Facts & Origin
Tibetan Pom (Pomeranian and Tibetan Spaniel Mix)
The Tibetan Pom is a delightful mix of a Pomeranian and a Tibetan Spaniel, two breeds with a long and fascinating history. The Pomeranian is a breed that originated in Pomerania (now part of Poland and Germany) and is popular for its loving and lively character. The Tibetan Spaniel, on the other hand, originated in Tibet and was traditionally kept in monasteries where it acted as a guard dog and companion.
Suitability and Husbandry
Tibetan Poms make excellent pets for many different types of households. They are small enough to live in an apartment, but also need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. They make good companions for the elderly and families, but can also do well with single owners or couples. It is important to note that although they are small, they are not "purse dogs" and need physical and mental stimulation to be at their best.
|Origin||Tibet - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 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
In terms of temperament, Tibetan Poms are often friendly, loving and intelligent. They tend to be very loyal to their families and enjoy the company of their humans. They are usually outgoing and sociable with strangers and other animals, especially when well socialized. Their intelligence and eagerness to please make them relatively easy to train, although they can sometimes have an independent streak that they inherit from their Tibetan Spaniel ancestors.
Overall, the Tibetan Pom is a wonderful little companion that can capture people's hearts with its loving nature and fun personality. He is an ideal pet for those who are looking for a small but active dog that is ready to participate in all their daily activities.
Grooming and health
Their long, thick coats require regular grooming to keep them clean and free of tangles. A weekly brushing should usually suffice, but more grooming might be required during shedding seasons. Like many small breeds, Tibetan Poms can be prone to dental problems, so regular dental cleanings are important.
In terms of health, Tibetan Poms may be prone to the health problems of their parent breeds , including hip dysplasia, eye problems, and certain heart conditions. Regular vet visits are important to catch any health problems early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Tibetan Pom can inherit a variety of characteristics of both parent breeds . Generally, they are small dogs, typically no taller than 25 cm and weighing between 3 to 7 kg. Their coats can range from medium length to long and fluffy, with the typical colors found in Pomeranians and Tibetan Spaniels, such as sable, black, white, cream and mixtures thereof. Their face often has the characteristic black markings of a Pomeranian and the sweet, mask-like appearance of a Tibetan Spaniel.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
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.
A Tibetan Pom is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Tibetan Spaniel.
These dogs are intelligent, lively, reliable and friendly. They can be suitable as a family dog, but are also very affectionate and cuddly.
They reach a size not higher than 25 cm.
They should be exercised at least 30 minutes a day.
The cost of a Tibetan Pom varies depending on the breeder and has no fixed price range. In general, a Pomeranian and Tibetan Spaniel mix costs between 500 and 1,500 euros.