Pomeranians are a Spitz breed of dog.
They’re members of the American Kennel Club’s toy group.
However, these little characters originated in northern Germany and Poland.
Although Pomeranians are a popular dog breed, you’ll often encounter Pom mixes.
For example, the Pomsky is a common Pomeranian mix.
These striking dogs are the result of breeding between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the common Pomeranian mix dogs.
Before we take a closer look at Pom mixes, let’s first learn more about the Pomeranian breed.
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What is a Pomeranian?
The Pomeranian is a Spitz breed that are thought to be related to dogs historically found in the Arctic.
However, the breed was developed in the Pomerania region of northern Poland and Germany along the Baltic Sea.
Yet it’s a British monarch who has been credited with having a big influence on the northern breed.
Queen Victoria was enamored with these dogs. The second-longest serving monarch in England’s history has been credited with breeding down Pomeranians to the size that we’re familiar with today.
Pomeranians are the 23rd most popular dogs in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.
How big do Pomeranians gets?
Pomeranians are a toy breed so they don’t grow to be larger than six or seven inches. These little dogs can weigh between three and seven pounds.
What do Pomeranians look like?
They’ve got what the AKC describe as a “foxy face” with a “glorious coat”.
Poms should have a pointed muzzle like other Spitz breeds.
The most common shade is orange or red but the other colors include: white, black, brown, cream, blue, sable, black and tan, brown and tan, spotted, brindle, and parti.
The AKC write in their breed standard: all colors, patterns, and variations there-of are allowed and must be judged on an equal basis.
Pomeranians are companion dogs that like to be in the company of humans, especially the owner that they’re bonded with.
They’re often described as affectionate and loyal dogs. Poms tend to be quite social with other people and dogs.
While their size means they won’t act as a deterrent for intruders, these alert dogs make great watchdogs.
Although Pomeranians are smart dogs, they can have a stubborn streak like other breeds of northern descent.
They’ve got a reputation for being dogs that bark a lot – but it depends on each individual canine.
Like a lot of companion dogs, they are prone to suffering from separation anxiety.
If you’ve heard of a Pomeranian mix, most likely it will be the Pomsky.
This is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. Often described as a “designer dog”, they’re usually playful, intelligent, family-orientated and energetic. However, given both of their parents are Spitz breeds, they can be quite independent and stubborn.
Although it’s difficult to predict the size of a Pomsky, they’ll usually be small-to-medium sized dogs that weigh between 20 and 30 pounds and can grow to 20 inches tall.
Pomskies are a striking mix breed that will usually have a combination of two colors. These can include fawn, brown, cream, white, gray, black and more. Their eye colors can be brown, blue, hazel or amber. They can have bi-eyes.
The Pomchi is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Pomeranian. This mix has a number of different names: Chi-Pom, Pomachi, Chiapom, Chiranian.
If you are to believe the stereotypes of both breeds, these “designer dogs” are vocal little customers.
Given both the Chihuahua and Pomeranian are designer dogs, a Pomchi will relish the company of their family. They’ll have a curious outlook on life as well as lots of energy.
They’ll usually grow to a height between 6 and 10 inches and they can weigh between 5 and 12 pounds. Given their delicate size, they may not be a good fit for a family with small children who are too young to understand how to treat a toy dog.
The coat colors of a Pomchi can range from red, fawn, cream, gray, brown and sable. Their eye colors aren’t quite as striking as the Pomsky: brown and amber.
Not to be confused with a Dalmatian, a Dameranian is a cross between a Dachshund and a Pomeranian. Other names for this “designer dog” include Pomaweenie, Pom-Dach and Pom Weenie.
Again, you can expect a Dameranian to be close to their family given both the Dachshund and Pomeranian are companion dogs. They’re a friendly breed but are prone to suffering from separation anxiety. If you work long hours or aren’t home a lot, this may not be the mixed dog for you.
Like the Pomchi, the Dameranian is another combination of two dogs that have a reputation for being quite vocal.
A Dameranian will usually grow to between 5 and 9 inches and weigh between 15 and 20 pounds. With brown eyes and a black snout, they’ll usually have a coat color with red, cream, black, gray, fawn, bridle, sable or blue.
Another Pomeranian mix that is relatively common is the Maltipom. They can also be called Malti-Pom, Pomanese, and Pomamees.
This is dog that is the result of breeding between a Maltese and Pomeranian. The former has a reputation for being an excellent companion dog for first-time owners.
They’ll usually have a relatively gentle nature thanks the Maltese parent, but there’s no guarantee which characteristics they’ll inherit from each dog.
Maltipom are small dogs that stay pretty much within the range of Pomeranians: they can be 7 to 8 inches tall and weigh between 3 and 8 pounds.
Like the Dameranian, they’ve got brown eyes and a black note, while coat colors are usually a combination of white, cream, black, brown and fawn.
Next up we’ve got a Peek-A-Pom, which is a cross between a Pekingese and Pomeranian.
These mix dogs are usually very small and delicate so they’ll need to be handled with a lot of care. Therefore, they may not be a good fit for young families.
A Peek-A-Pom isn’t a very active dog and can struggle when left alone for long spells.
They can grow to be 7 to 11 inches tall and can weigh between 7 and 14 pounds.
If you’re looking for a hypoallergenic dog, the Pomapoo could be a good fit. The Pomapoo is a cross between a Pomeranian and a miniature Poodle.
Poodles are perhaps the most famous hypoallergenic dog breed. They’re less likely than most breeds to trigger an allergic reaction thanks to the low-shedding coat.
Breeders can usually predict whether a dog will be hypoallergenic around 8 to 12 weeks.
Pomapoo can be between 8 and 10 inches tall. They’ll weigh anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds.
A Yoranian is a cross between a Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier. They can also be called a Yorkie Pom.
These mix dogs make excellent companion pets given their small size.
They can become quickly attached to their owners and they do especially well with seniors who want a relatively low maintenance dog.
Yoranians will grow to between 6 and 10 inches in height and weigh between 3 and 7 pounds.
Other Pomeranian mixes
We’ve looked at some of the common Pomeranian cross breeds, but here are some others you may want to check out:
• Bichonaranian – Bichon Frise and Pomeranian mix
• Pomeagle – Beagle and Pomeranian mix
• Chineranian – Japanese Chin and Pomeranian mix
• Shiranian – Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mix
• Cockeranian – Cocker Spaniel and Pomeranian mix
• Jackaranian – Jack Russell and Pomeranain mix
• Poshie – Shetland Sheepdog and Pomeranian mix
• Pom-A-Pug – Pug and Pomeranain mix
Anything else to consider?
As designer dogs aren’t recognised by the AKC or the UKC, there’s a potential to be scammed.
Breeders aren’t held to a breed standard unlike purebred dogs.
However, some Pom mixes will have an association or club that has a code of ethics that it asks breeders to sign up to.
We don’t recommend buying a dog online, at a pet store or through a third-party dealer. You should ask to see a puppy with its mother.
You can also ask to see AKC or UKC documentation of the parents, as well as health and vet checks.
So there you have it, we’ve reached the end of our article on Pomeranian mixes.
As you can see, there are a lot of different combinations that create companion dogs.
If you want to learn more about a particular mix, we recommend contacting a dog owner on social media to get more information.