The Pomapoo, Queen Victoria’s Favorite Doodle

The pomapoo is a smart and highly affectionate doodle that makes a great choice for people from families to seniors looking for the ideal companion. The pomapoo gets very attached to their family and is extremely loyal.  💗 They get along great with other family pets but they can be a little shy around new people. Pomapoos have a charming sweet and sassy personality that has named them an ideal companion for anyone looking for a doodle in a tiny package. 🎁 They can thrive in the city or a single family home with a yard. The pomapoo can also be an asset to owners as a watchdog, they are very vigilant and they will let you know if any visitors are arriving. 🥷

The Pomeranian is a direct descendant of the spitz-type sled dogs of the Arctic. They originated in Europe in an area that is now a part of Poland, formally Germany. 

The Pomeranians’ current popularity is owed in part to Queen Victoria. 👑 The queen was introduced to the Pomeranian breed while visiting Florence, Italy. She brought Pomeranians back home with her. Queen Victoria even entered 6 Pomeranians into the 1891 Crufts Dog Show, taking first place. 🏆 Queen Victoria is also credited for shrinking the Pomeranian down to its current tiny size.

Let’s take a quick look at the other half of the pomapoo hybrid.

The Poodle is called Pudel in Germany 🇩🇪 and Caniche in France 🇫🇷 . Both of these names are a nod to the Poodles original breeding use as a water retriever. The German Pudel name translates to puddle or splashing water . The French Caniche name translates to duck dog. 🦆

The Standard Poodles were originally bred as hunters of wildfowl to retrieve the game out of the water. The Miniature Poodle was also bred in France as a talented circus performer 🎪 . These Miniature Poodles were trained to walk tightropes and even perform card tricks and skits. 

Both the Pomeranian and the Poodle have long histories as ideal companion dogs. 

Sizing it all up

The pomapoo is usually a very small doodle. They don’t come in many different sizes like some other doodle hybrids. Their size depends on the size of their parent breeds.

Color Coding, Fur Real

The pomapoos can have curly or straight hair or something in between. Their hair is usually wavy and short to medium length. They usually don’t shed that much. They will need to have their coats brushed daily or every other day to prevent matting. They will also require a bath once per month. 🛁 They will need to have their hair trimmed about once per 4 to 6 weeks. Owners can take their pomapoo to a groomer or they can learn the hair grooming skills and trim their hair themselves. 💈

The pomapoo can come in a variety of different colors. They are usually different shades of white, black or brown or a combination of these colors. The pomapoo can be almost 24 different colors and different coat patterns. 🌈

A quick note on hypoallergenic and what that actually means. 

 The AKC states that “there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog”. Unfortunately people with dog allergies are usually allergic to the dog dander 🦠, not the dog’s fur. Granted the dog fur can be a carrier for the dog dander it is not the cause of the allergen. The old school of thought was that less dog hair = less allergen. So breeders would attempt to have as many Poodle genes in a dog breed to lessen dog hair shed. Unfortunately, this does not change the level of dander. Please be cautious regarding the labels of “hypoallergenic” if you have dog allergies. If you would like more info on this please read 22 Hypoallergenic Doodles. 🤧

Working it out

Pomapoos are fairly active doodles. They can have a lot of energy but the good news is that it is fairly easy to tire them out. 💤 The pomapoo needs about 30 minutes of exercise per day to be happy and healthy. They enjoy games such as fetch, puzzles 🧩 or playing with squeaky toys. They really just want an owner who will teach them some tricks or play fun games with them. 

One thing to note with the pomapoo is that they do not do well in extreme temperatures, either too cold or too hot. 🥶 🥵

⚠️ One word of warning, it is not recommended to have your doodle participate in highly strenuous activities prior to the age of 10 months due to underdeveloped joints and bones. ⚠️

Come, Sit, Stay

The pomapoo is an intelligent doodle that can respond well to positive training methods. 🥓 The pomapoo is usually easy to train because they do like to please their owners but they can be a little bit stubborn at times. They can excel at many different types of training including obedience and agility. 🎾 One training issue that may need to be worked on with the pomapoo is leaving them alone. They can be prone to separation anxiety which can make them destructive. 

As with all doodles, the pomapoo needs early socialization and puppy classes in order to develop healthy habits for life. 👍By showing them the world that they live in, it makes them feel safe to explore it. Proper socialization makes a confident and well adjusted doodle. 

Quality of Life

The pomaoo is a fairly healthy doodle. They can still be susceptible to the medical issues that their parent breeds are prone to. 🩺 These medical issues include tracheal collapse, patellar luxation, epilepsy, cataracts, dental issues, and weight gain to name a few. Many of these medical issues can be tested for by your veterinarian to see if your doodle may have any problems. 🧪

So now you want a Pomapoo….

If you are thinking about getting a pomapoo you must make sure that you are in love with any combination of traits that a doodle surprise can offer. 🎁 Your doodle may look exactly like a Pomeranian but act exactly like a Poodle. Would you be ok with that? What about the other way around? If you can love 💗 ALL of the traits of both parent breeds then DO IT! Doodles are the best! 

I would check at Poodle rescues and also at Pomeranian specific rescues, they may have a mixed breed/hybrid there as well. Also check regular rescues. Just realize that if you want to rescue you may have to wait to find your dog or travel to pick it up. But there are great benefits to rescuing instead of buying. 👍👏

If you decide to buy a puppy please do your research on the breeder and don’t be afraid to ask the right questions. And good luck to you! I hope you find your forever puppy! 🥰

Hello there! My name is Rochelle and I’m one of those doodle moms who doesn’t have kids but probably gives more care to my doodle than some people do to their own children, spoiled would probably be an understatement. ;) After becoming more active online with other doodle owners I realized that thousands of doodle owners are facing all sorts of issues with their dogs. I knew with my education and training history I could make a positive impact.