Meet Stanko Perić And His Lovable Keeshond, Caesar, From Melbourne

He’s tough, he’s fluff, but most importantly, he love.

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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Why is this breed always smiling?

At one of Get Leashed’s Diner En Bark events, one of our dog walkers brought her own fluffy pet to enjoy the company of our guests. I had the opportunity to sit with this gorgeous dog and asked his human what breed he was. She told me he was a Keeshond and I pulled a blank face. I had never heard of a Keeshond before, but throughout the night I fell in love with him more and more. He was just so happy and staring at his human lovingly, and every time someone called his name he’d look at the person with such a happy face!

Keeshonds, like many other dog breeds, were raised as companion and working dogs. They were watchdogs on boats in Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, Keeshonds are really a man’s best friend – they love people and love to do all things family-activity related!

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Credit: Instagram / @stankoperic

When I came across Stanko Perić’s Instagram account, I knew I needed to share photos of him and his adorable Keeshond, Caesar, with our Get Leashed family! Living in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Lauren and Caesar, Stanko graciously answered all of our questions about living with an adorable Keeshond.

Let’s get to know Caesar and his family!

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Credit: Instagram / @stankoperic

1. How did you choose Caesar? Have you always wanted a Keeshond? For people not familiar, what is special about this breed?

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Credit: Instagram / @stankoperic

Stanko: My wife Lauryn and I have always loved dogs and have grown up with them all our life. When we got married in 2013, we decided it was time for us to add a furry addition to our household before we have kids. We were Googling images of dogs one night and came across a little Keeshond puppy. This was the first time I have ever seen a Keeshond, as they’re not that common, but we fell in love with them and started our search for a breeder. The special thing about Keeshond’s is they are very playful, loyal and eager to please. This makes them very obedient and a perfect family dog.

2. How was Caesar as a puppy? Was he mischievous or calm?

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Credit: Instagram / @stankoperic

Stanko: Cesar was a very mischievous and naughty puppy. He wouldn’t chew any furniture or anything destructive like that but he would love to nibble on little things like toys and ornaments and anything else on site. One Christmas we woke up and found him on the couch with Christmas tree decorations around him that he had been trying to eat all night, he was so cute it was sometimes hard to discipline him.

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