Discover Why Pomapoos Are the Ultimate Small Companion Dogs
If you’re interested in Poodle mixes, you know there are tons of options out there. From the massive Saint Berdoodle to the tiny Chipoo, there are quite literally dozens of Poodle mix varieties to choose from—so what makes the Pomapoo stand out?
Pomapoo dogs are a mixed designer breed produced by crossing a Pomeranian and a Toy Poodle. Pomeranians are confident, curious, social dogs who love their humans above all else. Toy Poodles are intelligent, attentive, and playful, and especially adept as therapy animals, emotional support animals, and service dogs. The combination of these two breeds produces a cheerful, outgoing, affectionate mix with incredibly good looks—as you’ll see in a moment.
Some Poodle mixes don’t make a lot of sense, and it would be better to just get a Poodle instead. In the case of Pomapoos, the personality traits of their two parent breeds are relatively compatible, and most examples of this mix are happy and free from serious behavioral issues.
Get ready—we’re diving deep into the world of Pomapoos, and these dogs are so cute you might not be able to stand it!
Get To Know 6 Pomapoos From Instagram
Like most mixed-breed dogs, Pomapoos come in lots of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some Pomapoos are truly pocket-sized, while others are a bit larger and more muscular. Across the board, Pomapoos are adorable, fluffy, and curious. These little dogs have a lot of personality and confidence, and thanks to their good looks, are also pretty darn photogenic.
Let’s take a look at a variety of Pomapoos, from teeny tiny Pote to super fluffy Kiwi!
Pote is a tiny little Pomapoo from Japan whose name means “fluffy,” and Pote definitely lives up to the name! Still just a pup, Pote will grow a little more, but he’ll always be a tiny dog. This sweet little pup is already a great traveler and loves to be carried in a bag and brought everywhere with his humans.
Another sweet Poodle Pomeranian mix from Japan, Ramune is a one-year-old Pomapoo with a passion for food! Always underfoot when breakfast, lunch, or dinner are being prepared, Ramune is always game for a snack or to try something new. When he’s not enjoying a tasty treat, Ramune can be found playing with his toys, romping with other pups, or modeling an adorable hat.
Oh, biiiiig yawn! This adorable little sweetheart is Peanut, an extra-small Pomapoo whose parents were a mini Pomeranian and a toy Poodle. A little over a year old, Peanut is a spunky little guy who is always on the hunt for mischief. Smart, cheerful, and attentive, Peanut also likes to spend time doing tricks and being spoiled by his humans.
Did you know that Pomapoos come in more than just white, cream, and red? There are chocolate brown Pomapoos, gray and silver Pomapoos, and black Pomapoos like Minnie! Both Pomeranians and Poodles come in solid black, so it’s not difficult to breed a black Pomapoo.
Minnie is a one-year-old Pomapoo from Runcorn, England, and has quite the reputation around the house as a sock eater. Minnie’s humans recently had a baby, so she has been learning how to be a big sister and is already a natural!
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, and that’s not a sentient ball of fluff you’re looking at, that’s Kiwi, a Pomapoo from Vilnius, Lithuania! Kiwi is a super-smart little puffball who loves to do tricks, learn new things, and go to new places. Just look at the eye contact Kiwi is giving the person behind the camera!
Have you ever seen a dog looking more blissful in the sunshine than this little Pomapoo? Meet Stitch from Kent, England, a sweet silver Pomapoo who is always by his humans’ side whether they’re at home on the couch, at a restaurant, on a hike, or traveling. Stitch is always game to go somewhere new, and loves meeting new people and dogs whenever he’s out on the town.
Pomapoo Basic Info
Pretty irresistible, aren’t they? Pomapoos really are some of the cutest designer mixed breeds, but you can’t decide to get a dog just because it’s cute. Here, we’re covering some of the technical and logistic details of owning a Pomapoo, and discussing just what it’s like having one of these sweet little dogs in your home.
Pomapoos are sweet, friendly dogs known for developing deep bonds with their humans. In many ways an ideal companion dog, Pomapoos enjoy sitting in laps, going for walks, and playing shadow to their people. Easily socialized if their dog owners introduce them to a wide variety of people and dogs from a young age, Pomapoos are often outgoing and adventurous as a result.
Highly intelligent, Pomapoos do well when given a “job” and enjoy following commands, playing games, and running errands with their humans. While Pomapoos can be great family dogs, their small stature can make them physically vulnerable, especially to small children. If you decide to bring a Pomapoo into a home with young kids, it’s a good idea to set clear boundaries with them to ensure they don’t accidentally hurt your new pup.
Pomapoos are exceptionally small dogs, and often weigh so little you can carry them in one hand. A Pomapoo full grown will typically be between 8–10 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 5–15 pounds.
Neither Pomeranians nor Toy Poodles are known for developing serious health issues, but as with all dog breeds, there are a few conditions to be aware of. Here are a few issues to look out for if you own a Pomapoo:
- Luxating patellas
- Eye problems (e.g. cataracts, distichiasis)
- Collapsed trachea and reverse sneezing
- Cushing’s disease
- Addison’s disease
- Hair loss
Where To Find Pomapoo Puppies
If you’re interested in bringing a Pomapoo into your home, the best place to start your search is by visiting your local animal shelter. Because Pomapoos are mixed-breed dogs, it’s not a good idea to buy them from breeders, since many are backyard breeders or puppy mills not following proper health or wellness protocols for their puppies or parent dogs.
There are tons of Poodle mixes—including Pomapoos—available for adoption around the U.S., and if you can’t find one at your local shelter, you’re sure to find one on Petfinder or through a breed-specific rescue. Here are a few rescues specializing in Pomeranians, Poodles, and mixes of these breeds.
- American Pomeranian Club
- Displaced Pets Rescue
- IDOG Rescue
- Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation
- Recycled Pomeranians
- Second Chance Poms
Do you have more questions about the Pomeranian Poodle mix, AKA the Pomapoo? We’ve gathered some of the internet’s most pressing questions about Pomapoos and are answering everything here.
Do Pomapoos shed?
Yes, usually. Pomeranians are seasonal shedders that blow their coats twice a year and shed moderately year-round. Because of their double coat which features a thick undercoat and silky guard hairs, they need regular grooming to remove stuck fur and matting.
Toy Poodles are low shedders, often dropping almost no fur at all if properly groomed. While some Pomapoos will inherit this low-shedding fur type, many will still shed at least a little.
Are Pomapoos hypoallergenic?
No. Pomeranians are not considered hypoallergenic or appropriate for people who need low-shedding dogs. While Poodles are often considered hypoallergenic because they shed very little, they can still trigger allergies in some people. Mixed dog breeds like the Pomapoo are not likely to be hypoallergenic, even if one of their parents is a Poodle.
How many minutes of exercise a day do Pomapoos need?
Pomapoos should receive around 30–40 minutes of moderate exercise daily. While walks are wonderful for engaging senses like sight, smell, and sound, they aren’t always an effective way to get your dog’s energy out. Time spent running in the yard, a game of fetch, or appropriate wrestling with another dog are all great ways to exercise your Pomapoo in addition to regular walks.
What two breeds make a Pomapoo?
Pomapoos are a mix of Pomeranians and Toy Poodles. In some cases, Pomapoos may be the result of mixing miniature Pomeranians with Toy Poodles, or standard Pomeranians with small Miniature Poodles.
What does a Pomapoo look like?
Pomapoos can vary in appearance, but they generally have a small to medium-sized body with a fluffy coat, often inheriting the Pomeranian’s fox-like face.
What is the temperament of a Pomapoo?
Pomapoos are known to be affectionate, intelligent, and lively dogs. They tend to be good with families, including children and other pets.
How big do Pomapoos get?
The size of a Pomapoo can vary depending on the size of the Poodle parent. On average, they range between 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) in height and weigh between 5 to 15 pounds (2 to 7 kg).
Are Pomapoos easy to train?
Pomapoos are generally intelligent and eager to please, making them trainable. Consistent and positive reinforcement methods work well with them.
Do Pomapoos have any common health issues?
Pomapoos may be prone to certain health conditions seen in both Pomeranians and Poodles, such as dental problems, luxating patella, and eye issues. Regular veterinary check-ups are important.
How long do Pomapoos live?
On average, Pomapoos have a lifespan of around 12 to 16 years. Providing them with proper care, a balanced diet, and regular exercise can contribute to their longevity.
What is the best dog food for a Pomapoo?
Pomapoos have many of the same dietary needs as Pomeranians and will do well on the same foods. Three of our top picks for Pomapoos include:
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