Pom-Coton

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3-15 lbs
8-12"
Unknown
Coton de Tulear
Pomeranian
Pom Tulear, Pom Coton
The Pom-Coton is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Coton De Tulear and is one of the newer hybrids on the canine scene. The Pom and Coton parents breeds have been combined to create this small, fluffy package that is one that begs to be cuddled and loved.  She'll even be quite the clown to get your attention.  This sweet hybrid mix is at home anywhere that she can be near her family and those she loves; in addition, she is an expert at lap-sitting.
Purpose
Companion, Family Pet, Watch Dog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Coton De Tulear, Pomeranian

Pom-Coton Health

Average Size
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 3-15 lbs
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 3-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pateller Luxation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia)
Minor Concerns
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Tests
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Full Body Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system

Pom-Coton Breed History

The Pom-Coton is a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Coton De Tulear.  This is a newer hybrid and, as such, there is no historical information available on the hybrid.  We'll glean our historical information from that of the parent breeds.  The Pomeranian parent breed heritage comes from ancient Spitz breeds and originated in the Prussian region of Pomerania.  While the approximate date of origin is unknown, we know that the Pomeranian breed excelled at herding sheep and was initially a larger dog, weighing about 30 pounds. The Pom breed became better known in 1870 when the Kennel Club (England) registered it and even more so when, in 1888, during a trip to France, Queen Victoria became quite enamored of a little Pom named Marco.  It was her love of this canine that caused her to desire a smaller version of the Pom.  She is credited with breeding methods that reduced the size of the Pom to that which we currently see in the show ring.  The Pomeranian, also known as the Zwergspitz, was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 and remains quite the popular show and companion canine.  The Coton De Tulear is a purebred (also known as the "Royal Dog of Madagascar") whose heritage is more mysterious, though it is believed to be related to the Bichon Frise and Maltese.  It is believed to have come to Madagascar more than three centuries ago as a survivor of a shipwreck.  The breed gets its name from its cotton-like coat and the seaport of Tulear in Madagascar. Though the original purpose of the breed before coming to Madagascar is unknown, after the arrival in Madagascar, it was utilized as a companion, gracing the laps of many of the rich, royal and famous as well as the common people alike. It became better known in the 1970's when several Coton De Tulear made their way to France and later to North America.  The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014.  The Pom-Coton hybrid is recognized by the following organizations:  American Canine Hybrid Club,  Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and International Designer Canine Registry.

Pom-Coton Breed Appearance

The Pom-Coton, a hybrid mix of the Pomeranian and the Coton De Tulear, can inherit the appearance traits of one or other of the parent breeds.  Your Pom-Coton will likely stand 3 to 15 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh in between 8 and 12 pounds.  She may have a long fluffy coat with or without an undercoat, the coat colors may be white, white with gray or red-iron markings, black, black and tan, blue, blue and tan, chocolate, chocolate and tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, sable, brindle and white with various types of markings. Her tail will likely be curled over her back to some degree and fluffy, her dark, bright eyes and black nose on a straight muzzle with a scissors bite will complete her alert and inquisitive expression.
Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Red
Cream
Fawn
Sable
Brindle
White
Blue
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pom-Coton Breed Maintenance

Your Pom-Coton hybrid, being a mix of the Pomeranian and the Coton De Tulear, is a breed which may or may not be hypoallergenic as this trait is contributed only by the Coton parent.  This hybrid is considered to be in the moderate category of maintenance, its long and dense coat requiring brushing two to three times a week to remove mats, debris, loose hair and distribute oils through the coat.  She will likely be a low to moderate shedder and low in the drooling and smell category.  The ears of your hybrid will need to be checked weekly and cleaned as needed with a cotton ball and approved canine ear-cleaning solution.  Be sure to check her toenails once a week and trim them when needed.  As is the case with most canines, attention to dental health is also important.  Brushing her teeth two or three times a week and keeping up with routine dental exams and cleanings with your veterinary professional will help avoid the development of periodontal disease and the tooth loss which accompanies it.
Brushes for Pom-Coton
Pin Brush
Dematter
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pom-Coton Temperament

Your Pom-Coton hybrid, being a mix of the Pomeranian and the Coton De Tulear, can inherit the temperament traits of one or both of the parent breeds.  Your hybrid will be loving, affectionate, alert, loyal, intelligent, outgoing, playful and social. It is recommended, as it is with almost every canine breed, that early socialization be utilized.  With appropriate and early socialization, she will get along well with kids, other dogs and even the family cat.  She may be a bit wary of strangers, getting this trait from the Pom parent, but the approachable trait contributed by the Coton parent may modify this.  It is important to remember that your hybrid is very intelligent and with that intelligence come training issues. Having said that, the Pom-Coton should be fairly easily trained, provided you keep your training periods short and incorporate lots of fun in them.  A bored canine can develop some very annoying destructive behaviors if they are not kept adequately engaged both mentally as well as physically.

Pom-Coton Activity Requirements

Your Pom-Coton is a moderately active canine.  She will require 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise.  This exercise can be accomplished with daily walks, interactive games of fetch and Frisbee, exploring and playing in the dog park or the fenced back yard and romping and fetching type games in the house.  Your Pom-Coton, being a small size, can easily be suited to apartment or condo living as long as her exercise needs are met on a daily basis.  She can also live quite nicely in a family home with or without a fenced yard whether in an urban or rural setting.  She will likely tolerate moderate climates, with extra protection needing to be provided in the hotter and colder temperature extremes.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pom-Coton Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Pom-Coton Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 6 lbs
Height: 7 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Height: 10 inches Weight: 9 lbs
18 Months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Height: 10 inches Weight: 9 lbs

Pom-Coton Owner Experiences

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