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Papillon / Pomeranian Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front view - A longhaired, fringe eared, red with white Paperanian dog is sitting in grass looking to the left. There is a second dog laying down in the grass in the background.

"This is Cain. I have another Pom / Papillon hybrid who is a wolf-sable female named Sky (seen to the right in this pic and in pics below). Both of these dogs are the designer mix known as Paperanian and they are lovely lively little dogs. They are very social and get along well with other dogs as well as cats. For such small and delicate looking dogs they love the outdoors and will follow me anywhere, and that includes taking a swim through a stream in necessity. They make the best pets as they are very affectionate and are not big barkers if you do not let them get away with it."


The Paperanian is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Papillon and the Pomeranian. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
View from above looking down at the dog of a long haired, tan with white and black Paperanian standing in dirt looking to the left. It has longer fringe hair on its tail.

Sky the Paperanian (Papillon / Pomeranian mix breed dog)

Front view - A tan and black with white Paperanian dog is sitting on a tan carpet looking forward. One of its ears is perked up and the other is folded over.

Sky the Paperanian (Papillon / Pomeranian mix breed dog)

The right side of a tan with black and white Paperanian dog laying on a white throw rug looking to the right.

"Colby the Paperanian at 8 months old—his father was a Pomeranian, mother was a Papillon."

Close up front view - A tan with black Paperanian puppy is laying next to two other puppies. Its head is up and it is looking forward. It has small triangular ears.

This is a first generation Paperanian puppy at 3 weeks old. It is 50% Pomeranian and 50% Papillon.

Close up - Three Paperian puppies are sitting and laying next to each other on a blanket. Two are brown with black and the third is black.

First generation Paperanian puppies at 3 weeks old (50% Pomeranian and 50% Papillon)

Side view - A tan with white Paperanian dog is leaning on a peach colored pillow next to an electric guitar.

Papillon / Pomeranian cross (Paperanian) with a guitar

Front side view - A black with white Paperanian dog is laying in grass looking to the left. Its mouth is open.

"Makanui is a Paperanian at 16 months old. He is very sweet and gentle. He loves to play with other dogs and loves adults and children alike. He loves to go on car rides and walks downtown because he is very social and enjoys meeting all of the people walking around town. I think Maka is the perfect mix of temperaments. He is very smart and has picked up commands very quickly. He travels in a small bag on the airplane with my husband and me. He is truly part of our family."

View from above looking down at a black with white Paperanian that is laying on a tan tiled floor. There is a wooden table behind it and a wooden chair next to it and a rawhide bone and a green plush toy on the other side of it. The dog is facing the right.

"This is one of Maka’s trips…he is sitting at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel pool in Waikoloa, Hawaii. We love to stay there for weekend getaways because they are pet-friendly."

Front view - A black with white Paperanian puppy is standing on a stone tiled floor looking forward. Its tail is curled up over its back.

This is Maka the Paperanian as a puppy at 3 months old.

Front view - A perk-eared, white with tan and black Paperanian puppy is sitting on a tan carpeted floor looking forward.

"This is Robin. She is about 10 weeks old in this picture. Her mom was a Pom and her dad was a tan/white Papillon. She is a feisty little girl, totally fearless about meeting big dogs. She tries to jump on their heads! She also loves meeting new people; she'll run up to anyone with her whole body wagging. She is very smart, and has been easy to train so far. She even knows how to stand up and dance. I can't wait to see what she will look like when she's older."

Side view - A white, tan and black Paperanian dog is standing on a tan carpeted floor sniffing a pumpkin with The Boy Wonder logo carved on it.

"Robin, my Paperanian checking out her first Halloween pumpkin. She is almost 9 months old, and you can see her fur has gotten much longer, but not as long as a Papillon's. It's long and straight, and the backs of her legs have the longest fur—it's very cute! She is very feisty, she loves to play tag and chase either me or my Pom-Chi Bruce around the house. She isn't too much of a barker, only when she hears the doorbell or when the other dogs in the neighborhood are barking, then she will put in her two cents to the conversation. She has been great at learning her basic obedience; learning to stay was a bit harder because she always has ants in her pants, and likes to run around. She is the sweetest dog, though, and will try to climb onto your shoulder to lick your face if you let her!"

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