The Pom-A-Poo, also known as the Pooranian, Pomeroodle, Pom A Poo, or Po, is a cross between a Pomeranian and a poodle. The poodle is an extremely popular breed, originating in Germany and standardized in France where it is the national dog. Poodles have very old roots, with carvings of the breed dating back to the 15th century. The other genetic branch of the Pom-A-Poo belongs to the Pomeranian, a breed that originated in Central and Eastern Europe. Popular with British royalty since the 18th century, the Pomeranian has enjoyed status as one of the most-loved breeds for years.
The Pom-A-Poo is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the International Designer Canine Registry.
The Pom-A-Poo, can vary widely in color and fur texture. It can come in colors such as apricot, beige, black, brindle, brown, chocolate, fawn, golden, orange, or white; the fur can be long or short, straight or curly. The Pom-A-Poo is listed as having hypoallergenic fur, so it may be a good choice for those who can’t have most other breeds of dogs. Its appearance heavily depends on the genetic makeup of its parents and, like any crossbred, can vary.
The Pom-A-Poo is very energetic and often participates in agility contests. Their personalities have been described as affectionate, friendly, intelligent, loving, playful and sweet. They are also known to be stubborn at times, so be prepared to be patient.
The Pom-A-Poo has a life expectancy of 13-16 years, quite long for a small dog. Regular exercise is a must. They grow to be quite attached to their people and should not be kept as outdoor dogs. Health concerns are similar to most dog breeds and with regular exercise and grooming no major health problems are likely to occur. Due to a dental condition common in Pomeranians, dry dog food is recommended.