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Pomapoo: Breed Characteristics, Care &
Exercise Needs (Pooranian)

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About Pomapoo

Country of Origin, History of Pomapoos

There is no known date or person who started the Pomapoo breed, but it is believed it may have existed naturally over the years. However, it was only in the 1990s that designer dog breeders in North America mixed Pomeranian and Toy Poodles to develop Pomapoos to have an intelligent, affectionate companion dog. As demand for mixed breed dogs kept increasing, Pomapoos became more and more popular.

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A General Appearance of the Dog

The Pomapoo is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. The appearance can vary dramatically as can the personality, depending on which breed’s traits each dog inherits.

The Pomapoo can have upward pointing ears or downward, floppy ears and its fur can be long and flowing like the Pomeranian or a combination fur or even more like a Poodle with its curls. The more the dog is like a Poodle, the more likely it will be hypoallergenic.

This dog is an intelligent and affectionate family member. He is good for apartment dwellers as well as families with kids, veteran dog owners as well as first-time owners, and people with a busy lifestyle as well as those who enjoy being active as long as he is not left alone for long periods. He is laid-back but happy and friendly with most people. Thorough socialization is necessary to keep them from being reserved when meeting new people. They bond strongly with their main caregiver.


The Pomapoo’s fur can be long and flowing like the Pomeranian or a combination fur or even more like a Poodle with its curls. The “typical” coat is short to medium length and straight or slightly wavy with very little shedding. If your dog sheds more or has a more Pomeranian type coat, it will not be as hypoallergenic as a dog with a more typical or Poodle coat. The colors of the coat include white, black, brown, red, fawn, and sable and can be solid or mixed colors.

The appearance of the Pomapoo depends on whether the puppy has more Pomeranian or Poodle. The head can be wedge-shaped or long and narrow like the Poodle. The ears can be upright and pointed or floppy and soft. Tails can be carried high or their back or straight.


5 – 14 pounds


8 – 9 inches

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Pomapoo Personality Traits

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Temperament of the Dog

Pomapoos are very affectionate with all family members, but especially bonded with their main caregiver. Be sure to socialize them early and often so they do not take after their Pomeranian parent. They are prone to separation anxiety, so a household with someone home most of the day or a second dog is helpful.

The Pomapoo likes children, but needs supervision with younger children. He is very affectionate with his family, but friendly with most people. He is gentle and sweet and loves to bounce along next to you as you go places. If he tends to be more like his Pomeranian parent, he might be somewhat wary of new people.

Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?

The Pomapoo must be an indoor dog. They are not happy by themselves or outdoors without their people.

Are they suited to homes with kids?

Pomapoos love children, but young children must be supervised when playing with them.


Pomapoos are smart little dogs, but can be a little stubborn about learning what you are teaching. They love to learn things to show off. They need a strong leader to be their pack leader.

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Pomapoo Activity Level

How active is the breed?

A nice, daily walk and some indoor or outdoor playtimes suffice to exercise the Pomapoo. They love to play with toys alone and especially with their people.


Pomapoos need brushing a couple of times a week. They are not well suited to extreme weather, so light-colored dogs need sunscreen in the summer and a any Pomapoo will enjoy a coat or sweater in the winter. For some dogs a professional grooming periodically will be helpful. Rinse the dog with fresh water after a swim.

Clip their toenails at least one a month and brush their teeth at least three times a week. Their eyes may need frequent wiping and if they are light-colored, they may benefit from a product like Angel Eyes to keep the tears from staining their coats. Bathe as needed.

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Health and Care

The Pomapoo is prone to patellar luxation (knee issues), epilepsy, Addison’s disease, LeggCalve Perthes Disease, cataracts, and eye infections. They also need to be watched for collapsed tracheas.

Life Span: 13 – 16 years

Litter Size:

4 – 6 puppies

National Breed Clubs

National Breed Clubs: none at this time

Other Recognition:

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club (Pom-A-Poo)
DBR = Designer Breed Registry (Pom a Poo)
DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club (Pom-A-Poo)
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry® (Pomapoo)

Group: Mixed Breed Dog.

AKC Popularity Ranking: Not recognized by AKC.

Also Known As: Pooranian, Pompoo, Pomeroodle, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom, Pomapoo, Pomadoodle, Pomeranianpoo, Pomeraniandoodle, Pomeroodle, Poopom

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