Pomapoo – The Complete Guide
The Pomapoo goes by quite a few different nicknames, such as the Pooranian, Poopom, Pompoo, and Pomerdoodle. No matter what you call it, though, the Pomapoo is a Pomeranian Toy Poodle mix. This pooch is a small fluffball with a large personality. They’ll make a great addition to any home.
Let’s learn a little more about the Pomapoo through our complete guide.
Taking after the size of the Toy Poodle and the Pomeranian, this pooch has short legs with small paws. Their face is small with a button nose, making them look absolutely adorable. Whether you live in a small apartment or a large house, the Pomapoo will certainly be able to adapt. Their size allows them to fit just about anywhere.
The average size of the Pomapoo is about six to ten inches tall and will weigh between five and 15 pounds. You can also have a teacup Pomapoo. These pups are typically under seven pounds, but they are more aggressive than other Pomapoos and can have more health concerns.
Unfortunately, these hybrids are not hypoallergenic, thanks to the Pomeranian side of the family. As a result, Pomapoos don’t shed as much, but they still shed. Their fur is typically short to medium in length and can be wavy to straight. Pomapoos can come in various coat colors, such as brown, black, white, red, fawn, merle, and sable.
Whether you’re home all day or are working full-time, you can certainly have a Pomapoo at home with you. They’ll be great with families with kids or no kids and will be great with the elderly. They have a calm temperament and aren’t very active. They’re affectionate and smart, making them easy to train as well.
However, they will need early socialization, especially if you do have young kids in the home. In addition, the Pomapoo will need some time to get used to them. They’ll be okay with other dogs and pets, but it’s best to have dogs in the home around the same size as the Pomapoo. Otherwise, they might engage in rough play that may result in your Pomapoo accidentally getting hurt.
Having another animal in the house might be a good idea if you work a lot. While the Pomapoo doesn’t need too much exercise, they can get separation anxiety when being home alone for long periods of time. Having a buddy will help.
Pomapoos are friendly and laid-back, though they might be a little nervous around strangers.
Caring for your Pomapoo
Pomapoos have an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years. So with proper care through a healthy diet and exercise, your furry friend will live a long, happy, and healthy life with you.
Grooming needs will vary from Pomapoo to Pomapoo. Depending on the length and type of hair they inherit from their parents, you might need to brush your pooch at least once per day. In some cases, you can get away with brushing your pooch once every couple of days.
Like most dogs, Pomapoos are chowhounds and will overeat, gaining weight, and possibly becoming obese. Sticking to a regular feeding schedule is key with this one. They should have about one cup of high-quality kibble every day.
However, their dietary needs will vary from other dogs. So, it’s best to talk to your veterinarian and choose the best dog food and amount for your pooch together.
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Luckily, Pomapoos don’t require too much activity. They don’t have high energy levels, so if you work all day or have a hectic schedule, you don’t need to worry that your doggo isn’t getting enough activity.
However, they do still need to get up and move to stay fit and healthy. So, you can play on about an hour of playtime or a nice walk each day. In addition, they love to swim, so you’ll have some extra fun in the summertime.
Luckily, Pomapoos are relatively healthy and don’t have too many health issues to consider. However, they are prone to obesity and dental issues.
In addition, you’ll want to keep an eye out for patellar luxation, tracheal collapse, epilepsy, and cataracts.
Where to find a Pomapoo
The Pomeranian and the Toy Poodle are popular purebreds, so it’s no wonder that the Pomapoo is a popular crossbreed. Unfortunately, this means that it might be harder to find this hybrid pup. If you do happen to find Pomapoo puppies, they’ll most likely be quite expensive due to their popularity.
You’ll be able to find Pomapoos through reputable breeders or breed-specific rescues or shelters. If you decide to get your mixed breed through a breeder, be sure they’re a good one. You’ll want to get to know the breeder and ensure that they know what they’re doing before you buy puppies from them.
Adopting through a rescue or shelter will be ideal since you’ll be able to give a doggo a forever home. Plus, adopting is cheaper.
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How much does a Pomapoo cost?
Depending on where you get your Pomapoo, you can expect to spend anywhere between $500 and $2,000. Pomapoo litters average about four to six puppies. So if a litter has more puppies, they’ll be a little bit cheaper than litters with fewer puppies.
Should you bring home a Pomapoo?
Pomapoos will make a great addition to any home, no matter who lives there. They can adapt to various living situations and require little exercise. However, be mindful of their shedding and keep the treats to a minimum.
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