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Aussiepom Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Aussiepom so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Aussiepom have?
Aussi PomAussie PomAussiepoms
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian mix

Aussiepom Size and Weight

Is an Aussiepom small, medium or large dog?

How big do Aussiepom get?

What is the average size of an Aussiepom?

How much does the Aussiepom weigh? How much should an Aussiepom weight? What is the normal weight of an Aussiepom? How much does a full-grown Aussiepom weight?
10-30 pounds (4.5-13.5)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Aussiepom?
20 pounds (9.5 kg)
How tall is the Aussiepom? Aussiepom height:
11-16 inches (28-40 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Aussiepom?
13.5 inches (34 cm)

Aussiepom Price and Availability

How much does the Aussiepom puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Aussiepom in the United States? How much money is an Aussiepom?

Where to buy an Aussiepom with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Aussiepom, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Aussiepom for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Aussiepom gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Aussiepom? How many Aussiepom are there in the world?
Average: The Aussiepom is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Aussiepom Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Aussiepom? Is the Aussiepom breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Aussiepom dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Aussiepom is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Aussiepom dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Aussiepom?
Aussiepom dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Aussiepom good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Aussiepom dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Aussiepom dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Aussiepom dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Aussiepom dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Aussiepom Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Aussiepom have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Aussiepom sensitivity:
Aussiepom dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Aussiepom a good family dog?
Average to High: Aussiepom dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Aussi Pom need? Aussiepom social needs:
Aussiepom dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Aussiepom to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Aussiepom roam?
Aussiepom dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Aussiepom have high prey drive?
Aussiepom dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.

Aussiepom Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Aussiepom is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Aussiepom dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Aussi Pom bark?
Average: The Aussiepom barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Aussiepom good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Aussiepom in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Aussiepom indoors.

Aussiepom Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Aussiepom dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Aussiepom be left alone? How long can you leave an Aussiepom alone?
Aussiepom dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Aussiepom Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Aussiepom has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Aussiepom? How much bite force does an Aussiepom have? How strong is an Aussiepom bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Aussiepom bite force: Weak. The Aussiepom bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Aussiepom measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of an Aussiepom may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Aussiepom being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Aussiepom bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train an Aussiepom puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, an Aussiepom can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Aussiepom bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Aussi Pom? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Aussiepom? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Aussiepom has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Aussiepom do?
Aussiepom dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Aussiepom dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Aussiepom Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Aussiepom dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Aussiepoms are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Aussiepom breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Aussiepom breed? Most common health risks of Aussiepom:
BlindnessDeafnessDental ProblemsKneecap dislocations
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Aussiepom breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Aussiepom see the vet?
The Aussiepom should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Aussiepom dogs live? How old can a Aussiepom be? What is the age limit of the Aussiepom? How many years can the oldest Aussiepom live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Aussiepom?

How long is the lifespan of an Aussiepom?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Aussiepom: 13 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.

Aussiepom Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Aussiepom have? What is the activity level of the Aussiepom?
Aussiepom dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Aussiepom need? How much exercise do Aussiepom dogs require per day?

Do Aussiepom dogs need a lot of exercises?

Aussiepom dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Aussiepom breed need?
Aussiepom dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.

Aussiepom Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Aussiepom need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Aussiepom breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Aussiepom? How much food should I feed my Aussiepom?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Aussiepom risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Aussiepom's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Aussiepom weight regularly.

Aussiepom Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Aussiepom have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Aussiepom coats?
Tricolor Red MerleBlue Merle
How to groom the Aussiepom and how often? How often should I take my Aussiepom to the groomer?
Advanced: The Aussiepom requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Aussiepom a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Aussiepom, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Aussiepom dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Aussi Pom? Do Aussiepom dogs shed a lot?
Aussiepom dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Aussiepom need a bath? How often should you give an Aussiepom a bath? Can I bathe my Aussiepom every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Is the Aussiepom breed hypoallergenic?
Aussiepom dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Aussiepom has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Aussiepom drool?
The Aussiepom is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Aussiepom could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Aussiepom.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Aussiepom Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Aussiepom dogs get along with other pets? Are Aussiepom dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Aussiepom dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Aussiepom temperament with other people:
Aussiepom dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Aussiepom dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Aussiepom temperament with children:
Aussiepom dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Aussiepom dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Aussiepom breed live with a cat?
Aussiepom dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Aussiepom good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Aussiepom dogs get along with other dogs?
Aussiepom dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Aussiepom can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Aussiepom breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Aussiepom breed suitable for first-time owners?
Aussiepom dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Aussiepom dogs good office canines? Do Aussiepom dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Aussiepom is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Aussiepom dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Aussi Pom temperament with senior people? Are Aussiepom dogs good for elderly owners?
Aussiepoms are commonly okay with elderly people.

Aussiepom As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Aussiepom be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Aussiepom is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Aussiepom be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Aussiepom be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Aussiepom is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Aussiepom be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Aussiepom is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Aussiepom be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Aussiepom is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Aussiepom be a boat dog?

Not really

Aussiepom breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Aussiepom be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Aussiepom is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Aussiepom dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Aussiepom Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Aussiepom pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Aussiepom breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Aussiepom: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Aussiepom have in a litter? How many puppies can the Aussiepom breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Aussiepom have? How many puppies can an Aussiepom give birth to?
2-5 puppies

Aussiepom Recognition

AKC Group
Is Aussiepom recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Aussiepom recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Aussiepom breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Aussiepom Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Aussiepom dogs have great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Aussiepoms are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Aussiepom is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Aussiepom has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Aussiepom dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Aussiepom dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Dog Friendly: Aussiepom dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Aussiepom dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Aussiepom dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Aussiepom requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Aussiepom's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Aussiepom dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Aussiepom dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Aussiepom dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Aussiepom is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Aussiepom History

Aussiepom is a hybrid between a purebred Pomeranian and an Australian Shepherd. Although the wave of designer dogs started in the 90’s  Aussiepoms only started to get intentionally bred in the 2000s. The name Aussiepom or Aussie Pom is a combination of the two nicknames of its parent breeds: the Australian Shepherd, known as an “Aussie”, and Pomeranian, known as a “Pom” or “Pom Pom”.

Aussiepom's face is similar to that of an Australian Shepherd, while his blown-out hair is similar to that of a Pomeranian. Because the Australian Shepherd parent might be standard, tiny, or toy size, Aussiepoms exist in a variety of sizes. Despite the fact that Australian Shepherd Pom mix dogs are still relatively new to the designer dog world, they are quickly gaining popularity, but currently, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The Aussie-Pom inherited outstanding personality features from both parent breeds, such as being affectionate, active, and playful.

Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd originates in the United States. The breed was created to herd livestock for ranchers and farmers in the western United States, and some Australian Shepherds still do so today. Many theories exist on which breeds were used to develop the Australian Shepherd. The Aussie's progenitors are likely to have included collie and shepherd-type dogs that were introduced with sheep shipments from Australia in the 1840s, and that’s the origin story of their name. Breeders aimed to improve their herding skills and create versatile, hardworking, and clever dogs.

In the period following WWII, the breed had a surge in popularity, which coincided with the renewed interest in Western-style horse riding at the time. The athletic canines they saw working with the cowboys thrilled crowds at rodeos or horse events, as well as audiences watching western movies or TV shows. Despite widespread interest, the American Kennel Club did not recognize the breed until 1993.

The Australian Shepherd is still the same attractive, lively, and intelligent dog that ranchers and farmers found so beneficial in the old West. Many people adore them, and they enjoy their life as family pet, protector, and herding dog.

Pomeranians are now only existed in toy size but it has not always been the case. Until the fashion of smaller specimens in the 18th century led to the birth of the current Pomeranian, the original Pom was a larger dog, weighing around 13.6 kg. The larger relatives of the Pomeranian are now known as German Spitz and come in a variety of sizes. Pomeranians were originally developed from sled dogs in Iceland and Finland. Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, and Keeshonds are among Pom's forebears.

Queen Victoria of England began breeding tiny German Spitz to create lapdog-like Pomeranians. Pomerania is a German province that inspired the breed's name since the Pomeranian breed is thought to have originated in Poland and Germany. The American Kennel Club (AKC) first recognized the breed in 1888.

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