Pomapoo are a cross between a Pomeranian and a Poodle.
The mixed breed encompasses elements of both parent breeds to create a small, companion-sized dog breed.
The Pomapoo is an uncommon designer dog breed when you consider the popularity of mixes such as the Cavapoo and the Cockapoo.
The Pomapoo mix can have a hypoallergenic coat like their Poodle parent, although there’s no guarantee that they won’t shed a little bit.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the Pomapoo cross breed, including Pomapoo size, Pomapoo appearance, Pomapoo temperament and Pomapoo exercise.
We spoke to Ziggy (@ziggy.the.pomapoo), Chester (@pomapoochester) and Teddy (@mrteddy_pomapoo) to learn more about the Pomapoo.
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What is a Pomapoo?
The Pomapoo is a cross between a Pomeranian and a toy Poodle. The result is a small dog that is affectionate, intelligent and somewhat hypoallergenic.
They’re a relatively rare cross breed that can usually be found in rescue shelters needing a forever home. Unlike some other Poodle mixes, it’s not common that you’d find a breeder of this particular cross.
Pomapoo can go by a variety of other names that include Pooranian, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom, Pomapoo, Pomadoodle, Pomeranianpoo, Pomeraniandoodle, Pomeroodle and Poopom. However, this cross breed is usually referred to as the Pomapoo.
While the American Kennel Club recognize the Pomeranian and Poodles as purebred dogs, the organization hasn’t granted the Pomapoo breed status.
Having said that, the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and the International Designer Canine Registr have all granted the Pomapoo status.
What size is your Pomapoo?
The Pomapoo is a small dog that can make an excellent companion-sized pet. This Poodle cross breed usually range from eight to nine inches as well as five to 14 pounds in weight.
We asked Teddy to give us an insight into his size:
Teddy is eight months old and he’s about five kilograms. Teddy is 12 inches tall and he isn’t expected to grow much bigger.
Emma described the size of her Pomapoo, Ziggy.
Ziggy is currently tiny! He’s only 9 weeks but he’s a quarter of the size of our two cats. He will stay pretty small as his dad is a Pomeranian and his mum a Miniature Poodle.
How would you describe the appearance of your Pomapoo?
The Pomapoo is a small dog that is compact in size with a medium-length coat. Their coat texture and type can vary depending on whether they take after their Pomeranian or Poodle parent. They can have a curly, straight or wavy coat ranging in a spectrum of colors. These include brown, black, red, fawn, sable and white. The Pomapoo will usually have brown eyes with a black nose.
Jasmine offered a description of her Pomapoo called Chester.
Chester has black and fluffy fur. He is tall with long legs and has a similar build to a Poodle or Doodle.
How would you describe the temperament of Pomapoo?
Pomapoo are usually affectionate and friendly dogs that like to be around their pet parents. This Pomeranian mix is usually quite intelligent given the influence of the Poodle genes. While these dogs are usually friendly, it’s a good to idea to socialize your Pomapoo from a young age. The Pomeranian can be shy around strangers so you want to ensure the Pomapoo doesn’t develop a reserved personality.
Emma explained that Ziggy is a loving dog that likes to be around his fellow family members.
He’s very very snuggly and loves to play and learn. But like any puppy, he has his wild moments where he just wants to chew my hands and chase my feet!
Do Pomapoos suffer from separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is a chronic canine disorder that can affect any dog irrespective of breed or mix. It’s usually occurs when the owners leave their dog at home alone. The symptoms include incessant barking, howling or whining, destructive chewing or digging, or in some extreme cases, defecating or urinating.
Emma reckons the early signs suggest Ziggy doesn’t struggle with separation anxiety.
I can’t say for sure just yet as I’m not back at work yet. But he’s been happy to sleep in his crate next to our bed from the first night and also will stay downstairs if I’m doing some chores around the house.
Do Pomapoos make great family pets?
Pomapoo are energetic, friendly, outgoing and playful. As a result, they could be a good fit for a family looking to add a four-legged companion to their pack.
Emma revealed how her Pomapoo, Ziggy, loves to interact with her four-year old daughter.
Ziggy is a great addition to our family. Our daughter is four and loves his cuddly and playful ways. He has been very loyal and loving since day one.
Are Pomapoo easy to train?
The Poodle is the second most-intelligent breed in the world, just behind the Border Collie but ahead of other breeds such as the German Shepherd and the Labrador. Although not as intelligent as Poodles, Pomeranians can be smart dogs but sometimes display a stubborn streak. The Pomapoo could inherit the high IQ of the Poodle.
Teddy, for example, is extremely intelligent.
He is very smart, picks up learning tricks very easily such as sit, down, roll over, wait and paw.
How much exercise do Pomapoos need?
Pomapoo are likely to be active dogs given both Pomeranians and Poodles are relatively energetic. The Poodle is a particularly active dog breed that requires a lot of mental and physical stimulation. The Pomapoo is a small cross breed so you don’t want to overexercise this mix. Wag Walking suggest that around 40 minutes of exercise a day or six miles a week should be sufficient for a Pomapoo.
Do Pomapoos get along with other dogs?
It’s a good idea to socialize your puppy from a young age by bringing it to socialization classes. This is the same of a Pomapoo. By doing so, you can help to develop their social skills and improve interactions with other canines.
We asked Jasmine about Chester’s reaction to meeting other dogs.
They are quite social and enjoy spending time with humans and playing with other dogs.
Similarly, Teddy is a friendly Pomapoo that likes to be around people and dogs.
Teddy is very sociable, he loves to be around dogs and people. He is very playful and never runs out of energy around other dogs.
Do Pomapoo bark a lot?
Pomeranians and Poodles are sometimes stigmatized as “yappy dogs”.
Teddy’s owner admitted that this cute Pomapoo has developed a tendency to bark as he reaches adulthood.
Over the past couple of months, he’s developed a fondness of barking. He barks mostly when he wants something, i.e when he sees another dog he wants to play with, when getting treats out of bags etc!
Can Pomapoos be aggressive?
If you’re worried your dog is being aggressive, you should speak to a professional and qualified dog trainer to help with the issue. While there’s scope for any poorly socialized dog to be aggressive, there’s no reason to believe Pomapoos will be prone to aggression more than any other type of canine.
For example, Teddy is a friendly and outgoing dog that hasn’t shown any aggression.
He is not aggressive at all. Very very playful with both dogs and people. Barking can be off-putting as sometime comes across as aggressive but he’s never shown aggression
Are Pomapoos hypoallergenic?
A hypoallergenic dog is one that is less likely to trigger a person’s allergies. The American Kennel Club write that there’s no such thing as a 100 per cent hypoallergenic dog breed. The Poodle is one example of a dog breed that the AKC list as hypoallergenic. Therefore, there’s a good chance a Pomapoo will be hypoallergenic breed but there’s no guarantee.
We asked Jasmine about Chester and whether she believes he has a hypoallergenic coat.
They are generally non-shedding and good for people with allergies.
We put the same question to Emma with regards to her Pomapoo, Ziggy.
As his mum is a Poodle, I believe he is. Considering how fluffy he is, Ziggy never leaves any fur or fluff anywhere.
Do Pomapoos shed?
The Poodle is perhaps the most famous non-shedding dog breed. The Pomapoo can potentially inherit that trait from their Poodle parent. If so, you’ll find that your Pomapoo won’t leave a trail of hair everywhere they go. However, it’s worth remembering that the Pomeranian isn’t hypoallergenic and are moderate shedders.
Do Pomapoos need regular grooming?
If you decide to get a Pomapoo, you should be prepared to adopt a regular grooming schedule. It’s important to groom your Poodle mix to prevent their coat from becoming matted or tangled. By brushing your Pomapoo, you can get rid of dead hair or debris in their coat.
Jasmine has Chester professionally groomed every two months.
Chester gets groomed approximately every two months. A full groom generally costs $70-$90 CAD where we live.
Do Pomapoos have any health problems?
Although mixed breeds are usually seen as healthier than purebred dogs, there’s no guarantee that a Pomapoo won’t experience some health concerns. There are a number of potential health issues that dog owners will need to be aware of. These include:
• Patellar Luxation
• Addison’s Disease
• Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Jasmine suggested that Pomapoo owners be aware of potential knee issues.
Pomapoos are fairly healthy as they are a mixed breed and therefore not as prone to genetic diseases that pure bred dogs are. However, the Poodle and Pomeranian breeds both have a tendency to have trouble with their knees. Chester had a genetic knee condition called a luxating patella, which required surgery to correct.
Are Pomapoos fussy eaters?
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Emma explained that her Ziggy likes biscuits but has been picky with other food.
So he’s always been happy with his Royal Canin biscuits. I thought I would mix up his meals with some Lily’s Kitchen wet food and he loved it the first few days but suddenly stopped eating it. I’ve since tried some raw food and others brand and he’s turned his nose up too. So we’re sticking to the biscuits for now!
The price of a Pomapoo can vary. As we mentioned at the start of this article, this is a cross breed that you’ll usually find at a rescue shelter needing a forever home. If you do find a Pomapoo, you should ask to see the puppy’s parents, proof of health and vet checks, documentation relating to the parents, and ask lots of questions.
Are Pomapoos expensive?
There are more costs associated with owning a Pomapoo – or any dog – than purely purchasing your pup. These can range from pet food, pet insurance, grooming, trips to the vet and much more. As you’ll now know, Pomapoos require regular grooming, which can be quite expensive if you go to a professional groomer. You can check out the best pet insurance options in the USA and the UK.
Would you recommend Pomapoos to first-time owners?
If you’re thinking about getting a Pomapoo but you’ve never owned a dog before, you’re probably wondering whether they’re a suitable breed for a novice owner.
Teddy’s parents explained why they consider the Pomapoo as a great breed for first-time owners.
I would definitely recommend as a first dog, he was very easy to train (for toileting etc) and is a very sociable dog to have around people and other dogs!
Jasmine, as a first-time owner, can certainly endorse the Pomapoo.
They are friendly and easy to train dogs. I’m a first-time dog owner myself.
Pomapoo to follow on Instagram
In our experience, the best way to learn about a dog breed or mixed breed is to speak to owners on social media. Usually pet parents are more than happy to share information about their canine if you politely ask to learn more on Instagram. Here are some Pomapoo accounts to check out on Instagram.
• Ziggy (@ziggy.the.pomapoo)
• Chester (@pomapoochester)
• Teddy (@mrteddy_pomapoo)
What are the pros and cons of Pomapoos?
Emma/Ziggy: They’re smart, eager to learn and playful. He loves cuddling up with us and settled into routine really quickly.
Jasmine/Chester: The pros are that they are social, affectionate, eager to please, smart, and trainable. They are great companion dogs that can be athletic enough to participate in dog sports and outdoor adventures depending on their size.
Teddy: Fur doesn’t shed and doesn’t smell, good size for apartments, sociable and loving character with dogs, people and kids and excellent agility and lots of energy
Emma/Ziggy: I honestly can’t think of any cons at the moment – other than having to step very very carefully as he is always following me and very small.
Jasmine/Chester: A con is that the breed is not very common and therefore the breeding results can be variable. For example, Chester is 18 lbs and we know of other Pomapoos who are about 8 lbs.
Teddy: The barking can be quite excessive as a puppy. Hoping he will grow out of it with training/age/neutering.
We’ve reached the end of our feature on the Pomapoo cross breed.
They’re a mix between a Poodle and a Pomeranian that are most commonly referred to as a Pomapoo but the cross breed can go by some other names.
Pomapoo are affectionate, friendly and playful dogs that can make an excellent choice for family pets.
As a Poodle cross, there’s a good chance that a Pomapoo won’t be big shedders and can be hypoallergenic.