Pomimo Breed Information
Description: The Pomimo is a cross of American Eskimo and the Pomeranian, originating in the United States of America.
Other Names: Eskipom, Eskiranian
Weight: 9-16 lbs.
Colors: Common colors of a Pomimo are orange, red, cream, white, black, blue, brown, sable and tan or brindle.
Coat: The coat of a Pomimo is best described as dense, medium-length and straight.
Temperament: The Pomimo is a friendly, outgoing, family pet that loves to show affection and play around. They love being around a large group of people at all times and become very attached to their owners and family. With Children: This breed loves the company of children because they have a high energy level. Since they are a small breed, their interactions with little ones should be monitored to make sure they don’t get hurt but if kids are taught how to interact with small dogs, they will have a successful companionship. With Pets: Pomimo dogs love going to dog parks and if they are socialized as pups, will happily mingle with other dogs and household pets.
Watch-dog: The alert nature of the Pomimo breed makes them a good watch dog.
Guard-dog: Their petite size bars the Pomimo breed from defending their owner, making them a weak guard dog.
Care and Training: Pomimo dogs tend to shed and their coat needs to be brushed twice a week. Baths should be given once in a while – or when needed – and owners are recommended to use gentle dog shampoo only. Pomimo dogs should have their teeth brushed daily or a couple of times a week. Training this breed is doable with patience and positive reinforcement.
Learning Rate: High. This breed is known for their intelligence and optimism. Obedience: High. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: High. Pomimo dogs have a lot of energy and are very playful.
Living Environment: This breed can thrive in an apartment or a house with a garden where they can run around.
Health Issues: Health concerns for a Pomimo are Entropion Retinal Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism, Addison’s Disease and Legg-Calve Perthes Disease.
Life Span: 10-12 years.
Litter Size: 1-4 puppies.
Country of Origin: United States of America
History: The Pomimo is a cross of American Eskimo and the Pomeranian, originating in the United States of America. Since this breed is so new, the Pomimo breed’s history relies on the parents. The American Eskimo originated in Germany and is a member of the Spitz family. They were bred as farm dogs and initially referred to in Germany as the “Deutch Spitz.” Due to the anti-German prejudice following World War 1, they were renamed “American Eskimos.” In the 19th century, the breed performed with traveling circuses in the United States where they grew in popularity. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in the Non-Sporting Group in 1995. The Pomeranian hails from the Prussian region of Pomerania, now considered Germany and Poland. The breed did not become well known until 1870 when the England Kennel Club recognized it. In 1888, Queen Victoria discovered the breed while visiting in France. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888.
Registries: ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, IDCR