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.
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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).
|Origin||Northern Poland & Eastern Germany||Began as a German water dog ("Pudel hund" or "Puddle dog")|
|Descendant of the German Spitz||Standardized in France (became national breed)|
|Toy breed developed in England, 18th Century|
|WW II military working dog|
|Star Quality||Apartment Size||Considered to be the 2nd most intelligent dog breed|
|Easy to housebreak|
|Excels in dog sports & agility training|
|Description||Toy Breed||Variety of sizes|
|Top 20 Breed in U.S.||Moisture proof coat that promotes swimming|
|Compact/sturdy||hypoallergenic due to low shedding|
|Double fur coat||Single layer coat with dense curly fur that is high maintenance unless regularly clipped|
|Top coat long/straight/wiry||Multiple coat clipping styles|
|Under coat soft/thick/short|
|Average Weight||3-7 lbs.||*|
|Height||7-12 in.||Standard: 15+ in.|
|Miniature: 11-15 in./Toy: 11- in.|
|Life Span||12-16 years||Standard: 12 year average|
|Miniature: 14 average|
|Toy: 14+ average|
|Coloring||white/brown/black||Solids and varieties of|
|multi-color and varieties||white/black/apricot/gray|
|Personality Strengths||Friendly/playful/entertaining||Good natured/highly intelligent|
|Bonding/protective/intelligent/assertive/aware of surroundings||Energetic|
|Personality Weaknesses||Craves center of attention||Needs frequent exercise|
|Prone to barking||Easily bored, mischievous|
|Unreliable with small children|
|Health||Few Negative Health Predispositions||Prone to ear infections due to hair growth in ears|
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeranian (As of 12-1-13, 2:21 p.m. CST).
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle (As of 12-1-13, 2:24 p.m. CST).
- http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pomapoo.htm (As of 12-1-13, 4:52 p.m. CST).