Pomston

6-14 lbs
7-11"
United States
Boston Terrier
Pomeranian

The Pomston is a designer dog comprised of a mix between a purebred Boston Terrier and a purebred Pomeranian. They are active playful little dogs who make great family pets. They get along extremely well with children and other pets but like all small dogs care needs to be taken with smaller children who need to be taught to be gentle and respect animals. They have silky coats which are usually brindle and other colors can include black, black and tan, brown and white. These dogs are easy to groom and don’t shed much. They are intelligent dogs who make good watchdogs and love to play. They are recommended for first time dog owners and are responsive when it comes to training.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Pomeranian, Boston Terrier

Pomston Health

Average Size
Male Pomston size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 7-15 lbs
Female Pomston size stats
Height: 7-11 inches Weight: 6-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Cherry Eye
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Ulcer
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Knee
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests

Pomston Breed History

The Pomston is a combination of a Boston Terrier and a Pomeranian. Originating in the United States, the Boston Terrier, nicknamed “American Gentleman” was bred to be a fighting dog in the late 1800s in Boston, Massachusetts. They were much bigger originally, weighing up to 44 pounds. The breed has its ancestry in a Bulldog/English Terrier cross named Judge belonging to Bostonian Robert C. Hooper. They were later crossed with French Bulldogs which formed the foundation for the smaller variety today.  Early names for these dogs included bullet heads, round-headed bull-and-terriers, American terriers, and Boston bulldogs. In 1889 the American Bull Terrier Club, was formed but after objections changed its name to the Boston Terrier Club. In 1893, they were admitted to the American Kennel Club. A Boston Terrier named “Sergeant Stubby” served in World War 1 for 18 months and was later brought back to the United States to a heroes welcome. The dogs are popular with actors like Rose McGowen and Jake Gyllenhaal while Joan Rivers also owned one. Early Pomeranians were also much bigger than they are today and weighed around 30 pounds. It is hard to imagine the fox-like, fluffy Poms today pulling sleds and herding animals but that is what their ancestors were bred for. Poms are the smallest members of the Spitz group of dogs and take their name from the Pomerania region in Germany and Poland. Closest relatives include the Norwegian Elkhound, the Schipperke, the American Eskimo Dog and the Samoyed. Queen Victoria loved the breed and at one stage had 35 Poms in her kennel and is credited with breeding the smaller variety. Among the luminaries who owned Poms are Mozart, Michelangelo and Isaac Newton, whose Pom is said to have chewed up many of his manuscripts. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1900.

Pomston Breed Appearance

Pomston dogs are small hybrid breeds and are a cross between a purebred Boston Terrier and a purebred Pomeranian. They weigh up to 15 pounds and reach a height of up to 12 inches. Common colors include black, black and tan, brown and white and they are often brindle. They have silky coats which can be short taking more after the Boston Terrier parent breed or longer from the Pomeranian side. They have erect ears and brown eyes with an alert expression. The tail usually curves up and over the back. They have compact, sturdy bodies and usually a short muzzle.


Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pomston eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pomston nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pomston coat
Black
brown Pomston coat
Brown
fawn Pomston coat
Fawn
white Pomston coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pomston wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pomston Breed Maintenance

The Pomston does not shed much and is pretty easy to keep looking good. They will need weekly brushing to get rid of any loose hairs and to keep the skin stimulated. Those with longer hair may need a bit more brushing but this breed is not prone to matting. They won’t need to be bathed often and only if they get dirty. Check the ears daily to check for dirt and wipe gently with cotton wool. The teeth should be brushed every day if possible to maintain good oral hygiene. The nails also need to be checked regularly and clipped if they get too long.

Brushes for Pomston
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pomston requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pomston Temperament

The Pomston is an active, lively and friendly dog who loves spending time with family members. They won’t be keen to be left alone so will suit a family where someone is at home or a retired but active senior. They are excellent with children and make loyal family pets. They are very intelligent dogs and will be easy to train, even for first time owners. They will respond best to positive reinforcement and plenty of praise. They are good with other pets although early socialization is always a good idea. As with most dogs, keeping them physically and mentally stimulated is the best way to avoid any behavioral issues from forming. These dogs are very alert and make excellent watchdogs. They will always bark if a stranger approaches but will be more than willing to welcome them if they turn out to be a friend. They are energetic dogs but won’t require a huge amount of exercise.

Pomston Activity Requirements

The Pomston is a very active excitable dog who will love to go for walks to the dog park or the beach or even just around the neighborhood. They will love play sessions and will chase a ball around the garden but will also be happy to play inside with toys. Although they don’t need a huge amount of exercise, they do need to burn off their energy to prevent any bad habits forming. They will be suitable for apartment living but will also enjoy a house with a yard. The Pomston is quite sensitive to extreme weather so make sure they are warm in winter and don’t let them overheat when exercising in the summer.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
25 minutes

Pomston Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Pomston Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pomston size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 8 lbs
Female Pomston size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Pomston size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Pomston size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Male Pomston size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Pomston size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 10 lbs

Pomston Owner Experiences

Bear
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bear loves to be a part of the family. He loves playing with our other dog, snuggling under the covers, chewing on his bones, and being held. He is super smart but a little stubborn. He will do any trick for a treat!! He thinks he is a big dog and has no problem interacting with large dogs. Bear is a little goof ball that does silly things that make us laugh!!!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Bentley
7 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Dressing up
Eating Snacks
Shake
Brushing
High Five
Fetch
Nap
Tug-of-war
Play keep away
Look out the window
Walk
Go to Park
My Pomston is very energetic and playful. He has some separation anxiety, but it's gotten better with time. He always has to be chewing something or playing with a toy. He loves to cuddle at night with me under the covers. I don't know what i'd do without him.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
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