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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 regarding cuteness.  Just look at them! They are so adorable. You 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.

This 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 called 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 massive 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 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 will 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 own a Pomapoo so that if you’re ever allowed to adopt one of these little cuties, you won’t regret 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.  Like other “designer” dogs, they were initially created by breeders who wanted to make a puppy that had the most appealing characteristics of certain famous dog breeds without the genetic health problems associated with those breeds.

And in the case…

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

Physical Characteristics

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


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


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


Pomapoos shed a lot, and you must put much 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!

Temperament  and Personality

Pomapoo is a cross-breed. That means he is a blend of two breeds – the Toy Poodle and the Pomeranian. So it is impossible to predict what 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, affectionate, and attached to you and the rest of your family.  You don’t want the Pomapoo puppy to come across as too shy or a little aggressive. Nervous 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.


Pomapoo is a hyperactive little dog who is happy enough to run around the house. You don’t need to take him out walking every day.  But it’s always a good policy to take him on long walks now and then. He should be on a leash so he doesn’t wander off looking for something.

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

And while many of these conditions may not be life-threatening, they can become quite expensive, 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 suitable 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.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Bella G. December 18, 2020, 8:45 am

    Is this dog good with other dogs?

  • Curt F. December 29, 2023, 4:08 pm

    They are good with other dogs, but sometimes may be inclined to be intolerant of other breeds that are overly playful or invasive if they are on the quieter side. I have one who is beyond great, her sister however, can be a little broodish and less friendly with Chihuahua like growling. These siblings with a third sister in the mix, are super jealous and will get into “fur-flying” fights. When they are separated with their own families they are as sweet and loving as you would want.

    • indulgeyourpet December 31, 2023, 5:29 pm


      Thanks for you insights, it’s always helpful to hear from a current owner.


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