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9-16 lbs
United States
American Eskimo
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.

Companion, Sporting
Date of Origin
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
brown Pomimo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pomimo nose
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
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.

Brushes for Pomimo
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
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 Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Pomimo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$20 - $30

Pomimo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pomimo size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 9 lbs
12 Months
Male Pomimo size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats at 12 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Male Pomimo size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Pomimo size stats at 18 months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs

Pomimo Owner Experiences

12 Months
5 People
House & Yard
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.
5 days, 22 hours ago
2 Years
2 People
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.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
10 Months
2 People
Happiest dog ever. Loves everyone. Loves to snuggle in the mornings and get into mischief in the afternoon. Cleaver little love bug
4 months ago
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