The Pomapoo has little information available about her beginnings, therefore we need to look at the parent dog history to evaluate their characteristics. The Poodle is an ancient breed that originated in Germany where it is believed they were used to retrieve water fowl from the water for the hunter. The Poodle clip was designed by hunters to help the dog to swim more efficiently. They would leave large patches of hair on the leg joints to protect them from the extreme cold and sharp reeds. It was in France where they discovered the Poodle was highly intelligent and could be trained to perform, which saw Poodles star in many circus shows. There are three sizes of Poodle - the Standard Poodle who was a the hunters retriever, the Miniature Poodle who was ideal for sniffing out truffles, and then there was the Toy Poodle who was a true companion. The smaller Poodles became popular in royal households in the 18th century. Poodles excel at agility, competitive obedience, learning tricks and retrieving. The Pomeranian originated in a region called Pomerania which is now known as Germany and Poland. This fluffy dog was developed from the ancient Spitz breeds, which is where they got their beautiful coats. They were much larger then than they are today, weighing up to 30 pounds compared to the seven pounds we see today. These elegant dogs were working dogs then; they used to herd the shepherds flocks of sheep. But as they became known they gained popularity which included many famous owners such as Marie Antoinette, Emile Zola, Mozart and Queen Victoria. It was in 1888 when Queen Victoria began breeding and showing the Pomeranian, and it was she who started breeding them down in size which made them extremely popular in England. The American Kennel Club recognised them in 1888. The Pom's talents include agility and performing tricks as well as being quite capable as a watch dog.
The Pomapoo is a delightful small dog who exhibits a happy outlook on life and a willingness to please. Devoted to the owner and family, they are true companion dogs who need to be with their people most of the time. While they are usually outgoing and welcome new people, some Pomapoo's may have the Pomeranian tendency to be a bit wary of strangers and be a reserved. Early socialisation is important to bring out the best in this little dog. Mixing with other dogs and people when young will produce a dog that is confident and relaxed. They are intelligent dogs who will respond well to training, especially if it is backed with positive reinforcement and treats. Quick to learn, they pick up new tricks quickly and love to show off what they have learned. Rarely aggressive, they make ideal family pets. They adore children and will interact happily with them for hours. These dogs are house dogs, they are not happy being left outside and will develop behavioral problems like barking and digging if left alone. They want to be inside with you, preferably on your lap. The Pomapoo can adapt to a house and yard as long as you share it with them. These small dogs love water, and will happily jump in and out of a pool all day long if one is available.They adapt to most weather and are generally a well rounded happy dog that is a pleasure to own. Cute, fluffy and a bundle of fun, the Pomapoo is a good pick for families and singles alike.