Amidst the world of Pomeranian mixes, one breed stands out as the huh-that-makes-perfect-sense mix. If you like the lapdog size of the Pomeranian and are a fan of the loving and playful nature of the Golden Retriever, then the Pomtriever mix is a perfect pet for you.
The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is a tricky dog to breed. It is only possible to achieve the desired result by impregnating a female Golden Retriever with the sperm of a male Pomeranian. Once born, though, these dogs are some of the cuddliest, most loyal, and most fun dogs out there. Their small size and their lovable Golden temperament make them a splendid companion or family dog, especially for those who live in smaller quarters.
We are bringing you all you need to know about the Pomtriever mix. So casual enthusiasts and potential pet-owners alike, come one, come all and learn all about this lovable mix.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Physical Look)
For all intents and purposes, the Pomtriever has the look of a furry Golden Retriever forever-puppy. They are as cute as they sound. This mix keeps the coloration of the Golden Retriever, although with a slightly lighter tinge to the fur.
The hair length is shorter than the average Golden Retriever and more on par with the length of an average Pomeranian’s fur.
Besides the fur and the size, the Pomtriever largely keeps the features of their Golden Retriever parents. Their facial construction and body composition is more reminiscent of a Golden, only slightly scaled down.
If you want to talk specifics, the average Pomeranian Golden mix measures twenty-one to twenty-four inches tall at the shoulder and weighs fifty-five to seventy-five pounds (53 to 61 cm and 25 to 34 kg, respectively).
The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix enjoys a ten to twelve year lifespan on average. If taken care of well enough, some can live to be even older. The long lifespan of their small-dog ancestors help to boost the number higher than the average Golden Retriever lifespan. But the opposite can be said for this mix’s large-dog ancestors.
Golden Retrievers are infamous shedders. Thankfully, some of this tendency is offset by the mix’s Pomeranian lineage. However, the Pomtriever is still a significant shedder.
Their medium- to long-length hair requires weekly, if not daily, brushings to help allay the worst of the shedding and to prevent tangles and knots in their coat.
Regular baths, about once or twice a month, with chemical-free pet shampoo are more than enough to keep your pet clean. Be sure to avoid too-frequent bathing as it can dry out your dog’s skin.
The personalities of the Golden and the Pomeranian are well-balanced in the Pomtriever. The Pomeranian’s feistiness and cleverness mix with the Golden Retriever’s gentle, loyal nature and playfulness to make a fun-loving, energetic dog.
Golden Retrievers are some of the best family dogs in the world. This attribute doesn’t change much with the Pomeranian Golden mix. They are great family dogs and can play with children and adults alike for hours on end.
This mix also inherits the keen sense of the Pomeranian to make it an excellent guard dog. Throw in the size of the Golden Retriever, and you have the best of both worlds.
The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix has a lot of energy. As an owner, this means that you need to ensure they get their daily allotment of exercise to help prevent them from getting too rambunctious and destructive in the house.
Thirty minutes to hour-long walks are great for giving your dog the exercise it needs and draining its energy so it is calm indoors. Your Pomtriever will also love to play games with you. Fetch, tug-of-war, and any other activity or toy will keep them entertained.
As with every mixed breed, the Pomeranian Golden mix is bound to have some genetic problems. Before these happen, there are two preventative measure you can take to ensure a happy and healthy pet.
- Be sure to buy your dog from a reputable breeder that provides a health guarantee. There is nothing sadder or more dangerous than a breeder that engages in unsafe practices to breed dogs.
- Take your Pomtriever to the vet for regular checkups or if you suspect there is something wrong. Better to spend the small amount on a vet visit for no reason than to pinch pennies at the risk of your dog’s health.
Some of the most common health problems seen in Pomeranian mixes are allergies, skin problems, and joint dysplasia.
Feeding any hybrid dog can be a tricky task, as the size and needs can vary from dog to dog. If you put your Pomtriever on a raw food diet or on a diet of dry food specialized for their size and which lacks additives or fillers, your dog should be happy and healthy.
The amount to feed them is trickier to specify. As stated before, the size of the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix differs from dog to dog. If you want to get an accurate recommendation of how much to feed your pet, visit your local vet. They will know best.
Are Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mixes Protective?
Both Pomeranians and Golden Retrievers are protective breeds. The Pomeranian has keen senses to sniff out danger, even if their size isn’t that effective of a deterrent. Golden Retrievers also have a wonderful sense of danger and will stick close to their owner if they pick anything up.
The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix combines these good guard dog qualities into one package. In short, yes, the Pomtriever is an excellent guard dog.
How Much Does a Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix Cost?
Depending on the breeder you buy from, buying a Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix can cost you upwards of $1,000, sometimes even as high as $3,000. Buying a dog is not a purchase you want to skimp on financially, either.
If you add the initial purchase cost to the recurring costs that come with owning a pet (vet visits, food, toys, etc.) then you will see owning one of these mixes is a considerable investment.
Is a Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix Right for Me?
When deciding if a breed is right for you, there are many things to consider: the living space you can provide; your financial ability to provide for the pet; the time you can dedicate to playing with it, walking it, and grooming it; and the personality dynamic between you and your potential pet.
If you have a moderate amount of space to allow a pet to roam around inside, enough cash to afford this mix’s high price tag, and at least 30 minutes each day to walk, another 30 minutes each week to brush, and a monthly slot set aside for bathing, then a Pomtriever is a great match for you.
Last, if you enjoy an energetic, loyal, and clever dog, the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is a perfect pet to have.
Best Climate for a Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix
The Pomeranian Golden mix is definitely not suited to handle extreme temperatures, hot or cold. Their medium to long length fur offers some insulation, but not on the level of Huskies and Samoyeds.
If you live in a mild climate with a temperature on average between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, then your Pomtriever will be comfortable.
The Attention a Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix Needs
This mixed breed is a very energetic and clever dog. If not engaged enough, both physically and mentally, then their behavior can turn destructive.
You need at least 30 minutes per day to walk them and drain their physical energy. You should also take time to play and bond with them daily. Playing games, running around outside, or even just petting and cuddling is a great way to strengthen the bond with your pet.
Compatibility with Kids
The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is great with kids. It inherits the gentle, family-dog nature of the Golden Retriever and the fun-loving attitude of the Pomeranian to make for a gentle playmate for kids of any age.
Compatibility with Other Animals
If properly socialized and trained, the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix can get along great with other pets, cats or dogs.