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The Pomapoo is a crossbreed dog between the Pomeranian and the Poodle. This type of dog is sometimes referred to as a hybrid or a designer breed. Designer breed dogs have become popular in the last few years, although they are not recognized by purebred registries because they are a mixed breed. While the Pomapoo cannot be registered with a purebred registry, there are now hybrid registries. As is the case with any mixed breed dog, the Pomapoo may take characteristics from both breeds. As a result, the look of the Pomapoo may vary, particularly in terms of the coat because the coats of the Poodle and the Pomeranian are different. Pomapoo dogs may also come in a variety of different colors.

This dog can be almost any solid color s well as almost any color combination. The coat of this dog may be curly and similar to that of the Poodle. It may also be somewhat straight like that of the Pomeranian. There are also some Pomapoo dogs that have a coat that is a mixture of both breeds. The coat of this breed is usually medium to long in terms of length. The size of this breed can also vary depending on whether it is descended from a standard poodle or a miniature poodle. Usually, the toy poodle is used to breed this dog and as a result it is usually small in size. The tail of the Pomapoo is usually left long. The ears may be floppy like a Poodle or short like a Pomeranian.

Also known as a Pooranian or a Pom-A-Poo.

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Character


The Pomapoo is known to be a loving dog that becomes completely devoted to its family. It is so loyal, that it is typically a one family dog and will not do well when and if it becomes necessary to change families. This is a dog that gets along well with people of all ages, including the elderly and children. The personality of each dog tends to vary due to the fact that it may take on characteristics for either the Pomeranian or the Poodle or even both. Due to the fact that the Pomeranian and Poodle are both intelligent dogs, the Pomapoo is usually intelligent as well and easy to train. This is an energetic dog that will require regular exercise as well as attention. Failure to provide plenty of attention and exercise can lead this dog into destructive behavior.

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Size

7-12 inches

7-12 inches
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Weight

5-15 pounds

5-15 pounds
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General Health


The Pomapoo may suffer from health problems that are associated with both the Poodle and the Pomeranian. These health issues include patellar luxation, tracheal collapse, epilepsy and cataracts. Like the Poodle, the Pomapoo may also have problems with dried tears around the eyes. Owners should investigate the parentage to determine the extent of these problems and take their Pomapoo in to the vet for regular checkups. The average lifespan of the Pomapoo with good care is between 12 and 18 years.

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History


The Pomapoo was bred specifically to produce a certain look that is a cross between the Poodle and the Pomeranian. This dog has become popular in the last few years as a designer breed. Prospective owners should be aware that a Pomapoo may be a first generation or a second generation dog. A first generation Pomapoo is produced from breeding a Pomeranian and a Poodle while a second generation Pomapoo is produced by breeding to Pomapoo dogs.

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Maintenance


The Pomapoo will need regular maintenance in order to retain a healthy appearance. This dog’s coat will need to be brushed and groomed regularly in order to keep it from becoming matted. Whether or not the dog sheds or not will depend on whether it has inherited the Poodle coat or the Pomeranian coat. The dog may be prone to having discharge from the eyes that may dry around the eyes. This area will need to be cleaned on a regular basis. A small fine comb can be used for this purpose. Prospective owners should be aware that the Pomapoo is generally an active dog that will require daily exercise and play in order to be happy and healthy.

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Ideal Environment


The best environment for the Pomapoo is one in which the owner will be dedicated to providing the regular maintenance and grooming as well as exercise that is needed to keep this dog healthy. This is a people oriented dog that cannot be left along for long periods of time. While the Pomapoo likes to play outside, it is not a dog that can or should live outside. They will do well around other animals, even other dogs, especially if they have been socialized from an early age. This is an active dog and should be in a home where the owner will have the time to take the dog out for a walk and/or play time on a daily basis.

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