Pom Terrier

Breed Rating

family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
Affection / Dependance:
Exercise needed:
Space needed:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:
Tendency to bark:
Grooming Requirements:

Breed Attributes


Breed group:     Type: Hybrid    Talent: , ,


Size: Small     Weight: 3-7 lbs     Fur length: Long    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate


Life Expectancy: About 13-15 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


The Pom Terrier dog breed is not a pure breed dog. They are called hybrid or designer dogs. This dog is developed from the Pomeranian and the Toy Fox Terrier breeds.

This dog enjoys learning and very loyal to their family making them great watchdogs and family dogs. A firm, consistent and confident human should provide proper leadership to this dog to keep them happy and content. They should be a delight to the household when they are kept at this state.


This dog's coat color varies among Red, Orange, White, Cream, Blue, Brown, Black, Black/Tan, Wolf Sable, Orange Sable, Brindle, etc. However, their parents would still be the heaviest influence.


The Pom Terrier's coat, being a hybrid dog, will depend on how much genes they have inherited from their parents. It can be shorter than the coat of the Pomeranian parent or longer than their Toy Fox Terrier parent. Brushing and combing regularly should keep it looking good and tangle-free. Frequency will depend on its length.


This dog is very active and inquisitive. They are eager to learn, very loyal and affectionate to their family. This makes them wonderful family dogs and great watchdogs. As long as they are kept happy, content and balanced by a strong pack leader, these dogs should remain to be delightful to their families.


The Pom Terrier's should be easier to groom compared to their Pomeranian predecessors. Bathing and dry shampoo only when it is needed. Clean their eyes and ears regularly. They should also be taken for regular dental checkups and keep their nails short to keep their hygiene on top shape. Generally healthy dogs, their parents' and predecessors' health should be looked up to see which health issues need to be watched out for. Some of the health issues are leg calve perthes and stifle, allergies to beet pulp, corn and wheat, dislocated patella, heart problems, eye infections, skin irritations and tooth decay/loss.


These dogs are very intelligent and are highly trainable. As long as proper leadership is provided, training should be an enjoyable experience. They can be trained for agility and tricks. Do not allow this dog to develop the Small Dog Syndrome where the dog thinks that he should take over their household. This can escalate to unwanted behavior in the future if not corrected right away.


These dogs need their daily walk as they are highly active. They enjoy playing and running around a fenced yard. Playing should be enough to drain their energy, but as with all dogs, they need to fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs are most likely to develop behavior problems if they are not taken on daily walks. They should be fine living in an apartment as long as they are taken to their daily walks.

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