Pomapoo (also known as Pooranian, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom)
Mix: ½ Pomeranian & ½ Poodle
Size: 3 – 14 pounds, and approx. 8 – 12 inches tall
Coat: Coat is short to medium in length, soft, and can range from straight, wavy, or curly. Coat colors can range from brown, black, or white.
*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more hypoallergenic than most dogs (a characteristic inherited from the
Pomapoo (also known as Pooranian, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom)
A Pomapoo (also known as Pooranian, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom) is a mix between a Pomeranian and, most often, the toy or miniature sized Poodle. They are quite tiny weighing in at only 3 – 14 pounds, and standing 8 – 12 inches tall. The Pomapoo’s appearance can differ greatly amongst each other as some may take on the long, narrow muzzle of the Poodle, and others the wedge-shaped head of the Pomeranian. Also, when it comes to tails, they may have the straight tail of the Poodle, or the high-set tail of the Pomeranian. The Pomapoo’s coat may range from straight to wavy, and may be short to medium in length. They also come in a variety of colors such as brown (most common), black, or white. Pomapoos are very loving with their family members and crave human attention, and affection. Separation anxiety has been known to occur in these dogs as they become very attached to their owners. They should be taught from the start how to spend time alone, and should not be overly pampered, or spoiled. They tend to view outsiders as friends and for this reason are not considered good watch dogs. Perfect for the apartment dweller, they do not need a lot of space, and require only a moderate amount of exercise. A daily walk, play session, or off-leash run in a fenced area will keep the Pomapoo healthy and happy. Pomapoos also make a great family pet as most are good with children as well as other household pets.
When considering the nature of the Pomapoo you must consider the characteristics of both the Pomeranian and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Pomapoo may exhibit.
The Pomeranian is very lively and independent in nature with a sweet and gentle temperament. They are very affectionate, loyal, and devoted to their owners. They quickly develop close bonds with their owner, but if not taught to spend time alone are prone to developing separation anxiety. They are very intelligent and make excellent companion dogs. They are very alert and aware of noises and can tend to become incessant barkers if not trained when it is okay to bark and when it is not. However, their barking can also make them very good watch dogs, alerting their owners of the presence of outsiders, or of any unusual noises. Pomeranians are typically very friendly dogs and are not considered to be aggressive; however, at times they can be very protective of their food and toys. They are a smart breed with an eagerness to please which makes them easily trained.
The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.). The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog. Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training. They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks. Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak. They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention. They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family. The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children. Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house. Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles. If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance. Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored. The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog. But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.
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Photo Submitted by: Candice 5/2/13
Summer is a 4 month old pom a poo. in the picture she was 8 weeks. she still weighs 1.5 lbs. very playful and smart. sge took after the pomeranian but sges apricot in color. her cute little tail curls up. shes playful and smart. very good dog. my kids are crazy about her and she loves them to. her only bad habit is when she’s mad at me she tears up her bed.
Photo Submitted by: Julie 5/21/13
Umi is part poodle, maltese, pomeranian – 2yrs old
Photo Submitted by: Stacey 6/2/13
This is Roxy.. half Pomeranian and half Poodle. She is 1 year. The most loving dog i have ever had! and SMART!!
Submitted by: Sandy 7/14/13
Here’s Lil’ Roy. He’s a Pomapoo who got certified as a Therapy Dog and loves to go to the Care Center. He loves to pose for pictures. Here he is at a hospice posing for his annual Christmas card. Yes, he thinks he’s a rock star!
Photo Submitted by: Sharon 8/7/13
Here is Mitzie she’s 6 months old and the most loving and sweet dog ever. She’s Pomeranian and poodle mix.
Photo Submitted by: Bernette 8/20/13
This is my baby, Tango. He is 14 months.
Photo Submitted by: Nerissa 9/24/13
hello!! this is shyne, my 1stbaby pomapoo 6wks old. my kids & I have fell deeply in love with him So I need help on “best” ways to train him (he’ll be a house dog )…crate, potty, house, etc. Any feedback/suggestions/ideas is greatly appreciated
Photo Submitted by: Victor & Lucresha 9/27/13
This is Maggie going for a ride to petsmart
Photo Submitted by: Nadine 11/26/13
This is Felice. She is 1 year old, weighs 6 lbs and is the love of my life. Talk about a rescue dog – she rescued me!
Photo Submitted by: Eugene 11/27/13
My pomapoo I just got him today yay!
Photo Submitted by: Kiki 11/30/13
This is our little Pomapoo, 11 weeks old!
Photo Submitted: 12/2/13
This is my little guy Pomeranian dad poodle mother. He is 3months
Photo Submitted by: Hayley 1/4/14
Teddy our adorable pomapoo 9 months old
Photo Submitted: 1/19/14
This is Gizmo very loving !
Photo Submitted by: Tom 2/19/14
My little friend Muffin loves swimming and playing in the woods!
Photo Submitted by: Toni 3/22/14
Archie our sweet boy! At three months old