The Pomeranian is an adorable and bold toy breed that has become a favorite choice for dog lovers interested in a small companion that enjoys lounging on their laps, soaking up affection, and being their owner’s little shadow. Their undeniable popularity has made them a top choice to mix with other breeds, an endeavor that has produced many adorable Pomeranian mixes.
This practice, known as designer dog breeding, has risen in popularity over the last few decades and has birthed hundreds of new and improved mixes for families to consider. We encourage all potential dog owners to make sure they adopt before they shop, as you can find many different mutts at your local rescue (including Pomeranian Mixes).
The Pomeranian brings tons of spunk and cuteness to any hybrid. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on 20 Pomeranian mixes that might make the perfect companion for you and your family. Let’s take a look.
- Pomeranian Mixes
- Bichonaranian: Bichon Frise Pomeranian Mix
- Cavapom: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pomeranian Mix
- Cockeranian: English Cocker Spaniel Pomeranian Mix
- Dameranian: Dachshund Pomeranian Mix
- French Pomerdog: French Bulldog Pomeranian Mix
- Jackaranian: Jack Russell Terrier Pomeranian Mix
- La Pom: Lhasa Apso Pomeranian Mix
- Maltipom: Maltese Pomeranian Mix
- PapiPom: Papillon Pomeranian Mix
- Peek-A-Pom: Pekingese Pomeranian Mix
- Pom-A-Nauze: Schnauzer Pomeranian Mix
- Pom-A-Pug: Pug Pomeranian Mix
- Pomapoo: Miniature Poodle Pomeranian Mix
- Pomchi: Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix
- Pomeagle: Beagle Pomeranian Mix
- Pomsky: Husky Pomeranian Mix
- Pomston: Boston Terrier Pomeranian Mix
- Poshie: Shetland Sheepdog Pomeranian Mix
- Shiranian: Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix
- Yoranian: Yorkshire Terrier Pomeranian Mix
- Final Thoughts
Pomeranians are some of the most popular small-breed dogs in the United States. Their fluffy coats are rabbit fur soft, making them practically impossible to resist petting when you come close to one. Because of their beautiful coats and smaller stature, they have become an extremely popular crossbreed parent to mix with other purebred dogs.
As mentioned earlier, shelters are often a wonderful place to search for and find a Pomeranian mix. Sometimes the breeding of two purebreds happens unintentionally, causing them to be unwanted and end up in shelters. There are also some exceedingly rare Pomeranian mixes, which you’ll specifically have to go to a breeder to buy. They can get almost as expensive as purebreds, but many are highly sought after. Let’s jump in and look at 20 of the most popular crossbreeds you’ll come across.
If you are not certain of your dog’s genetic makeup, you can use an at-home DNA test kit to find out.
Bichonaranian: Bichon Frise Pomeranian Mix
The Bichonaranian is an intelligent and devoted companion pup. This small dog will require frequent grooming, as both parent breeds have fairly high-maintenance coats. Generally, your Bichonaranian will adopt features from both parent breeds, but it is entirely up to chance which will dominate.
The Bichonaranian does well in apartment and house settings, making them adaptable companions for all sorts of living situations. They are very devoted and enjoy the company of their owner, preferably while relaxing on their lap or playing a game. It is important to monitor a Bichonaranian’s food intake and exercise, as this breed can easily become overweight.
Cavapom: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Pomeranian Mix
The Cavapom is an affectionate hybrid resulting from breeding a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Pomeranian. They are playful and loving with moderate energy levels. This little dog is big on intelligence and personality. They are easily trained with positive reinforcement and are bound to keep you smiling with their joyful and friendly disposition.
Due to their small size and fragile bone structure, the Cavapom should not be left unsupervised with small children who may accidentally play too rough. They have a prey drive for other small creatures and birds and therefore should not be allowed to roam off-leash. The Cavapom is a very adaptable pup and adjusts well to apartment setups as long as they are given plenty of attention and affection.
Cockeranian: English Cocker Spaniel Pomeranian Mix
This mix between two very popular dogs, the English Cocker Spaniel and the Pomeranian, is sure to produce a wonderfully agreeable pup. The Cockeranian, otherwise known as a Cocker-Pom, is not lacking in good looks. This small to medium-sized breed will likely sport the double coat of a Pomeranian with the ears of a cocker spaniel. Their coat requires quite a bit of effort to maintain, which should be considered by any potential adopter.
The Cockeranian is equal parts energetic playmate and devoted lapdog. This means you get the best of both worlds with this breed. They are quite vocal and can develop improper barking habits if not socialized and trained properly. The good news is that this breed is very trainable, eager to please, and exceptionally loving.
Dameranian: Dachshund Pomeranian Mix
The Dachshund is popularly used in designer dog breeding, so, of course, we have a Dachshund and Pomeranian hybrid on this list known as the Dameranian. This hybrid is also known as a Pom-Dach and a Pomaweenie. The latter came about due to the Dachshund’s affectionately used nickname: the Wiener dog. This small to medium-sized pup is extremely cuddly and will most likely bond intensely with a single person. This should be considered if you’re looking to adopt a Dameranian as a pet for the whole family.
The Dameranian will generally have an outgoing and friendly disposition. They get along well with other people and animals. However, they can be a bit territorial at times. They are prone to barking and can become distressed if left alone for long periods of time. It’s an amazing experience to develop a close bond with an animal, which is likely to happen with the Dameranian. You should still introduce a Domeranian to other people and stimuli to help make sure they remain well-adjusted.
French Pomerdog: French Bulldog Pomeranian Mix
The French Pomerdog is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Pomeranian. This hybrid is tiny, low-maintenance, and an ideal choice for dog lovers who live in apartments. The French Pomerdog does not need a lot of room and can thrive with limited space. Generally, their coats will shed heavily, especially if they inherit their Pom parent’s dense and fluffy coat.
Both parent breeds are known for being incredibly loyal companions. They are generally agreeable with a happy disposition, but they can sometimes show a feisty side. This mix may have the desire to dominate and can easily suffer from “small dog syndrome.” Just because this mix is small and adorable does not mean they should not be provided with boundaries and regular training. Given the proper structure, this little pup will thrive.
Jackaranian: Jack Russell Terrier Pomeranian Mix
Meet the Jack Pom, Pom-A-Jack or Jackaranian.This spunky pup is a mix between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Pomeranian. They are considered a small breed, will most likely mature at 6 to 14 pounds, and have a thick, double coat. Known for being devoted and alert, this hybrid may also have a tendency to bark.
Taking after the Jack Russell parent breed, the Jackaranian is very active and playful. They love to be stimulated and entertained. Most especially, they enjoy being close to their family. Because of this, we do not recommend this breed to frequent travelers or those with very demanding schedules. While this breed is likely to get along well with all family members, regardless of age or species, they may be wary of strangers and should be socialized often.
La Pom: Lhasa Apso Pomeranian Mix
The La Pom is a smart and eager mix between a Lhasa Apso and Pomeranian. These tiny dogs generally weigh between 7 and 15 pounds. Due to their high intelligence and eagerness to please, the La Pom is a very trainable breed, succeeding in agility and obedience. They are likely to sport a double coat which will require frequent grooming to keep it healthy and maintained.
The La Pom has a laid-back demeanor, and while they enjoy playing, they are most content when snuggling up with their humans. Long periods of separation can be particularly distressing to this mix. Any potential adopter should be committed to making their La Pom a part of the family and showering them with lots of attention.
Maltipom: Maltese Pomeranian Mix
The Malitpom is mixed with two beloved toy breeds: the Maltese and Pomeranian. With both parent breeds’ tendency to bark, you will likely not have a quiet pup on your hands. You will also have a very gentle, sweet, devoted companion. This alert canine will be small in stature, but don’t tell them this. In their mind, size has no impact on their courage. This bravery should be monitored around larger dogs. They are very alert and can serve as excellent watchdogs.
We do not recommend placing a Maltipom in a home with young children, as they are very fragile and can become easily distressed if handled roughly. The Maltipom is also likely to be suspicious of strangers and defensive of their family, but socialization from a young age can help.
PapiPom: Papillon Pomeranian Mix
The Pappom, Pomillon, or the PapiPom – it’s up to you on which name you’d like to pick for this adoring and sweet little mix. The PapiPom is a spunky lap dog that is mixed with a Papillon and Pomeranian. They will be small and fine-boned. However, it’s difficult to say which parent they will resemble more.
Known for being very gentle and curious, the PapiPom also loves to be the center of attention and thrives when they are consistently included in family activities. This mix is moderately easy to train. They can be a bit stubborn and easily develop “small dog syndrome.” If they are provided with firm but kind and consistent training, they will flourish into a well-behaved and faithful companion.
Peek-A-Pom: Pekingese Pomeranian Mix
A Peek-A-Pom, also known as a Pominese, is a mix between a Pekingese and a Pomeranian. This breed can be more independent than others on this list. While they aren’t considered difficult to train, this bold trait can make them a bit stubborn and requires patient and consistent training.
The Peek-A-Pom is very low maintenance, both with grooming and exercise requirements. They require very little activity to be well adjusted, and their coat is considered hypoallergenic – great news for those with allergies. The Peek-A-Pom is a very small dog. Due to their tiny frame, they may not be a suitable companion for young children but make a wonderfully affectionate and loyal companion for older kids and adult-only families.
Pom-A-Nauze: Schnauzer Pomeranian Mix
This lively mix is known as a Scheranian, Pomanauzer, and Schnauzeranian. For our purposes, we will call this Mini Schnauzer and Pomeranian mix the Pom-A-Nauze. This tiny pup weighs between 3 to 15 pounds, but that does not mean they have a small personality.
They are known for being affectionate and social and make the perfect addition to adult-only families. Because of their small stature and fragile bodies, we don’t recommend this little breed for families with young children. Although, older children who have been taught how to handle small animals gently can make excellent companions for the Pom-A-Nauze. This is a wonderfully intelligent and attentive mix who just wants to spend time with you.
Pom-A-Pug: Pug Pomeranian Mix
The Pomapug, Puguranian or Pom-A-Pug is a small, adorable hybrid. The resulting breed of two of the most popular small-breed dogs. A mix between a Pug and a Pomeranian, the Pom-A-Pug generally weighs between 5 and 16 pounds. They are likely to sport the short snout distinctive to a Pug, but it likely won’t be as defined and, therefore, should mitigate some of the breathing and health concerns associated with this flat-faced feature.
This mix is known for its intelligence, devotion, and big personality. Like many other mixes on this list, the Pom-A-Pug can be wary of strangers but gets along well with all family members. Pomeranians can be quite independent, and it’s possible this mix will also exhibit some stubbornness. Overall, the Pom-A-Pug is a wonderfully affectionate companion dog.
Pomapoo: Miniature Poodle Pomeranian Mix
The Pomapoo, also known as a Pomerdoodle, is a popular Poodle mix between a Miniature Poodle and a Pomeranian. It would be rare to find a Pom mixed with a Standard Poodle intentionally. Therefore, this pup is likely to be a small breed. This sweet dog is known for their genial, outgoing nature, making them an excellent family dog that does well with children.
The Pompoo is a confident breed that will surely put a smile on your face as they prance about the house. They are bound to look quite regal with a beautiful, thick fluffy coat. This mix is very eager to please and will be easily trainable. They can be shy and, therefore, a bit fearful of strangers. Plenty of socialization and introductions to new people and environments should help with this.
Pomchi: Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix
This Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix can be recognized by a few different names: Chi-Pom, Chiapom, or Pomchi. They are lively and happy pups and can be quite spirited. While they get along well with children, they should not be left unsupervised due to their small and fragile bodies, which can easily be injured. The Pomchi will likely have large, expressive eyes and a delicate, fine bone structure.
The Chihuahua can be feisty and is not afraid to vocalize or even nip if something is upsetting or distressing them. The Pomchi may also inherit this tendency, so it is important not to spoil a Pomchi but give them appropriate positive training and boundaries. Of course, you should still allow your Pomchi to snuggle up in your lap – one of their favorite places.
Pomeagle: Beagle Pomeranian Mix
Meet the Pomeagle, an energetic cross between a Beagle and a Pom. This curious breed has a very high prey drive that’s inherited from the Beagle parent breed and loves to chase. Therefore they may not do well in households with cats or other small animals. Sizes for this breed vary, but they are usually quite compact, and if given proper exercise, they can live happily in an apartment setting.
It’s purely up to chance which parent breed a Pomeagle will resemble more. What is quite certain is this dog will be a very loyal breed. This also means they should not be left alone for long periods of time, as they can suffer from separation anxiety and become quite distressed if neglected. When socialized properly, the Pomeagle will make a wonderful and entertaining family dog.
Pomsky: Husky Pomeranian Mix
The Pomsky is one of the most popular designer dog breeds on the market. Real-life Pomskies are not nearly as small as the images circulating the internet suggest. On average, fully matured Pomsky weigh between 20 and 30 pounds, making them medium-sized dogs.
The Pomsky is a friendly breed that loves attention. Pomeranians can be considered a stubborn breed, so Pomskies require consistent and firm training. They can be prone to barking, which may prove problematic in an apartment setting. Overall, this is a lively and adorable breed that can be an excellent alternative to those who like the look of a Siberian Husky but would prefer a smaller-sized Husky mix.
Pomston: Boston Terrier Pomeranian Mix
This Boston Terrier and Pomeranian mix, known as a Pomston is a lively and lovable little hybrid dog. They are very active and love to play with children, making them excellent family dogs. This mix generally weighs between 7 and 15 pounds and is a minimal shedder, which is awesome news for apartment dwellers or those with limited space. They are quite active and thrive with plenty of mental and physical stimulation.
The Pomston does not do well when left alone for long periods of time and is better suited for a family who can provide them with the attention they crave. They are known for their loyalty and intelligence. Both of these qualities make them very trainable and devoted companions.
Poshie: Shetland Sheepdog Pomeranian Mix
A Poshie is a mix between a Shetland Sheepdog and a Pomeranian. This charming mix, also known as a Sheltie Pom, is generally a small-to-medium-sized dog. They are likely to sport a thick, double coat, but it is a 50/50 chance that they will favor their Sheltie or Pom parent’s features. While this mix is a great companion lapdog, they also have a bit of an independent streak. This means they are less likely to suffer from separation anxiety which many other mixes on this list are prone to.
The Poshie is a high-energy pup, a trait they take from their Shetland Sheepdog parent. This means they will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation. They are known for being excellent watchdogs. This is because they can be wary of strangers and aren’t afraid to sound the alarm. The Poshie is a very intelligent dog. Overcoming their stubborn nature may take time and patience, but once they catch on, they are very quick learners and will do well with obedience training.
Shiranian: Shih Tzu Pomeranian Mix
What do you get with you mix the low energy yet loving Shih Tzu and a Pomeranian? Well, it depends on who you ask. A Pomshi, Shih-A-Pom, Pom-Tzu, or a Shiranian are all names used for this fabulous companion hybrid. The Shiranian usually weighs between 4 and 15 pounds, however, they generally fall on the smaller end of that scale.
Many Shiranians exhibit friendly and intelligent personalities, traits that owners have come to expect from this hybrid. They are very affectionate and enjoy the company of their favorite humans. They can become anxious and distressed if left alone for too long. Therefore, they should be made a priority within the family. They are generally quiet dogs and not inclined to bark as frequently as others on this list. The Shiranian can make an excellent companion for a family willing to give them the love they crave and deserve.
Yoranian: Yorkshire Terrier Pomeranian Mix
The Yoranian, also known as a Yorkie Pom, is a Yorkie and a Pomeranian mix. This is a tiny but sturdy pup that gets along excellently with children of all ages. Young children should still interact gently with a Yoranian as they can get injured if handled roughly. They make a fantastic family dog.
This alert pup is bold and can become overprotective if they are not introduced often to people outside of their family unit. You should also be sure to properly train a Yoranian and provide them with boundaries, so they don’t become spoiled and dominant. In general, they are an extremely loving and devoted companion. If they take after their Yorkie parent, expect a pup that likes to bark. They can also come in smaller packages if bred with a Miniature Yorkie.
Pomeranian mixes can make wonderful companions due to their compact size and bold personalities, both dominant traits for the little Pomeranian. If you’re looking for a portable pup, adaptable to small living spaces, and tiny in size but not lacking in personality, Pomeranian mixes have you covered.
We recommend checking with your local shelters and rescue organizations before turning to for-profit breeders. Many Pomeranian mixes are in desperate need of loving homes and waiting in shelters for their forever families. Rescuing can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both the adopter and the dog.