The pomapoo is a crossbreed variety of dog. This unique hybrid is the result of crossing a Pomeranian and a Poodle, classified as an F1. Since the pomapoo is a crossbreed, the appearance can vary.
Poodles are intelligent and good natured dogs while the Pomeranian is quite energetic and makes a good companion dog. Given these traits, one would expect the Pomapoo to make a great family pet. Both the Poodle and the Pomeranian love the company of people and take easily to training.
Approximate Adult Size
The approximate adult size, two years old or older, of either the male or female Pomapoo is 8 to 12 inches at the withers. The withers are measured as the highest point of the shoulder. The adult weight of a Pomapoo can range anywhere from 3 to 14 pounds.
Special Health Considerations
Most dog breeds have certain health conditions problems associated with that specific breed. This information should in way be considered a comprehensive list of potential disease. Pomeranians could be prone to skin problems, hot spots, gum disease, low blood sugar, eye infections and heart problems. Poodles could be prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness. Epilepsy, which is common in many dogs, stifle problems and ear infections, can occur in Poodles and this trait may pass on to the Pomapoo.
This disease list is provided only as an informative guideline and your Pomapoo may not experience these conditions. Always consult a qualified veterinary professional for more comprehensive information about your dog.
As with any dog, the puppy stage, 0 to 12 months of age, is the time for shots, boosters and check up. As an adult, the dog should have an annual veterinary checkup. The annual veterinary checkup should include a complete dental exam and cleaning. Dental hygiene like brushing should be a regular part of grooming. Avoid feeding your dog sweets and other human foods.
The coat of a Pomapoo could be straight and course or curly with an undercoat typical of poodles. Regular brushing will help maintain a clean and healthy coat. The process of grooming is an opportunity to examine the dog for skin problems and insects pests like fleas and ticks. Brushing and grooming also helps to strengthen the emotional bond between you and your dog.
Dental health is important and the teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities and periodontal disease. Poor canine dental hygiene can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious health conditions.
The claws should be trimmed regularly and the paws examined for signs of injury. Trimming should be done carefully so as to avoid the cutting the quick of the nail. The quick is the soft tissue inside the nail that will bleed profusely if injured.
With proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions, a pomapoo should be able to live a long and healthy life. Given the hybrid nature of these dogs, an accurate prediction of life expectancy is not possible.
American Canine Hybrid Club
As a hybrid breed, the Pomapoo is not recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club, AKC, and Canadian Kennel Club CKC, the Continental Kennel Club or their affiliated organizations.
Litter size is said to average between 4 and 6 puppies.
Every dog is an individual so not everything in this article may be correct for your dog. This information is intended only as a good faith guideline.