Sometimes absolutely amazing dogs are born, by which it is impossible to recognize their roots. Only upon careful examination of individual traits, it becomes clear that this is a mestizo of two completely different breeds.
One such cross is the amazingly beautiful Pomston, which has taken the best qualities of its parents: Boston Terrier and Pomeranian. Let’s get to know this new breed of dog!
It’s impossible to predict what Pomston will look like. One thing is for sure – each dog will be unique.
However, there are some general rules of thumb when it comes to hybrids, and you can usually know what to expect, at least approximately, from each of the littermates. As for the weight of adult Pomstons, there are no rules here: their weight can range from 10 to 20 pounds.
Let’s take a look at the appearance of the parent breeds in order to understand in more detail what appearance you can expect from the Pomston.
- Boston Terrier
The head of the Boston Terrier is large, square, with a flattened muzzle. The dog has predominantly black and white colors. Its distinctive feature is a white insert on the chest, reminiscent of a bib. This makes the dog look like a sedate gentleman dressed in the latest fashion. His coat is glossy, shiny. The Boston Terrier weighs a little, especially at birth. Dogs of this breed were divided into three weight categories:
- up to 6.5 kg;
- up to 9 kg;
- up to 11.5 kg.
His height does not exceed 43 cm. His paws are not long. The eyes are large and dark, far apart. The lower jaw is slightly pushed forward, which gives the dog the appearance of a brooding ancient Roman philosopher.
This is a dwarf variety of Spitz, according to the FCI standard, the height at the withers in these dogs should be in the range of 18-22 cm, in America larger sizes are adopted, in which the growth is within 26 cm. The body has a square shape, with a length-to-height ratio of 1: one. Dogs have a dry and strong constitution. With their graceful and decorative external features, the Spitz has a fairly strong musculature. The small head has a round muzzle that resembles a fox. The wide back of the skull, from which the muzzle tapers to the nose in a wedge-shaped manner. A sharp narrowing is a disadvantage, the lines should be smooth, gradual. The coat has a thick, like a cotton undercoat. The coat is long throughout the body, except for the head, ears, and forelegs, where the coat is short. A magnificent fluffy collar of wool flaunts on the neck and shoulders, voluminous fluffy pants on the back of the limbs, and the tail resembles a fluffy fountain of thick wool. The coat color has a wide variety: white, cream, brown, black, red of various shades from orange to peach, wolf, black and tan, spotted. With a spotted color, the main background is white, and there are spots of orange, brown, gray, and black all over the body.
Both the Pomeranian and the Boston Terrier were bred as companions, and it’s no surprise that their offspring feel most comfortable snuggling with their loved one!
As a rule, Pomston constantly pleases the owners. She loves fun and active games feels comfortable in the company of children. Pomston is unusually smart and quick-witted, but you need to train him from the first months. Remember not to yell at your pet. Raise your voice and your pet will give you a look of resentment and frustration. This is how the vulnerability and vulnerability of a dog’s nature are manifested.
Pomston is distrustful of strangers, behaves wary and vigilant, and is ready to protect his master at any time. Sometimes it seems that Pomston does not assess himself objectively at all, as if a big brave guard dog lives in a small dog’s body.
The Pomston does not shed much and is fairly easy to maintain. They will need to be brushed weekly. Those with longer hair may need a little more brushing. Check your ears daily for dirt and wipe gently with cotton wool. Teeth should be brushed every day, if possible, to maintain good oral hygiene. Nails also need to be checked and trimmed regularly if they get too long.
As long as your dog is a puppy and does not eat a lot, feed him 5-6 times a day in small portions. Feeding an adult dog is different: it is enough to renew the dishes in the bowl 2 times a day (morning and evening). In the morning, the dog needs to eat thoroughly so as not to get hungry until the evening. The evening portion is small, but the food should be satisfying. Do not forget to put a bowl of water so the dog can get drunk.
You shouldn’t feed your dog fried, fatty, salty, or peppery food. Sweets should also be discarded. And before the introduction of dry food, it is better to consult a veterinarian. He will offer quality dry food and tell you how much to give it. It is important not to overfeed your dog, as its small stomach is designed for small portions.
When breeding purebred dogs, more attention is paid to their appearance than health. And when mestizos are often born healthier, very strong, and quite adapted for a healthy and happy life. On the other hand, this does not mean at all that such a dog does not get sick at all. Her health needs to be monitored!
As long as your Pomston eats, exercises, and cares for it throughout its life, it’s safe to assume that it won’t have major health problems.
Pomstons may experience dental problems such as premature tooth loss, may have eye problems such as cherry eye or entropion (the cap turns inward). Most of these problems are not life-threatening and can be prevented with timely care and veterinary care. In general, you can expect your Pomston to have far fewer health problems than a purebred dog.
Given that the Designer Dog breed is expected to have fewer health problems than either of its purebred parents and the fact that the Pomston is a small breed dog, it is safe to assume that they will live a long and healthy life if they consume them in optimal conditions. Since this is a hybrid breed that has only emerged in the last few years, it’s too early to tell how long these dogs live, but the life expectancy of their parents can tell us a lot about the lifespan of the Pomston. These cute hybrids are expected to live between 13 and 16 years, perhaps even longer if all their needs are met.