TEACUP POMAPOO PUPPIES
Sometimes called Pooranian, Pompoo, or Pomeroodle, the Pomapoo combines the intelligence of the Miniature Poodle with the affectionate, sweet temper of the Pomeranian. Their appearance can vary, but you can be sure of their loving, sweet expression and elegant good looks. They are confident, friendly, outgoing, and eager to make new friends. Gentle and tender with children and rarely aggressive, they make excellent family pets. This dog loves to be close to you; they will bond closely, and they need and rely upon your companionship. Soft, fluffy, small, and intelligent, Pomapoos are sure to win your heart.
They are devoted family dogs that need to be with their people most of the time. They will follow you around happily and rest close to you. Because they crave your company so much, leaving them alone too long can be difficult for them; they can develop separation anxiety.
They are affectionate and generally laid back. Because they are so intelligent, they learn quickly and respond well to training backed with treats and positive reinforcement.
Pomapoos are not happy when left outside, and they can develop problem behaviors like barking and digging if left alone.
Their outgoing, affectionate natures make them the ideal dog for families and singles alike.
They have well-proportioned bodies, short legs, and small paws. They carry their tails high over their backs or straight.
Pomapoos that inherit a Poodle coat are considered hypoallergenic, so this breed can be a good choice for allergy-sufferers. Their coats typically have hair that is short to medium in length and somewhere between straight and wavy. Their coat color varies:
Pomapoos are 8 to 10 inches in height and 5 to 15 pounds in weight.
They adapt well to any size home, and because they don’t need much space, they can be great apartment dogs.
They are playful pups who love to fetch and tug, play with toys, and wrestle. They will play well with children and can get a lot of exercise and mental stimulation that way.
They typically love water, and if a pool is accessible to them, expect them to jump in and out of the water all day long.
Pomapoos thrive with a strong leader who will keep them in line and demand respect, so be sure to embody the alpha-dog role in your home.
We recommend at least 40 minutes of activity per day and about 6 miles of walking per week.
Designer breeds like the Pomapoo are so modern as to not have a long history, but its parent breeds are well-documented. Pomapoos are the result of crossing Poodles with Pomeranians.
Poodles are an ancient breed that was originally bred in Germany as a working dog; it retrieved water fowl for hunters. The French found them to be highly intelligent and easily trained, and Poodles therefore starred as performers in circus shows. The three sizes of Poodle adapted to different jobs, with the Standard retrieving waterfowl, the Miniature sniffing out truffles, and the Toy filling the role of trusted companion. The 18th century saw smaller Poodles become popular in royal households.
Pomeranians originated in the German province of Pomerania, which is where they got their name. They are descendents of Spitz breeds closely related to the German Spitz, the American Eskimo Dog, the Samoyed, and other Spitz dogs. Poms were originally larger, weighing up to 30 pounds. They were popular and known to be the companions of several distinguished and famous people including Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Mozart, and Isaac Newton. (Michelangelo’s Pom sat on a pillow to watch him paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, while Mozart dedicated an aria to his beloved Pom.) The popularity of the breed increased in England when Sophie Charlotte arrived from a province near Pomerania, married future King George III, and brought two Poms with her. The breed was also a favorite of Queen Victoria, who especially liked the smaller ones. English fanciers began breeding smaller Pomeranians as a result. The breed was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1888. They were standardized from 1900 to the 1930s during which time the colors of their coats increased and they reached their current size.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
- Patellar Luxation
- Addison's Disease
- Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
- Eye Infections
Pomapoos need to be brushed about every other day to remove shedding hair and prevent tangles and mats. They are not heavy shedders. They should be trimmed every three months or so, and they may require a little touch-up around the eyes between trims. Their eyes are prone to weeping a bit, so use a damp cloth to wipe them clean daily and prevent staining. Bathe only as needed, and use a gentle dog shampoo that will protect the skin’s natural oils. Clip the nails regularly. Because this breed can have dental problems, be sure to brush regularly.