Pomimo

9-16 lbs
6-11"
United States
American Eskimo
Pomeranian
Eskipom, Eskiranian

The Pomimo is a lively active little dog who makes an excellent family pet. They are great with children of all ages and very affectionate. The Pomimo is a hybrid breed and is a mix between a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred American Eskimo. They are also known as an Eskiranian and an Eskipom. Although small in size they make good watchdogs and will bark at strangers. But once they get to know people they are friendly dogs who also get on well with other dogs. They need a lot of exercise and will love going on jaunts around the neighborhood or for a run on the beach. This breed can have the longer coat of the Pomeranian or the shorter, thicker coat from the American Eskimo side and do tend to shed quite a bit. They come in a range of colors which can include orange, red, cream, white, black, blue, brown, sable and tan. They can have combinations of these colors and also come in brindle.

purpose Purpose
Companion, Sporting
history Date of Origin
Unknown
ancestry Ancestry
Pomeranian, American Eskimo

Pomimo Health

Average Size
Male Pomimo size stats
Height: 7-12 inches Weight: 10-17 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats
Height: 6-11 inches Weight: 9-16 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Blood
  • Knee
  • Hip X-Rays
  • MRI
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests

Pomimo Breed History

The Pomimo is a designer breed and is a mix between a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred American Eskimo. The American Eskimo originated in Germany and is a member of the Spitz family. His ancestry includes the white German Spitz, the white Keeshound, the white Pomeranian and the Volpino Italiano (white Italian Spitz). They were bred as farm dogs and initially referred to in Germany as the “Deutch Spitz,” but because of anti-German prejudice following World War 1 they were renamed “American Eskimos”. He’s a Nordic dog breed and sometimes dubbed “the dog beautiful” because of his good looks and sweet expression. In the 19th Century they performed with traveling circuses in the United States where they grew in popularity as a breed. One was famous for walking a tightrope with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The  American Kennel Club recognized the breed in the Non-Sporting Group in 1995. The Pomeranian is the smallest member of the Spitz family of dogs. These tiny little fox-faced dogs with big personalities are descended from large sled dog breeds which weighed around 30 pounds. Queen Victoria owned a small Pomeranian and during her lifetime, the size of the breed decreased by half. She is said to have loved them so much that when she lay dying she asked that her favorite Pom named Turi stay with her. Pomeranians get their name from the province of Pomerania - the area is credited with the breeding which led to the original Pomeranian type of dog. Among the closest relatives are the Norwegian Elkhound, the Schipperke, the German Spitz, the American Eskimo and the Samoyed. The first Pom was entered into the American Kennel Club stud book in 1888 and the club officially recognized the breed in 1900. Two of the three dogs that survived the sinking of the Titanic were Poms - both escaping with their owners in lifeboats.

Pomimo Breed Appearance

Pomimo dogs are small hybrid breeds and are a cross between an American Eskimo and a Pomeranian. They are small elegant little dogs weighing up to 16 pounds with a height of up to 12 inches. Some have the longer coat from the Pomeranian parent breed while others take after the American Eskimo with a shorter, thicker coat. Common colors include orange, red, cream, white, black, blue, brown, sable and tan or brindle. Although small they are compact dogs with a sturdy body. They have fox-like faces with bright expressive brown eyes and ears that stand erect. Their tails curve back over the body.

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Pomimo eyes
Hazel
brown Pomimo eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pomimo nose
Black
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Pomimo straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pomimo Breed Maintenance

Pomimos shed quite a bit and need moderate grooming to keep looking good. If they have a longer coat brushing may be needed twice a week but the shorter-haired variety should be fine with weekly brushing to keep the coat healthy. You won’t need to bath your dog very often and only ever with a dog shampoo. Try to brush your pet’s teeth daily or several times a week to prevent any dental issues. Check the ears for mats or dirt and wipe them gently with damp cotton wool if needed. The nails should be checked and trimmed when needed.

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Brushes for Pomimo
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Comb
Comb
Scissors
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Pomimo requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pomimo Temperament

Pomimos are cheerful, affectionate pets who are excellent with children of all ages. They are very playful around children but it is always a good idea to supervise when the children are very small to prevent any rough handling of the dog. They won’t like being left alone for too long and are prone to barking if neglected. They also get on well with other dogs especially if they are socialized as pups. The Pomimo is quite territorial and will bark at strangers so are good watchdogs. But once introduced they are very friendly to everyone and will love to have as much attention as possible. They are energetic little dogs and will need physical and mental stimulation to prevent any destructive behavior like chewing or digging. They can be a little stubborn when it comes to training but plenty of positive reinforcement with a confident trainer will see results.

Pomimo Activity Requirements

These little dogs are full of energy and need regular outdoor activity to burn it off. They will love going for walks on the mountain or to the beach and will love playing games in a fenced in yard. They will enjoy ball games or chasing a frisbee or playing with the children. They can become very destructive if they don’t get enough exercise so will suit an active family. They will do well in an apartment or a house with a garden where they can run around. This breed doesn’t tolerate the heat so be careful not to exercise him in very hot weather.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Pomimo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Pomimo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pomimo size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 9.5 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats at six months
Height: 6.0 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Pomimo size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 13.5 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Pomimo size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 13.5 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats at 18 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs

Pomimo Owner Experiences

Tito
18 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tito is our little bundle of energy. He loves to cuddle, lay his head on my shoulder and be carried around. He is shy around human strangers, but friendly with other dogs. He survived Parvo, we were fortunate to see the early warning signs two days after bringing him home. A week at the vet, they saved his life and we are forever grateful. Tito follows me everywhere, room to room observing. Yes they are great “guard” dogs indeed, slowly training and with reassurance he is learning. We love his companionship, and he nurtures us just the same.
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Benji
2 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Fetch
Chase
He’s a pain in the ass
1 month ago
Tucker
4 Months
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks And cuddling on the couch
He is sweet, loving gets along with my other dog and family
3 months ago
Honey
4 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play with toys in the house, she l
She is difficult to house train. Loves to cuddle.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Ozzy
15 Years
5 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
He is been with us for a really long time , he is peeing my place all these years , been healthy most of the time with a few worry times . We love him so much , sadly we don't have much time to take him out more time and enjoy the outdoors , with the exception of a 3 days camping we do every year.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Leo
8 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running After Each Other
Tug-of-war
Swim
Fetch
He's one hell of a dog! Adopted him 6 months ago.
7 months ago
Custer
10 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walking
Happiest dog ever. Loves everyone. Loves to snuggle in the mornings and get into mischief in the afternoon. Cleaver little love bug
4 years, 6 months ago
Charlie
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Adopted Charlie 5 days ago and he has been a complete blessing. He’s literally the best dog we’ve ever had. I would recommend a Pomimo to any active family. They love everyone and are the best companion dogs.
4 years, 5 months ago
Olaf
10 Weeks
4 People
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Grooming
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He is an awesome dog very playful loves to cuddle as olaf says on FROZEN I LOVE WARM HUGS and that he does
2 years, 7 months ago
Dooley
12 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Best dog I've ever had! Smart and very loving. Full of energy and great addition to our busy and energetic family.
4 years, 2 months ago
Jasper
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He doesn't like big dogs
3 years, 7 months ago
Duke
9 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Bath time
Playing in the snow
Duke is always so happy. He loves everyone that comes around him! He loves to roll around in the dirt, snow, mud, water, anything!😁 even the local mailmen love him!
3 years, 5 months ago
Ninja
9 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Dancing
Playing Ball
Walk
Camping
Playing chase
chase the tail
the blanket game
find mom
My ninja is a great doggo. He’s sweet and loves cuddles but is very playful. Especially around bed time when we make the bed he likes to play the blanket game. When we put the blankets on the bed he runs under them and lays down so it’s covering him. Then crawls back out and does it again for the next blanket. He loves children and people but barks when he hears noises to tell us. It only took a few days to potty train him. He’s an amazing doggo.
2 years, 8 months ago
rocky
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
he is new. he is in a cage as his has a stomach virus. he enjoys walking. we play in the garage for now.
2 years, 3 months ago
Sophie
15 Years
3 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Sophie is always obedient, even when she doesn't want to. She's now completely deaf, so all interaction is with hand signals. On occasion, she will turn her head, so she can't see our commands. Happy, friendly, content, just a great addition to our family.
2 years, 1 month ago
Mia
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Mia is the best dog ever. She is very loyal and affectionate and full of fun.
2 years, 1 month ago
Dollar Johnson
3 Months
4 People
Apartment
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
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Dollar a very loving puppy. He loves plenty of hugs and kisses. He does like to be held. He loves to bite on his toys and our slippers. He loves getting under small places like the couch and beds. He loves to run around and play with my children. He is already potty trained and is learning new tricks and how to sit and stay. Best little fur ball decision we made!
2 years ago
Bronco
4 Years
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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We adopted bronco when he was 11 months old. He had been returned to the shelter because he was a chewer. But with some attention and the fact that there’s almost always someone in our house he never gets lonely. We got our cat almost a year ago when he was just weaned. He took that kitten under his wing and they are best buddies now. He also enjoys playing with our five-year-old. He is however much bigger than most Pomimos, he weighs about 20 lbs.
2 years ago
Fluff Daddy
2 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
brain games
Boops
Cuddling
Doggy play dates
Fluff Daddy has become the most amazing companion! He does have the bark of a Pom but I live alone and I won’t ever worry about someone trying to sneak in! He’s extremely loyal, tolerant and cuddly. He is easily trained but does have his ditzy moments! I’m not sure if other Pomimo’s can jump but Fluff can leap over baby gates and he is only 10 lbs.
2 years ago
Nittany
10 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sleeping,
puppy play dates
Playing
Hiking
chewing
Jumping
Eating Snacks
Running
Playing in the snow
I love my Nittany Girl. She was the perfect addition to me. She’s quite stubborn being that she’s 10 months and still isn’t fully potty trained. She was very dominant at first until I had to make her submit to me. She listens when she wants, but overall I wouldn’t trade her cute self for the world. She is truly my twin in dog form. We’re the best of friends and I wouldn’t want to be woken up by anything else than her pouncing on me in the mornings.
2 years ago
Shiro
3 Years
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
The Best!!! I love her soooo much!!!!
1 year, 10 months ago
Elsa
7 Weeks
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running and jumping
Exciting, fun, energy consuming. Very friendly with family members. Sleeps a lot. Still potty training. She loves to play when she wakes up with so much energy?
1 year, 9 months ago
Casper
1 Year
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Play
Playing in the snow
Lots of energy and destructive when bored, trouble calming himself down when friends are over, super easy to train, most affectionate dog I've ever had (compared to black labs)
1 year, 9 months ago
Beau
10 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Holdings him in my lap and rubbing and talking to
Love him so much.He is active and Loving.always running and playing and under my legs if I am sitting.
1 year, 8 months ago
Buddy
8 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Going for walks.
Buddy is quite possibly the best dog in the whole world. He is kind,loving,and smart. He does bark at strangers but will love them just as quickly. Unfortunately he is aggressive towards other dogs even away from home. He was found as a stray and my family brought him home at age 5. If I could clone the handsome little guy, I would and I would give one to every family in the world. He has changed our lives for the better and made me a better person. He truly is the best boy.
1 year, 7 months ago
Chandler
9 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Hiking
Walks
My puppy is bigger than the averages you have listed. He is already 17 pounds. Definitely destructive when left alone for a longer length of time. Loves everyone he comes in contact with. Great jumper. Enjoys wading in the creek in the summer months. I LOVE him!
1 year, 6 months ago
Reggie
8 Years
2 People
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Energy
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Reggie is a very happy dog - always friendly and smiling! He is a scardey-cat with new experiences though. But very sweet and gentle.
1 year, 3 months ago
foo
8 Years
3 People
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He's been an amazing house alarm, a sweet heart, and thinks he's a big protector! He's fluffy and amazing and loves us.
1 year, 2 months ago
Polar
9 Weeks
5 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
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Very friendly and affectionate. When he wants to be picked up and cuddle he whines or puts his paws on your legs a d give you those puppy eyes and looks like he is smiling
1 year, 1 month ago
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How do I stop my 8 month old Pomeranian American Eskimo puppy to stop biting

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I'm sorry to hear your pup is biting. How we address this depends on the type of biting. If they are nipping when playing, we should say a firm 'No' and re-direct to e.g. a tug toy. Do ensure they're getting plenty of physical stimulation and have an outlet for their energy. However, if they bite when e.g. being anxious, territorial or resource guarding, this is a different kettle of fish. This sort of behaviour needs to be nipped in the bud and I would encourage you to seek the advice of a behaviouralist ASAP. Best of luck!
1 year, 2 months ago
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Can my pomimo dog play in the snow ?

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i am loooking for a female pomimo, please send me price and if you have avalilable.

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I just picked up an ASCII palm puppy and we’re driving home and it’s mouth is just excessively drooling like a pool of drool should I be worried or is it just anxiety or something similar?? Should I be worried is there something I can do

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Where are the Breeder of the Pomimo and Eskipoms ? How can I get in touch with them?

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Book me a walkiee?
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