Is he Pomeranian? Or Mix?

Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Tazwell, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Tazwell

    Tazwell New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This is Bo (Well, actually Mr. Bojangles.) One of my current fosters. The group says "pure" pom, but I'm not so sure. He might be, but an extremely poorly bred one. I could go with that, since he was abandoned running the streets, then placed in a kill-shelter. Nobody does that with a pom they paid a grand for. :rolleyes: Nobody wanted him 'cuz he's got a bum leg. Nobody STILL wants him, even though they don't know about the bum leg when they first look at him. What is up with that?! He's up at Petsmart every other day, and not a single person has been interested in him!

    Anyway, here he is-- He doesn't have a pom coat, but he also had some bad hair/skin issues when he came here. That was about 2 weeks ago. He also doesn't sound like a pom, his bark is deeper. He weighs about 11 lbs, maybe 12. Maybe he's got some Papillon in him?
    What do you think he is?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    I'll see if I can get a profile picture of him later.
     
  2. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    30,965
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    a lot
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Home Page:
    I would guess a poorly bred pom. One of my friends has one named Candy (also a rescue) andhe looks a lot like her in shape and is about the same size. She's cream though.

    Actually, the majority of pet poms I see around here look nothing like a to standard pom really.

    Anyways, I think he's cute and I hope he finds a good home soon. I'm sure the right person will come along. :)
     
  3. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs at home, 2 dogs with the parents 6 peacock
    Location:
    Connecticut
    i think that is one adorable if not badly bred pomeranian. most 'pet' poms look just liek this little monkey.

    give it some time, youll find a home!
     
  4. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    19,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    5 Dogs
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Home Page:
    I'd say that he is just a badly bred pom.

    He's adorable, and I hope he finds a great home.
     
  5. Tazwell

    Tazwell New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks :) Actually, my Mom really, really, REALLY wants to keep him. But I won't let her, she's an irresponsible idiot. She even told us she would get rid of her 8 year old dachshund so she could keep him. I could rant about this forever, but I won't...

    I hope he gets adopted soon, too! :p
     
  6. angelzeus

    angelzeus New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    your right he probably is a poor bred one but as long as you love him does it matter?
     
  7. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    9,158
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    1 Dog, Norris!
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Home Page:
    Could be a german spitz:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Tazwell

    Tazwell New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well it doesn't matter to me, obviously :p But I'm not sure what to tell potential adopters. I don't want to lie and tell them that he's a "Purebred" Pomeranian or anything, You know how it is.
     
  9. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    9,158
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    1 Dog, Norris!
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Home Page:
    You can tell them "he is possibly a poorly bred pomeranian or he could be a german spitz, but since he doesn't have papers we'll never know for sure."
     
  10. Tazwell

    Tazwell New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Posting at the same time...

    His fur is nothing like a spit's, It's not double-coated or anything. He's got long fur (feathering?) on his ears and legs, too. And he's got that bug-eyed (sorry if that offends anybody...) toy dog look.

    Here's a picture of his face when he's panting... I'm actually a bit scared of this face sometimes. It changes so suddenly from his "Look how cute I am" Face.... Like a Tasmanian Devil.
    [​IMG]

    Edit: Oops, accidentally posted the wrong link there at first... If anybody saw that completely random link, please ignore it...
     
  11. Maxy24

    Maxy24 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    8,070
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Cats, Dog, Leopard Gecko, Gerbils, Fish, African C
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Just say he's a Pomeranian/Papillon mix since he very well could be. There is definitely pom but who knows if he's pure.
     
  12. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    19,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    5 Dogs
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Home Page:
    You could always just say Pomeranian/Mix.
     
  13. tessa_s212

    tessa_s212 Guest

    I would just say that he is a Pomeranian. Obviously if someone is looking at rescue/shelter dogs they aren't expecting fully papered dogs. Just say he is most likely a poorly bred pure Pom, but no papers to back it up.
     
  14. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs at home, 2 dogs with the parents 6 peacock
    Location:
    Connecticut
    i woudl tell potential adopters hes a pom, or possible pom mix, pom is definatly the predominant breed so why not just list that first.
     
  15. copperdogsmom

    copperdogsmom New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have to say he is a pom.A badly bred pom but still a pom.He is cute.
     
  16. Sush

    Sush New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, Ca
    Home Page:

    Yeah I was gonna guess that too...Pom/Papillon
     
  17. Fran27

    Fran27 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    10,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Don't sweat it. Most rescues have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to breeds (in my experience), so nobody will resent it if you get it wrong. Pom should be good enough.
     
  18. misticaleclipse

    misticaleclipse New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    london, Ontario
    I think he is still adorable, pom mix or not.

    I know here small dogs usually get adopted pretty quickly, but It may
    depend on the area and how many other small dogs are for adoption?
    People also tend to pass by black dogs according to other rescuers
    as well.
     
  19. Tazwell

    Tazwell New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We usually only have small dogs and puppies for a day or two, or even a few hours around here! They're in VERY high demand. I just can't figure out why nobody wants this one! He's very quiet and sweet in the store, too.
     
  20. AnimalLoverCatRescuer

    AnimalLoverCatRescuer New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    many many cats
    Location:
    OH
    I know a pom breeder and she told me that the standard poms with the typical brown coats have the really think cottony fur, and others, usually the blacks or multi colors have the longer silky coat. I thought I remembered reading that too when I read about them on the AKC site. Just becasue I questioned the same thing when I took the Pom from the pound to find her a good home. She looked identical to yours but she had tan feet and tan above her eyes (like a rottie coloring).
     

Share This Page