Did you know? The keeshond is a breed of dog known for featuring "spectacles". According to the American Kennel Club standard for this breed: "Expression is largely dependent on the distinctive characteristic called "spectacles" - a combination of markings and shadings in the orbital area which must include a delicate, dark line slanting from the outer corner of each eye toward the lower corner of each ear coupled with expressive eyebrows. "

The presence of spectacles has such a strong impact on the characteristic facial expression in this breed that the absence of dark lines which form the "spectacles" is considered a very serious fault!