Category Archives: Pomeranian Mix Breeds

Examining the Yorkie Pomeranian Mix

Though a puppy resulting from the mix of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian inherits genetics from each parent (and their own bloodlines), the likelihood of gaining certain attributes increases when both breeds are prone to similar characteristics. As you peruse the comparison chart at the bottom of this article, note any similarities, as well as their differences, for use in making your own predictions.

Nicknames for the Yorkie Pomeranian Mix

The Yorkie Pomeranian Mix is considered a designer dog breed. It has several common nicknames: “Yorkie Pom”, “Porkies”, “PomYorkie”, “Yoranian”. Here is our list of other Pomeranian mixes.

As with other breed mixes, each individual puppy is born with the characteristics of the most dominant genes from each parent. A hybrid, such as a Porkie, differs from a mutt in that their lineage is known, whereas a mutt has unknown lineage. Nevertheless, there are those who contest that hybrid breeding results in healthier genetic mix—and others that disagree as they continue to protect their lines of longstanding lineage.

Some of the interesting idiosyncrasies that can result with the mixing of a Yorkie and a Pom might be one who is a picky eater while shedding profusely, but can still smile about it (due to their animated charisma)!

The average size for a Porkie is around six pounds.   Their coats might be of the double or single variety. If they have the double coat, grooming needs to be a daily occurrence, if their coat is wiry, then weekly brushing is acceptable. Their coat coloring varies between black to black and tan, or a reddish brown to light fur blend. They also enjoy relatively good health and live from eleven to sixteen years or longer.

As you can see, fur types, facial features, personality traits, size, etc. all get thrown into one big melting pot from which there are so many adorable possibilities that come from it, the creative options are endless. Yet, though appearance and temperaments may vary, the value of their company and the presence they add within a household remains consistent and true.

No matter which dog you own, they most certainly add interest to our lives.

Official Recognition of the Yorkie Pomeranian Mix

The Yorkshire Terrier is recognized by the ACHC (American canine Hybrid Club), DDKC (Designers Dogs Kennel Club), ICDR (International Canine Designer Registry), DBR (Designer Breed Registry), DRA (Dog Registry of America).

Yorkshire Terrier
OriginNorthern Poland & Eastern GermanyYorkshire, England (19th Centurty)
Descendant of the German SpitzBred to catch rats in clothing mills/rat baiting
Star QualityApartment SizeHypoallergenic coat
Light shedding
DescriptionToy BreedTerrier
Top 20 Breed in U.S.Toy or campanion breed
Compact/sturdyGlossy/straight hair that is silky, long and fine
Double fur coatBorn with markings that fade in a few months: black, with tan spots around eyes, legs, feet, toes, muzzle, under tail and inside ears, as well as occasionally white stars
Top coat long/straight/wiryRegal appearance
Under coat soft/thick/short
Plumed Tail
Average Weight3-7 lbs.Approx. 7 lbs.
Height7-12 in.*
Life Span12-16 years13-16 years
Coloringwhite/brown/blackBlue/tan; Blue/gold
multi-color and varietiesBlack/tan; Black/gold
Personality StrengthsFriendly/playful/entertainingGood watchdogs, protective
Bonding/protective/intelligent/assertive/aware of surroundingsIntelligent, Easy to train
ExtrovertedCurious, loves attention
Personality WeaknessesCraves center of attentionNeeds to be kept busy
Prone to barkingCan be yappy
Stubborn/temperamentalHighly active, needs
Unreliable with small childrenA lot of stimulation
Aggressive/dominantNot good with children under 8
HealthFew Negative Health PredispositionsHigh maintenance coat
Delicate digestive system
Prone to cataracts, bronchitis


Pomapoo – Pomeranian Poodle Mix

Each Pomeranian Poodle mix puppy receives inherent characteristics from each parent and their own sets of bloodlines. Though instinct tempts us to jump into the exciting aspect of this analogy, namely, exploring the scientific results behind breeding a Pomeranian to a Poodle, the wisest approach begins by examining the two individual breeds that make up the Pomeranian Poodle.

Please see our exhaustive comparison table below.

Nicknames for Pomeranian Poodle Mixes

This creative breed mix earns the nicknames: Pooranian, Poopom, Pomapoo.

Pomapoos can weigh anywhere from three to fourteen pounds and stand eight to twelve inches tall. They are labeled designer dogs, yet their description covers a wide range of physical and mental variety.

Their coats might be straight, wavy, or curly—their coloring—brown, black or white, (brown is the most common). Along with the hypo-allergenic coat of the Poodle, Pomapoos are considered ideal for people with fur allergies. Though they shed, it is much less than the average daily hair loss of most dogs.

Other outward variations might include the shape of the muzzle or the head—a long muzzle or a head that resembles the shape of a wedge—tails might ride high on their rump with a curl, or resemble the straight tail of the Poodle.

Though variances occur in the mixture of these two breeds, a few generalities can still be made. Pomapoos are not considered to be good watchdogs. They do not need a lot of living space or exercise, and their instincts are highly developed. All in all, Pomapoos mix the best of both worlds into an efficient, yet adorable, package: intelligence, good nature, ideal size for a compact environment, and relatively few health complications. They are an increasingly popular hybrid from the two of the most popular breeds.

Official Pomapoo Breed Recognition

The Pomapoo is currently recognized by: ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), DDKC (Designers Dogs Kennel Club), and the ICDR (International Canine Designer Registry).

OriginNorthern Poland & Eastern GermanyBegan as a German water dog ("Pudel hund" or "Puddle dog")
Descendant of the German SpitzStandardized in France (became national breed)
Toy breed developed in England, 18th Century
WW II military working dog
Star QualityApartment SizeConsidered to be the 2nd most intelligent dog breed
Easy to housebreak
Excels in dog sports & agility training
DescriptionToy BreedVariety of sizes
Top 20 Breed in U.S.Moisture proof coat that promotes swimming
Compact/sturdyhypoallergenic due to low shedding
Double fur coatSingle layer coat with dense curly fur that is high maintenance unless regularly clipped
Top coat long/straight/wiryMultiple coat clipping styles
Under coat soft/thick/short
Plumed Tail
Average Weight3-7 lbs.*
Height7-12 in.Standard: 15+ in.
Miniature: 11-15 in./Toy: 11- in.
Life Span12-16 yearsStandard: 12 year average
Miniature: 14 average
Toy: 14+ average
Coloringwhite/brown/blackSolids and varieties of
multi-color and varietieswhite/black/apricot/gray
Personality StrengthsFriendly/playful/entertainingGood natured/highly intelligent
Bonding/protective/intelligent/assertive/aware of surroundingsEnergetic
Personality WeaknessesCraves center of attentionNeeds frequent exercise
Prone to barkingEasily bored, mischievous
Unreliable with small children
HealthFew Negative Health PredispositionsProne to ear infections due to hair growth in ears


Pomchi – The Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix

No, this mix isn’t a new drink to be poured over ice or a catchy lingo for a chaotic bag of jellybeans. It’s a mixture resulting from two different dog breeds: one a Pomeranian and the other a Chihuahua—resulting in puppies that derive a genetic percentage from each parent, and their own bloodlines.

Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix Nicknames

Nicknames that highlight this designer dog breed are: Pomchi, Chi-Pom, Chiranian, Pomahuahua. If you know if any additional nicknames, please drop us an email to let us know. Here is our list of other Pomeranian mixes.

History and Origins of the Pomchi

This Pomeranian-Chihuahua hybrid originated in the United States of America, yet is a relatively new variety of Pomeranian mix. Its weighs anywhere from five to seven pounds and measures five to nine inches tall with a twelve to eighteen year lifespan. They come in a variety of colors: black, sable, blue merle, brown. Its coat may be a single or double coat, and long or short in length.

Some of the more consistent characteristics of Pomchis are their short, pointed muzzles, their intelligence and ease in social situations. Initially, though you might experience confusion in the pinpointing of the two breeds of parentage, one look into the distinct eyes of a Chihuahua should give you one half of a clue. In addition, if you are looking for a lap dog with some of the sweetest facial expressions, Pomchis most certainly have them.

Though supervision is always advisable, Pomchis socialize well with most children, especially older ones. They enjoy performing complicated tricks, and spend their happiest moments in the limelight, demonstrating intelligence and perky wit that leaves owners scratching their head at the Pomchi’s struggle with housetraining.

Yet, as is typical of many animals, a patient approach, with firm, kind discipline, is the one that produces the best results. Also, words of caution, but absolute necessities for every successful Pomchi-owner relationship: disciplinary consistency. Pomchis are especially susceptible to absorption of their owner’s emotions.        

The organizations that currently recognize the Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix are the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), the DDKC (Designers Dogs Kennel Club), the ICDR (International Canine Designer Registry), and the DBR (Designer Breed Registry).

This table outlines the general information about each breed:

OriginNorthern Poland & Eastern GermanyNamed for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico
Descendant of the German SpitzPossible descendent of Techichi—Toltec civilization
Star QualityApartment SizeAware of surroundings
DescriptionToy BreedToy Breed
Top 20 Breed in U.S.Short or Long Coat
Compact /sturdyMay have “apple” or “deer” shaped head
Double fur coat,Only breed of dog to have “molleras” (soft spots) on heads
Top coat long /straight /wirydue to incomplete skull for fitting through birth canal.
Under coat soft /thick /short
Plumed Tail
Average Weight3-7 lbs.4-10 lbs.
Height7-12 in.6-10 in.
Life Span12-16 years15-20 years
ColoringWhite /brown /blackLarge variety of color
multi-color and varietiessplashes, marks, solids:
white, black, tan, brown, chocolate, cream, fawn, red
Personality StrengthsFriendly /playful /entertainingLoyal
Bonding /protective /intelligent Assertive /aware of surroundingsUltra-aware of their surroundings
Personality WeaknessesCraves center of attentionTemperament of owner
Prone to barkingaffects them
Stubborn /temperamentalCan be overprotective
Unreliable with small childrenLess tolerant of cold
Aggressive /dominantNot good with small children
Needs a calm environment
Do not always get along with other breeds of dogs
Prone to neurological disorders
HealthFew Negative Health PredispositionsEpilepsy /seizures
Trembles /shivers
When stressed /excited /cold



Beware of Ads for Free Pomeranian Puppies

The price of a Pomeranian puppy can be more than many families can reasonably afford and leads some to search for free Pomeranian puppies on the internet or in their local papers.

Persons seeking free puppies need to understand that they are really searching for a needle in a haystack when they go this route. Think about this logically.  Why would an individual who just paid several hundred dollars or even more than a $1,000 for a brand new purebred Pomeranian puppy turn around a couple weeks or months later and offer to give them up for free?  And if you think you are going to luck into a free teacup Pomeranian puppy then you need to reassess your expectations.

I am not saying it has never happened or that you will never find a free Pomeranian puppy, but the odds of doing so have to be incredibly low.

Again, I do not want to speak in absolutes because there are several situations where you could luck into a free Pomeranian puppy.

However, what is more likely the case is that any ad listing free Pomeranian puppies to a good home are really offering you the opportunity to take home a mutt.  The Pomeranian owned by the person posting the ad was probably impregnated by another breed.  Now they have a litter of mutts on their hands and need some folks to take these free puppies.

Now, if you are simply looking for a free adult Pomeranian dog then you should have considerably better success.  Obviously, over the course of a dog’s life, many things can happen that may result in an owner willing to part with their Pomeranian for free.

There may have been a job loss and they need to relocate to a place that doesn’t allow pets.  Maybe the owner died and a family member in charge of the estate needs to find an immediate owner.  The scenarios are endless.

The best place to find free Pomeranian puppies is by contacting a Pomeranian rescue organization and saving a dog.  Now, these dogs are not technically “free” because you are required to pay some fees and costs associated with the rescue and rehabilitation of the dog, but it is pretty darn close to free.  Adopting a Pomeranian, or any dog for that matter, is infinitely more rewarding and fulfilling than purchasing a new puppy from a puppy mill.

Here is a list of some Pomeranian rescue organizations.

Pomeranian Mix: List of Different Types of Designer Breeds

A Pomeranian mix is a generic description for any mixed breed pairing between the Pomeranian and another dog breed.  We have put together a list of different Pomeranian mixes below.

The Pomeranian is an incredibly popular dog throughout America and Europe and as you would expect the Pomeranian mix is similarly popular. This is partly attributable to its multi-dimensional appearance and fascinating array of colors of this breed.

Pomeranians were originally much larger than they are today weighing in at around thirty pounds and primarily white in color.  During the latter part of the 1800s, thanks to British royalty, they exploded in popularity and the Royal Family commenced a breeding program designed to miniaturize the breed.  Pretty unreal to see a dog breed shrink from an average of thirty pounds down to as little as two pounds today with the breeding of teacup Pomeranians.

The introduction of these various smaller breeds is what introduced the assortment of color offerings we enjoy today. And there are almost as many colors as the human mind can imagine or conjure up.  Here is an introduction to Pomeranian coat colors.



Here are some of the most common Pomeranian mix breed pairings:

Pomeranian American Eskimo Mix
Pomeranian Beagle Mix
Pomeranian Bichon Frise Mix
Pomeranian Boston Terrier Mix
Pomeranian Brussels Griffon Mix
Pomeranian Bulldog Mix
Pomeranian Cairn Terrier Mix
Pomeranian Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix
Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix (Pomchi)
Pomeranian Chinese Crested Mix
Pomeranian Chow Mix
Pomeranian Cocker Spaniel Mix
Pomeranian Corgie Mix
Pomeranian Coton de Teluar Mix
Pomeranian Dachshund Mix
Pomeranian Fox Terrier Mix
Pomeranian German Shepherd Mix
Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix
Pomeranian Havanese Mix
Pomeranian Husky Mix
Pomeranian Jack Russell Terrier Mix
Pomeranian Labrador Mix
Pomeranian Lhasa Apso Mix
Pomeranian Maltese Mix
Pomeranian Miniature Pinscher Mix
Pomeranian Papillon Mix
Pomeranian Pekingese Mix
Pomeranian Pitbull Mix
Pomeranian Poodle Mix (Pomapoo)
Pomeranian Pug Mix
Pomeranian Rat Terrier Mix
Pomeranian Shetland Sheepdog Mix
Pomeranian Shiba Inu Mix
Pomeranian Shih Tzu Mix
Pomeranian Silky Terrier Mix
Pomeranian Yorkshire Terrier Mix