Pomapoo

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Germany <> France -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Pomapoo

Little teddy bears, Pomapoos are a hybrid of Pomeranian and Poodle whose popularity has taken off worldwide thanks to their undeniable friendliness and gentle temperament. The demand for small, specific crossbreeds is growing steadily due to the increasing number of families living in apartments in urban areas. Pomapoos have an elegant gait and a delicate body, covered in soft, wavy fur that can come in a variety of colors, including cream, red and brown. Dogs that like to be close to people, Pomapoos form very strong bonds with their owners and will rarely allow them to leave a room without following them.

History of the Pomapoo

Pomapoos are also known as Pomeroodles and Pooranians and were probably first developed in the 1980s or 1990s. Wonderful pets, they have never been used to work but are kept as companions. We can learn more about them by taking a closer look at the history of each parent breed used in their creation.
        

A little of the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian

        
Pomeranians are the smallest Spitz-type dogs. They feature the classic coat, erect ears, pointed muzzle and curved tail that give them that much-loved foxy look. Although they are much smaller, they are in fact closely related to breeds such as Samoyede and Keeshond. Pomeranians were first bred in a historic place called Pomerania, on the shores of the Baltic Sea, around the 18th century. A dog with a truly noble background, it was Queen Victoria of England who shone with them during her reign. Many experts believe that it was only thanks to Queen Victoria's efforts that the breed was reduced to around 50% of its original size, due to her desire for ever-smaller Pomeranians. They are currently classified in the Kennel Club Services group and are regularly used as therapy pets due to their intelligence and docile nature.
Standard of the German Toy Spitz / Pomeranian

A little of the Poodle

Poodles are a curly-haired breed originating in Germany, not too far from where the Pomeranian was established. The three Poodle variants, toy, miniature and standard, offer breeders and owners the choice of having a small, medium or large-sized pet. This feature has ensured their popularity in the hybrid dog market, where they occupy an important place. Poodles are known as water dogs and are traditionally used for hunting on land and in water. Although they are not often considered hunting dogs these days, mainly due to their high-maintenance coat type when working outdoors, they continue to contribute to society by working as therapy dogs and are commonly seen in dog shows and competitions.
Standard of the Poodle

Appearance of the Pomapoo

Small dogs that generally measure between 20 and 25 centimeters and weigh between 3 and 7 kilos. Pomapoos are larger than their Pomeranian relatives, but they're definitely pocket-sized. They are generally more robust than Pomeranians, but retain a fine bone structure and sophisticated conformation. Indeed, many people see this as a positive thing, as Pomapoos are more resistant to rough play. Pomapoos have relatively small, cute faces and feature a variety of ear types. Some maintain straight Pomeranian Spitz-type ears, while others can have semi-straight or even completely hanging ears. Their eyes are round and dark, with a cheerful, curious expression. Their short legs support a compact, neat body that ends in a tail that can straighten or curl along their back. The Pomapoo's beautiful coat is one of their most sought-after features. It's usually a medium-length wavy or crimped coat that's soft to the touch. Some will have slightly thicker fur on the ears and tail. Solid coat colors, such as cream and brown, are common, but dogs can also have bicolored coats and patches of different fur colors.

Temperament of the Pomapoo

A dog that relies on human companionship for its happiness, this is not a breed to be kept outdoors. They love to spend time with their families, and often want to sit as close to them as possible, which may mean sitting on their laps. This friendliness can extend to other people, but it's also possible that the Pomapoo will be reserved in front of strangers and it may take some time to prepare for newcomers. Owners can increase their acceptance of other people and animals by exposing them to a large number at maturity, during their vital socialization period. Cunning and intelligent, the Pomapoo is not outdated, and you don't have to spend much time in their company to realize that they're smarter than the average dog. They are always very aware of their surroundings and on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary. This trait makes them rather good watchdogs, but they are too small and too affable to be trained as watchdogs. Most owners will agree that the Pomapoo makes a good friend of young children and tolerates their cries and unpredictability. It would be rare for a Pomapoo to be naturally aggressive, but owners must be responsible and ensure that children learn to respect dogs and are never left unsupervised in their company. Even the most placid dog can be driven to bite if a child consistently ignores its body language and warnings when it's uncomfortable or unhappy with a situation.

Needs and activities of the Pomapoo

The Pomapoo is a laid-back sort of dog, so they'll happily follow you around and rest near you when you're not moving. They adapt well to apartment living, as these little dogs don't need much space. But they will always benefit from a daily walk. This is important for socialization and mental stimulation. If you have fun training and offer positive reinforcement, this small dog will want to please and will need fewer repetitions to learn a new trick. They love playing with toys, fetching the ball or simply fighting and wrestling. Children will love this touching plush toy who will only want to play with them and become their partner in mischief. Like all dogs, they do best with a strong pack leader who keeps them in line and whom they respect.

Maintenance of the Pomapoo

Grooming requirements depend on the type of coat your Pomapoo inherits. But whatever the type, you'll need a good brushing every couple of days to avoid tangles and remove loose hair. Fortunately, they're not very heavy, so maintenance is pretty easy and brushing isn't a big deal. Its coat will benefit from a professional trim every three months. It will also help prevent long hair from affecting his eyes. Their eyes can weep a little, so just wipe gently every day to avoid staining. Only bathe them when they really need it, and use a gentle dog shampoo to protect their skin's natural oils. They can have dental problems, so it's important to brush their teeth and check their health regularly. That leaves only the nails to trim if necessary, and your Pomapoo will be ready to wow everyone who sees him.

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