Poma-Poo - Pomapoo
Breed Group: Not Akc Recognized
Weight: 4-14 lbs
Height: Male: 9-12; Female: 9-12 inches
Color(s): Wide variety of colors; apricot, fawn, white, black, red, orange; may be solid or tri-colored.
The Pomapoo is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pomeranian and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as a "designer dog" and have become popular companions.
Character - Temperament
The ideal Pomapoo is sturdy, bold, and strong. They possess prominent and inquisitive facial features and are well-proportioned in appearance.
Affectionate, loyal, and loving, the Pomapoo is not recommended for homes with small children. They do well with dogs and other household pets they have been raised with. They do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time and will become destructive and bark incessantly if bored or lonely. Pomapoo's are wary of strangers and will bark to alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
Care - Coat
Depending on coat type, the Pomapoo may require frequent brushing or professional clipping. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They may be prone to such health issues as hypoglycemia, patella luxation, eye infections, skin problems, epilepsy, and PRA.
The coat of the Pomapoo may have a double coat with an outer coat that is long and profuse, with an under coat that is soft and dense. They may also have a curly coat.
The Pomapoo may be difficult to housebreak. The crate training method works best. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Pomapoo is well-suited for apartment living provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They should have a variety of safe toys to play with. The Pomapoo requires securely leashed walks and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.