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Pomeranian

Posted on January 19th, 2017

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Information about the Pomeranian

Alternative Names:

Poms, Toy German Spitz

Country of Origin:

German

History:

The Pomeranian is said to have come from Pomerania, a province in eastern Germany. It is generally believed that it descends from a larger German spitz dog that was used for pulling sleds and herding sheep. It was bred to its current size in the nineteenth century and was highly favored by Queen Victoria. It first made its way to the U.S. in the late nineteenth century.

Physical Description:

The Pomeranian is a small dog with a foxy appearance and small, erect ears. It has a wedge-shaped head; dark, almond-shaped eyes; and a short, tapered muzzle. Its tail curls over its back and it has small, compact feet. It is double coated with a thick, soft undercoat and a profuse, straight outer coat. It has a pronounced neck ruff. The coat color comes in all colors and patterns but some of the most common are red, orange, cream, sable, black, and black and tan.

Height:

 8 to 11 inches

Weight:

3 to 7 pounds

Temperament:

The Pomeranian is a spunky, outgoing dog that is intelligent and highly trainable. If not socialized, Poms may be unfriendly toward strangers or even those familiar to them. It is a very clean dog, sometimes described as catlike. It is protective and makes an excellent watchdog.

Activity Level:

Moderate

Best Owner:

Pomeranians adapt well to city life; some Poms do best in adult-only households.

Special Needs:

Grooming, socialization, training.



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