Aussie Pom Puppies
The Aussie Pomeranian or Aussie Pom for short is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian. Bred within the last 20 years as companion dogs because of their manageable size and good-natured temperament, these popular pooches are among one of the most popular breeds in the United States today.
Appearance and Grooming
Aussie Poms typically take on the alert and intelligent expression of the Australian Shepherd parent with fox-like, Pomeranian facial features. They have high-set pendent ears, a tapered muzzle, and medium-sized oval eyes. In general these are a medium sized dog, but can vary in size dependent on whether the Pomeranian is bred with a regular, mini, or toy Australian Shepherd. Their coats are straight, soft, and medium-length coat in red merle, blue merle, tri-color (black, white, and tan), or a solid color with light Australian Shepherd markings. Shedding can be reduced by daily brushings and monthly baths. They should also have their nails clipped once or twice per month.
Their pleasant nature and ability to make fast friends with both people and pets makes them an easy and delightful family pet. Naturally sociable dogs, they thrive best in active environments with lots of people.
Family and Companionship
It is hard for these puppies not to be happy. Their easy going personalities make for great companions for both their owners and other pets. Their warm and affectionate demeanor will certainly shine through at the end of a long day as they will curl up and cuddle on the couch or in bed right next to you. They will do well in most environments so long as they have adequate space to romp around.
Exercise and activity is critical for these little “live-wires”. They tend to get bored quickly and need plenty of stimulation. A 30 to 40 minute walk each day with additional playtime activities should keep this pup fulfilled. Do keep a variety of toys and balls available and an area for active play at all times as this playful one may have more energy to burn.
Training and Socialization
This breed excels at training and will demonstrate very little difficulty in this area. These dogs are known for their high levels of intelligence and cooperation, which is the perfect recipe for training a new pup. They respond well to discipline, but also need positive reinforcement and encouragement. A routine training program will keep this active dog focused and eager. Socialization should be introduced at an early age, to soften their protective and anxious nature.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Aussie Pom is a designer cross breed between the Australian Shephard and the Pomeranian.
The Aussie Pom measures between 11 to 17 inches at the shoulder.
The Aussie Pom on average weighs between 10 to 30 lbs.
The average life expectancy of the Aussie Pom is between 12 to 15 years.
Aussie Pom’s can be red merle, blue merle, tri-color, and sometimes they can have a solid coat.
No. This breed does shed, so they wouldn’t be a good option for those who suffer with pet allergies.
Yes, this breed gets along well with all members of the family. If there are small children present, please be mindful to supervise play as this breed is small and can easily be injured by overly excited children. Make sure all kids are taught how to handle dogs gently before making introductions or having play sessions.
This breed adopted all of the best traits from its parent breeds. They are affectionate, loyal, intelligent and energetic. They can become very protective of their families and they make for excellent watch dogs.
Their intelligence and loyalty to their owner make them eager to please and quick to learn which makes them quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent and patients in teaching new commands they will certainly obey.
The Aussie Pom’s are a very social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals and don't tolerate being left alone along for long periods of time. If left alone for extended lengths of time they can develop separation anxiety and destructive behaviors.
Yes, with their friendly and easy going personality partnered with their eagerness to want to please their owner, the Aussie Pom is an excellent choice for a first time dog parent.
The most common health concerns that affect the Aussie Pom include, Dental Problems Blindness, Deafness and Kneecap dislocations.
This is a very active breed and so they require a lot of exercise. Daily walks along with active play each day is a must. This breed is a great fit for an active owner or family as they are always up for an adventure and exercise.
This breed will require 1 ½ to 2 ½ cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals each day.
The Aussie Pom is very sweet and affectionate, but their energetic personality and stubborn streaks don’t make them a great fit for therapy or service dog roles.