If you’re looking for a pooch that is sweet and sociable, then a Pomapoo may be the perfect dog for you! Throughout the last two decades, the Pomapoo has boomed in popularity and as you start to learn more about them, you’ll begin to understand why. Here are some of the top questions and answers about Pomapoos.
What are the parent breeds: Toy Poodle + Pomeranian
Do Pomapoos shed? Yes, though very minimal compared to other breeds
How big do Pomapoos get? 5-15 pounds
How much is a Pomapoo? $400-1800
How long do Pomapoos live? 12-16 years
Pomapoo temperament? Vibrant, social
Do Pomapoos shed?
Although a Pomapoo is a mix between a Poodle and a Pomeranian (a breed that sheds), Pomapoos do shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Pomeranians, and compared to other dog breeds, they don’t shed as much.
Because there are many types of Pomapoos (f1 Pomapoos, f1b Pomapoos, f2 Pomapoos, etc.), their shedding is proportional to the amount of Poodle genes inherited from their most current predecessors. If a Pomapoo has more poodle characteristics, then that pooch is likely to shed less.
Pomapoos come in 2 different coat types: straight, or curly. A straight hair Pomapoo has very long, delicate hair, while a curly coat Pomapoo may have shorter hair with tighter curls. These features are determined by genetics. For example, when both parents have the genes for a curly coat, the curly gene will be passed down to the Pomapoo puppy.
Are Pomapoos hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, no breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for people who have allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, Pomapoos are an allergy-friendly dog breed.
This is mainly because of the mixture of Poodle characteristics found in the Pomapoos. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that can commonly produce allergic reactions. Luckily, poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your Pomapoo is more Poodle than Pomeranian, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a F1b Pomapoo will be more allergy friendly than a f1 Pomapoo.
How big do Pomapoos get?
Pomapoos can be anywhere from 5-15 pounds as a full grown Pomapoo. They measure in at around 8-10 inches.
How much does a Pomapoo cost?
Pomapoo price depends on a number of factors, although the general cost is $400-$1800.
There are also a number of other factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: Pomapoos can have different colored furs. In addition to the typical black or white Pomapoo, you can find professionals who specialize in breeding brown Pomapoos, red Pomapoos, sable Pomapoos, or even fawn Pomapoos, among other variations. Typically, the more “exotic” the color, the more expensive the Pomapoo may be.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more allergy friendly, the higher the pricing.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live, along with the level of demand for the Pomapoo based on the area. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags because both of these places tend to have a higher cost of living, along with a greater need for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing a Pomapoo from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups. Keep in mind that you can also find Pomapoos in shelters and other rescue centers!
How long do Pomapoos live?
In general, Pomapoos will live between 12-16 years. However, there can still be outliers within these statistics. For example, smaller dogs usually live longer than larger dogs. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What’s a Pomapoo’s temperament?
Pomapoos are friendly and outgoing. They make amazing family dogs that are especially good around children.
When you think about an amazing dog, you probably imagine a sociable, yet well-mannered dog. If that sounds like your kind of dog, then a Pomapoo may be an amazing addition to your family!