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Poodle Pomeranian Mix

Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 08:01 PM  posted by Dog Breeds Info

The Poodle Pomeranian mix is also known as the Pom-A-Poo. Both the Poodle and the Pomeranian are popular breeds and Pom-A-Poos are a popular hybrid. These dogs are a small breed. Pomeranians are one of the smallest of all dogs, weighing between 3 and 7 pounds. To create the Pom-A-Poo they are usually bred to a Toy Poodle or a Miniature Poodle which are small Poodle varieties.

Hybrid Dogs

The Pomeranian and the Poodles (all varieties) are two of the most popular breeds of all dogs in the U.S. and in many other countries, so it’s no surprise that crossing these breeds would produce a dog that is also popular. However, whenever breeds are crossed there is no guarantee which breed the puppies will resemble. Some of the puppies may look more like the Pomeranian parent and some may look more like the Poodle parent. Hybrid dogs are not necessarily more healthy than purebred dogs. If the parents have health problems, they can pass them on to their puppies. Many hybrid breeders claim that breeding this way will produce “hybrid vigor” but this is untrue. This is not crossing two different species so it’s not true hybrid vigor in a biological or agricultural sense. All of these dogs are the same species. If they share similar health problems then it’s likely that the puppies will inherit those problems, too.

People often choose to use Poodles to crossbreed dogs because they do not shed much, if at all, and they are good for people with allergies. Some Poodle Pomeranian mix puppies may have a coat that doesn’t shed much but you should meet the individual puppies so you can see which ones have a coat that is more like a Poodle coat.

Appearance

The appearance of the Pom-A-Poo can vary widely. They can come in all different colors, like the Poodle, and even come in black and tan or parti colors with white like the Pomeranian. The coat can be more curly, like the Poodle, or it can be straight or wavy. They usually have a black nose and dark eyes. The ears can stand up or hang down. Some dogs have a foxy-looking face like the Pom and some dogs have a face more like the Poodle parent. If you are interested in getting a Pom-A-Poo then it’s usually best to see the puppies in person so you can choose which one you want. This is especially true if you are looking for a puppy with a hypoallergenic type coat, like the Poodle parent. No dog is completely hypoallergenic, but Poodles and Poodle hybrids that resemble them are usually better for people with allergies.

Temperament

Pom-A-Poos are usually outgoing, friendly dogs. Both the Pomeranian and the Poodle are very intelligent breeds, so the Pom-A-Poo is often very intelligent and easy to train. They may have a tendency to bark, however. They can make good little watch dogs, though they should not be allowed to become nuisance barkers. The Pom-A-Poo usually makes a good family dog but both parent breeds are very active so these dogs generally need a lot of exercise, even though they are a small dog. They are quite energetic. Like other energetic dogs, they can become destructive in the home if they don’t get enough exercise.

Conclusion

The Pom-A-Poo or Poodle Pomeranian mix is a mix of two very popular breeds. They are cute, energetic little dogs and they are quite popular. Be sure you can provide enough daily exercise for these dogs so they don’t become destructive in the home.

Yorkie Poodle Mix

Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 11:01 PM  posted by I Love Dog Breeds

A Yorkie Poodle mix, or Yorkie-Poo, is a very popular kind of hybrid dog. These dogs are also known as designer dogs. The Yorkie-Poo is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle, usually a Toy Poodle. However, the Poodle Parent could be a Miniature Poodle which is also a small breed.

Hybrid Dogs

The Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodles (all varieties) are two of the most popular breeds of all dogs in the U.S. and in many other countries, so it’s no surprise that crossing these breeds would produce a dog that is also popular. However, whenever breeds are crossed there is no guarantee which breed the puppies will resemble. Some of the puppies may look more like the Yorkie parent and some may look more like the Poodle parent. Hybrid dogs are not necessarily more healthy than purebred dogs. If the parents have health problems, they can pass the on to their puppies. Many hybrid breeders claim that breeding this way will produce “hybrid vigor” but this is untrue. This is not crossing two different species so it’s not true hybrid vigor in a biological or agricultural sense. All of these dogs are the same species. If they share similar health problems then it’s likely that the puppies will inherit those problems, too.

People often choose to use Poodles to crossbreed dogs because they do not shed much, if at all, and they are good for people with allergies. Some Yorkie Poodle mix puppies may have a coat that doesn’t shed much but you should meet the individual puppies so you can see which ones have a coat that is more like a Poodle coat.

Temperament

In terms of temperament the Yorkie-Poo can make a very nice pet. Both the Yorkie and the Poodle are outgoing breeds. The Yorkie tends to be quite feisty at times and is a confident dog. Poodles are also confident and one of the most intelligent of all dogs. Your Yorkie Poodle mix dog could be more like the Yorkie parent in temperament or more like the Poodle parent, but chances are that he will be quite smart and he should be outgoing, especially at home. With good socialization he should also be friendly and outgoing with strangers. Poodles love to show off and be the center of attention. If your Yorkie-Poo has good socialization he can also show off tricks he learns and be the center of attention wherever he goes.

Appearance and Grooming

As Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles (both Toy and Miniature) are both quite small breeds, your Yorkie-Poo will likely be a small dog. Yorkies have long, silky hair that needs to be brushed daily. Poodles have curly coat that doesn’t shed. Many owners take them to a professional groomer and keep their coat clipped short. There are various clips you can choose but most people use a simple all-over pet clip. A Yorkie-Poo may have coat that resembles either parent or which is something in the middle. It can be wavy, curly, or straight. Depending on the type of coat you may choose to keep it clipped or simply brush it out. The coat can be many different colors, just as Poodle coats can be many different colors. The dog’s nose is usually black and the eyes are dark. The ears can stand up, like the Yorkshire Terrier’s ears, or lie down, like the Poodle’s ears.

Conclusion

The Yorkie Poodle mix is a very popular little hybrid dog. They can make good pets. If you are interested in getting a Yorkie-Poo you should talk to the breeder and ask about the health of the parents. Ask if the breeder has had any health tests done and ask to see the results. Hybrid dogs are not necessarily healthier than purebred dogs. Only health testing the parents helps produce healthier puppies.