Finding the right dog is a matter of doing enough research.
As with any other purchase, if you don’t know what you’re buying, then you may end up regretting it, and a dog isn’t something that you can just return to the store.
I’ll be telling you all of the things that you may need to know before buying a Pom Kee.
The Pom Kee is a furry little dog that has the Pomeranian and the Keeshond as parents, two dog breeds that are known for their challenging grooming regimens.
This is not something that is going to change with the Pom Kee, so I would recommend some experience with dogs that need heavy grooming.
Aside from the grooming, you’ll find that this breed has few issues, and it makes for an excellent companion dog.
Whether you want to know how much one of these dogs costs, how big they grow up to be, what they look like, or how they act, this guide will contain the answers that you need.
Pom Kee Puppies – Before You Buy…
Going puppy is hard for many of us because we usually get hypnotized by a puppy just by looking at one.
But, it is essential to know that you cannot find the perfect dog solely based on looks, but off of their personality and behavior as well.
You also need to know how much a puppy costs beforehand so that you will be prepared.
What Price are Pom Kee Puppies?
If you are interested in having a Pom Kee, you can expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $700 for this beautiful dog.
The Pom Kee is not that expensive when compared to the priciest small dogs, but the most impressive examples of this breed may sell for around 800 dollars, which is still admittedly steep.
Of course, it always helps to know what you can expect to pay for a dog before you have your heart set on it.
It can be beyond disappointing to learn that the dog of your dreams carries with it an astronomical price tag.
Keep in mind that more breeders of a specific breed in your area will drive down prices through competition.
Where to Find Reputable Pom Kee Breeders?
If you want a pet that is happy and healthy, it will need to have come from a loving home.
Perhaps you have heard of the abominable conditions that many dogs are exposed to by breeders who care less about morality than they do about money.
You will want to avoid purchasing your Pom Kee from a breeder who does not care about anything besides how much money it can sell for.
You have a few options open to you when you set out to find the right Pom Kee breeder.
You can visit their home and see where the puppies stay, you can ask neighbors if there have ever been any problems with your breeder, and much more.
The key to ensuring that you have the right breeder is as simple as getting to know them.
3 Little-Known Facts About Pom Kee Puppies
- The Pom Kee is a new hybrid dog breed, so there is not much information on its origin or history. They are, however, recognized by the Dog Registry of America, Inc. as an official hybrid dog.
- The Pom Kee comes from two-parent breeds that have been around for centuries. The Pomeranian become popular and small in size when Queen Victoria of England in the late 19th century grew fond of the dog breed and had that bred smaller. They were initially close to 30 pounds and 15 inches tall, and now are small enough to fit on your lap.
- The Keeshond became popular in the 13th and 14th centuries due to being an excellent watch and guard dogs. Breeders also discovered that they had many more uses, such as hunting small animals and companionship, which makes them what they are today. With the Pomeranian and the Keeshond as parent breeds, the Pom Kee is a great all-around pet to have.
Physical Traits of the Pom Kee
Since the Keeshond and the Pomeranian come from the same family, they don’t differ much in looks.
If you decide that you want a Pom Kee, you will most likely get a dog that has dark brown eyes, a black nose, fox-like muzzles, small ears that stand straight on the head, and a curly tail that curls onto the back.
The Pom Kee will almost look like a mini lion, especially if it has a fawn or tan colored coat.
They have straight, flowy hair that can be a variety of colors, including black, fawn, blue, gray, brown, red, cream, sable, brindle, and white.
The many color choices come from the Keeshond genes since the Pomeranian is usually one color.
Their coat is easy to maintain, which is excellent news for those of you that want an adorable and beautiful dog without too much extra work.
Since the Pom Kee’s hair is straight, it will not need to be brushed daily. However, they do shed so you will want to brush them once or twice a week to keep their hair out of your food and clothes.
How Big is a Full-Grown Pom Kee?
Pom Kees are usually called large Pomeranians because they look very similar to them, but are bigger thanks to the Keeshond.
Their size varies greatly from dog to dog for this reason.
A Pom Kee can be anywhere from 6 to 18 inches and weigh between 3 to 45 pounds, so as you can see, their size varies quite a bit for one dog breed.
It has such a wide range due to the size difference of the parent breeds, so the size depends on what genes are more dominant in the puppy you are interested in.
If you want a specific size when choosing your Pom Kee, look at the parents of the puppy to get an example of how big they will grow to be.
What is the Pom Kee’s Life Expectancy?
The Pom Kee can live up to 12 to 15 years, which is the usual amount when it comes to dogs.
This makes it easy for you to be able to provide your dog with a long and fulfilling life as long as you take care of them correctly and give them the nutrients and exercise they need to be healthy.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Pom Kee
The Pom Kee is a very affectionate and cheerful dog breed that can get along with everyone.
Like with any dog, early socialization is critical if you want a dog that has minimal behavioral problems around you or other people.
They are easy to train since they always want to please their owners.
The only issue you may find with a Pom Kee is that they may try to “hunt” small animals, so always keep them on a leash when on walks to make sure they don’t chase after squirrels.
They may also want to do this with cats, too, so be sure to teach them not to or else they may get hurt by the cat or vice versa.
The Pom Kee’s Diet
Depending on the size of the Pom Kee as an adult, they may need anywhere from one to two and a half cups of food.
If you are unsure as to the right amount of food your Pom Kee needs, you may want to get advice from your local vet or compare their size to food requirements on the web.
How Much Exercise Does the Pom Kee Need?
The Pom Kee needs the average amount of exercise for dogs, which is about thirty minutes to an hour a day of physical activity to burn off energy.
This can be achieved through daily walks around the block or trips to the dog park to play with other dogs.
Playing games like frisbee or fetch is great, too, since it will exercise their mind as well as their body.
You will want to make sure that they get the proper amount of exercise or else they may get bored and howl or bark, disrupting those around them.
Pom Kee Health and Conditions
There are some health risks that you may have to look out for if you decide to get a Pom Kee. They don’t usually become a threat until old age, and even then do not become bad unless left untreated.
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Tracheal Collapse
- Patellar Luxation
- Sick Sinus Syndrome
- Heart Defects
My Final Thoughts on the Pom Kee
The Pom Kee is a great dog for anyone, even for those that are first-time dog owners.
They are not hard to train, and with the right amount of socialization, they can get along with anyone and any pet.
Good luck in finding the perfect dog for you and have fun with your Pom Kee!
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Pom Kee Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Pom Kee
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Pom Kee
- The Pom Kee’s Diet
- Pom Kee Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Pom Kee