Thinking about purchasing an Pomeranian? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Pomeranian breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Pomeranian owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Pomeranian and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Pomeranian Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Pomeranian and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
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
8 - 11 inches.
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
Watch-dog: Very High.
call attention to anything unusual with a shrill yappy bark.
Pomeranian 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.
Pomeranian 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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