Fun Pomimo Facts For Kids

Divya Raghav
Feb 29, 2024 By Divya Raghav
Originally Published on Aug 17, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Fact-checked by Sakshi Raturi
Read these interesting Pomimo facts to learn more about this species of dog.
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Age: 3-18
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According to their history, Pomimo or American Eskimo Pomeranian mix, as its name suggests, is a cross-breed dog that was conceived to be a designer breed of dogs. The American Kennel Club recognized these dogs in 1995, and they were categorized in the Non-Sporting Group in the same year. These breeds are full of energy, excitement and have a very playful temperament. They are excellent for children of all ages and even for senior citizens.

Here, we have many amazing and interesting facts about Pomimo that you will enjoy. Let's take a look at these facts and information, and if you enjoy these then, do also read our pocket pitbull facts and boxer bulldog facts.
 

Pomimo Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pomimo?

Pomimo or American Eskimo-Pomeranian mix is a cross-breed between Pomeranians and American Eskimos. As per its history, it was bred with the motive to create a hybrid dog that would be a designer breed.

What class of animal does a Pomimo belong to?

Pomimos belong to the class Mammalia. The Pomimo is not a purebred dog but a mixed breed dog whose parents are Pomeranians and American Eskimos. It is a descendent of the white German spitz dog breed.

How many Pomimos are there in the world?

The total number of Pomimo dogs is unknown as they are a mixed breed and are not bred commonly. It is a domestic dog, so its population is stable.

Where does a Pomimo live?

Pomimos are domestic designer dogs. They are full of energy, are super-affectionate, and mighty cheerful. They are great companions for all ages, and their energetic temperament makes children go gaga playing with them. Older people who want to adopt a small dog that can make them a little more active should also give this breed a chance, as they will gladly oblige. These dogs love going out in the park with people to play for hours.

What is a Pomimo's habitat?

The Pomimo dog is found in the United States. They are domestic designer dogs that love to exercise and live with humans. They are very affectionate and love spending time with humans at all times. They tend to have flowing coats like Pomeranians, so they need a cooler climate.

Who do Pomimos live with?

The Pomimo dog is excellent for first-time owners as they love playing for hours with children and get along with them, but you should keep in mind that if children tease them by pulling their mane or tail it will irritate them. When the children go to bed, they hop onto the adult's lap for a back rub.

How long does a Pomimo live?

They can live for up to 15 years. It gained this long life span from its parents as Pomeranians also live for 12-16 years, and the American Eskimo dog has a life span of 15 years. They require proper grooming and good care to achieve their maximum lifespan.

How do they reproduce?

There is no information regarding how an American Eskimo Pomeranian mix reproduces. They are a mixed breed between a Pomeranian and an American Eskimo dog and are not found commonly, and maybe because of this reason, they are not able to reproduce as these types of things happen when animals are cross-bred, and even if they do, Pomimo puppies might be too weak to survive.

What is their conservation status?

Pomeranian American Eskimo dog is a mixed breed and not a purebred dog, which is why it is not commonly found around the world. Its conservation status is Not Evaluated, and the conservation status of its parent species is also unknown. Since they are domestic dog breeds and recently conceived, they do not face much danger.

Pomimo Fun Facts

What do Pomimos look like?

A Pomimo, also known as a Pomeranian American Eskimo, is a small and cute designer dog. It is not considered as a purebred dog but a cross-breed between a Pomeranian and an American Eskimo. Their coat totally depends on genetics as they might get a longer coat like Pomeranians or a short and thicker coat like an American Eskimo.

Their coat is of a variety of colors and can be seen in orange, red, cream, white, black, blue, brown, orange sable, wolf sable, and tan. They have fox-like faces, and their eyes are bright and expressive brown. Their ears stand erect, and their tail curves back over the body.

Pomimos are absolutely adorable and can be easily confused for a Pomeranian although they look starkly different.

*Please note this is an image of a Pomeranian, the parent breed of the Pomimo. If you have an image of a Pomimo, please let us know at hello@kidadl.com.
 

How cute are they?

The Pomimo is an adorable and cute dog breed. Their small size, erect ears, and active nature make them lovable. They are soft dogs and love belly or back rub. They can play for hours with your children, and after that, they will just hop onto your lap for a back rub. They also love to exercise and do not cause any difficulties in training.

How do they communicate?

Like all other dogs and their parents, they communicate by barking. When feeling excited or happy, they might bark loudly, and their voice might get squeaky, and when they feel sad, they produce a whining sound. They are territorial and may bark on anyone unknown to them.

How big is a Pomimo?

A Pomimo is a small dog that is only 7-12 in (17.7-30.4 cm) long. Their small size makes them adorable and lovable. It is a genetic trait they get from their parents as Pomeranians and American Eskimos are 7-12 in (17.7-30.4 cm) and 9-12 in (22.8-30.4 cm) in length respectively.

How fast can a Pomimo run?

The Pomimo is full of energy and loves to take a walk or even play with children for hours. They love running in parks and gardens. They are famous for their agility and intelligence. The running speed of a Pomimo has never been recorded, but their temperament suggests that they love to run.

How much does a Pomimo weigh?

The American Eskimo Pomeranian is a lightweight dog. It only weighs around 10-17 lb (4.5-7.7 kg). Its light weight makes it fast and agile. Its parents are also light in weight. A Pomeranian weighs 4.1-7.7 lb (1.8-3.4 kg), while an American Eskimo has a weight of about 18-35 lb (8.1-15.8 kg). So the Pomimo is heavier than a Pomeranian but lighter than an American Eskimo.

What are the male and female names of the species?

The male Pomimo is called a dog, while the female Pomimo is called a bitch. The males in this species are always larger than the female.

What would you call a baby Pomimo?

A baby Pomimo is called a puppy or a pup. A pup is really small and is only about 7 in (17.7 cm) long, weighing only 9.5 lb (4.3 kg) when it is about six months old. You can find Pomimo puppies with a reputable breeder, but before you adopt one, you should ask for its medical record and get a proper health screening done.

What do they eat?

A Pomimo is a domestic dog breed, and like other domestic breeds, its food is basically dog food. You should give them high-quality dog food so that they can maintain their energetic behavior. Generally, you should give them half or one full cup of dry dog food in a day, and you can divide it into two or three meals. You should ask your veterinarian about the brand of dog food.

Are they slobbery?

All breeds of dogs are a bit slobbery and might drool when they smell their food as they get excited to eat their meal. Pomimos don't drool as much, though. If they drool a lot, then you might want to take them to a vet as too much drooling may be caused due to health issues or several reasons such as when they are unable to swallow their meal or when they eat something poisonous. They drool abnormally even when they get sick.

Would they make a good pet?

They are really great pets. American Eskimo Pomeranian is a designer dog breed that is affectionate, full of energy, and loves to exercise. They are suitable for children as they can play with them for hours and are really friendly, so a first-time owner should definitely make it a part of its family. They are not only good for children but seniors too as they are small and can easily sit in their lap, and they love to walk in the open, so they will encourage senior citizens to step outside with them.

The Eskipom is not purebred, it is a cross-breed between a Pomeranian and an American Eskimo, so it usually has characteristics of one of its parents. One thing that it has similar to both its parents is its ability or quickly learn things. This helps in its training as it learns easily. You can give it potty training, or you can also give it the training to control its barking by staying quiet when it barks, and when it stops, you should give it a treat.

They require proper grooming as they shed quite a bit, and proper grooming will help them look good. The shedding is greater if they have a longer coat and might require grooming twice a week, but if they have a shorter coat, weekly brushing should be fine as the shedding problem is less.

Did you know...

A Pomimo dog is a designer breed that costs around $750-$1000 USD. That is the price of an adult. A puppy may cost a lot more as a puppy can get well with your family faster than an adult and can be trained more easily.

Pomimo is not the only result when an American Eskimo is cross-bred with another dog. An Eskipoo is also a cross-breed dog between the American Eskimo dog and the European poodle.

White Pomeranians are often confused with Japanese Spitz, but actually, they are regular Pomeranian dogs that have a bright and pure white coat.

The Pomimo has various names and can be called an Eskipom, Eskiranian, or American Eskimo Pomeranian mix.

Characteristics and health issues

A Pomimo may face various health problems if not taken care of properly. It might get health issues from one of its parents as a Pomeranian has the risk of getting diseases like hypoglycemia, open fontanel, progressive retinal atrophy. While an American Eskimo can suffer from patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.

Getting your own Pomimo

A Pomimo adult can cost around $750-$1000 USD. It is a designer breed that is not found commonly. A puppy will cost more because a puppy is easier to train than an adult. If you want to get a puppy, you should contact a reputable breeder, and before getting a Pomimo puppy, you should get it checked for any health issues. If possible, you should meet both the parents of the puppy to ensure that they are also fit as they can also pass a genetic disease to the puppy. A good and reputable breeder will be happy to answer all your queries.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these false killer whale facts and whippet dog facts for kids.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Pomimo coloring pages.

Pomimo Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Dog food, kibbles, meat

What Type of Animal were they?

Omnivores

Average Litter Size?

N/A

How Much Did They Weigh?

10-17 lb (4.5-7.7 kg)

What habitat Do they Live In?

domestic households

Where Do They Live?

united states

How Long Were They?

7-12 in (17.7-30.4 cm)

How Tall Were They?

N/A

Class

Mammalia

Genus

Canis

Family

Canidae

Scientific Name

Canis lupus familiaris

What Do They Look Like?

White, black, red, wolf sable, cream-colored

Skin Type

Fur

What Are Their Main Threats?

health issues, diseases

What is their Conservation Status?

Not Evaluated
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Written by Divya Raghav

Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

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Divya RaghavBachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting and Finance, Master of Business Administration

With a diverse range of experience in finance, administration, and operations, Divya is a diligent worker known for her attention to detail. Born and raised in Bangalore, she completed her Bachelor's in Commerce from Christ University and is now pursuing an MBA at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. Along with her professional pursuits, Divya has a passion for baking, dancing, and writing content. She is also an avid animal lover who dedicates her time to volunteering for animal welfare causes.

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