Produced by crossing a Papillon and a Pomeranian, the paperanian is a small-sized dog that is characterized by erect ears, a curly tail, black eyes and nose, and an abundance of long dense fur at its hindquarters. The standard paperanian has a conspicuous frill of dense hair on its chest and neck coming in either solid colors or parti-colors. Some members of the breed may exhibit the typical white markings of a papillon on their forehead and nose.
|Other names||Papillon-Pomeranian mix, Pappom, Pomillon|
|Coat||Long, single or double layered, thick|
|Color||Solid black, solid white, yellow, black and white, brown and white, cream/white, light brown/golden|
|Group of Breed||Toy|
|Lifespan||About 15 years|
|Weight||3-10 lbs (1.6-4.5kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 7-12 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, gentle, sweet, social|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DRA, DBR, DDKC, ACHC|
This smart, gentle, and sweet-natured dog loves to draw attention, always enjoying the company of its family members. It gets along well with kids, other household dogs, and even with strangers, if socialized from a young age. Being a curious and playful dog like its pomeranian parent, the paperanian keeps itself busy and plays around energetically. However, it is not known for its guarding or watchdog abilities and is not likely to alert its owner of an intruder.
Training these loyal and intelligent toy dogs is moderately easy, but requires patience and consistency. With firm, positive, and repetitive training methods, you can expect the results to come steadily, if not immediately. Use of treats and rewards can make the process a lot easier. You can introduce the puppies to normal house training to curb any unwanted behavior in the future.
Your paperanian will enjoy having half a cup to one cup of dry dog food every day, provided its diet is balanced with food rich in protein, calcium, vitamins, and fatty acids. Make sure fresh water is readily available.