Pomeranian Retriever Mix

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The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is a rare and extraordinary hybrid dog breed. 

Mixing Golden Retriever and Pomeranian is an excellent choice because it gives you a dog breed that is both cute and very family-friendly. 

Another name for a Pomeranian Golden Retriever is Pomtriever. It weighs 55 to 75 pounds and can grow up to 24 inches tall. They usually live from 10 to 12 years and have an average cost range of $500 to $2000.


Characteristics 


The Pomeranian Golden Retriever has either a light or dark golden color. In addition, this magnificent dog has a double layer that requires a lot of grooming, particularly during the shedding season. Still, the mix sheds less than a golden retriever. 

The coat type of the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is gorgeous, so make sure you give it a lot of care! 


Parent Breeds 


Let's look at the parent breeds' traits to understand the mix better.


Golden Retriever History


So obviously, the Golden retriever is one of the parent breeds, in case the name isn't a giveaway yet.

The Golden Retriever was initially bred from Flat-coated retriever, Tweed Water Spaniel, Bloodhound, and Irish setter. They are the 4rth most intelligent dog breed and are incredibly loyal and friendly.   

Golden Retrievers live to please their owners. Because of their nature and the fact that they are easy to train, retrievers are the third most popular breed in America.


Pomeranian History 


The Pomeranian is an adorable, miniature breed. They are energetic and intelligent dogs because they were sled dogs from the Arctic.  

Pomeranians are the ideal family companion because of their size and friendly attitude. In addition, unlike the Golden Retriever, they get along with other animals.


Temperament and personality 


The Pomtriever inherits the temperament from the Golden Retriever and Pomeranian parent. The mixed-breed dog is very sociable and friendly but does not like to be left alone for a long period. 

The Pomeranian Golden Retriever has a well-balanced personality with a loyal, playful, and clever nature. This dog can play with anyone for several hours, and it won’t get tired. 

Although Pomeranians make excellent family dogs, their size makes them unsuitable for youngsters. Golden retrievers, on the other hand, are fantastic with babies and children, but their size makes them dangerous as they can accidentally push the kid. So, in conclusion, the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is the perfect-sized dog for your family.

 

Health 


When you breed any two dogs, ensure that you get a health warranty on the new puppy.

Generally mixed breeds tend to to be genetically stronger than the parents (especially if the parents are pedigrees).

However, it's also possible that the new pup may be more prone to suffer from health issues - you'll need to speak to your vet on this and see the best way forward if health issues arise.

The Pomeranian Golden Retriever has good health and does not suffer from significant problems. Yet, both parent dogs are prone to certain health issues. 

The Golden Retrievers risk health issues such as cardiac issues, hip and elbow dysplasia, and eye issues.

At the same time, Pomeranians are prone to Legg calve-Perthes disease, eye issues, heart issues, autoimmune thyroiditis, patellar luxation, and hip dysplasia.

Pay Attention to your Golden Retriever Pomeranian mix and regularly take it to your vet!


Nutrition


Always consult your veterinarian first when it comes to nutrition. If you choose to put your Golden Retriever Pomeranian mix on dry food or raw food diet, you must make sure it is suitable for its size.

The nutrition of a Pomeranian Golden Retriever should include a lot of chondroitin supplements, fish oil, and glucosamine. Because they are prone to health issues, try to avoid soy, corncobs, peanut hulls, and wheat gluten. 

Also, and this goes for any dogs, keep them away from chocolate, grapes, macadamia nut, raisins, avocado, onions, garlic, coffee, xylitol, and lemons. 

Of course, a perfect diet choice is a raw food diet. Still, regardless of the diet type you choose, feed your pup with restraint and avoid overfeeding it.

We do have a list of foods that dogs can, and should eat too - it's a compilation of the best sorts of food dogs can get for the best nutrition.


Grooming and Shedding 


The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix needs less grooming than the Golden Retrievers. This is because the other parent breed, the Pomeranian, sheds far less heavily than retrievers. 

Brush the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix's coat at least once a week to prevent mats, tangles, and knots from forming. Also, every time you groom your pup, look inside their ear for signs of infection. 

An essential part of the care of the Golden Retriever mix is bathing and trimming nails. After all, you do not want your home to be covered with destroyed and smelly furniture. So, every month, this breed requires a bath with the appropriate shampoo and chemical-free conditioner.


Exercise

 

The Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is a very energetic breed that needs to burn daily energy. Otherwise, it will misbehave and destroy anything in front of it. 

Since both the Golden Retriever and the Pomeranian are very energetic dogs, the mix needs at least 30 minutes of good exercise every day. So take it for a walk, run, or instruct them how to swim; they will love it! 

Keep in mind that the parents of this breed are a Pomeranian and golden, and both dogs enjoy running and spending time with family more than anything in the world! 


Training 


Both Pomeranian and Golden Retriever are brilliant and trainable. Hence, if you start training your Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix while it is still young, you will not have any issues in the future.

Although pay attention to this training tip: keep the exercises short and on point. These dogs tend to lose tolerance and focus after a while. You should also compliment them when they perform well since pleasing you makes them very happy.


Conclusion 


Since both Pomeranian and Golden Retriever are amiable dogs, the Pomeranian Golden Retriever mix is a great family dog that loves meeting new people. Besides, the mixed breed is an excellent watchdog due to its loyalty and dedication to the owner. 

This dog is a smart, playful, and energetic breed that is easy to train. They are the ideal family dogs due to their perfect size and lovely personality. Just make sure to brush their coat and give them enough exercise regularly so they don’t start acting abnormally and try to escape.           


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Frank Harrigan

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