Pomapoo – the Pom Poodle Mix Breed

When you mix the fluffy Pomeranian with the intelligent Poodle, you get a PomaPoo! This adorable mixed breed dog is also called the Pooranian, Pompoo, or Pomerdoodle. 

These small and adorable dogs are great additions to the family, whether in apartments or large homes. But before getting a PomaPoo, find out what they’re like and if they’re perfect for you and the family. 

Pom Poodle Mix Parent Breeds

PomaPoos most likely originated in North America in the late 1990s, when designer breeders intentionally mixed Pomeranians and Toy Poodles. Breeders intended to blend the parent breeds to lessen the genetic health issues associated with purebreds. Furthermore, breeders wanted to create an affectionate and intelligent companion dog for small and large houses. 

The PomaPoo combines the Toy Poodle and Pomeranian, two small-sized dog breeds known as lapdogs!

Toy Poodles are the smallest among all recognized Poodle varieties for companionship purposes. However, this breed still has the bigger varieties’ intelligence and energy.

As for the Pomeranian, this toy dog breed has existed since the 1800s, originating from the German Spitz. People named the dog breed after Pomeranian, a region in central Europe. 

Originally, Pomeranians were larger and looked like the German Spitz, working to herd sheep and protect livestock. Queen Victoria owned a tiny Pomeranian back then, which made the toy version of the breed all the more popular. Today, smaller Pomeranians are the most common you’ll find. 

Pom Poodle Mix Appearance

As you’d expect with a mixed breed, Pomapoos will have varied appearances, depending on their inherited genetics. 

But one thing’s for sure: PomaPoos are small! Expect your PomaPoo to grow up to 6-10 inches in height, weighing between 3-9 pounds. 

You can see a Pomeranian and Toy Poodle mix in the PomaPoo’s face. PomaPoos would have small faces and floppy ears, but smaller than a Poodle. These dogs may also have a narrow or pointed muzzle. 

You will also see a combination of the PomaPoo’s parents in terms of the coat. Usually, the PomaPoo’s coat is closer to the Pomeranian or Poodle parent.

If your PomaPoo takes on a more Pomeranian-like coat, he’s likely to be a heavy shedder. That means this dog isn’t suitable for those with allergy issues. Pomeranians would have soft undercoats covered by textured, fluffy hair.

But if the PomaPoo has a Poodle-like coat, he won’t shed as much, so he won’t trigger as many allergic reactions. Poodles would have a thick, dense, and curly coat type.

Pom Poodle Mix Temperament

PomaPoos are known to be friendly and laidback dogs who are affectionate and intelligent. For such a small dog, the PomaPoo has a big personality!

These dogs aren’t shy or aggressive. PomaPoos are very friendly and social dogs, but they might be reserved when meeting new animals or people if they take on their Pomeranian parent personality. That’s why early socialization is vital to prevent fear or aggressive behaviors.

PomaPoos loves their family members and owners, but he may form a stronger bond with the primary caregiver. It would be best if you didn’t leave your PomaPoo alone for long periods, as they tend to suffer from separation anxiety. 

We recommend PomaPoos for apartment life, though they are also great for big families with children. As long as parents teach the kids to play carefully with PomaPoos, they will enjoy wonderful family pets with a cuddly nature!

Pom Poodle Mix Health Issues

PomaPoos can live up to 12-14 years, as smaller breeds live longer. However, you’ll need to watch out for these genetic health issues that can decrease your dog’s quality of life:

  • Patellar luxation
  • Tracheal collapse
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
  • Dental issues
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism

While these potential health issues are worrying, you can prevent them through proper diet and exercise. Furthermore, take your dog to the veterinarian for regular check-ups and updated vaccination records. 

Pom Poodle Mix Exercise and Training Needs

PomaPoos require 45-60 minutes of exercise a day. You won’t have to make daily exercise so intense, though. Walks or supervised swims will do just fine; you don’t want to overtire your dog. 

Besides physical activities, you must give your PomaPoo mental stimulation to prevent boredom and frustration! You can play games like fetch or leave toys for your dog to tinker with to avoid behavioral issues.

You’ll also have to train your dog for 10-15 minutes a day. Start with the basics, such as housetraining, crate training, and basic obedience training commands. In time, you can teach your PomaPoo complex tricks for your entertainment and benefit!

Positive reinforcement training is critical for a well-behaved PomaPoo. We recommend positive training over screaming or punishments, as this will only instill fear in your dog. Your PomaPoo won’t learn anything from it, so go for rewards such as verbal praises, treats, or playtime. 

When exercising and training PomaPoos, you should be wary of their size. PomaPoos are more vulnerable to accidents and injuries, so you need to handle them carefully. Don’t go too hard with your runs or training sessions! 

Pom Poodle Mix Food and Drink Requirements

Your PomaPoo will need high-quality dog food suitable for small breeds with moderate energy levels. Given their small size, PomaPoos have a higher potential for weight gain. Make sure you keep a consistent schedule, feeding your dog 2-3 small meals a day rather than free-feeding.

We recommend asking a veterinarian for any food recommendations specifically for your PomaPoo. The vet will know what to recommend based on your dog’s weight, age, energy, and overall health. 

PomaPoos can only drink water. Furnishing a bowl of freshwater wherever your dog goes, and make sure you replace the water in his bowl throughout the day to prevent bacterial infections.

Pom Poodle Mix Moderate Grooming Requirements

No matter what coat type your PomaPoo inherits, they require regular grooming. 

Using a high-quality brush, you will need to brush your PomaPoo’s coat every day. We recommend using a pin brush for straight hair or a slicker brush for curly hair.

If you’re new to these grooming practices, you can always take your PomaPoo to professional groomers every 6-8 weeks for a bath and haircut. 

Furthermore, you’ll also need to conduct the following grooming practices:

  • Brush your PomaPoo’s teeth every other day
  • Clip your PomaPoo’s nails weekly or when they begin growing long.
  • Inspect your PomaPoo’s sensitive areas (eyes and ears) weekly, gently cleaning them from any dirt and debris. If you notice anything suspicious, take your PomaPoo. to the vet to clear him from infections or eye conditions.
  • Regardless of the coat, your PomaPoo inherits, he is unsuitable for extreme weather conditions. Make your PomaPoo wear coats during cold winters and apply sunscreen to sensitive areas (ears and nose) during hot summer months. 

How Much is a Pom Poodle Mix?

PomaPoos don’t go cheap. A reputable breeder sells PomaPoo puppies for $500 to $2,000 each, depending on the location, demand, and parent breed. Good breeders will provide complete medical records, genetic tests, and other documentation if the parents are purebred. 

Never deal with backyard breeders or puppy mills, who most likely treat their dogs poorly. These people focus more on gaining profit than caring for their dogs and puppies!

Another option is to adopt, which is cheaper than purchasing from breeders. However, there’s a higher chance you’ll adopt older dogs without much medical information or background. Furthermore, PomaPoos aren’t always ready to adopt, so you’ll need to prepare to wait and undergo a screening process. 

That said, adoption is a worthy option if you’re on a budget and want to rescue a PomaPoo.