Golden Retrievers have a reputation of being wonderful family dogs with Pomeranians known for being perfect lap size companions. Can these two breeds be mixed together?
The Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix or Pomtriever is a medium-sized dog that is playful and loyal. This fun-loving mix is very intelligent making it easy to train. This devoted mix becomes very attached to its owners making it a wonderful watchdog.
- Can A Golden Retriever Mix With A Pomeranian
- What Is A Golden Retreiver Mixed With A Pomeranian Called
- What Does A Golden Retreiver And Pomeranian Look Like
- What Is The Temperment Of A Golden Retreiver Pomeranian Mix
- What Is It Like Having A Golden Retreiver Pomeranian Mix
- Where Can I Get A Golden Retriever Pomeranian Mix
- Should I Get A Pomtreiver
- Final Thoughts
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Can A Golden Retriever Mix With A Pomeranian
Although it sounds like a mismatch Golden Retrievers and Pomeranians can be bred together.
The breeding process is not done naturally since Pomeranians are so small.
Artificial insemination is used to impregnate a Golden Retriever female.
The Golden Retriever will always be the mother due to the small Pomeranian stature.
A Pomeranian female would not be able to carry a litter of Golden Retriever Pomeranian mix puppies.
Pomeranians already have a challenging time with pregnancy and delivery.
What Is A Golden Retreiver Mixed With A Pomeranian Called
Just like many new “designer breeds” the name for a Golden Retriever and Pomeranian mix is a hybrid of both breeds names.
Golden Retriever and Pomeranian mixes are called Pomtrievers.
What Does A Golden Retriever And Pomeranian Look Like
Pomtrievers are a wonderful mix of both dog breeds.
How Big Are Golden Retriever Pomeranian Mixes
You can expect a Pomtriever to be much larger than a Pomeranian, most Pomtrievers are often the same size as Golden Retrievers.
Pomtrievers are often 21-24 inches tall and weigh between 55 and 75 pounds.
|6-7 inches tall||21-24 inches tall||21-24 inches tall|
|3-7 pounds||55-75 pounds||65-75 pounds|
What Is A Pomtrievers Coat Like
Since a Pomtriever is a combination of these two furry breeds, we need to look at them separately first since they both have different characteristics.
Pomeranians Coat Description
Pomeranians have thick and dense double coats of fur that does not shed as bad as you would assume from their appearance.
You can expect a Pomeranian to shed twice a year during seasonal changes in the Spring and Fall.
Weekly brushing also reduces the amount of fur and dander found around your home.
Golden Retrievers Coat Description
Golden Retrievers also have a double coat of fur but, shed more often when compared to Pomeranians.
They also shed twice a year during seasonal coat changes but, you will find Golden Retrievers that shed year-round.
Being much larger than Pomeranians, Golden Retrievers shedding often has a larger impact on your life and your home.
Pomtriever Coat Description
A Pomtriever will naturally have a coat that is a combination of both a Pomeranian and a Golden Retriever.
A Pomtriever will have a double coat of fur that sheds more than the small Pomeranian but, less than a Golden Retriever.
You can also expect a Pomtriever coat to create mats if it is not brushed often.
|thick double coat with seasonal shedding||double coat with seasonal shedding that is more prone to mats compared to Golden Retrievers, fur is longer than a Golden||double coat with heavy seasonal to year-round shedding|
What Fur Colors Do Pomtrievers Have
Pomeranians have an extremely large variety of coat colors with 26 total fur colors and patterns.
With Pomeranians, you can expect colors that range from a deep onyx black to a stark white with many different variations in-between.
Golden Retrievers on the other hand are most often known for their light cream color or deep russet red color.
This range of cream to red can vary anywhere from six to ten different color variations.
Pomtrievers are most often in the cream to golden color range.
|26 coat colors||cream to golden||6-10 cream to red variations|
What Are The Body Features Of A Pomtriever
The range and variety of body features can vary greatly from one Pomtriever to the next.
If the breeder is breeding first-generation Pomtrievers the outcome will have the most variations and unpredictability of all.
If you want predictable features it’s best to get a puppy that is a fifth-generation or more.
You may get some puppies with ears that stand up while others are floppy.
Facial features can vary drastically with different features from each breed making an appearance.
What Is The Temperment Of A Golden Retriever Pomeranian Mix
A Pomeranian Golden Retriever Mix is going to be a happy dog that is full of life.
Are Pomtrievers Friendly
Both Pomeranians and Golden Retrievers are very friendly dogs that love the company of their families.
A Pomtriever will also be a very friendly dog that will be devoted to its human companions.
Are Pomtrievers Aggressive
Neither Pomeranians nor Golden Retrievers are aggressive breeds.
A Pomtriever will not have aggressive tendencies.
Obviously, it is always best for any dog to have proper training and obedience.
What Is It Like Having A Golden Retreiver Pomeranian Mix
Pomtrievers are a fun-loving breed, that is intelligent and makes a great watchdog.
How Long Do Pomtrievers Live
Pomeranians live on average between 12 and 14 years of age with some living beyond this time frame.
Golden Retrievers are a larger dog breed that ages faster having a life span of 10-12 years.
Pomtrievers are more similar to their Golden Retriever background when it comes to size and lifespan giving them a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
|12 to 14 years||10-12 years||10-12 years|
Are Pomtrievers Easy To Train
Pomeranians are known for being a little difficult to train but, Golden Retrievers are often very easy to train.
Both breeds are often very food motivated and can be trained with patience and treats.
You can expect the same from a Pomtriever.
It will be a very smart dog that you can easily train with small training sessions with treats as rewards.
Do Pomtrievers Bark A Lot
Pomeranians are known for being barkers.
Both breeds are also known for being diligent watchdogs that are prone to alert their owners to any perceived dangers.
You can also expect a Pomtriever to be prone to barking.
Luckily, these dogs are very intelligent and can be trained not to bark uncontrollably.
Do Pomtrievers Have High Energy
Pomeranians are playful little dogs with an average energy level.
Golden Retrievers on the other hand are known for being high energy and requiring lots of exercise and space to run and play.
You can expect a Pomtriever to be a high-energy dog that loves to play and run.
A Pomtriever is best suited in a home that has a nice yard to run and play in.
Do Pomtrievers Get Bored
Pomeranians and Golden Retrievers are both highly intelligent dogs that are prone to getting bored.
Pomtrievers would have the same mental needs.
It’s best to provide your dog with a lot of mental stimulation like toys, puzzles, and playing outside.
Can Pomtrievers Be Left Home Alone
Both Pomeranians and Golden Retrievers are prone to separation anxiety.
Separation anxiety can become serious and lead to undesirable behaviors like barking, pacing, urinating in the house, as well as destruction.
Not all dogs will experience a high level of anxiety but, it is recommended not to get one of these breeds if they will be left home alone for a long time every day.
Since both breeds are prone to separation anxiety you can expect a Pomtriever to be vulnerable to the same condition.
Are Pomtrievers Good With Families
Pomeranians are not the best fit in a home with very young children due, to their small stature and vulnerability to injury.
Golden Retrievers are much larger in size which makes them a better fit for a family.
When you mix the two together, you end up with a dog that is not too small for young children but, is playful and friendly.
How Much Does A Golden Retriever And Pomeranian Mix Cost
In recent years the prices for puppies have drastically increased.
You can expect to pay anywhere between $800 and $3500 on average for a Golden Retriever Pomeranian mix.
It is even possible for some puppies to be higher than $3500.
Where Can I Get A Golden Retriever Pomeranian Mix
Golden Retriever and Pomeranian mix breeders can be hard to find.
One of the reasons is that they are not a breed that is recognized by the AKC.
I often suggest searching the AKC Marketplace for available puppies and breeders.
Should I Get A Pomtriever
Is a Pomtriever right for you?
If you are looking for a highly intelligent dog that loves to play a Pomtriever may be a good fit.
Pomtrievers are bigger than Pomeranians making them less fragile but, also less mobile.
A Pomtriever may also be more difficult to locate compared to Pomeranians and Golden Retrievers.
Regardless of whether you choose a Pomeranian, Golden Retriever, or a Pomtriever you are destined to have a friend for life.
Who knew that a Pomeranian and Golden Retriever mix was a thing?
I currently have three Pomeranians and grew up with a Golden Retriever.
They are all wonderful dogs, I can only imagine a Pomtriever would be a wonderful addition to any family.