What is a Pomapoo Dog?
Pomeranian Poodle Mix
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Pomeranian Poodle Mix Breed History
Pomeranian Breed History:
The Pomeranian got its start in Pomerania, a part of northwestern Europe where it also got its name from. That area, which now is part of Poland and Germany, is the place where hundreds of years ago the Pomeranian was bred down from much bigger, powerful Arctic sled dogs.
It was Queen Victoria who almost singlehandedly assured the popularity of this breed, which she loved and adored. She discovered them while visiting Florence, Italy and returned with them in tow. She is also credited for having the size of the breed bred down from around 30 pounds to their present-day toy stature.
Other famous Pomeranian owners include Marie Antoinette and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Poodle Breed History:
While commonly associated with the French, the Poodle actually originated as a duck hunter in Germany over 400 years ago. In German, “pudelin” refers to the splashing in water that the dogs would do to retrieve waterfowl. The Poodle’s curly, weatherproof coat as well as its natural swimming ability and high intelligence made it an excellent retriever.
Eventually, Poodles made their way from the lake to the life of luxury as they were the breed of choice by French nobles, and eventually royalty across all of Europe. To this day, the Poodle is still the national dog of France. The entertainment industry then caught on to the Poodle’s showy looks, intelligence, and ease of trainability and gave them a prominent role in circus acts across the world.
While the Poodle started out as the “standard” variety, eventually the miniature and toy variations were bred. The Toy Poodle started in the United States in the early 20th century to be a city-dwelling companion dog. Due to the many positive personality traits and its hypoallergenic coat, Poodles are now commonly bred with a wide variety of other breeds to produce the “designer” hybrid dogs known and loved by many as “doodles.”
Pomapoo Breed History:
Like many of its Doodle counterparts, the origins of the Pomapoo dog breed are unclear. They were likely first bred around 20 years ago, but no one breeder has been credited for their creation.
Pomeranian Poodle Mix Appearance & Grooming
How Big Do Pomapoos Get?
A Pomapoo’s size is determined mostly by whether its Poodle parent was a standard, miniature, or toy. On top of that, the gender of the puppy and the genetics of the parents play important factors as well.
With that in mind, a Toy Pomapoo will typically weigh between 5-15 pounds and have a height of 8-9 inches. A Miniature Pomapoo will weigh in at around 10-20 pounds and stand roughly 9-10 inches tall. Pomapoos are rarely, if ever, bred from Standard Poodles.
Pomapoo Dog Coat & Grooming:
The coat of a Pomeranian Poodle Mix can be a single color or a mix of two or more colors, with the most popular being cream. Their fur can range anywhere from straight, like the Pomeranian to curly like the Poodle and usually is of medium length. How curly your dog’s fur is dictates how often they must be brushed.
A minimum of brushing once per week is required for Pomapoos, with the ideal frequency being every other day if not every day for more curly-haired dogs.
Are Pomapoos Hypoallergenic?
Do Pomapoos Shed?
Due to the presence of the Poodle’s genes, Pomapoo puppies are sometimes promoted as being hypoallergenic and/or non-shedding. While this can be true, due to the unpredictability of genetics, there is no guarantee that any particular dog, or litter of dogs will be hypoallergenic. Some individuals’ allergies are more sensitive to certain breeds than other breeds, but there is no scientific evidence that shows that certain hybrid breeds are universally more or less hypoallergenic than others.
With that being said, as a rule of thumb, the larger the percentage of Poodle is in a dog’s heritage, the more likely they are to be hypoallergenic or non-shedding. So an F1BB Pomapoo (87.5% Poodle) is more likely to be hypoallergenic than an F1B Pomapoo (75% Poodle) which is more likely than an F1 or F2 Pomapoo (50% Poodle).
Pomeranian Poodle Mix Health & Wellness
Pomapoo Dog Lifespan:
A healthy and well-cared-for Pomapoo’s life expectancy is around 12-14 years.
Pomapoo Dog Common Health Concerns:
Pomapoos may be susceptible to the common health problems of both the Pomeranian and the Poodle. However, due to the genetic diversity from crossing these two breeds, the result may be a lower chance of developing these inherited health concerns.
Some of the more common genetic disorders to be on the lookout for in a Poodle Pomeranian Mix include Patellar Luxation, Epilepsy, Addison’s Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Cataracts, and Collapsed Trachea.
Due to the cost of treating these common health concerns, we highly encourage all dog owners invest in pet insurance. We recommend getting a free online quote from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.
Pomeranian Poodle Mix Temperament & Personality
Pomapoo Dog Behavioral Traits:
Pomapoos are delightful little dogs that make excellent companions, especially for those living in apartments or small houses. They’re rarely aggressive and are good with both children and other pets. However, early socialization is key because some Pomapoos can be reserved around strangers at first.
They aren’t high maintenance as far as exercise requirements, but they do require lots of human companionship. Otherwise you risk them becoming mischievous and digging or chewing for mental stimulation and attention.
Pomapoo Dog Activity Requirements:
A great choice for apartment dwellers, Pomapoos don’t require a ton of exercise. A short walk of about 15-20 minutes each day will be plenty. As long as they have lots of quality time with their family, they are happy whether that’s playing outside or snuggling on the couch.