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Description: The Pomeranian is a natural extrovert enjoying the company of human or canine companionship making them one of the most popular Toy breeds. They adore being pampered and petted but also love to be active and playful. Pomeranians are affectionate and faithful little dogs who make excellent companions. They are a small dog with a fox like appearance. Their tail curls over their back and they have small compact feet. Double coated with a thick undercoat, they have a straight outer coat. They look like a walking powderpuff of dense hair. They are fluffy, highly-feathered dogs with perfectly proportioned bodies. They have a large coat that requires quite a bit of maintenance, but most are unable to resist their "smiling" faces. This is the smallest of the five sizes of German Spitz. Pomeranians are a confident breed, doing well in the show ring, as long as you can train them. They are not as obedient as other breeds, however, so training must begin early. They are affectionate and loving, demanding attention when they want it. Some say the German Spitz is like a child, anxious to please, yet pushing for their own way, and manipulating to get it. Some have been known to be aggressive towards strange dogs or strange people, making them good watch dogs. They are active, intelligent, alert and independent, yet still cannot resist the attention of their owner. Charming and affectionate, the Pomeranian is a breed whose looks can sometimes overcome any demanding challenge of this breed.
Other Names: Poms, Toy German Spitz
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 8 - 11
Colors: All colors,
but free from black or white shadings; whole colors are white, black, brown,
orange, cream, wolf sable, beaver (dark beige), red, light or dark blue.
They can also be particolor.
are friendly, active, lively, spunky and are highly trainable. A very clean
dog they have been described as catlike. They can be unfriendly to not only
strangers but sometimes to people they know and simply do not like if they are
not properly socialized. They are alert, active, and curious. They are relatively
obedient, and can be anthropomorphized as "full of itself". They like to demand
attention when they want it, and are very playful.
Watch-dog: Very High. They
will call attention to anything unusual with a shrill yappy bark.
Care and Training:
Daily brushing of the long double coat is needed to prevent matting. Monthly
bathing is recommended. Pomeranians shed once or twice a year. Clean the eyes,
ears and teeth regularly. Pomeranians do not need a large amount of exercise.
Indoors at home or a romp in the park will suffice. Barking needs to be curbed
from an early age.
Activity: Indoor - Very
High. Outdoor - Medium.
Health Issues: Patella luxation, cesarean sections will possibly be needed if the female is small, lost teeth if not well cared for, tracheal collapse, Patent Ductus Arterious, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), and diabetes.
Life Span: 12 - 15
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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