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Pomapoo Dog Breed… Everything You Need to Know at a Glance!

Irresistibly cute! 

Yes, all puppies are cute. But the Pomapoo Puppies are in a league of their own when it comes to cuteness.

Just look at them! They are so adorable. You just want to cuddle the Pomapoo all day long.

A mixed breed…

The Pomapoo is a mixed breed dog. It is a designer dog and a cross between the Toy Poodle and the Pomeranian.  In fact, “Pomapoo” is expanded as Pomeranian + Poodle, or Pomeranian Poodle. While the Pomapoo is supposed to be a 50/50 cross of the Pomeranian and Toy Poodle, in most cases, one side dominates the other.

Which means that…

Some Pomapoo puppies will tend to look and behave more like Pomeranians than Toy Poodles, while others may end up resembling the Toy Poodle more in appearance and personality traits.

Which is why…

This breed is often referred to as the Pomeranian Poodle Mix or the Pamapoo Poodle Mix depending on which side is more dominant – Pomeranian or Toy Poodle.

Popular with Dog Breeders

You can see why so many reputable breeders supply this mixed breed dog.  After all, there’s always a huge demand for cute puppies. Especailly super affectionate ones like a Pomapoo.

You see…

In general, the Pomapoo is a very affectionate dog. In this he takes after Pomeranians, famous for their loving nature. He can get really attached to his human family and is happier with them than with other dogs.

Intelligent too…

…As intelligent as a Poodle. Poodles have always been known for their quick thinking and manipulative nature.

But that…

Doesn’t automatically mean that a Pomapoo is going to be the right dog breed for you.  This is why we wanted to take a moment and discuss exactly what it might be like to actually own a Pomapoo so that if you’re ever given the opportunity to adopt one of these little cuties, you won’t end up regretting having done so six months later.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Pomapoo Fast Facts

Country of Origin: United States

Original Purpose:  Companion animal

Height: 8 to 10 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 5 to 15 pounds

Dog Breed Classification:  Currently considered a “Hybrid” or “Designer” dog breed that is not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC)

Life Span: 12 to 14 years

Pomapoo Dog Breed Origin

Pomapoo is a designer breed or a mixed breed. It is also a relatively new breed, and has been around for only 10 or 20 years.  They like other “designer” dogs were originally created by breeders who wanted to create a puppy that had the most appealing characteristics of certain popular dog breeds without the genetic health problems associated with those breeds.

And in the case…

Of Pomapoo, the two popular dog breeds that were used were the Poodle and a Pomeranian.  And while in many situations, taking two totally different looking dog breeds and cross breeding them together doesn’t always produce the greatest results, in the case of the Pomapoo, it does seem to work.

Pomapoo Physical Characteristics

Size

Pomapoos take after the physical characteristics of Pomeranians and Toy Poodles. Pomapoo is a toy dog and is quite small in size, 8 to 10 inches at shoulder height and 5 to 15 pounds in weight.

Appearance

Pomapoos can have a narrow muzzle, small face and small ears of Pomeranians. Or, they can have the long and pointed muzzles, small face and long, floppy ears of a Poodle. It’s impossible to predict which side is going to be more dominant.

Coat

Many Pomapoo puppies have a soft undercoat covered by textured hair, much like a Pomeranian. Others have curly, thick and dense coats, similar to that of a Toy Poodle.

Grooming

Pomapoos shed a lot, and you will need to put in a lot of time into their grooming. That cannot be avoided. You’ll need to brush its coat at least once a day.

The good part: They are not hypoallergenic like their Pomeranian parents.

That’s a relief!

Pomapoo Temperament  

Pomapoo is a cross-breed. That means he is a blend of two different breeds – the Toy Poodle and the Pomeranian. So it is impossible to predict how his personality or temperament is going to be like.

Which means that…

Your Pomapoo puppy can turn out to be as friendly and outgoing as the Poodle. Or, reserved and shy like the Pomeranian.

But make no mistake…

Your Pomapoo will be friendly and affectionate and attached to you and the rest of your family.

What you don’t want…

…Is for the Pomapoo puppy to come across as too shy or a little aggressive. Shy or aggressive puppies are uncomfortable around small children as they do not understand them. They are also scared or fearful of strangers.

Early socialization is…

A must to make sure that your puppy does not get into a “flight or fight” mode every time it comes across someone new.

Take him out on a walk to the nearby park so that he can get used to being around strangers and other dogs.

So…

Be sure to take him to a puppy school as well, he will make new friends and have a great time there!

Exercise

Pomapoo is a hyperactive little dog, but he is happy enough to run around the house. You don’t need to take him out walking every day….

But its…

Always a good policy to take him out on long walks every now and then. He should be on a leash so that he doesn’t wander off looking for something.

Health Problems

Pomapoo is a designer dog, a cross of two relatively old purebred dogs. Like most small dogs, Pomapoos have a healthy life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

Pomapoo’s are…

A healthy breed in most cases, but some Pomapoo puppies are known to exhibit certain health problems inherited from their parents. Pomapoos may suffer from health issues such as…

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Cataracts
  • Common Eye Problems

And while…

Many of these conditions may not be life threatening, they can certainly become quite expensive to deal with particularly if they become recurring issues.

This is why…

We here at IndulgeYourPet also recommend that any new pet owner take a moment and see what it might cost for you to purchase a pet insurance policy for your new animal.

Now will a pet insurance policy be right for everyone?

No, probably not.  But until you fully understand what these policies “will” and “won’t” cover and how much these pet insurance policies cost, how will you know if one might be right for you?

For more information on who we feel currently offers the “best” pet insurance policies out there, we would encourage you to check out our Best Pet Insurance Policies article.

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