Keeshonden are generally healthy, but there are some known
dysplasia: When the ball joint of the leg does not fit
well in the hip socket, it is known as hip dysplasia
and it leads to arthritis. To reduce the occurance of
the disease, responsible breeders X-ray their dogs to
detect hip dysplasia and will not breed dyplastic dogs.
patellas: In this condition, the kneecap pops out of
position. Responsible breeders have their dogs checked
for luxating patellas and will not breed animals that
Just like humans, some dogs have allergies to food,
insect bites, shampoos, mold, and other allergens. Excessive
itching and scratching are the normal signs of an allergy.
(HPT): HPT can cause loose teeth, brittle bones, and