Pomeranian Dog Breed Information

Pomeranian Quick Facts
Breed Group: Toy
Origen: Germany, North-Western Poland
Nickname: Pom
Weight: 3-7 lbs
Height: 8-11 inches
Color(s): All colors and patterns allowed

Pomeranian Appearance

The Pomeranian is a compact, little, active toy dog with a foxy appearance and small erect ears. He is very cute and has a bright, inquisitive expression. They look alert and energized much of the time. It has a wedge shaped head that is in proportion with the body; and a short tapered muzzle. The almond shaped eyes are dark and medium in size. The color of the nose varies with coat color. Its tail curls over its back and it has small, compact feet and short neck.

The Pomeranian had a double coat. The undercoat is soft and dense. The outer coat is long, profuse and straight. The coat is longer around the neck and chest area. Both coats combine beautifully to give the dog a unique puffy appearance. Any color is accepted but the most common are red, orange, cream, sable, black and black and tan. The weight of the Pomeranian is around 3-7 pounds; and the height around 8-11 inches.

Pomeranian Temperament

The Pomeranian is a very friendly, loyal, intelligent and a quick learner dog. It is curious, playful, self confident and attentive, always ready for a game or adventure. Although, he needs to be socialize early to get along with other dogs and household animals without any problems. They are the kind of dogs that enjoy being pampered as much as they love to play.

They can also be willful, audacious, and even sometimes very temperamental. If they are not properly socialize and trained can become reserved with strangers, bark excessively, and sometimes growl, snap or even bite. They are constantly trying to appear larger then they really are, by using their personality.

Is Pomeranian the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Pomeranian is suitable for most any home or environment. They are very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. It is the ideal pet companion, especially charming to the elderly and bounding well with older children. He is well suited to those with little or no experience of dog ownership, as well as the more experienced.

The Pomeranian will bark to raise the alarm if anything is wrong, they are often considered to be excellent guard dogs because of his instinctive alert to any instruction or danger. They are admired for beauty and temperament, and capture attention whenever they go.

Pomeranian Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Pomeranian is around 12-16 years.

Pomeranian Health problems

The Pomeranian is relatively healthy. The major concern associated with this breed is Patellar luxation. There are some other concerns such as hypoglycemia, entropion, allergies, shoulder luxation, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), collapsing trachea and cataracts.

Pomeranian Care and Grooming

The Pomeranian needs daily walk. Their very long, double coat should be brushed frequently, especially during heavy shedding seasons. The Pomeranian is a very clean dog, sometime described as catlike. Dry shampoo occasionally and bathe only when necessary. Clean the eyes and ears often as needed.

Pomeranian Shedding

The Pomeranian is a constant shedder, therefore, is not well suited to allergy sufferers.