If you’re in the market for a delightful, tiny teddy bear pup, then take a look at the Pomapoo. Also known as Pooranians, Pompoos, and Pomeroodles, these dream dogs are an undeniably delightful combination of the calm, floofy Pomeranian and the lively, lovely Toy Poodle. If you’re wondering how big Pomapoos get, scroll on in this Pomapoo size guide to find out.
The Different Types of Pomapoo
Cute and (mostly) calm Pomapoos make excellent companion dogs for single and elderly individuals, especially if they have other small dogs for them to play with. They also make a great addition to any family as long as they are always handled with the utmost care.
Compact, intelligent, and affectionate Pomapoos make perfect cuddly lapdogs. Described by people in the know as ‘laid back with a happy attitude’, these dogs are extremely friendly, although their Pomeranian nature can make them a little reserved with those they don’t know well, at first anyway.
However, once they have formed an attachment with their owner (these dogs tend to latch on to one person), they make loyal and devoted pets. If you’re looking for a dog to run around with, though, a Pom may not be for you. They only have moderate energy levels, so as long as they get their daily walk, they are more than happy to chill out the rest of the time.
As a hybrid breed, Pomapoos don’t have their own specific standards. The diminutive size of both parent dogs (7 to 12 inches and 3 to 7 pounds for Pomeranians, and under 10 inches and 4 to 12 pounds for Toy Poodles) pretty much guarantees that your pup will be on the petite side.
Let’s take a look at some Pomapoo types and their genetic combinations:
- An F1 Pomapoo has a Pomeranian parent and a Poodle parent. (50% Pomeranian, 50% Poodle)
- An F1B or first-generation backcross Pomapoo has a Pomapoo parent and an original breed parent – usually a Poodle. (25% Pomeranian, 75% Poodle)
- An F1BB, or first-generation backcross backcross Pomapoo, has an F1B Pomapoo parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Pomeranian, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F2 Pomapoo has two F1 Pomapoo parents (50% Pomeranian, 50% Poodle)
- An F2B Pomapoo has an F2 Pomapoo parent and a Poodle parent. (25% Pomeranian, 75% Poodle)
- An F2BB Pomapoo has an F2B Pomapoo parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Pomeranian, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F3 Pomapoo comes from a variety of pairings, often two F1B Pomapoo. This is a third-generation Pomapoo.
Pomapoo Size Predictions
As Pomeranians just tend to be bred with Toy Poodles, there really is only one type. People don’t really seem to want dogs bred bigger, so pairings with Miniature Poodles are rarer and with Standards are non-existent.
For this reason, any observed size differences are down to where the parent dogs stand on the breed size scale. There may also be some slight distinctions by gender.
|Weight||4 – 12 lbs|
|Height||6 – 10 inches|
|Age at Adult Size||12 months|
*A dog’s height is measured to the withers, which is the space between the shoulder blades.
As Toy dogs, Pomapoos do much of their growing in the first 3 months of their lives. They could even reach their adult height, if not their adult weight during this time – this will undoubtedly be the case by the time they hit the 6-month mark. After that, they may continue to gradually increase in weight for a little bit longer.
Keep in mind that all pups should be on a diet specially formulated for puppies. Moreover, with Pomapoos, you should consider a formula specially designed for small breed puppies. Make sure to check out our Doodle puppy food guides.
Pomapoos often reach half their total weight around 3 months and their adult weight at 12 months.
So, you can calculate their potential adult weight at 15 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
A different formula you could use is:
At What Age Are Pomapoos Considered Fully Grown?
Both parent breeds are known to reach their full size by the time they are 12 months, and so this can also be said to be the case for the Pomapoo. Realistically though, they will likely reach their adult height somewhere between 4 and 8 months and their adult weight around 7 to 12 months.
However, this all depends on whether they are going to be on the smaller or larger end of the scale. You can determine this about your puppy with the help of our interactive Doodle Puppy Growth Calculator.
How Big is a Full-Grown Pomapoo?
Pomapoos are considered to be Toy or lap dogs. For this reason, we know that they are unlikely to grow beyond 12 inches in height unless they have a Miniature Poodle parent. They can also be extremely light at 4-12 lbs, which means you need to keep a close eye on them around small children as they could easily get hurt with too-heavy handling.
Pomapoos make great pets for those looking for a companion to curl up on the couch with. While they are laid-back animals, they are certainly not boring with their larger-than-life personalities. If you have already adopted one of these charming dogs, the details given here can indicate how big you might expect your pup to get.