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The Pomeagle is also called the Beagle Pom or a Beagle/Pomeranian Mix as he is the cross of a Pomeranian and a Beagle. He is a small mixed dog with talents in watchdog, agility and tricks. He has a life span of 12 to 15 years and is an intelligent and happy dog.
The Pomeagle is a dog that could be a great pet and companion but he will need some help getting along with other pets and children. He is happy, smart and amazingly loyal. Once you have him home with you it will be easy to return that affection and be committed to caring for him.
|Here is the Pomeagle at a Glance|
|Average weight||6 to 25 pounds|
|Coat type||Short to long, smooth or furry|
|Tolerant to Solitude?||Low|
|Tolerance to Heat||Moderate to very good depending on coat|
|Tolerance to Cold||Moderate to very good depending on coat|
|Good Family Pet?||Good to very good|
|Good with Children?||Good to very good with socialization|
|Good with other Dogs?||Good to very good with socialization|
|Good with other Pets?||Good with socialization|
|A roamer or Wanderer?||Low to high!|
|A Good Apartment Dweller?||Very good due to size|
|Good Pet for new Owner?||Good to very good|
|Exercise Needs||Fairly active|
|Tendency to get Fat||High|
|Major Health Concerns||Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, Legg-Perthes, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation, collapsed trachea,|
|Other Health Concerns||Hip dysplasia, ear infections, allergies, dental problems|
|Life Span||12 to 15 years|
|Average new Puppy Price||$200 to $600|
|Average Annual Medical Expense||$435 to $535|
|Average Annual Non-Medical Expense||$575 to $675|
Where does the Pomeagle come from?
The Pomeagle is one of the latest deliberate bred cross breeds to join the trending group of dogs known as Designer dogs. He is the result of two purebreds being crossed and as with a lot of these dogs has a name that blends parts of the parent names together. While mixing dogs is nothing new, all purebreds were developed in such a way, that fact that the first generation offspring is the desired result is new. The debate around these dogs usually comes down to the many mixed dogs that need adoption and can be found in rescue shelters everywhere, and the fact that a lot of nasty breeders and puppy mills are breeding with no care or thought. Be careful where you buy from and perhaps consider checking out a shelter first. With the Pomeagle as with most designer dogs there can be big difference from one puppy to another even in the same litter. Do not expect perfect uniformity, consistency or the best from both parents. While it is possible, any mix of genes is possible too.
The Beagle’s history is a little uncertain in some places as while we have reports of beagle like dogs from as far back as Roman times they were not the Beagles we know today. Used for hunting for a time they fell out of favor in the 18th century when foxhounds became popular and because Beagles were not that fast. However farmers continued to use them and that is what saved the breed. In the 1800s they were imported to America and there they were bred to be smaller.
Today the Beagle is a sweet dog, funny but also quite naughty! Training and socialization is important and since they love their food so much occasional treats to bribe them to be good is recommended!
This dog was developed to be a companion and gets his name from the province he comes from, Pomerania. When first bred he was bigger, he was always popular and many well known people through the ages can be linked to him, such as Newton, Michelangelo, Martin Luther and Mozart. In the 18th century the dog came to England with a Princess from a region neighboring Pomerania. The breed became popular amongst the rich and Queen Victoria also became fond of the smaller ones. As a result English dog breeders began to breed Poms smaller and with more color. In the 1880s he went to the US.
Today he is a very outgoing, social and clever dog. He loves meeting people, he tends to be too bold and can get into trouble, and he gets on well with other pets. He is quite curious and lively and being alert he is a good watchdog. His barking can be a problem so training will be important.
The Pomeagle is an intelligent and happy dog, energetic but not too hyper. While he can be energetic he can also be calm and loves to be around people, being social and at the center of activity. He is brave and loyal and makes a great companion and family pet. He does not like to be left alone for long periods of time and forms very strong attachments. He can suffer from separation anxiety.
What does the Pomeagle look like
He is a small dog weighing 6 to 25 pounds and can look like either parent in any aspect. He can have a coat that is furry like the Pomeranian or smooth like the Beagle. It can be short to long and rough or silky. Common colors are black, tan, brown, cream, lemon, blue, red, brindle, orange, white or sable. She can have ears that hang down or erect ears, a square muzzle, wedge shaped head or tail that is white tipped.
Training and Exercise Needs
How active does the Pomeagle need to be?
This is a fairly active dog who will need regular exercise daily outside to stay happy and healthy. He should have trips to a dog park where he can play, socialize and run free. A couple of long walks a day plus his indoor play time should be enough and keep in mind he does have a chasing instinct and could enjoy chasing after scents he catches. He can live in an apartment happily as long as he gets outside each day.
Does he train quickly?
Training for the Pomeagle can vary depending on which parent he leans more towards. He can be easier to train and more obedient when he leans more towards the Pomeranian but from the Beagle he can inherit some stubborn tendencies that make training more difficult. He needs a firm trainer, one who is consistent, patient and remains positive. Early socialization and training are key to him being the best dog he can be but you need to use techniques like treats, praise, rewards and encouragement.
Living with a Pomeagle
How much grooming is needed?
He has moderate needs in grooming, he sheds a moderate amount so will need to have his coat brushed using a firm bristle bush daily or every other day. This will help keep up with the loose hair and you will need to vacuum up the rest. Bathe him using a dog shampoo and be sure not to do it too often. His nails should be clipped when they need it being careful not to cut through the quick as that is painful and will bleed. Also his teeth should be brushed two to three times a week and his ears checked for infection and wiped clean once a week.
What is he like with children and other animals?
The Pomeagle is a dog who is good with children and other dogs but he needs socialization to help be the best he can be and the children need to be taught too. With smaller children it may be a good idea to supervise them as they can be clumsy in how they touch and play. He tends to chase other pets and smaller animals as prey to hunt.
He barks occasionally and is alert so is a great watchdog who can alert you if there is an intruder. Feed him ¾ to 1 1/2 cups of good quality dry dog food a day and dived that into at least two meals.
The Pomeagle can inherit health issues from his parents such as Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, Legg-Perthes, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation, collapsed trachea, Hip dysplasia, ear infections, allergies and dental problems. When you visit to see the puppy before you buy (which you should do to check on the conditions he is kept in) you need to ask to see parental health clearances to make sure your new dog is not going to have problems like this.
Costs involved in owning a Pomeagle
The Pomeagle puppy could cost between $200 to $600. Other costs come to between $385 to $435 for a crate, carrier, collar and leash, deworming, shots, blood tests, chipping and neutering. Annual costs for medical essentials like pet insurance, flea prevention, vaccinations and health insurance come to between $435 to $535. Annual non medical needs like grooming, license, training, treats, toys and food come to between $575 to $675.
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Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts’ knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.
- Where does the Pomeagle come from?
- What does the Pomeagle look like
- Training and Exercise Needs
- Living with a Pomeagle
- Health Concerns
- Costs involved in owning a Pomeagle
- Popular Beagle Mixes