Do you want an active and fun toy dog? Do you want a small dog that doesn’t need much exercise but is active and fun to be around? Well, the Pomapoo is definitely a great choice. This dog of small size is a mix between Pomeranian and Toy Poodle. Considered one of the smallest designer dog breeds, the Pomeranian Poodle Mix is popular for a reason.
And that is the possibility of a dog that doesn’t shed as much. If you ask any Pomeranian dog owner, he will tell you that Poms are amazing and beautiful. But that coat and shedding can be too much. Enter the Poodle parent, and you have solved the big problem.
Pomapoo can be either the first cross between Pomeranian and Poodle parent and the second generation, two Pomapoos crossed together.
Meet The Breed
As we said before, the Pomapoo puppy is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Toy Poodle. There are many names for this puppy, including Pomapoo, Pompoo, Pomeroodle, Pooranian, and many more.
No matter the name, it is an adorable little puppy that makes a fantastic apartment dog. They can function in large households as well.
If you want to bring out their best qualities, it is imperative that you socialize them early on.
Meet The Parents
Pomeranians have been called the most beautiful dogs in the canine world. And that is all thanks to Boo, an Internet phenomenon in the 2010s. Boo was widely popular before social media soared to the heights of nowadays. Can you imagine what Boo would do today with all Tik Tok and Instagram influencers? You can say Boo the Pomeranian was the first dog influencer.
Known for their lively and extroverted personalities, Pomeranians are toy dogs that can fit in your purse. With that in mind, here are some common personality traits of the dog breed.
- Playful dogs with lots of energy. They love to play with their owners, toys, or other animals
- Curious and like to explore their surroundings
- Described as loving and affectionate, they enjoy spending time with their humans
- Alert, you might be surprised, but this small dog is a great guardian. They are naturally alert and will often bark to alert owners
- They have an independent streak. While they enjoy cuddling, they do not want to be always held or cuddled
- Stubborn and strong-willed, making training a challenge
- Vocal dogs that will bark to get attention or express their opinion
According to The American Kennel Club, Poodles are among the top 10 most popular dog breeds. And there is a big reason for that. The national dog of France has some of the best personality traits. Combine their intelligence with their striking beauty and variety of coat color options, and you have a winning option.
With that in mind, here are some common personality traits of the Poodle, be it Standard Poodle or a toy one.
- Highly intelligent, ranking in the top 3 of intelligence
- Known for their problem-solving abilities, Poodles are quick learners
- Energetic dogs that need plenty of exercise and playtime
- They can be arrogant and consider themselves the best of the best
- Sensitive and can be affected by changes in their environment
- They have a playful nature and enjoy games and activities that stimulate their brain
What does a Pomeranian Poodle mix look like? Well, this pint-sized pooch can vary in appearance and size depending on which parent’s genes it inherits. For example, generally speaking, a full-grown Pomapoo dog can weigh between 5 and 15 pounds. Yet, if they inherit more genes from the Pomeranian parent, they will look like a fluffy fox and weigh less.
Most Pomapoos are sweet, affectionate dogs of small size. Fun fact: they have a cartoon-like smile, a plumed tail, and a fluffy double coat. You can notice frills around their neck and chest that will make them look like proud dogs.
They vary in terms of color, texture, and patterns. They can inherit either the curly coat type of the Poodle or the one of the Pomeranian parent. As for the colors, the range goes from red, brown, black, cream, apricot, brindle, and more.
Speaking of their hair, it can be prone to matting. Sometimes, you might need a daily brushing routine to keep your puppy’s shiny coat tangle-free. But more on that later on.
Do not let their size fool you. These small dogs pack a large personality. The size will not get in the way of their personality. They want to prove they can be everything and do everything even a large dog can do.
The good news is they have a loving and affectionate personality and love to be around people. They can also become clingy and ask to be the center of attention.
If they inherit more of the Pomeranian genes, they can be prone to loud barking and alertness. But in any case, they are vocal and love to express their opinion. But they do it in a different way. For example, the Pomeranian does it by barking, while the Poodle does it by putting its head straight and ignoring you.
Generally speaking, the Pomapoo puppy is a friendly pooch. These dogs are intelligent, amiable, and get along with everyone. They do not have an aggressive gene in them. Be careful, the big challenge with dogs that are affectionate is separation anxiety.
You can classify them as Velcro dogs who want to spend their entire day around people. Expect a puppy that loves to cuddle. They will be highly intelligent if they inherit more of the Poodle gene. Poms are smart as well, but not to the level of a Standard Poodle.
They enjoy the company of other pets, including cats, but they do not play a lot. They tolerate the company of other animals but do not expect them to play.
Training a Pomeranian Poodle mix can go two ways. You either get the stubbornness of the Pomeranian, or the intelligence of the Poodle. But both parent breeds are prone to a bit independent nature and a stubborn streak.
If you can rise to their intelligence and provide plenty of stimulation and challenge, these dogs love to train. Generally speaking, smaller dogs are harder to train but do not let that stop you.
The good news with this hybrid dog is that one of its parent breeds is among the smartest dogs.
Potty training might be a bit more challenging because these puppies are better suited for apartment living. They do not have the instinct to sniff and mark territory like other breeds.
But you will get there with patience. Positive reinforcement with treats and dog food will do wonders. Be careful not to overeat your dog. Obesity is a challenge.
As we said before, this tiny dog is an active one, but he is not a hiking companion. Yes, they do need physical exercise, but 30 to 45 minutes per day will be more than enough.
Regular walks around the block and meeting some people and dogs will do wonders for their socialization and exercise needs.
Mental stimulation is also a huge part of their exercise needs. The Poodle parent does need mental games to keep him occupied.
Generally speaking, small dogs are healthier. The number of risks and challenges is vastly smaller.
Yes, this mixed breed dog is predisposed to some health conditions of its parent breeds. But the percentage is way lower.
Some of the common health issues include patellar luxation, epilepsy, cataracts, and tracheal collapse.
Your Poodle Pomeranian mix can have curly hair that needs plenty of brushing and grooming. Generally speaking, you should brush your puppy three times per week to avoid tangling and matting that precious coat.
Why Shouldn’t You Get One?
- Can be a bit loud barker for a small dog
- Prone to obesity and overeating
- Vulnerable due to its small size
Why Should You Get One?
- Can fit in any home
- Arguably one of the most beautiful dogs in the canine world
- Can be hypoallergenic