Pom Kee (Pomeranian & Keeshond Mix)

Height: 6-18 inches
Weight: 3-45 pounds
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Colors: Black, blue, brindle, brown, cream, fawn, grey, red, sable, white
Suitable for: Families, people with other pets, first-time pet owners
Temperament: Alert, affectionate, gentle, energetic, cheerful, intelligent, loyal, lively, outgoing, social

Pom Kees are a delightful combination of the Pomeranian and Keeshond. It’s an interesting mix, combining a dog that was bred to hunt, chase, and kill animals with a dog that is known for its companionship, guarding, and watchdog abilities.

Eventually, during the 1600s and 1700s, even the loving, sweet-tempered, and gentle Keeshond demonstrated that it could help in many ways by starting to chase vermin such as rats as it guarded ship cargo and ships in general.

Do you want to know if the Pom Kee is for you? Read on to find out more about these adorable dogs.

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Pom Kee Puppies – Before You Buy…

One of the best things that you can do before you make a big decision like bringing home a pet is to know what you should expect. So, we are going to give you a taste of what you should expect when getting a Pom Kee puppy and beyond.

Energy
Trainability
Health
Lifespan
Sociability

What’s the Price of Pom Kee Puppies?

If you love the look of Pom Kees, you will be happy to know that the price for puppies isn’t that expensive, between $300 and $700. Sometimes, the price can go up to $800, but in general, they are priced reasonably.

When you are looking for a Pom Kee, it’s a good idea to go and visit the breeder and see how they are treating their puppies and their parents. The place should be clean, shouldn’t smell, and the dogs should be clean and healthy. It’s also a good idea to learn about their health.

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3 Little-Known Facts About Pom Kee

1. Pom Kees are new hybrids.

This means there isn’t a lot of information on its history and origin. They’re recognized as official hybrid dogs, however, by the Dog Registry of America.

2. Their parent breeds have been around for a long time.

Pomeranians have been popular and smaller in size since the late 1800s when Queen Victoria had them bred smaller. They used to be almost 30 pounds and a height of 15 inches. Now they are the size to be a lap dog.

3. The popularity of Keeshonds goes back to the 1200s and 1300s.

They became popular back then because they were great guard and watchdogs. It was also discovered by breeders that they had a lot of other uses, like hunting little animals and providing companionship, and that is what they are used for now. With these two breeds as the Pom Kee’s parents, they are great pets.

The parents of the Pom Kee
The parents of the Pom Kee. Left: Pomeranian (Source: DrNickStafford, Pixabay), Right: Keeshond (Source: Peggy_Marco, Pixabay)

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Pom Kee

Pom Kees, since they are hybrids of Pomeranians and Keeshonds, can inherit either parent’s temperament or both of them. Your Pom Kee may be alert, affectionate, gentle, energetic, cheerful, intelligent, loyal, lively, outgoing, and social. When you socialize your Pom Kee early, you’ll ensure that they will be friendly with strangers and kids. These dogs are very happy with being with their families and they want to always be around them. They don’t like being alone for long periods.

They also will generally get along with dogs well, but cats might find they’re being chased once in a while. The levels of intelligence that Pom Kees have makes them easy to train when you’re using positive reinforcement. The one thing you should know about them is that they are barkers, so they likely won’t do well in areas that are noise-restricted such as apartments. Training your dog properly can help with moderating this, however.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

Yes, they love children.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

They get along with dogs. If you have a cat, your cat may be chased occasionally. It’s best to use your discretion.

pom kee on grass
Chin Kit Sen, Shutterstock

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Things to Know When Owning a Pom Kee

We have given you some basic information about what to expect from getting a Pom Kee puppy, but there are many other things that you should know to help you make the decision. Below we will give you the information about living with the Pom Kee.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

It’s really hard to pinpoint how much food you should give your Pom Kee because they all come in many different sizes. It’s important to give them high-quality food. If you are worried about knowing the amount of food to give your particular Pom Kee, it’s best to ask your vet.

Exercise 🐕

Pom Kees are moderately active dogs. They will need anywhere from 30-60 minutes each day of some moderate exercise. Walking them vigorously daily, taking them for romps in a dog park or in your yard, along with playing frisbee and fetch will give your pet the mental and physical stimulation that they need.

If you leave your pet alone for lengthy periods of time and she’s left outdoors in your yard without being able to interact with you, she’s going to start nuisance barking. This may be a huge problem if you’re in an area that is noise restricted. The same goes if you aren’t home most of the day. She can live in rural or urban settings, in a condo or apartment along with family homes. She doesn’t need a yard that is fenced in, as long as you give her the exercise that she needs to be happy, fit and healthy.

Due to her dense coat, she’ll be better equipped to handle cool temperatures, and she will need to stay in air conditioning or ventilated areas when the weather is hot.

Training 🎾

Pom Kees are very intelligent dogs and they can be trained easily using positive methods of training. Positive reinforcement will go a long way with this dog.

Grooming ✂️

Pom Kees are known as moderate shedders and are non-hypoallergenic. You should brush her at least twice per week. This will remove debris, mats, loose hair and tangles from her coat. This will also help with keeping oils appropriately distributed through her fur.

Bathing should be done as needed, whether it’s once per week, once a month or once per quarter based on her activities. While you are brushing her, make sure that you are checking her ears and clean them using a solution made for cleaning dogs’ ears and cotton.

You should check her toenails on a weekly basis and trim them when needed, unless she’s keeping at bay with her exercise. Dental cleanings and exams along with brushing her teeth twice per week will help with reducing tooth loss and periodontal disease. One thing that you will love about these dogs is that they don’t drool a lot or have a doggy odor.

Health Conditions 🏥

Just like any other type of dog, there are a few health concerns that you should know about with the Pom Kee. These health problems don’t usually show up until your dog is older, and they won’t cause a lot of problems unless they’re not treated.

Minor Conditions
  • Heart defects
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Patellar luxation
  • Sick sinus syndrome
  • Tracheal collapse
Serious Conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Patent ductus arteriosus

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Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a dog for your family, you are going to love the idea of the Pom Kee. They aren’t easy to train, which makes them ideal even for people who haven’t had a dog before. If you socialize them early enough, they can get along with any pet or anyone.

Pom Kees are cute little bundles of fur and they are a delight to have for just about anyone.


Featured Image Credit: Eric Iseelee, Shutterstock