Pomklee is a cross between an Alaskan Klee and a Pomeranian.
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a companion-sized northern dog that is a fully recognised breed by the United Kennel Club.
Pomeranians are a spitz-type dog that are have been granted full status by the American Kennel Club.
Pomklee are the result of intentional or unintentional breeding.
An Alaskan Klee Kai or Pomeranian breeder is highly unlikely to be intentionally breeding Pomklee. So we advise caution if you’re seeking out a Pomklee.
You may come across a Pomklee at a rescue organisation but we don’t advise buying any dog without meeting the breeder, the puppy’s parents and seeing the relevant health documentation.
Alternatively, you could go for a safe bet and buy a purebred dog such as a Klee Kai or Pomeranian.
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What is a Pomklee?
A Pomklee is a cross between a Pomeranian and an Alaskan Klee Kai.
This is a relatively new cross breed and is unlikely to be the result of intentional breeding by an experienced breeder.
Alaskan Klee Kai and Pomeranian breeders are striving to meet their breed’s respective breed standards rather than create crosses such as Pomklee.
Having talked to AKK breeders who have signed up to the Alaskan Klee Kai Association of America’s code of ethics, they’re striving to breed Alaskan Klee Kai to the highest possible standard.
As we mentioned above, it’s more likely that they’re the result of accidental breeding.
How long have Pomklee been around?
Pomklee are a relatively new mixed dog especially given the Alaskan Klee Kai breed have only been around since the late 1970s and available to the public since the late 1980s.
Alaskan Klee Kai
Alaskan Klee Kai are a breed that have the appearance of a mini husky. They were created by a lady living in Alaska called Linda Spurlin the 1970s. She used Siberian Husky, Alaskan Husky, American Eskimo Dog and Schipperke to create her Alaskan Klee Kai. Although these four breeds were used to create her initial batch, it’s important to note that Alaskan Klee Kai have breeding true since the 1980s. So you can only get a Klee Kai by breeding two Klee Kai together.
Spurlin didn’t make her Alaskan Klee Kai available to the general public to the 1980s. The United Kennel Club granted Alaskan Klee Kai full status in 1997. They’re recognised by the Federation of International Canines, the American Rare Breed Association, Canine Rarity Shows.
Having grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, there are thought to be around 13,000 Alaskan Klee Kai worldwide. You can check out the Klee Kai breeders who have signed up to the AKKAOA’s code of ethics here.
Pomeranians are a Spitz dog that are thought to be related to large working dogs in Arctic regions. They’re the smallest of the Spitz breeds.
They’re thought to have arrived in England due to Queen Charlotte and King George III. Charlotte’s granddaughter Queen Victoria is thought to have been a big fan of the breed.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch played a role in the development of the breed, including decreasing their size by up to 50 per cent in line with their appearance today.
The first Pomeranian club was founded in England in 1891. The breed was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1898.
The AKC rank the Pomeranian as the 23rd most popular breed in the USA.
In order to get an idea of the potential size of a Pomklee, we need to look at the size of both parents.
Alaskan Klee Kai come in three different sizes: standard, miniature and toy. Standard are 15 to 17 inches tall, miniature are 13 to 15 inches tall and toy are up to 13 inches tall. Their size is measured by height rather than weight.
Pomeranians are usually between six and seven inches in height, while they’ll weigh between three and seven pounds. They’re a member of the AKC’s toy group.
So we can estimate that a Pomklee could be as small as six inches but unlikely to be taller than 17 inches.
Klee Kai can come in three primary coat colors: black and white, gray and white and red and white. These are the three shades deemed accepted by the UKC’s breed standard. However, you can find AKK who are white or predominantly black.
Pomeranians can come in a wide variety of colors. In fact, the AKC sys that all colors, patterns and variations are allowed. The color of Pomeranians include but are not limited to: white, black, brown, red, orange, cream, blue, sable, black and tan, brown and tan, spotted, brindle, and parti.
The color of Pomklee will depend on their parents and the physical traits they inherit from their Klee Kai and Pomeranian parent.
As with any mixed breed, it’s impossible to predict which traits a Pomklee will get from each parent. So there’s no way to guarantee a Pomklee puppy will have certain desired features seen in a Klee Kai or Pom.
Alaskan Klee Kai were bred to be companion-sized huskies. So they enjoy the company of their owners. They can be aloof or shy around people they don’t know, so it’s important to socialise your Klee Kai pup from a young age. They’re an alert breed so AKK make excellent watch dogs. As with a lot of companion breeds, they can be prone to separation anxiety. So if you’re going to have to leave your dog for a long time every day while you’re at work, they won’t be a good fit for you. They tend to have a high prey drive with a reputation for being expert escape artists.
Pomeranians have a teddy-bear like appearance and they usually become attached to their owners, just like Klee Kai. They’re social dogs but Pomeranians will also benefit from lots of socialisation and exposure to different situations as puppies. They make excellent watch dogs – too. However, you need to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t bark excessively. Spitz dogs such as Pomeranians have a reputation for being stubborn, so training from an early age can help. They’re notoriously tricky when it comes to potty training.
Are Pomklee hypoallergenic?
Neither Alaskan Klee Kai nor Pomeranians are hypoallergenic so we can say with some degree of certainty that a Pomklee pup won’t be hypoallergenic.
The AKC list a number of breeds that they recommend to dog lovers looking for a hypoallergenic dog.
Do Pomklee shed?
Pomklee are likely to be regular shedders given both Klee Kai and Pomeranians shed all year round. These two breeds will shed their double coats twice a year, usually at the changing of the seasons.
We recommend brushing your Pomklee a couple of times a week throughout the year to remove potential debris or dead hair stuck in their coat. During shedding season, they’ll benefit from a daily brush.
While there may be Pomklee breeders, we advise caution if you’re specifically seeking out this mix. While they can make great dogs, they don’t have a breed standard or organization. They’re not considered a breed so someone breeding these dogs doesn’t have a criteria to aim for when creating this hybrid.
When we attempted to access websites of two Pomklee breeders, they appeared out of date or broken.
That’s why buying a full breed such as an Alaskan Klee Kai or Pomeranian may be a safer bet. If you locate a breeder who has signed up to the code of ethics with the AKKAOA or Pomeranian Club of America, you can have peace of mind knowing that they’re doing their best to create a happy and healthy pup.
If you still have your heart set on a Pomklee, you should avoid buying a Pomklee online, through a third party or in a pet store.
Where possible, you should visit the breeder to see the puppy interact with its mother, ask about the health of both parents, request the relevant documentation for proof of health exams.
As the Pomklee is a mixed dog, it’s difficult to ascertain the average price of these dogs. Klee Kai and Pomeranians can range from $1,500 to $3,000. We suggest that you shoudn’t pay more than that parimeter. Having said that, if you’re willing to invest such a significant sum in a Pomklee, you may be best served buying a purebred such as a Klee Kai or Pomeranian.
Alternatively, you could contact a rescue shelter to see if they’ve got any Pomklee or an organisation that focuses on rehoming Alaskan Klee Kai or Pomeranians.
Pomklee vs Pomsky
Pomklee and Pomsky are both mixed dogs – neither are a breed recognised.
As you’ll know by now, Pomklee are a mix between an Alaskan Klee Kai and a Pomeranian.
Pomsky are a cross between a Pomeranian and Siberian Husky. They’re sometimes confused for a Klee Kai. However, the Pomsky is not a recongised breed or hybrid breed.
Pomklee to follow on Instagram
If you’re still confident that you want a Pomklee, you could contact some Pomklee owners on Instagram to learn more. Given this is a relatively new cross, there isn’t a lot of information online about Pomklee. Owners can provide vital insight into the pros and cons of owning one of these dogs so you’re fully prepared.
Here are two Pomklee to check out on Instagram:
• Koda (@kodabearthepomklee)
• Blizzard and Clyde (@blizzardandcayde)
So we’ve reached the end of our feature on Pomklee.
They’re a mix between an Alaskan Klee Kai and Pomeranian. They’ll embody traits associated with Klee Kai and Poms.