The Pomeranian and Toy Fox Terrier hybrid makes for a beautiful and intriguing miniature pooch. The Pomeranian belongs to the toy breed of dogs, small in size, but elegant in appearance. Characterized as a "bouncy and bold" pooch, this pup is playful and busy in nature. Though it requires daily exercise, it's easy to meet these needs with brisk walks and indoor activities.
The Toy Fox Terrier, like the Pomeranian, is tiny in size but bursting with energy. Though Toy Fox Terriers can make the "pawfect" lap dog, they're described as being "feisty and fun." Unlike their hybrid breed counterpart, the Toy Fox Terrier requires vigorous mental and physical stimulation, or else unwanted behaviors can form. Known as explorers, T.F.T. often end up in unexpected places.
The Pom Terrier is an inquisitive and eager companion. Full of energy and attuned to their surroundings, this playful watchdog lets you know when a visitor has arrived. Though they're good at spotting strangers and may be timid at first, this lovable breed is quick to charm and warm up to strangers. They act similarly toward other pups. With a need for physical activity and mental stimulation, there's plenty of ways to keep this breed busy.
Getting bored of your traditional walking path? Try being a sightseer in your very own town. You'll be surprised to see how much you have never noticed about the very place you live in. Once we get stuck seeing the same sights, walks can become boring quickly. That's why sightseeing in your own town can be a stimulating activity for both you and your Pom Terrier.
This activity is free and just requires you to plan a route and look at your town through a new perspective. Being attuned to your surroundings and noticing details you may not have time to usually notice can enhance any walk.
Something very noteworthy about Pomeranian is their agility and speed, making them ideal for obstacle courses. Whether you’re interested in joining an already existing agility facility or not, it's always a good idea to introduce your pooch to the sport by building your very own obstacles first.
Building the agility course in a place of comfort is one way to get your pooch interested in the course. This could be a backyard or basement, if the spaces are large enough. Depending on where you build your course, weather may be a factor. Don't attempt a course when it's wet and slippery outside. Your course doesn't need to be fancy — it's relatively cheap to assemble do-it-yourself obstacles.
One of the best qualities of this breed is their friendly nature. Although Pom Terriers may seem timid at first, Pomeranian and Toy Fox Terriers are both comforting lap dogs, excellent for soothing loneliness. Interestingly, Pomeranians are commonly used as therapy dogs. Becoming a therapy dog does require some formal training, but the rewards of such a job definitely outweigh the costs and time commitment training requires.
In order to become certified, you must first enroll your pooch in an official certification process. This won't happen overnight, as the training is relatively thorough, though it shouldn't take up too much of your time. The testing does involve some home visits and scheduled visits. However, once your Pom Terrier has these skills, they can carry them for a lifetime.
The Pom Terrier's intellectual abilities, coupled with their physical stamina, are one of the many reasons it’s a good idea to have an assortment of activities on hand to keep them busy. Not only is this dog a busy body, but it’s also trainable and eager to complete challenges. Sometimes described as being stubborn or confident, this pooch does indeed come with one unique “pawsonality.”
Keep your Pom Terrier on their “paws” by using agility courses, neighborhood sightseeing, and therapy excursions. Daily walks, carting classes, and parades are other ways to show off their beauty while exhibiting their talents. Have fun keeping up with your Pom Terrier and don’t forget, a mentally and physically stimulated dog is a satisfied dog!