond. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about Keeshonden. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great Keeshond Christmas gift. The Keeshond (KAZE-hond) is a happy dog by nature, and is extremely affectionate. He enjoys being part of a family and loves children - will gladly play games and bounce around with them. The Keeshond, nicknamed Kees, is a member of the AKC Non-Sporting Group and was first recognized by the AKC in 1930. Other names for this breed include Dutch Barge Dog, smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, and Wolfsspitz.