Acquired: Pet store
Training: Attended conferences / shows
Posted March 21, 2016
As kids, watching movies like 101 Dalmatians and Lady And The Tramp made my younger sister and myself want a dog of our own. So we asked our parents if we could get one. They said yes. And when I turned 8 years old, we got a Keeshond from a local mall pet shop. We named him Bo.
As far as owning Bo, he was mostly hostile to the point of my parents fearing for the safety of my younger sister and myself. In addition, he made one of my younger sister's friends fearful of coming over to the house.
I loved the dog. But given his aggressive personality, the only option for us was to give him away. At first, I wasn't on board with it. But my mother told me it was for the best. And she was right.
As for the Keeshond breed, I don't know much about it to give an overall opinion, as I can only speak from the experience of owning a Keeshond.
And as for getting a dog from the pet store in this particular instance, we didn't know what we were getting ourselves into. However, I can't speak for all of the pet owners, who have gotten their dogs from pet shops.
My advice to anyone who wants a Keeshond and/or plans to buy a dog from the pet shop is do your due diligence, as that can be the difference between getting a consummate pet or making an absolute doggone mistake.