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Originally developed from larger Spitz breeds, Pomeranians were bred with smaller sizes in today’s German / Polish Pomerania region. Unlike his working Spitz ancestors, hunters, herdsmen and sledgers, Pom was developed as companions, often immersed in royal arms. Queen Victoria has a Pom dog named Marco from Italy, and her love for the Poms has contributed to the breed’s popularity. Since the queen had a particularly small Pom, the smaller variety has gained popularity.

The two Pomeranians. Photography by Dixi / THINKSTOCK.

Living with the Pomeranians

Perhaps a historical connection to the larger breeds explains in part Pom’s courage and confidence today. The Pom dog does not look for trouble, nor does he turn around and run away when he finds it.

Loyal companions, Pomeranians are ready to act, preferably with their families. Despite being emotional, Poms is often not insecure or overly demanding. On the contrary, many people seem to believe they are invincible. Their desire to learn is boundless. The agile and agile Pom can also be surprisingly good at climbing; Families need to erect high fences to store them safely.

Poms are great dogs for city dwellers. Just make sure they get regular exercise and be stimulated with activities. Many Poms love agility and agility. And since Poms loves people and is often full of positive personalities, they make interesting therapeutic dogs.

Can Pomeranians live with other pets and children?

Friendly with other animals, Poms usually do well in households with other dogs – and cats too – if raised together. While Poms are great friends with respectful and older kids, they may not enjoy playtime with rough and acrobatic kids. Like many other breeds, this breed can defend itself if mistreated, so always supervise both the puppy and the Pom.

A Pomeranian relaxing on a pillow.

A Pomeranian relaxing on a pillow. Photography by Koldunov / THINKSTOCK.

Pomeranian Facts

  • Lifespan: Usually 12 to 15 years
  • Coat: Short, thick undercoat; Longer outerwear, with a harsh texture
  • Hair care: Pomeranian’s coat only requires weekly brushing and can be showered monthly.
  • Frequent hair loss: Shedding is a healthy, natural process to keep the Pom’s coat fresh and renewed. However, Pom is by definition not a “heavy shipper” throughout the year.
  • Blowing jacket: As the Poms blow their fur several times a year, owners will need to get out of the brush more often if not daily.
  • Puppies: During the period between puppy coat and adult coat, Pom goes through the “puppy hair” phase, losing the puppy’s coat and developing adult coat in stages. Sometimes the hair of an adult grows first on the face, giving the pupa a monkey face.
  • Color: Multiple templates, colors and variations allowed.
  • Weight: Ideally 4 to 6 pounds
  • Like saying: Curiosity is a form of courage – Victor Hugo
  • Famous Poms: Mother and daughter survived the sinking of the Titanic. The survival of the dogs can be related to size: Their owners put them on the lifeboat. A living Pom is named Lady. A clothing magnate in New York owns another (unnamed) Pom.

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As an attorney, Lynn Hayner has been writing companion animal publications for over 15 years. She studies dog breed profiles, learns animal law issues and collects stories about dogs and their families during her travels. A lifelong dog enthusiast, Lynn is overshadowed by her. “Whoever needs leash, I’ll follow you wherever you go,” German Shepherd Dog, Zoey. Follow Lynn on Twitter at @lynnhayner.

Editor’s note: This article has appeared in Dogster magazine. Have you seen the new printed Dogster magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? Sign up now to get Dogster magazine delivered straight to you!



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