Pomeranian Mix

Canis familiaris

Last updated: March 31, 2023
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Pomeranian mixes can come in more than 20 different colors!


Pomeranian Mix Scientific Classification

Scientific Name
Canis familiaris

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Pomeranian Mix Facts

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Fun Fact
Pomeranian mixes can come in more than 20 different colors!
Active, intelligent, and social
Tiny dog breed with a huge personality

Pomeranian Mix Physical Characteristics

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  • Black
  • White
  • Beige
Skin Type
12-16 years
3-30 pounds
6-28 inches

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Pomeranian mixes are most commonly known for their small size and friendly temperament. Pomeranians are believed to have originated in the Pomerania region of Germany and Poland. Though they were initially bred as working dogs. However, their cute appearance and loving personality have made them popular companion pets over time. Today, many different Pomeranian mixes are available to adopt, each with its unique characteristics. However, all Pomeranian mixes share the same essential traits of being tiny, intelligent, and affectionate dogs!

Fun Fact

The famous artist Michelangelo owned a Pomeranian as a pet. The dog even watched him while he painted the Sistine Chapel!

The 3 Different Types of Pomeranian Mixes

Three of the most popular Pomeranian mixes are the pomchi, the pomeagle, and the pomsky.

  • Pomchis are a blend between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. They are typically small dogs with prominent personalities. They are known for being loyal and loving companions.
  • Pomeagles are a mix between a Pomeranian and a Beagle. They tend to be medium-sized dogs with a lot of energy. They need plenty of exercise and love to play.
  • Pomskys are a mix between a Pomeranian and a Husky. These dogs can be either small or medium-sized, depending on which parent they take after more, and they are loving and playful in character.

The Best Dog Food For Pomeranian Mixes

It’s good to note the importance of feeding your dog the right food to keep them healthy and active. Finding the right food for your puppy can be tough as there are so many options, but an excellent recommendation is Wellness CORE Grain-Free Small Breed Turkey & Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food. It’s packed with the nutrients your dog needs and grain-free, which is always a good option – especially if your Pomeranian mix suffers from digestive issues. Plus, it’s affordable, and your pup will love the taste of the turkey and chicken!

Owning a Pomeranian Mix: 3 Pros and Cons

A great family dog: Pomeranian mixes can make great family dogs and can learn to live happily with small children. They are loving and affectionate dogs.Hard to groom: Pomeranian mixes usually have very fluffy fur that can be hard to groom. They are prone to matting and must be brushed regularly to maintain their coats.
Easy to train: Pomeranian mixes are usually known as companion dogs who love to impress their owners. They can easily pick up obedience tricks and love to learn new things.  Sassy: If your pup is not trained or socialized properly, it can lead to attitude and behavioral problems. So, it’s best to invest time in training your dog as a puppy to avoid this. 
Can live in small spaces: These dogs are usually small in size and, therefore, don’t require as much space as larger breeds. This means they can happily live in a smaller space, such as an apartment or unit, and in bigger homes.Prone to health issues: These dogs can be prone to health issues such as breathing issues and obesity. However, when cared for correctly, most dogs can live long and healthy lives.

Pomeranian Mix Size and Weight 

Pomeranian mix dogs can grow to various weights and sizes depending on what other breeds they are mixed with. They tend to be smaller dogs, and Pomeranians are generally somewhere between 7-11 inches tall and weigh 7 pounds. When mixed with other breeds, these dogs may be anywhere between 6-15 inches tall and 3-30 pounds in weight.

Height (Male)7-30 inches
Height (Female)6-30 inches
Weight (male)3-30 pounds
Weight (female)3-30 pounds

Pomeranian Mix Common Health Issues

Pomeranian mixes are usually healthy dogs that can live long lives but can be prone to specific health conditions.

Patella Luxation is a common problem for them. This occurs when the kneecap slips out of place, causing pain and making walking hard. If you think your dog may have this condition, it is important to take them to the vet immediately for treatment.

Tracheal Collapse is another common health problem for pomeranian mixes. This occurs when the trachea (windpipe) collapses, making breathing difficult for your dog. If you notice your dog coughing or wheezing, it’s worth taking your dog to the vet to check it out.

Coat loss is also a common issue for pomeranian mixes. Several factors, including allergies, stress, and poor nutrition, can cause this. If you notice your dog losing their coat, try supplementing its diet with highly nutritious food, and if that doesn’t work, consult your local vet for more advice.

Common health issues in these mixes are:

  • Patella Luxation
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Coat Loss
  • Among other issues

Pomeranian Mix Temperament and Behavior 

It’s important to note that every dog is unique and will therefore have its own individual personality and behaviors. That said, certain traits are commonly seen more in pomeranian mixes. Here are three of the most prevalent ones:

  1. Pomeranian mixes are typically very friendly, social, and outgoing dogs. They love meeting new people and spending time with their families.
  2. These dogs are also known for being very intelligent dogs. They are quick learners and can be easily trained!
  3. Pomeranian mixes are quite active, entertaining, and playful dogs, making them great for houses with children. But it is imperative that the dog is properly socialized beforehand.

How to Take Care of Pomeranian Mixes

Adorable blue-eyed Pomsky puppy. Pomsky is an artificial breed, a mix of the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian

When you bring home your new puppy, be sure to put in the effort for training.

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It’s exciting to bring home your puppy for the first time, but it can also be daunting. You may not have owned a puppy before and want to give your pet the best possible start in its young life. Fortunately, abundant information is available to help pet owners care for their new pets. Here are some tips to help you care for your new pomeranian mix dog or puppy!

Pomeranian Mix Maintenance And Grooming

It is important to brush your pomeranian mix regularly. This will help reduce shedding and keep their fur looking healthy and lustrous. You should use a soft-bristled brush and avoid brushing too hard to prevent damaging its delicate skin. In addition to regular brushing, you should also bathe your dog as needed. Again, be sure to use a gentle shampoo formulated specifically for dogs to avoid irritation or allergies. After bathing, be sure to thoroughly dry your pup’s fur – both with a towel and by using a hairdryer set on low heat. Finally, it is important to monitor your Pomeranian mix for any skin or fur problems that may appear. If you notice any redness, itching, or excessive shedding, be sure to take them to the vet for an evaluation.

Pomeranian Mix Training 

Every dog is different; therefore, some may be easier to train than others, regardless of their breed. That being said, Pomeranian mix dogs are generally considered intelligent and eager to please, making them relatively easy to train. However, putting in the time and effort to properly train your dog to learn good behavior and obey commands is still important. Overall, a pomeranian mix dog may be easier to train than some other larger breeds, but it is still important to put in the work required for training.

Pomeranian Mix Exercise

Pomeranian mixes are usually smaller dogs that can live in smaller houses or apartments when required. They don’t need much space to run around, so a small yard or even just a walk per day should suffice. Additionally, they benefit from daily playtime or fetching games to help keep them active.

Pomeranian Mix Puppies 

It’s important to research what type of dog would be the best fit for your lifestyle and personality. While Pomeranians are small and cute, they can also be yappy and require a lot of attention and grooming. Mixing them with another breed can sometimes temper these traits, but it depends on the dog.

You will want to find a reputable breeder who health tests their dogs and provides guarantees against genetic defects. This is especially important with mixed breeds, as there is no way to predict which traits the puppy will inherit from each parent. A good breeder will be able to answer any questions you have about the parents and grandparents of the puppy, as well as provide health clearances.

Finally, remember that puppies require a lot of time, energy, patience, and training. They are not always low-maintenance like an adult dog might be. Be prepared for potty accidents, chewing everything in sight, teething pain, separation anxiety, and more. If you are not ready for this level of commitment, perhaps getting a puppy is not the right choice for you now. However, the good news is that the puppy stage doesn’t last forever and can be quite rewarding when training pays off.

Pomeranian Mix And Children

Pomeranian mixes are known for being small, loving, and playful, which makes them great companions for children. However, it is essential to note that the dog and the children must be taught correct boundaries and how to treat each other respectfully. With proper training and socialization, a pomeranian mix can make an excellent addition to any family.

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  • Bella
  • Charlie
  • Daisy
  • Lola
  • Molly
  • Sophie
  • Bailey

Famous Pomeranian Mixes

Pomeranians and pom mixes have been featured throughout pop culture, appearing in movies, magazines, and TV shows. They have featured alongside stars in films and shows, such as To Die For, Dumb and Dumber, and The X Files, and even as a character in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets. Renaissance artist Michelangelo also owned a Pomeranian with him when he famously painted the Sistine Chapel.

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Pomeranian Mix FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

How much does a pomeranian mix cost to own?

Pomeranian mix puppies can range in price from $1,000 upwards to over $4,000 for specific breed mixes. Although owning a dog is a lifetime commitment and will cost more over the years.

Are pomeranian mixes good with kids?

Pomeranian mixes can be good with kids when both dogs and kids can learn to live peacefully with each other.

How long does a pomeranian mix live?

A pomeranian mix dog can live from 12 – 16 years old.

Is a pomeranian mix a good dog?

Pomeranian mixes are very playful, friendly, and loving dogs. They make great companions and are often very attached to their owners, so it is easy to get them to play with you. They are also relatively easy to train, although they can be stubborn at times. Overall, they are great dogs for families or individuals looking for a loyal, playful, and affectionate pet.

Do pomeranian mixes bark a lot?

Pomeranians are vocal dog breeds, so pom mixes tend to be on the yappier side like their parent. However, their other parent’s temperament may mellow the pomeranian mix’s need to bark.

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