Facts & Origin
Schip-A-Pom - The adorable mix of Pomeranian and Schipperke
The Schip-A-Pom is an adorable mix of the Pomeranian, also known as the Miniature Spitz, and the Schipperke. Both breeds have an interesting origin and history, which gives the Schip-A-Pom a unique personality. Such a mix of breeds is also often referred to as a hybrid breed.
Overall, the Schip-A-Pom is a loving and fun companion dog that can bring a lot of joy to its owners. With proper care, training and attention, he can lead a happy and fulfilling life.
|Origin||Belgium - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 18 years|
|Activity level||average - low|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Schip-A-Pom.
The Schip-A-Pom is a wonderful companion dog and is a good fit for families, couples or individuals. With its affectionate and playful nature, it makes a great companion for children. The Schip-A-Pom is usually intelligent and eager to learn, making him a suitable candidate for obedience training and tricks. He can be comfortable in both apartments and houses and can adapt to a variety of living situations.
The Schip-A-Pom will likely exhibit some positive character traits of both parent breeds. These could include:
- Attachment and playfulness
- Intelligence and willingness to learn
- Alertness and protective instinct
- Energy and liveliness
It is important to note that each dog's character is individual and influenced by various factors such as socialization and environment.
Care and health maintenance
As with all dogs, certain health problems can occur in the Schip-A-Pom. It is important to note that both parent breeds have certain genetic susceptibilities. Possible health problems in the Schip-A-Pom can include dental problems, knee problems, and eye problems. Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and proper exercise are important to maintain the health of the Schip-A-Pom.
Grooming the Schip-A-Pomrequires regular attention. The coat is usually long and dense and can be a variety of colors, including orange, black and brown. It should be brushed regularly to avoid tangles and matting. In addition, regular cleaning of the ears and teeth is important to prevent infections. The claws should be trimmed when necessary.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The appearance of a Schip-A-Pom can vary from dog to dog, as it has characteristics of both parent breeds. However, it is usually a small to medium sized dog with an endearing appearance. The coat is long and dense, often with a bushy tail. The Schip-A-Pom usually has a cute face with dark eyes and alert ears.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often occurs in old age.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
The average size of this breed is between 8 and 12 inches and the weight between 8 and 18 pounds.
The Schip-A-Pom usually has a dense, short coat that is smooth to the touch.
The Pomeranian-Schipperke mix can come in many colors such as black, brown, beige, white or gray.
This mixed breed has a life expectancy between 10 and 15 years.
Yes, the Pomeranian-Schipperke mix is a very loyal and lively dog that lives well with children and other animals.