Dog Breed Profile

Elk-Kee History

The Elk-Kee is a mix between a Keeshond and a Siberian Husky. The Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz-type working and herding dog that originated in the Netherlands. The Keeshond is a protective and fearless watchdog. The Siberian Husky is a sledding and racing husky native to Siberia. The Siberian Husky is a working and sporting dog that was originally developed as a sled dog, but now it is more often used as a pet. The Elk-Kee is a relatively new hybrid that was created in the 1980s by a combination of breeding efforts. The Elk-Kee is not officially recognized by any kennel clubs.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Elk-Kee Physical Characteristics

The Elk-Kee is a medium-sized, long-haired, low shedding breed of dog. They are born white with fur that darkens with age. The head is in proportion to the body, with a straight muzzle and medium length ears. The tail is carried in the sickle position. Their feet are large and otter-like. The Elk-Kee is a quiet, loving and friendly type of pet.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Silver, Gray, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 21 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 35 – 45 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 40 lbs

Elk-Kee Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Elk-Kee Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Fanconi Syndrome, Hip Dysplasia, Addison’s Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Sebaceous Adenitis, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hypothyroidism

Elk-Kee Temperament and Behaviour

The Elk-Kee is friendly and outgoing, but also quiet and reserved. They are protective of their territory and like to be with their families. They are calm, laid-back, and steady.

Elk-Kee Activity Requirements

The Elk-Kee is a small, short-legged hunting dog that hails from France. This breed of dog was developed to hunt small game, such as rabbits and birds. Today, they are primarily companion animals. An Elk-Kee is an energetic, playful, and curious dog. While they are not as high energy as some other breeds, they do need plenty of exercise and mental enrichment. An Elk-Kee will do best in a home with a fenced backyard so that they can roam around and get some outside time. A daily walk or jog is a great way to keep an Elk-Kee happy. They love attention and affection. They are also fairly adept at entertaining themselves. However, they also require attention. If you think that an Elk-Kee might be the right dog for you, be sure to consider their need for companionship.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Elk-Kee is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Elk-Kee is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Elk-Kee is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Elk-Kee is part of the Unclassified group.

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