The Pom-Terrier is a cross between a Toy Fox Terrier and a Pomeranian. Recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1936, the breed is believed to have originated in England around 1875. They have commonly been used by clowns in circuses. The other genetic branch of the Pom-Terrier 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-Terrier is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the International Designer Canine Registry.
The Pom-Terrier is a very small dog that can come in a plethora of colors including black, black and tan, blue, brindle, brown, cream, orange, sable, and white. Its fur can be long or short, depending on which branch of the heritage is most dominant. Its appearance heavily depends on the genetic makeup of its parents and, like any crossbred, can vary.
The Pom-Terrier is a very effective watchdog and is a good choice for the elderly or persons with disabilities. They are known for being affectionate, courageous, intelligent, loyal, and sometimes also stubborn. Their size and outgoing personality make them perfect for a trip to the dog park.
The Pom-Terrier has a life expectancy of 13-15 years, about average for a toy dog. They need a great deal of exercise to stay healthy, so be sure someone is able to walk them dog every day. Health concerns are similar to most dog breeds and with regular exercise and moderate grooming no major health problems are likely to occur. Due to a dental condition common in Pomeranians, dry dog food is recommended and denta-bones or chewable toys should be available to prevent periodontal disease.