Pomapoo

Last updated: April 13, 2021
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Pomapoos like companionship and do not like being alone. They may do better in a home with other dogs.



Pomapoo Scientific Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Pomapoo Locations

Pomapoo Facts

Fun Fact
Pomapoos like companionship and do not like being alone. They may do better in a home with other dogs.
Diet
Omnivore

Pomapoo Physical Characteristics

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Bringing home a Pomapoo puppy is a lot like bringing home a new baby. They’ll require a lot of care, time, and attention.

Pomapoos are a hybrid dog breed that is a mix between a Pomeranian and a Toy Poodle. They are a small dog that only weighs up to 15 pounds, but often less. As a mixed breed, a Pomapoo’s personality may vary, but in general, they are very friendly and affectionate and can have a very spunky personality.

Pomapoos are generally easy to train and can make a good family dog for homes with older children. They may also be called a Pooranium, Pompoo, or Pomeroodles.

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Pros and Cons Owning a Pomapoo

Pros! Cons!
Affectionate: They have a very loving personality and enjoy cuddling with their family. Prone to separation anxiety: This mixed breed does not like being left alone and may develop separation anxiety or engage in destructive behaviors if alone for too long.
Intelligent: They are smart dogs who can be easy to train or to teach new things. High maintenance: A Pomapoo’s coat will often require professional grooming.
Moderate activity needs: They don’t have an extremely high activity requirement. Barking: Pooraniums bark more than some other breeds.
Pomapoo standing in the street

Many Pomapoos will require professional grooming to keep their coat looking its best. A Pomeroodle may have a straight coat, a curly coat, or something in between.

Pomapoo Size and Weight

Pomapoos are a small mixed dog breed. As a mix between a Toy Poodle and a Pomeranian, both the parents of a Pomapoo are small themselves. Full-grown Pomapoos are between 8 and 10 inches tall and weigh between 5 and 15 pounds.

Height (Male): 8 inches to 10 inches
Height (Female): 8 inches to 10 inches
Weight (Male): 5 pounds to 15 pounds
Weight (Female): 5 pounds to 15 pounds

Pomapoo Common Health Issues

Pomapoos are healthier than many purebreds, but there are still a few health concerns you’ll want to be on the lookout for with this breed.

Some Pomeranians can suffer from obesity if they are overfed. Obesity can lead to other issues, such as heart conditions or problems with the other organs.

Another somewhat common issue in small breed dogs like Pomapoos is a luxating patella. The kneecap on one or both knees slips out of place and can cause the dog pain. Surgery is sometimes required to correct this condition.

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Some Pomapoos may also develop cataracts. Cataracts are a cloudy spot that can vary in size. They can cause a loss of vision, but many dogs are still able to see light and dark. In some cases, surgery may be required to treat cataracts.

To recap, a few health concerns for Pomapoos include:

  • Obesity
  • Luxating patella
  • Cataracts

Pomapoo Temperament and Behavior

While Pomapoos may be a very small dog, they are known to have a big personality. They can be very outgoing and friendly, especially with those they trust. Some Pomeroodles exhibit more reserved behaviors around strangers, like their Pomeranian parent.

Pomapoos are intelligent and relatively easy to train. Their traits can make them a good pet for individuals or families with older children. This breed does not like being left alone, so they are best suited for families where someone will be home most of the day. They also often like having another dog as a companion.

How to Take Care of a Pomapoo

Since Pomapoos are a unique breed, they will require unique care. Keep a Pomapoo’s temperament, health needs, dietary needs, and activity needs in mind as you prepare to care for your dog.

Food and Diet

Pomapoos are a small dog and should be fed small-breed dog food. Feed your pup between two and three small meals each day to prevent them from overeating and gaining too much weight, since this breed can become overweight if they eat too much.

Check with your veterinarian for specific recommendations about the appropriate amount of food for your Pooranium based on their age, weight, activity level, and any health concerns. Also, keep in mind that puppies should eat between 3 and 4 smaller meals throughout the day since they have a smaller stomach than a full-grown dog.

Maintenance and Grooming

Many Pomapoos will require professional grooming to keep their coat looking its best. A Pomeroodle may have a straight coat, a curly coat, or something in between.

In addition to professional grooming sessions, you’ll also need to brush your dog’s coat regularly to keep it from getting matted and tangled. You’ll also need to wash the area under their eyes to prevent staining, brush their teeth, trim their nails, and keep their ears clear and clean.

Training

Most Pomapoos have a high intelligence level, which can make them easier to train than many other breeds. It is recommended to start training and socializing your dog from an early age to simplify the training process.

Some Pomapoos may also be stubborn like a Pomeranian, so beginning training from a younger age will help with this as well. Pomapoos respond best to training methods that focus on positive reinforcement.

Exercise

Pomapoos don’t have a very high exercise need. They can live happily in an apartment and can also make a great lapdog. However, you’ll still need to help your pet get some exercise in the form of short walks or games of fetch.

Pomapoo Puppies

Bringing home a puppy is a lot like bringing home a new baby. They’ll require a lot of care, time, and attention. Be prepared to begin training and socializing your dog as soon as you bring them home. This will help them begin to learn expectations and how to act in different situations more quickly.

Find a veterinarian, purchase food, and get all the supplies your new puppy will need set up before you bring them home. This way your house will be ready, and you won’t feel like you are rushed to gather everything you need when the puppy comes home.

Pomapoo puppy posing with a red wheelbarrow

Bringing home a Pomapoo puppy is a lot like bringing home a new baby. They’ll require a lot of care, time, and attention. Be prepared to begin training and socializing your dog as soon as you bring them home.

Pomapoos And Children

Pomapoos are very friendly and affectionate and can be a good pet for older children. However, because of their size, they could very easily be injured by a toddler or young child who doesn’t know how to interact appropriately with a dog. Wait to bring home a Pooranium until the children in the house are older and know how to treat a dog.

Dogs similar to Pomapoo

Poodles, Maltipoos, and Havapoos are three breeds that share some similarities with Pomapoos.

  • Poodle: Poodles and Havapoos are both very intelligent dogs that generally require professional grooming to keep their coats looking their best. Poodles generally do better in homes with young children or pets than Pomapoos do.
  • Maltipoo: Maltipoos and Pomapoos are both very playful, social, and affectionate. Both dogs are similarly sized, with a Maltipoo weighing between 5 and 20 pounds and Pomapoos weighing between 5 and 15 pounds. Maltipoos are easier to groom than Pomapoos, however.
  • Havapoo: Havapoos and Pomapoos are both small dogs. A Havapoo may be a bit larger with a weight range between 7 and 20 pounds compared to the 5-to-15-pound range for a Pomapoo. Pomapoos are a bit shorter though with a height only between 8 and 10 inches compared to the 8 to 15 inches that a Havapoo may be. Both breeds are very friendly and intelligent.

Famous Pomapoos

Pomapoos are cute and have a fun personality. There are a few dog owners who like to post about their adventures with their pet Pomapoos on Instagram.

  • Choco is a Pomapoo from Georgia with over 1,600 followers on Instagram. She loves spending time outside and her owner likes dressing her up for the holidays.
  • Hopper is a black Pomeroodles from Toronto. He has over 5,000 followers. His owners like posting pictures of him with his human baby sister.

If you can’t decide on the right name for your little Pompoo, read through our suggestions below:

  • Goober
  • Murphy
  • Junior
  • Doodle
  • Midget
  • Bella
  • Chloe
  • Gracie
  • Roxy

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Pomapoo FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

How much does a Pomapoo cost to own?

A Pomapoo will typically cost between $500 and $2,000 to purchase through a breeder. Some rescue organizations may also have Pompoos up for adoption. The price to adopt a Pomapoo through a rescue organization will be a lot less, and you should expect to spend a few hundred dollars.

Don’t forget to also consider the price of owning and taking care of a dog. Your Pomapoo will need food, supplies, and veterinary care. These can add up to at least $1,000 to $1,500 for your first year owning the dog and at least $500 to $1,000 for each other year of ownership.

Are Pomapoos good with kids?

Yes, Pomapoos can be good with kids due to their fun and friendly personality. However, they are small and could be injured by toddlers or other younger children, so they are best suited for homes with older children.

How long does Pomapoo live?

A Pomapoo has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

What is a Pomapoo?

A Pomapoo is a mixed breed formed by breeding a Pomeranian with a Toy Poodle. They are very affectionate, intelligent, and spunky.

Are Pomapoos hypoallergenic?

Pomapoos may be hypoallergenic. Poodles do not shed, and if a Pompoo inherits these traits, they will have a low to non-shedding coat. However, some Pomapoos don’t inherit this gene and may have some shedding.

How big does a Pomapoo get?

Pomapoos are a very small dog. They generally only weigh between 5 and 15 pounds and are between 8 and 10 inches tall.

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