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Pomeranian Mixes

Cons of Hybrid Mixes

There are many people who strongly believe that the Pomeranian should not be used to create hybrid Pomeranian mixed puppies. Why? Well, because when you take a purebred dog and use that dog to breed anything other than other purebred of the same breed, it weakens the bloodline of that breed. 

When you do not create designer dogs, it strengthens the bloodline of that breed. For example, if you have a Pomeranian that has an excellent background of breeding...perhaps 5 generations of Poms that have been show quality with strong confirmation and the bloodline has been carefully kept intact, if that Pom is then used to create a Pomeranian mix "designer dog", the entire bloodline and heritage of that Pomeranian will be lost forever.

For the record, we do not agree with purposefully producing Pomeranian mixed dogs; If you have a rescue dog that is part Pomeranian, there is nothing wrong with this & we're so happy that you adopted a dog in need of a loving home. 

Pros of Hybrid Mixes

Now, with that being said, the Pomeranian breed itself did not just "appear" by itself. The Pom was produced in a similar way that hybrid dogs are created today. The Pom's ancestor was a Spitz dog (a sled dog) that was pure white in color and weighed between 20 and 30 pounds at its adult size. Then, over quite a bit of time, Spitz dogs were bred with smaller dogs. 
With each breeding, a litter was produced of puppies that were smaller than the average Spitz. Then, after hundreds of matings, the Pomeranian was produced. 

Its ancestors were pure white but due to all of the breeding to create such a tiny dog, colors were introduced. While white still remains an official color, a Pom can be just about any color under the rainbow...thanks to the mixed breeding that was done to create this wonderful dog breed.

Therefore, while it is not good for the Pomeranian breed to be over used to create Pomeranian mixes, some argue that by doing so, a new dog breed may be created that eventually becomes part of the wonderful AKC list of recognized dogs.

It does take a long time... centuries in fact, however every dog that is now a recognized breed began with experimental breeding.
Jackaranian Pomeranian and Jack Russel mix
Foxie, a 7 year old Jackaranian
dam is a Pomeranian, sire is a Jack Russell
Photo courtesy of Brenda Harding
Breeding, Hybrid Vigor & the Difference Between a Hybrid and a "Mutt"

When done 'correctly', 2 dogs such as a Pomeranian and another breed, are mated together to produce a "designer" dog. 

It is important to note that the offspring then cannot be used for breeding. 

Why? Because of the need for Hybrid Vigor. You see, let's use the example of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. 

If you take a purebred Pom and a purebred Chi, you will produce a litter of puppies that are 1/2 Pom and 1/2 Chi. 
If you take one of those puppies and breed them with a Chihuahua, you would then produce a litter of pups that are 3/4 Chi and 1/4 Pom. Now, those puppies are not PomChi's. They have become a mixed dog....otherwise known as a mongrel or mutt. 
As of now, the AKC (American Kennel Club) which is the largest, most respect canine club in the United States, the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) the largest kennel club in the world with over 80 member countries, the KC (Kennel Club of the UK) and the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) does not recognize any dog that is a Pomeranian Mix or any of the Pomeranian hybrids.

There are other dog clubs that do recognize the below list of Pomeranian mixes. These clubs were created specifically for hybrid dogs. The ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club), the DDCK (Designer Dogs Kennel Club), the DRA (Dog Registry of America, Inc.), and the IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) recognize most of the Pomeranian mix dogs listed below.
This is Pikachu, a PomChi (Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix)
Photo courtesy of Michelle Pass
List of Pomeranian Mix Dogs

This list will show you what the name is of the designer puppy when a Pom is bred with another dog breed: 
  • Beagle...Pomeagle
  • Bichon Frise... Bichonaranian
  • Boston Terrier...Pomston
  • Brussels Griffon...Brusselranian
  • Cairn Terrier... Cairanian
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ...Cavapom
  • Chihuahua...Pomchi
  • Chinese Crested ...Chinaranian 
  • Cocker Spaniel...Cockeranian
  • Coton de Teluar... Pom-Coton
  • Dachshund...Dameranian
  • Havanese... Ewokian
  • Husky... Pomsky
  • Jack Russell Terrier... Jackaranian
  • Lhasa Apso... LaPom
  • Maltese... Maltipom or Pomanees
  • Miniature Pinscher... Pineranian
  • Miniature Schnauzer... Pomanauze or Pom-A-Nauze
  • Papillon... Paperanian or PapiPom
  • Pekingese... Peek-A-Pom
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi... Corgipom
  • Poodle... Pomapoo
  • Pug... Pom-A-Pug
  • Rat Terrier...Pomerat
  • Shetland Sheepdog... Poshies
  • Shiba Inu...Pom-Shi
  • Shih Tzu... Shiranian
  • Silky Terrier...Pom-Silk Toy
  • Fox Terrier... Pom Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier...Yoranian
Pomchi - A mix of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua; usually a long haired Chihuahua is used. Image attribution: User:Vvn89, via Wikimedia Commons
Pomapoo - A mix of a Pomeranian and a Poodle. Usually a toy sized Poodle is used. Image attribution: By Thegreatpretender68 (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
Shiranian dogs
Shiranian - A mix of a Pomeranian and a Shih Tzu. Image attribution: By Propio (Propio) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
papi-pom dog
PapiPom - A mix of a Pomeranian and a Papillon. Image attribution: By Craig Ralton of (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Unknown Pomeranian Mixes - It is not unusual to have a part-Pomeranian dog and not know what other breed is present. In these cases, an owner may have been told that one parent was a Pom or based on appearance, it is clear that there is Pomeranian in the bloodline. Image right (below on mobile) is of Brandie, a beautiful part-Pomeranian and part unknown dog. Her coat, color and face shape suggests Pom. What is the other breed? Only a DNA test would answer that. Photo courtesy of (TBA).
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