Pomeranian

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.


Most Pomeranians love to be groomed and pampered, which is good because their owners spend a lot of time looking after their fluffy coat!
Pomeranians are spirited dogs with high intelligence.
You will find your Pom easy to train as this puppy breed is intelligent and very eager to learn.
Orange and red Pomeranians are the most popular colors, although all colors of this dog breed are available.
Pomeranians appear to have boundless energy, however are happy inside a home or a small yard.
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Group:

Toy

Size:

Small / Toy

The AKC prefers showdogs which weigh between 4 and 6 pounds.

Height:

7 to 11 inches (17.8 to 27.9 cm)

Weight:

4 to 3 pounds (1.8 to 1.4 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

13 to 16 years

Origin:

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.

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

Available colors:

Pomeranians come in all colors.

Temperament

The Pomeranian is:

  • Active
  • Alert
  • Companionable
  • Energetic
  • Happy
  • Intelligent
  • Lovable
  • Trainable
  • Vivacious

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.

Health Concerns

Early tooth decay, Eye infections, Heart Problems, Skin Allergies, Slipped stifle

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24-May-2011

Jennifer Marshall

This is one of the best dogs I have ever owned. She is so well behaved and loves attention although I must admit she can be very yappy sometimes and it can be annoying.

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