Paperanian

3-10 lbs
7-12"
Unknown
Papillon
Pomeranian
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.
purpose Purpose
Companionship, Family Pet
history Date of Origin
Unknown
ancestry Ancestry
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
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Paperanian nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Paperanian coat
Black
brown Paperanian coat
Brown
cream Paperanian coat
Cream
white Paperanian coat
White
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
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
Pin Brush
Dematter
Dematter
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
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 activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Paperanian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Paperanian Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Paperanian size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 5.5 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 5.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Paperanian size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Paperanian size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs
Female Paperanian size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs

Paperanian Owner Experiences

Toki
7 Years
3 People
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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 years, 2 months ago
Baby
18 Months
9+ People
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Walk
Run
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
3 years, 6 months ago
Lilly
One Month
9+ People
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A good time we will eat and drink and play together a lot more of 3 day
3 years, 3 months ago
Winston
5 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
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.
3 years ago
Foxman
3 Years
2 People
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Fetch
Hike
Tag
Walk
My Paperanian boy is a lovable rescue. He was a bit standoffish with his husky best friend at first, but now they are inseparable. He's a definite lapdog and sleeps next to me every night. He's a bit reactive to other dogs on leash, but that may be more of the rescue experience than that of the Paperanian.
2 years, 9 months ago
Willow
6 Months
4 People
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Tricks
Playing in the snow
She is the most affable loving dog! So smart and affectionate. Full of energy but loves to cuddle.
2 years, 9 months ago
Carly Sue
6 Years
2 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Watching tv
Walk
Car trips
Playing in the snow
She is usually very lazy, but loves walks. She also likes the snow when its not too cold. She doesn't mind the rain. She is very friendly to cats but can be more aggressive with other dogs. She is best friends with our doberman. She is very calm. She is very helpful when we get mice, and she hunts them along with our doberman and cat. House training has not been easy.
2 years, 6 months ago
Domino
6 Months
4 People
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Lovely pup can’t stay a lone need owner all the time
2 years, 6 months ago
ROMEO
2 Years
1 People
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ROMEO HAS A LOT OF ENERGY INSIDE THE HOUSE. HE LOVES PEOPLE AND OTHER DOGS. I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD PIT BULL MASTIFF MIX KAILO AND A 14 YEAR OLD CHIHUAHUA MACEE AND THEY SIMPLY ADORE EACH OTHER. ROMEO LOVES TREATS AND HE LOVES TO STAND ON HIS HIND LEGS AND DANCE AND TURN IN CIRCLES LIKE HE'S IN THE CIRCUS. I ADORE HIM TO THE MOON. SUCH A GREAT COMPANION AND HE'S A LOVER. HE WILL SIT ON MY LAP BUT HE ALSO LOVES TO SPREAD OUT ON THE FLOOR AND THEN CURL UP IN HIS BED. SOMETIMES ROMEO AND MACEE SLEEP TOGETHER CURLED UP...IT'S THE CUTEST!!
2 years, 6 months ago
Sebastian
7 Years
3 People
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Sebastian is an excellent dog with a great personality. He loves everyone he meets. Always wants to go with us but riding in the car makes him a little nervous. He loves males and females alike and loves to snuggle. He is undoubtedly the best dog I ever had, no bad habits.
2 years, 6 months ago
Fonzie
8 Years
1 People
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The second smartest dog I have known,I have fostered over 70 dogs,on a scale of 10 he is a 15.
2 years, 1 month ago
Teddy
3 Months
5 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Chase
Tug-of-war
Playing in the snow
Super cute and excited about everything, she likes to run around in and eat the snow when she goes outside. She takes a little bit of warming up to new people, but loves to play and is such a suck up after she does. She is a very quick learner as well which is fantastic.
1 year, 8 months ago
Fennec
3 Months
3 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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playing with the cats
Cuddling
training
playing with our shih-poo
He is new to us but loving the breed so far. Very trainable!
1 year, 7 months ago
Lili
4 Years
1 People
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Walks
Play fights
Food
awesome, she is small but over all a very nice and sweetdog, can be a bit fearfull or paranoid, but very good around people and other dogs, a delite really.. can be a bit turfy and outspoken at times
1 year, 4 months ago
Panda
3 Years
4 People
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He was a rescue, dumped! He fit in right away the first day with our other grumpy dog! He learned to fetch the first day He has been a joy! He did get hemolytic anemia from his second round of shots He is in remission now and very playful
1 year, 2 months ago
Dewbeary
10 Years
6 People
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I love my Pom/Pap! He’s 10 years old now. He’s a great puppy and my best friend! Love the other dogs, cats, kids. He’s a lap dog, wants to go everywhere with me, loves outside and the beach, he’s a barker for sure, he’s protective of his mommy but he’s all bark no bite. His hair is so soft, he does mat occasionally so I tried to get his hair shaved every few months especially in the summer. He does have a lot of allergies and skin problems which have worsened over the years but have been manageable and treatable. But we have him on a few medications now monthly that help so so much. I’d say he’s worth it ❤️
1 year, 1 month ago
KUTTU
11 Months
9+ People
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Health
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Hide & Seek
Run & catch
Jump & high-five
KUTTU is a very cute and naughty baby boy😍.He is our 💝.Everything is fine😊,But he doesn't want to cut nails and take medicine,in any way.😅
1 year ago
Fritz
3 Months
3 People
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Play
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Fritz is am amazing pup! He is our cute little brat who is full of energy! He loves to play and harass the cats! Training him is coming along but he still needs work. I find presents sometimes so hopefully that will improve. He is lovable and cuddly except he is teething because he thinks fingers are chew toys! He tries to bolt when the door is opened, so we need to be careful for that! Luckily he runs to kids playing outside to join in so I have been lucky to catch him so far (he is FAST!!) He is absolutely adorable with those ears! We can’t wait to see what the next 15 or more years with him will be like!
1 year ago
Coco
8 Years
3 People
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Coco is the best. I feel like I am going to cry thinking about how amazing he is. He is so bright, sensitive, playful, affectionate, and loving. I can’t ask for a better companion in my life. I knew he wasn’t a typical Pomeranian because of how different he looked and acted. I am so blessed to have him, and I pray that he stays healthy and happy.
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Auggie
9 Months
4 People
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Hide & Seek
Run and catch
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Auggie is probably the best dog I have ever seen in my life. He is so friendly towards everyone and has never acted aggressively towards anyone. He is everyone's heart-throb❤. Though he has some separation anxiety but we are trying our best to get him over that.💜
8 months, 1 week ago
Sir Apollo
7 Years
4 People
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Crazy story...I found him on Craigslist for $75. He was basically a twin. He had a sister that was black and white and he was brown and white. What sold me was he had big hazel eyes. He was literally only the size of both my palms when he was 4 months. The seller told me the mom was a Pomeranian and the dad was a papillon, which I later got papers for. He was immediately potty trained to go outside without the usage of pee pads. He caught on to his name pretty fast. Also, I had a blue nose pit bull before getting him and she was about 2 years old. And for size difference she was very gentle with Apollo. My best friend had a chiweenie about the same age as him so he always had a playmate. He is very alert and always excited to greet me when I come home by smelling me to see where I’ve been. When he was about 2, I rescued a chihuahua. Apollo was very patient with him being that the new dog was very skiddish. It was to the point that I could not hold both dogs at the same time. But being the Alpha of the too Apollo took the initiative to show his new brother (Caesar) the ins and outs. Now fast forward 4 years later, they are the best of brothers... basically my two mini shadows and mini alarm systems. They love play fighting and doing zoomies around the house. They know who is who in the house (Gma) is their favorite, aka my mother. Say the word “treat” and I have their full attention. “Gimme kisses” is their way of saying I’m sorry when caught doing something naughty. Their favorite chill area is when I bring out their huge lounge pillow to lay on together. Overall, a paperanian is an adaptable dog.
8 months ago
Theo
2 Years
4 People
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Fetch
Swim
Laying in the sun
Theo is the definition of loyal and smart. He is very observant and is curious most always. He can be mischievous but is very aware of what he's doing wrong(finding snacks in the trash lol) and if he's caught, instantly looks and acts ashamed of himself! Has dry skin which bathing and hair cuts makes my homie a dapper dude! Best bud a guy could ask for. Learns new things everyday and is quick to show you his intelligence.
3 months, 1 week ago
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