Pomeranian Poodle Mix

Monday, April 9, 2012 @ 02:04 PM  posted by Dog Breeds Info

The Pomeranian Poodle mix is also known as the Pom-A-Poo. Both the Poodle and the Pomeranian are popular breeds and Pom-A-Poos are a popular hybrid. These dogs are a small breed. Pomeranians are one of the smallest of all dogs, weighing between 3 and 7 pounds. To create the Pom-A-Poo they are usually bred to a Toy Poodle or a Miniature Poodle which are small Poodle varieties.

Poodles

Poodles are one of the smartest of all breeds. They are clever and easy to train. They love to be the center of attention and they have often been used as circus dogs in the past. Although Poodles are often associated with France and royalty, the breed originated in German as water retrievers. They were sporting dogs. Poodles today are still very active and some people still hunt with their Poodles. In the 15th and 16th centuries the smaller Poodles were used for truffle hunting in Germany, Spain, and in England. The little dogs became very popular as pets by the 18th century in England and they were favored as pets by French royalty as well.

Today many breeders like to produce designer dogs using a Poodle parent because of the Poodle’s special coat. No dog is completely hypoallergenic but the Poodle comes close. They have a single coat without an undercoat. Their outer coat grows slowly and curls. This means that they shed very little and produce little dander. They are often a good choice for people with allergies. Breeders breed them to other purebreds, such as the Pomeranian, hoping to produce puppies that will have a similar Poodle coat, along with qualities from the other breed.

Pomeranians

At one time Pomeranians were a much larger breed. They weighed 30 to 40 pounds and were used as sled dogs in cold regions of Pomerania, on the Baltic Sea between Germany and Poland. They were slowly bred to be smaller dogs in the 19th century and became popular as pets by the late 19th century. They have remained popular pets for decades. They are a Spitz-type dog.

Poms are bright, alert, confident, and intelligent. They are also loving, affectionate dogs. They make wonderful pets. They are quite energetic and they do need regular exercise, even for a small dog.

Appearance

The appearance of the Pom-A-Poo can vary widely. They can come in all different colors, like the Poodle, and even come in black and tan or parti colors with white like the Pomeranian. The coat can be more curly, like the Poodle, or it can be straight or wavy. They usually have a black nose and dark eyes. The ears can stand up or hang down. Some dogs have a foxy-looking face like the Pom and some dogs have a face more like the Poodle parent. If you are interested in getting a Pom-A-Poo then it’s usually best to see the puppies in person so you can choose which one you want. This is especially true if you are looking for a puppy with a hypoallergenic type coat, like the Poodle parent. No dog is completely hypoallergenic, but Poodles and Poodle hybrids that resemble them are usually better for people with allergies.

The Pom-A-Poo is usually a very small dog. The Pomeranian is quite small, standing only about 11 inches tall and weighing 4 to 7 pounds. The Toy Poodle stands up to 10 inches tall and weighs 6 to 9 pounds. The Miniature Poodle stands up to 15 inches tall and weighs slightly more. Crossed with either variety, the Pom-A-Poo is not likely to be a very big dog.

Temperament

Pom-A-Poos are usually outgoing, friendly dogs. Both the Pomeranian and the Poodle are very intelligent breeds, so the Pom-A-Poo is often very intelligent and easy to train. They may have a tendency to bark, however. They can make good little watch dogs, though they should not be allowed to become nuisance barkers. The Pom-A-Poo usually makes a good family dog but both parent breeds are very active so these dogs generally need a lot of exercise, even though they are a small dog. They are quite energetic. Like other energetic dogs, they can become destructive in the home if they don’t get enough exercise. The Pomeranian also tends to be very affectionate so you can probably expect the Pom-A-Poo to share this trait.

Conclusion

The Pom-A-Poo or Pomeranian Poodle mix is a mix of two very popular breeds. They are cute, energetic little dogs and they are quite popular. Be sure you can provide enough daily exercise for these dogs so they don’t become destructive in the home or bark for the fun of it.

One Response to “Pomeranian Poodle Mix”

  1. Paul says:

    We just got one! Cutest dog ever! It’s like being a rockstar walking around with him. Everyone wants a pat!


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