Pomachon Breed Information
The Pomachon is a bright, fun, and sweet dog whose biggest passions are to cuddle and love. Cute, sassy, and happy-go-lucky, this lovely pooch is an excellent fit for families with children, seniors, couples, singles, and novice owners. A cross between a Pomeranian and a Bichon Frise, the Pomachons are the modern beauties of the designer canine world. These affectionate companion dogs are fun, easy to train, and entirely dedicated to their human families. Their favorite activities include socializing at dog parks, going on family adventures, playing games of fetch, and cuddling.
BREED TYPE / MIX Hybrid / Pomeranian crossed with a Bichon Frise ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Gentle, Loving, Playful ADULT WEIGHT 5-10 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 9-11 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs
- The Pomachon is also known as the Bichonaranian and Pom Frise
- Semi-hypoallergenic and low-shedding, the Pomachon is a great fit for those suffering from mild pet-related allergies
- The Pomachon puppies are very intelligent, easy to train, and eager to please – they are excellent first pets for novice owners
- Pomachon hybrid vigor. The Pomachons are not prone to the same ailments as their purebred parent breeds and are known to live longer healthier lives
- Curious and adventurous, the Bichonaranian is a natural-born explorer and a wonderful travel companion
- Pomachons are highly adaptable dogs. They are quick to adapt to both big and small living spaces
- Gentle, fun, and affectionate, the Pomachon is a wonderful companion pet for kids
- Laid-back and moderately active, the Pomachons make great pets for families with children, retirees, couples, and singles
- Pomachons are comfortable in both active and relaxed lifestyles
- Friendly, sociable, and outgoing, the Pomachon gets along great with other dogs, other household pets, and even strangers
A dog of a cuddly teddy bear appearance, the Pomachon has a warm affectionate demeanor and a confident bouncy step. The Pomachon eyes are dark, sparky, and expressive, and their nose small and black. Their ears can either be floppy or pointed and their muzzle of a medium length.
The adult Pomachon dogs sport a fluffy soft coat that can either be Bichon Frise curly, Pomeranian straight, or a wonderful mix of both, with colors that include white, black, tan, orange, or red. The Pomachon coat is minimal to non-shedding and can be considered semi-hypoallergenic. A petite adorable dog, the full-grown Pomachon stands at 9 to 15 inches tall and weighs between 6 to 17 pounds.
Pomachons, or Bichonaranians, are sweet, cuddly, and gentle dogs who love to snuggle up to their humans and spoil them with affection. These dogs crave human affection and interaction. They want to join their family in all activities both indoors and outdoors and they are very fond of adventures in which they can discover, explore, and socialize. That being said, Pomachons very much dislike being alone and fit best in a multi-pet household or with an owner that is with them for most of the day. As dogs that thrive on attention, Pomachons will do anything to get in the center of all action.
They enjoy performing comical stunts and don’t shy away from showing off their tricks to complete strangers. As the offspring of two highly intelligent breeds – the people-pleasing Bichon Frise and the agile Pomeranian – the Pomachon should be effortless and fun to train. On occasion, the Pomachon puppy might inherit a pinch of stubbornness from his Pomeranian parent. With positive reinforcement and a delicious puppy treat, the stubborn streak will vanish quickly.
As calm and friendly pooches, Pomachon dogs make wonderful companion pets for toddlers, teens, and everyone in between. They are as playful and fun as they are gentle and sweet and they can keep kids entertained from dusk to dawn. When it comes to other dogs, the Pomachons love to meet and make new canine buddies. Dog parks are their favorite destination and multi-pet households are their ideal living environment.
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Pomachons have moderate grooming requirements. These gorgeous dogs can either have a curly, wavy, or straight coat that requires regular combing and brushing to avoid tangles or matting. The Pomachon coat should be brushed and combed every other day (a quick brush will do) and bathed once every 4 to 6 weeks.
To avoid dental issues, the Pomachon’s teeth should be brushed on a regular basis, and they should have plenty of dental sticks to chew on. Their ears should be checked and cleaned regularly, and their nails trimmed as needed. To maintain an overall clean, healthy, and happy appearance, the Pomachon should see a professional dog groomer once every few months.
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The Pomachon is a moderately active dog breed with moderate to low exercise requirements. These petite dogs need an average of 40 to 60 minutes of daily exercise split into one or two walks and some active play at home or at the dog park. They also enjoy being off-leash and roaming around freely in an enclosed yard and playing canine games of fetching and chasing.
Although they are somewhat energetic, Pomachons love to relax at home as much as they love to chase butterflies on a field and can be just as comfortable in either a relaxed or active lifestyle.
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The Pomachon doesn’t have many health issues to be concerned about. Some of the problems that can arise with these dogs are the same ones that are common among all small dog breeds. They are also healthier than their purebred parents thanks to hybrid vigor that is developed as a result of crossbreeding. Some of the issues these dogs can encounter are joint-related problems, periodontal disease, ear infections, patellar luxation, and allergies.
The Pomachon breed has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Like its purebred parents, this breed can live as much as 20+ years with proper care and nourishment. Pomeranian dogs have been known to live to 21+ years, and Bichon Frises up to 22. Providing a well-balanced diet and the recommended amount of daily exercise can help your Pomachon live past its life expectancy.
The Pomachons are very smart and highly trainable dogs. Although they sometimes inherit a stubborn streak from their Pomeranian parent, they generally dismiss it for a delicious treat and a few compliments. The people-pleasing personality of the Bichon Frise ensures that these puppies will be attentive fast learning students who crave recognition from their owners. They respond best to positive reinforcement methods and reward-based training. When training Pomachon puppies, sessions should be kept short and fun, with lots of praise, toys, and treats included.
Because they are family-dedicated dogs, Pomachons are prone to suffer from anxiety when left alone. To combat this and avoid separation anxiety in an adult Pomachon, it is best to start the training process as soon as the Pomachon puppy arrives home.
The Pomachon, also referred to as Bichonarianian and Pom Frise is a designer crossbreed of a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred Bichon Frise. Having originated in 2010 in the United States, the Pomachon breed is among the newest and most popular designer crossbreeds. These sweet dogs were bred for companionship and are famously known for their keen intelligence, merry disposition, and family-devoted nature. As they are a modern designer breed, the Pomachons lack a well-documented or rich history. To better understand this breed, we can take a look at the history of the Pomeranian and Bichon Frise parent breeds.
The Pomeranian puppy, a descendant of the ancient Spitz dog, is a breed of many talents. A member of the AKC Toy Group, the Pomeranian has been admired as a working dog, a competitor in canine sports, and a most adored companion pet. Also known as Pom and Loulou de Pomeranie, the Pomeranian originated in the Pomerania region of central Europe and has been at the top of the canine popularity chart in the United States for 30 consecutive years. With more notable admirers like royals Queen Victoria and King George IV, and celebrities Sylvester Stallone and Gwen Stefani, the Pomeranians are and have been one of the most popular toy companion pets for centuries.
The Bichon Frise puppy, also known as Bichon a Poil Frise (Bichon with curly hair), originates from the 13th century Canary Islands. A breed that would charm kings and queens, the Bichon Frise spread across the world from Tenerife (in the Canary Islands) and rose to fame as both an adorable lapdog and a circus performer. The Bichon Frise pups are affectionate, sweet, and friendly dogs that amaze with their stunning appearance and comical dog tricks. Since the 13th century, these charismatic dogs have known a life of luxury at royal courts as well as great popularity as companion pets for common folk and high society families. Members of the Non-sporting group of the American Kennel Club, the Bichon Frise dogs are among the most sought-after lapdogs today.
Although not yet recognized by the AKC, the Pomachon breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, The International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club.