American Eskimo Dog / Pomeranian Mix

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Other name(s): Eskipom; Pomimo

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The first generation Eskipom is a cross between a pure American Eskimo Dog and a pure Pomeranian, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.  This so-called designer hybrid is intended to create an apartment-sized toy that fits easily into many families.

Appearance / health:
They are generally furry dogs that are smaller than the American Eskimo. The coat needs daily brushing, along with a bath as and when required. They shed a fair amount of hair.

They require a moderate amount of exercise.

There are no health issues specific to this breed.

Behavior / temperament:
It inherits the superior intelligence of its parent breeds, the American Eskimo and the Pomeranian. It is confident and reliable, and makes a good watchdog. They make willing workers, but may display an independent streak.

It is highly intelligent and can achieve a high standard of obedience training. However, its willful nature calls for a trainer with a firm hand. Dogs who are not trained properly may be noisy.