3-45 lbs
The Pom-Kee hybrid is a mix of the Pomeranian and the Keeshond.  This hybrid mix is a very interesting one, combining two purebreds, one of which was bred for hunting, chasing and killing of animals while the other was not.   The Pomeranian was initially a larger dog and was bred for herding tasks and the Keeshond was initially bred purely for purposes of companion, watch dog and guarding tasks.  Eventually in the 17th and 18th centuries, even gentle, loving and sweet-tempered Keeshond had to demonstrate its multi-purposefulness by adapting to chasing and killing rats and other vermin as it guarded ships and their cargo.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Watchdog, Guarding
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Pomeranian, Keeshond

Pom-Kee Health

Average Size
Male Pom-Kee size stats
Height: 6-18 inches Weight: 3-45 lbs
Female Pom-Kee size stats
Height: 6-17 inches Weight: 3-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Diabetes
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Minor Concerns
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Pateller Luxation
  • Heart Defects
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • cardiac and hip, blood and eye exams
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)

Pom-Kee Breed History

The Pom-Kee is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Keeshond, a fairly new hybrid canine with little to no information available on the hybrid itself.  So that we can get an idea of how your pet might look and behave, we'll take a brief look at the histories of the parent breeds. The Pomeranian, a very old breed with an unknown date of origin, can be traced back to the Prussian region of Pomerania (now known as Germany and Poland), with its heritage including the varieties of ancient Spitz.  We do know that it did not really come into public focus until about 1870 when it was recognized by the Kennel Club (England).  Queen Victoria, becoming quite enamored with this small breed, is credited with breeding to reduce the size of the Pomeranian to the size we see today.  It's initial size was about 30 pounds and the breed was utilized in herding tasks, a picture which is really hard to imagine looking at it today.  The toy version that we know today became even more popular as a pet and companion (yes, a lap dog to be sure) for the royal, rich and famous down through the centuries, with some of the more notable characters being Marie Antoinette,  Thomas Edison and Michelangelo as well as Queen Victoria herself.  The breed was shown in shown in the Miscellaneous Class in American Kennel Club shows as early as 1888 with full recognition in the Toy Class in 1900.  The Keeshond is another very old canine breed, being traced back at least to the 13th and 14th centuries, originating in Holland.  The Keeshond was loved and valued by the farming community for their assertiveness as watchdogs and for the safety of companionship with their families that the breed offered.  Later, in the 1800's, the Keeshond was found to be a multi-purpose canine, being willing to guard almost anything, which included riverboats and farms.  They adapted to the hunting and killing of rats and other vermin in these settings.  Their heritage is believed to include: Samoyed, Finnish Spitz, Norwegian Elkhound, Pomeranian, Chow Chow and Siberian Husky.  The Keeshond came to England in about 1910 and to the United States in 1923, getting American Kennel Club recognition in 1930.  The Pom-Kee hybrid itself is recognized by Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Pom-Kee Breed Appearance

The Pom-Kee is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Keeshond and, as such, can inherit the appearance characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  The Pom-Kee has been described as a "large Pomeranian" , standing 6 to 18 inches tall at the withers and weighing in between 3 and 45 pounds.  Both parent breeds sport long, lush fluffy coats and tails described as "like plumes on a lady's hat" which curl at least once over the back.  Their faces are similar in structure with a long, thin, tapering muzzles that resemble a fox, ears which are small, pricked and held erect and eyes that are dark, bright and almond in shape, creating an alert expression.  Both have scissors bites, well-balanced compactly built bodies (over differing sizes of course) and carry themselves confidently.  
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pom-Kee eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pom-Kee nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pom-Kee coat
fawn Pom-Kee coat
blue Pom-Kee coat
gray Pom-Kee coat
brown Pom-Kee coat
red Pom-Kee coat
cream Pom-Kee coat
sable Pom-Kee coat
brindle Pom-Kee coat
white Pom-Kee coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Pom-Kee straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pom-Kee Breed Maintenance

Your Pom-Kee hybrid family member is considered to be in the moderate category of maintenance, with moderate amounts of shedding causing her to be non-hypoallergenic.  As such, will need to be brushed at least twice weekly to remove loose hair, debris, tangles and mats and to appropriately keep the oils distributed throughout her coat.  She should be bathed as needed -- this can be weekly, monthly or quarterly depending on her activities.  During her weekly brushing sessions, be sure to check her ears and clean with with a cotton ball and an approved canine ear cleaning solution to keep them free from infection.  Her toenails should be checked weekly as well, trimming them as needed unless she is able to keep them worn down with her normal exercising regimen.  Dental exams and cleanings as well as at least twice weekly brushing of her teeth at home will help to reduce the opportunity for the development of periodontal disease and the tooth loss which goes with it.  And more good news...she falls into the low drooling and smell category.
Brushes for Pom-Kee
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Pom-Kee requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pom-Kee Temperament

Your Pom-Kee hybrid furry family member, being a mix of the Pomeranian and the Keeshond, can inherit the temperament qualities of one or both parent breeds.  Accordingly, your pet can be:  affectionate, alert, friendly, gentle, energetic, cheerful, intelligent, playful, independent, lively, loyal, social and outgoing.  With early socialization being a key element in the training of any canine, early socialization with ensure that your Pom-Kee will be great with kids as well as with strangers.  She is very affectionate with her family and desires to be with them, not really tolerating long periods of being alone.  She also will get along fairly well with other dogs, but the family cat may find itself an object of playful pursuit from time to time.  Her intelligence level ensures she will be easily trained using positive training methods, but be advised, she can be a barker...making it difficult for those living in noise-restricted areas.  Proper training can moderate this trait.

Pom-Kee Activity Requirements

The Pom-Kee, a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Keeshond, is a moderately active canine.  Your Pom-Kee will need about 30 to 60 minutes daily of moderate exercise.  Daily vigorous walks, romps in the dog park or in the fenced yard coupled with interactive games of fetch and Frisbee will keep her adequately physically and mentally exercised.  If she is left alone for long periods of time, and if she is left outside in the yard without the ability to interact with her beloved human family, she will likely develop the annoying habit of nuisance barking.  This can be a problem if you live in a noise-restricted area.  If you spend long periods of time away from home, this hybrid may not be your best choice of family companion. She can live in urban or rural settings, in an apartment or condo or family home with or without a fenced yard, provided she is given ample opportunity for appropriate exercise to keep her healthy, happy and fit.  She will likely tolerate cooler temperatures due to her coat density and will need to be kept in air-conditioned areas or fan-ventilated areas during the hotter weather.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Pom-Kee Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Pom-Kee Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pom-Kee size stats at six months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 18.0 lbs
Female Pom-Kee size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 18.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Pom-Kee size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 24.0 lbs
Female Pom-Kee size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 24.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Pom-Kee size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 24.0 lbs
Female Pom-Kee size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 24.0 lbs

Pom-Kee Owner Experiences

2 Years
2 People
Dog Parks
my pom-kee (kobe) is very energetic and playful , he loves his toys and his dog friends . He loves people and attention, very affectionate, loves to cuddle but needs some training , i’ve tried everything but he’s very stubborn
4 years, 7 months ago
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Relaxing together
My Pom-kees Shadow and Kiara are brilliant little guard dogs- they alert me as to when someone is at the front door when I can't hear the door bell. They need a little work on their training as they tend to bark at other dogs.
3 years, 2 months ago
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I was wondering how Much i should be feeding my dog per day? His healthy weight is 20-25 lbs and he is about 10 years old. I usually feed him twice per day with 1/2 a cup of kibble with 1 egg and beef broth. He goes on walks regularly as well so he is moderately active.

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