Think about a crossbreed like this: It’s a terrific little package that combines the best of both the Pomeranian and the Poodle for a friendly and outgoing bundle of love.
Great for Small Spaces
A Pomapoo is a great choice for a small house or apartment because their weight ranges between 5 and 15 pounds.
Socialization and Training
Socialization is key for any pup and that goes for the Pomapoo as well. The Pomapoo temperament is one that does not adapt well to small children but you can work around this by making sure the child and dog are closely supervised.
And while your Pomapoo might not take to small tykes, they do very well with older children.
They are smart, learn what you want them to do quickly and respond well to positive reinforcement. Click and treat training is a great method for training your Pomapoo.
How Much Activity Do They Need?
This hybrid dog has a low to moderate activity level so it isn’t necessary to take them to a dog park for a run every day. In fact, this is one of the poodle mixes that adapt well to your lifestyle and activity level. A walk and some play outside is all she will need to stay happy and healthy.
But This Dog Can Play
That’s not to say that they don’t love more activity especially when their humans are involved. The Pomapoo temperament lends itself well to things like fly ball and agility.
And Hypoallergenic Too
A classic and desirable trait of the Pomapoo is that they are one of the more hypoallergenic dogs than other breeds which is something they get from the poodle side of the family.
Not a Great Watchdog
Unlike other crossbred dogs, the Pomapoo temperament does not make them great watch dogs. Why? Because they see everyone as a friend and are more likely to welcome them into your home.
A Little Anxious Sometimes
They can have a tendency toward separation anxiety but you can short circuit that by teaching them how to be alone while you’re gone. Try not to pamper them too much … a little goes a long way with the Pomapoo temperament!
A Little History
The Pomapoo … and the Pomapoo temperament … comes best from first generation breeding. That is, you want to have a Pomeranian bred with a Poodle and not multi-generational breeding of the Pomapoo to Pomapoo.
Crossbreeding has gone on for generations because some dog breeders wanted to offer something that was teddy bear cuddly without it being a Yorkie or Silky Terrier. And that’s the Pomapoo.
Choosing a Pomapoo Puppy
When you visit a breeder, make sure to go at a time when you can watch the pups interact with each other as well as with the parents. It’s likely that they will be influenced in their Pomapoo temperament more from Mom than Dad.
Training plays a huge role in how your pup develops her manners and should start early – within the first four months. Continue training off and on throughout adulthood. Make sure your poodle mix is socialized not only with other dogs but with all kinds of people, young and old.
Health Issues and Grooming
You should only work with a breeder who offers health guarantees on their puppies. If you come across a breeder who does not, walk away not matter how cute the puppies are … and they will be.
Pomapoos can be susceptible to any of the health issues that plague either the Pomeranian or the Poodle but there is also a good chance that this hybrid dog will have a lower incidence of any inherited diseases.
Their coats do best with professional grooming every four to six weeks and you will want to brush them regularly to avoid matting of their fur. And speaking of coats, they can vary in texture from straight to wavy and color runs the gamut from brown to black to white.
They tend to have tear stains under their eyes but a quick wipe their faces every day will help keep those stains from setting in.
Small dogs like the Pomapoo are prone to gum disease so make sure to brush their teeth frequently and have their teeth cleaned if recommended by your vet.
Ready for Your Pomapoo?
The Pomapoo temperament is perfect for just about everyone. Whether you live in an apartment or have a house with a yard, their versatility allows them to adapt to your lifestyle and they’ll give you years of joy.