If you’re looking for a breed with the best attributes of two of the top dogs then look no further. The Pomapoo inherits intelligence, affection, loyalty and charm from both parent breeds. A mix of the Pomeranian and the Toy Poodle this little dog with a big personality is perfect for families with older children, singles, seniors and as a companion to other family pets.
Small, but Mighty
These little ones measure in at 8–10 inches and weigh in at only 5-10 lbs. That doesn’t make them any less of a dog than a big one…or so they think! With a moderate energy level, they are more active indoors, but still require a daily brisk walk to keep them fit and healthy. If you have other family pets that are larger, make sure to have supervised play as they Pomapoo will try to keep up with the pace of the other pets. The Pomapoo doesn’t always realize how small they really are and so may develop something called, small dog syndrome. This is something that can be curbed with early socialization and training.
What is small dog syndrome?
Small dog syndrome is a behavior that small dogs inhibit when they feel that they are much larger than they actually are. Most times this learned behavior is developed out of fear and anxiety. This syndrome will often lead to constant barking or yapping, nipping or lunging at strangers or other animals as a way of asserting their dominance. If your little one begins to exhibit these behaviors, the best recourse is to show them that you are in charge through stern direction. Please do not yell – no animal takes well to being abused verbally or physically and this often leads to further behavioral problems. It may be best to contact a professional trainer if experiencing resilience or push back from your little one.
I have small children – will the Pomapoo be a good family pet?
The Pomapoo is a great family pet that is full of loyalty and devotion. In fact, these pups want nothing more than to be with their humans and make them happy. When it comes to small children, they do not often understand the fragility of a dog this small and may play a little too rough – this can cause the dog to nip if afraid or hurt. Supervised play and interaction is strongly recommended for the safety of both the child and the dog.
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