The vivacious Pomeranian is a popular family pet. The Pomeranian's affectionate nature make for an excellent companion. And with their diminutive size, exercise can be achieved around the home. With its superior intelligence and eagerness to learn, Poms are quite easy to train. This is also why they are well known for being a show dog. The Pomeranian is known to be a good watch dog because it is alert and observant. This breed also craves companionship and does not cope for long periods by itself.
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Small / Toy
The AKC prefers showdogs which weigh between 4 and 6 pounds.
7 to 11 inches (17.8 to 27.9 cm)
4 to 3 pounds (1.8 to 1.4 kgs)
13 to 16 years
Pomeranians are from, funnily enough, Pomerania! This place no longer exists, being where Germany and Poland now stand. The original Poms were much larger and weighed about 30 pounds. They were bred down after Queen Victoria fell in love with a Pomeranian in Florence and took it home to England in 1888.
Energy Level:The Pomeranian is quite energetic and easily bored.
Exercise Needs:The Pomeranian can do with a walk every now and then provided it has a yard to play in.
Training Compatability:The Pomeranian is quite Easy to train. Doesn't take long.
Popular Pomeranian Cross-Breeds:
Brusselranian - Pomeranian X Brussels Griffon
Cavapom - Pomeranian X Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chineranian - Pomeranian X Japanese Chin
Dameranian - Pomeranian X Dachshund
La Pom - Pomeranian X Lhasa Apso
Peek-A-Pom - Pomeranian X Pekingese
The Pomeranian is:
Grooming:Your Pomeranian will need to be groomed every two – three days.
Coat Length:The Pomeranian grows a thick coat.
Shedding:The Pomeranian is a seasonal shedder
Although Poms are only seasonal shedders, their thick double coat means they are not suitable dogs for those people who suffer from allergies.
Early tooth decay, Eye infections, Heart Problems, Skin Allergies, Slipped stifle
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