What’s not to love about the fun, frisky Pomeranian dog? The toy dog breed is related to the Spitz family of dogs; it is fairly small but has the heart of a lion. Speaking of lions, the Pomeranian appears to have a tuft of hair that is like the mane of a lion. The Pomeranian grows to a height between seven and twelve inches, and a full-grown Pomeranian usually does not weigh more than seven pounds.
The Pomeranian is not a hypoallergenic dog, and they tend to be heavy shedders. In fact, the Pomeranian will shed excessively in the spring and fall of each year. They do require a good bit of grooming because of this characteristic, so keep that in mind when deciding whether or not one of these mixes is the best dog breed for you.
As far as temperament is concerned, the Pomeranian is a sweet and loving pup. They are typically very social dogs, playful and smart.
Now that we know a little about the Pomeranian itself, let’s look at mixes based on the Pomeranian and other breeds.
1. Bichon Frise and Pomeranian
Known as the “Bichonaranian,” this combo is a Pomeranian parent and a Bichon Frise. Both are small dogs; however, the Bichon is a touch larger than the Pomeranian. Puppies will likely be less than ten pounds at adulthood, however. The Bichon Frise is a curly hair dog, while the Pom typically has straight hair. The resulting Bichonarian will likely have wavy hair that will need to be clipped or groomed regularly. The Bichon tends to rarely shed; you can expect the Bichonarian to shed a little more than its Bichon Frise parent. Likely, it will not be hypoallergenic. Expect this pup to be fun and ready to play. They should get along with other dogs.
2. The Beagle and the Pomeranian
Known as the “Pomeagle,” this Pomeranian mix is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Beagle. Whereas the Pom and the Bichon parents of the Bichonaranian are genetically and temperamentally similar, the Beagle is at heart a curious hunter who can be ruled by his nose.
The Pomeagle tends to be a small dog (Beagles are about ten to fifteen pounds heavier than the Pom). You may also hear the Pomeranian and Beagle hybrid offspring referred to as a Beagle Pom or a Pomeranian/Beagle Mix. The Pomeagle will thrive in families with children (in fact, the Pomeagle mix may fair much better than a purebred Pom as they are a little larger and can handle the rough play of children much more resiliently.
The Pomeagle is likely to shed a great deal. It is really a toss-up as to what their coat will be; they may have a short coat or they may have the longer hair of the Pom parent. Be prepared to brush them every other day, and bathe them once a month.
You may find the Pomeagle in a variety of colors. They may be brown, red, fawn, sable, brindle, black, or white. Many times, like the Beagle parent, they will have a tricolor pattern.
3. The Japanese Chin and the Pomeranian
This adorable Pomeranian mix is called the “Chineranian.” Sometimes, this fluffy little pup will resemble a marshmallow! Both of the parent breeds have long hair, so you can bet this hybrid pup will need grooming throughout its lifetime.
The Chineranian will likely be small. The Pom parent typically weighs no more than seven pounds, and the Japanese Chin parent often weighs around nine to eleven pounds. Therefore, one can reasonably expect the Chineranian to weigh ten pounds or less. The Chineranian will likely grow to a height between eight and eleven inches tall.
When it comes to the temperament of the Chineranian, you’re likely to have a fun-loving, social, and affectionate pup. The Chin tends to be a very friendly dog, as does the Pom. Both are highly intelligent and easily trained. It is likely, in the event you have company, that your Chineranian will alert you to someone’s knock or that strangers are around. The Chineranian is not a quiet dog, and they like to be the center of attention. Of course, your guests will fall for this fluffy fun fellow; they are invariably irresistible.
4. The Shih Tzu and the Pomeranian
Known as the Shiranian, this Pomeranian/Shih-Tzu mix is absolutely adorable! This mixed breed has many nicknames: the Shih-Pom, the Pomshi, the Shih A Pom, and the Pom-Tzu.
The Shiranian is small (both parents weigh less than ten pounds as adult dogs), but they are definitely dynamite in a small package. The Shiranian is sweet, playful, and fun-loving. They love to cuddle, but they will bark if the doorbell rings or if strangers approach.
The Shiranian may be a mixture of many color combinations. Typically, they are red, chocolate, black, orange, brindle, black, or gold. Their coat may be wavy (think the Bichoneranian) or it may be long and straight. Either way, the Shiranian will not be considered a hypoallergenic dog. You’ll need to commit to clipping the hair of the Shiranian or keeping him brushed daily.
5. The Chihuahua and the Pomeranian
Also known as the Pomchi, this Pomeranian mix results in a small dog that is likely to have an independent personality.
The Pomchi will likely stand between six and ten inches in height and will likely weigh between four and twelve pounds. Of course, this will depend upon the size of the parents.
The Pomchi will range in possible color combinations, and their exact coloring will depend upon the coloring of its parents. Common colors in the Pomchi hybrid breed are brown or sable. However, there may be colors such as blue, tan, blue and tan, black and tan, or even cream. Their hair will likely be long. For this reason, they aren’t considered hypoallergenic dogs.
Keep in mind the Pomchi will likely have a double coat, which means they will need to be groomed regularly – even multiple brushings over the course of a week.
Like the Chihuahua parent, the Pomchi may choose a favorite “person” in the household, but they will generally get along with all members of the family. They tend to be very vocal dogs. They are fun and love to play, but they should be supervised around younger children.
6. The Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian
Known as the “Cockeranian,” this Pomeranian mix dog has the shaggy fur of the Cocker Spaniel parent and the Cocker Spaniel floppy ears. However, it will be smaller than the Cocker parent, favoring the petite stature of the Pomeranian parent.
Another nickname for this hybrid breed is the “Cocker-Pom.”
This dog typically is friendly but full of energy. That means you’ll need to set aside playtime for this sweet pup on a daily basis. The Cockeranian is happy in any type of household, and he’ll gleefully play with kids and adults alike. Like other Pom mixes, the Cockeranian is likely to bark a lot.
Grooming the Cockeranian will also take a good bit of your time. Both parent breeds have long hair, so you can expect the Cockeranian to have this trait as well. It is possible that the Cockeranian will have fur that tends to get matted or knot up. In order to avoid this, you should brush his coat at least three times a week. Unfortunately, the Cockeranian tends to shed, and may “blow” his coat twice a year. Luckily, keeping the hair groomed regularly and preparing for fall and spring shedding can alleviate some shedding issues. It is possible that the Cockeranian may need professional clipping to maintain his coat’s health.
7. The Pomeranian and the Dachshund
The Dameranian is an adorable small dog that is alert yet friendly. Expect this little dynamo to be where the action is at any given moment.
The Dameranian is the mixture of two breeds that can be rather headstrong when they want. This can make them a little difficult when it comes to training. They are extremely intelligent, and they are devoted dogs that love to spend time with their families.
The Dameranian’s looks will be difficult to predict. In fact, experts say that siblings in the same litter can vary greatly in their looks! The coat may be short-haired, or it may be long and wiry. It is possible the coat could even be long and wavy!
Keep in mind that, like the Chineranian, the Dameranian may form a bond with one person in the family. However, the Dameranian will still tolerate and interact with other family members.
8. The Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky
The Pomsky is a popular Pomeranian mix. They tend to look like tiny Siberian Husky dogs, with the piercing blue eyes of the Husky parent and many of their markings.
Both the Pom parent and the Husky parent will have a double coat, so the offspring will invariably have this trait. Be prepared for the Pomsky to “blow” his coat twice a year. You’ll need to brush the Pomsky’s coat every other day or three times weekly.
The Pomsky is going to have a great deal of energy, and you’ll need to give her at least thirty minutes to an hour of activity daily. Some Pomsky parents have a fenced-in yard or a wireless dog fence for their pups so that they can run off their crazy energy.
9. The Jack Russell and the Pomeranian
The Jackeranian, as this Pomeranian/Jack Russel Terrier mix dog is known, is full of energy, curiosity, and bravery. The Jackeranian will be a small dog, but, as with other Pomeranian mixed breeds, he will likely have a personality the size of California!
The Jackeranian is likely to have longish fur that is wiry. He will need to be brushed weekly, and he’ll have a tail that curls over his back and his bushy.
10. The Maltese and the Pomeranian
The Maltipom is a mixture of the Maltese and the Pomeranian. This sweet pup will have long hair, which may be wavy. Regular grooming is a must. The Maltipom will be highly intelligent and friendly. He will likely bark when visitors come by, but he’ll definitely charm them with his sweet, energetic personality.
1. What is the best Pomeranian mix?
The best Pomeranian mix is the one that fits your personality and your lifestyle! If you want a Pom mix that requires little grooming, the Pomsky might be best for you. If you want a pup that is sweet and affectionate (note: most Pom mixes are naturally affectionate), then consider the Chineranian. Most Pom mixes have a great deal of energy, but the Pomeagle or the Shiranian is more likely to be a “lap dog.”
2. Are Pomeranian mixes good dogs?
Absolutely! Each one of the Pom mixes mentioned within this article has a superior personality, is loving, and friendly. You can’t go wrong when choosing a Pom mix puppy.
3. How big do Pomeranians’ mix get?
The Pomeranian mix tends to be a small dog, particularly if both parents are of the toy dog breed size. Even the Pomsky, whose parents include the Siberian Husky, tend to be small in stature. Most Pom mixes will be under twenty-five pounds.
4. How long does a Pomeranian mix live for?
Most of the Pomeranian mixes live between twelve and eighteen years, which is a very long time for a dog – purebred or a mix! Be sure to take your pup for regular vet visits, feed her a healthy diet, provide plenty of exercises, and your Pom mix should be a healthy and happy companion for many years.