Affectionate, Gentle, Loving, Playful
|Adult Weight||5-10 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-11 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
The Pomeranian Bichon also affectionately known as the Pomachon, Pom Frise and Bichon-A-Ranian is a designer cross breed between the Pomeranian and the Bichon Frise. The Pomachon was first bred to create a dog that would have the best qualities of both parent breeds. This charming little pooch has become one of the most popular companion dog.
Appearance and Grooming
It is fair to say, that these breed of dog has no distinct look and can come out in a variety of ways. Most will have round heads that may look like a puff if their hair is more on the curly side, with dark eyes and a black nose and a tail that curls towards their back. Their hypoallergenic coat can be white and curly like the Bichon Frise parent or straight with the colors of brown, tan, red, orange or black like the Pomeranian parent. They require a moderate amount of upkeep, so daily brushing along with regular grooming appointments will be necessary for your puppy’s health.
They have a sweet and gentle disposition, but if provoked can easily become irritated and impatient causing them to snap at someone. They make wonderful lap dogs and tend to pick one or two people with whom they form especially close bonds.
Family and Companionship
Their friendly, outgoing and sociable nature makes them the perfect fit for homes with individuals of all ages. They are also very affectionate, so if you have a hectic lifestyle and cannot make extra time to give them attention, they may not be the best dog for you as they can develop separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time. These dogs can live happily in urban areas and are suited to apartment life as long as their exercise needs are met.
This breed can become overweight if not exercised enough or fed too much. A recommended 40 to 60 minutes of exercise is necessary to keep this dog in top shape. This can be broken up by two walks or one walk and either indoor or outdoor play.
Training and Socialization
These intelligent dogs are very easy to train as long as you as the trainer remain consistent and patient. Like with most all animals, they do not respond well when yelled at as they are sensitive and this can cause them to develop anxiety. Equally important is socialization at a young age as these puppies need to experience a multitude of sights and sounds to remain confident and calm.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Pomachon is a designer hybrid resulting from a cross between a Pomeranian and a Bichon Frise.
On average the Pomachon measures between 9 to 15 inches at the shoulder.
The Pomachon weighs on average between 6 to 17 lbs.
The average life expectancy of a Pomachon is between 12 to 16 years.
The Pomachon is not truly hypoallergenic, though they have a coat very similar to their Bichon Frise parent and therefore shedding is minimal to none making them a great option for those who suffer from pet allergies.
The most common colors include white, brown, tan, red, orange or black like the Pomeranian.
The designer hybrid was created as a companion dog.
They are very eager to please their owner and like to get attention. With consistency, praise and lots of positive reinforcement training should be fun and easy.
Yes, the Pomachon is also referred to as Bichonaranian or Pom Frise.
The clubs and organizations that recognize the Pomachon include American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, and International Designer Canine Registry.
The Pomachon is a sweet, affectionate and spirited pup that loves to be the center of attention. Though some may have a stubborn streak in them if they take after their Pomeranian parent, they are still gentle and loving.
Fortunately, there aren’t many known health concerns at this point. Kneecap dislocation (patellar luxation) and hip dysplasia could be a potential concern, as well as minor eye issues and problems with teeth that happen as your Pomachon gets older.
They are perfect for families with children, singles and seniors. They really do well with anyone and are very adaptable to their environment.
Yes. These dogs will adapt perfectly to apartment living. They will also do well in a large home. They are happy as long as they are with their owners.
This charming little pup is always happy and eager, which makes training a joy. Though, they do exhibit a bit of a stubborn streak this can be easily broken with plenty of positive reinforcement… and treats help too! With consistency and patience you will have no problem getting your puppy on the right track.