3-10 lbs
Pomillon, Pappom, Papillon-Pomeranian mix
The Paperanian is a hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Pomeranian.  While there is plenty of information available on the parent breeds, there is little to no information available on the hybrid itself. The parent breeds both contribute energy, affection and all of the other traits which contribute to making this hybrid one of the smallest canines with spunk and "personality  the size of Texas".  This mischievous canine has "lap-sitting" down to a science.
Companionship, Family Pet
Date of Origin
Papillon, Pomeranian

Paperanian Health

Average Size
Male Paperanian size stats
Height: 7-12 inches Weight: 3-10 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats
Height: 7-12 inches Weight: 3-10 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Deafness
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Tests
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)

Paperanian Breed History

The Paperanian, a hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Pomeranian, doesn't have much available history of the hybrid itself, so we'll have to use the histories of the parent breeds to get a picture of this hybrid canine.  The Papillon is a purebred canine who has a past which is unclear in regard to the approximate date of origin as well as anything concrete regarding the exact heritage of the breed.  One of the oldest toy spaniel breeds,  dogs resembling the Papillon have been seen depicted in artistic renderings from The Masters through the 13th and 15th centuries, with recorded history of the breed in Europe easily going back at least 700 years.  Seemingly developed purely for purposes of companionship (and lap-sitting), these artistic renderings predominately depicted the dog seated lovingly in the lap of a female member of the royalty, rich and famous.  It didn't always sport the characteristic "butterfly" erect and fringed ears but instead had dropped ears, becoming known as "Phalene" with the moniker of "Papillon" later being attached to the butterfly ear set (erect and fringed) version.  The now distinctly Papillon butterfly ear set has become its trademark, making it readily identifiable among canine breeds.  Germany and Poland are credited with the creation of the Pomeranian, going back to the Prussian region of Pomerania (now Germany and Poland), it's ancestors being ancient Spitz dogs who were used as sled dogs.  As one would expect, the Pomeranian was a much larger dog at that time, and weighing almost 30 pounds, they were also utilized for shepherding tasks.  The breed was not very well known until around 1870 when the Kennel Club (England) recognized them.  In 1888, Queen Victoria fell in love with them while visiting in France and brought them to England, where she and other royal, rich and famous became fanciers and promoters of the breed.  The American Kennel Club accepted the Pomeranian breed in 1888, giving them full registration in 1900.  The Paperanian hybrid is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Designer Breed Registry, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and International Designer Canine Registry.

Paperanian Breed Appearance

Because the Paperanian is a hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Pomeranian, it can take on the appearance characteristics of one or both of the parent breeds.  Accordingly, your Paperanian will likely be fine boned and small (under 11 inches most likely), with ears that are erect and quite furry with the long silky fringes from the Papillon parent.  The tail will be curled over the back as the hybrid gets that trait from both sides with long hair and a fluffy flume at the end, much like the Papillon parent.  The eyes will be dark colored and bright in expression and a black nose.  The coat will medium to long in length, double or single coated with "fuzzy culottes" on the hind quarters and ruff on the neck and chest, a contribution from the Pom parent.  The colors of which your hybrid is available are: black and white, yellow, solid black, solid white, brown and white, cream/white, light brown/golden or parti-colored.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Paperanian eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Paperanian nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Paperanian coat
brown Paperanian coat
cream Paperanian coat
white Paperanian coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Paperanian straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Paperanian Breed Maintenance

The Paperanian hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Pomeranian is a canine who will require a moderate amount of maintenance.  As you might expect of a canine with longer hair, brushing will be required two to three times weekly to remove loose hair, mats and tangles with shampooing being done every two to three weeks to keep the coat clean and shiny.  After bathing, be sure to wrap your furry family member in a towel to keep the fur as dry as possible.  Your hybrid is a low shedder and is considered hypoallergenic, so when you bathe your pet, you should use a shampoo which is kind to hypoallergenic canines.  Weekly attention should be focused on your hybrid's ears and toenails, with ear cleaning being done with a cotton ball and an approved ear-cleaning solution and trimming of the toenails as needed.  The teeth should be brushed twice a week to avoid that nasty "doggie" breath and periodontal disease with its accompanying tooth loss.
Brushes for Paperanian
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Paperanian requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Paperanian Temperament

Your Paperanian hybrid will be a great addition to your family, the gentle, sweet and friendly disposition fitting well into any household.  Your very sweet-natured family pet will absolutely love to be around the human family almost as much as she loves to draw your attention to her.  If she is properly socialized as early in life as possible, she will get along great with the kids, other animals and strangers, though, if you're looking for a guard dog or watch dog, keep looking because she probably isn't going to alert you when necessary in these areas.  She is quite curious as well as playful and will energetically keep occupied doing something...hopefully an appropriate something instead of a mischievous something.   These toy hybrids are known to be loyal and intelligent and are considered to be moderately easily trained if you are patient, consistent and firm.  Though not immediate, great results can be obtained when training your Paperanian if you apply firm, positive and repetitive methods of training.  Rewards work great with her and she'll love you even more when this method of positive reinforcement and encouragement are utilized. She's not a barking breed but she'll happily join in with other canines in this means of canine verbal expression.

Paperanian Activity Requirements

Your Paperanian hybrid, being a mix of the Papillon and the Pomeranian, is a canine who has a moderate amount of energy to spend every day.  She will love going on "long" walks  or jogs with you and, if you're a busy mom, and, since she is small, those "long" walks need only be 20 to 30 minutes.  Providing her with moderate amounts of playtime in the house with her favorite toys or some time off leash outside in a fenced or similarly enclosed area will work well for managing her energy levels.  Because she is small and not excessively active, she will live quite well in an apartment or condo, or in a family home with or without a fenced yard, provided the commitment for appropriate exercise is maintained.  She can live in either urban or rural settings and can tolerate moderate climates, being neither too hot or too cold, unless appropriate extra protection is provided for her.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Paperanian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Paperanian Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Paperanian size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 5 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Paperanian size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs
18 Months
Male Paperanian size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 6 lbs

Paperanian Owner Experiences

5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Playing with toys
very sweet He is smart and affectionate. Loves to play with toys and bother his older dog brother and cat sister (not so thrilled)...but learning his place in the family.
2 months, 1 week ago
7 Years
3 People
He was adopted from a shelter and became a shadow in no time. He loves any lap that he can find. Great with people and a little territorial with big dogs.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
One Month
9+ People
House & Yard
A good time we will eat and drink and play together a lot more of 3 day
5 months, 2 weeks ago
18 Months
9+ People
House & Yard
They are really active , 100% family friendly , loves playing outside with kids . loves parks and going out . theyre very loyal and loving .will always be exited to see you . can learn unique & cool tricks like clapping and walking on its 2 feet . will do tricks for food . he follows me literally everywhere even to the bathroom to pee to excellent companion . very loving . easy learning . loves attention and getting pampered . gets jealous easily if you play with other dogs . theyre very smart . very quiet . loves to chase flies & mouses . listens good but is quite stubborn at times . & yea very cuute
8 months, 1 week ago
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