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  • Activity Level: moderate
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  • Shedding Level: low
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  • Grooming Level: high
  • Trainability: high
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  • Good for Novice Owners: high
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  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
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  • Prey Drive: moderate
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  • Watchdog: very alert
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
  • Registered?: other

Pomapoo Dog Breed Information





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Did You Know?

A Pomapoo is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Toy or Mini Poodle. These little dogs are smart and loving with playful, affectionate, and charming personalities.

As a developing breed, the Pomapoo may not be recognized by the American Kennel Club, but they are recognized by other dog registries. The American Canine Hybrid Club recognizes the Pomapoo.

A Pomapoo is a combination of two very cuddly and affectionate companion breeds, so it comes as no surprise that they are also cuddly, affectionate, and loving dogs that thrive on attention. As long as they have been properly socialized, they are social and friendly with children, other dogs, and other pets.

They will even tend to warm up to strangers once introduced, especially if it means getting more attention and affection. They do tend to alert bark, which can become a nuisance behavior if you do not train your dog to stop barking early on.

Pomapoos are highly adaptable dogs. They tend to do well in apartments as well as larger homes. Although they are fluffy, their small size means they may need to bundle up with some winter dog products to stay warm when out on walks when the temperatures drop. Because they bond so closely with their families, they do not like to spend long periods of time alone.

Although a mixed-breed dog can sometimes be healthier than a purebred dog, it’s not a guarantee and relies on good breeding practices. Potential health concerns to be aware of in a Pomapoo include patellar luxation, epilepsy, cataracts, and tracheal collapse.

Reputable breeders will screen their dogs to avoid passing preventable issues to puppies. So, make sure you are asking about the health and genetic history of both of the parents. You can also ask about any health tests or clearances that have been done.

A Pomapoo is an intelligent dog that picks up on things quickly, is eager to please, and thrives on praise and positive reward. They can be a little bit stubborn at times, but as long as training is kept consistent and positive, they tend to do well with owners of all experience levels.

Puppy training classes can still be a good idea even if you don’t necessarily need them for training. Some of the benefits of puppy training classes include strengthening your bond, reinforcing training, socialization, and more.

With a Poodle and a Pomeranian parent, it’s possible a Pomapoo could inherit the low-shedding Poodle coat or the more moderate-shedding Pom coat. Either way, a Pomapoo will require a lot of grooming just like their parent breeds. Daily brushing, bathing as needed, in addition to professional grooming every 4-6 weeks is recommended for this dog’s coat.

In addition to coat care, you will also need to take care of your Pomapoo’s nails, ears, and teeth. Nail trims once or twice a month are usually enough to keep them from growing too long. Weekly ear checks with careful cleanings as needed can help prevent ear infections.

As a small dog breed, the Pomapoo is more prone to developing dental diseases, which makes good dental care for dogs early and throughout their life even more important. Daily brushing with dog-friendly toothpaste or daily use of an enzyme toothpaste, in addition to cleanings at the vet, is ideal.

A Pomapoo may be energetic when they play and have bursts of higher energy, but they sit in a low to moderate range and will tire themselves out quickly. Daily walks plus some playtime are usually enough for this little dog. They will likely be up for more if you are because they love spending time with you. Just make sure they’re not overheating trying to keep up with you.

A fully-grown Pomapoo usually stands 8-10 inches tall and weighs 5-15 pounds.

Pomapoos generally live for 12-15 years on average.

Although Pomapoo is the most common, this hybrid breed is also sometimes called a Pompoo, Pooranian, or Pomerdoodle.