Originated from large sled breeds, the tiny Pomeranian has a long history. The foxy-faced dog, nicknamed “the small dog who believes it can” is small in size, energetic, and able to compete in speed and behavior training. They are equally good at being a family pet.
Pomeranians had been created in the state of Pomerania from the old Spitz dog breeds of the far north countries. In 1761, the appeal of Pomeranians was sent to Britain when Sophie Charlotte, a 17 years old Princess of Mecklenburg Strelitz gotten married to an English prince who was to become King George-III.
In her old age, she was especially attached to Pomeranians that she 1st found in 1888 on a trip to Italy. The lady fell deeply in love with a red and sable Pom named Marco. Victoria’s passion for the Pomeranians, especially the small ones, encouraged English dog fanciers to breed smaller poms. From 1900 before the nineteen-thirties, Pomeranians usually had many records at Crufts dog show, The UK’s national championship.
Pomeranians are often identified by their luxurious fluffy double coat and foxy-face with a prick, alert ears. The body’s appearance is square, and the soft tail curls up over the back. Pomeranians are 7-12 inches tall and weigh about 3-7 lbs. This puppy is an excellent option for families with kids. This breed has a life span of 12 – 16 years.
The extroverted Pomeranian is energetic and intelligent. It likes meeting new people and other animals; however, it often thinks it has a larger size than it actually has. Do not let it challenge bigger dogs in this wrong belief that it is their size.
Vigilant and curious, Pomeranians make excellent guard dogs and might start barking at anything unusual. Train them to stop barking, or they can continue barking the whole day.
Susceptible Diseases of Pomeranian
Pomeranians are usually healthy; however, they are sometimes vulnerable to particular health problems.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Eye Infections
- Legg Perthes Disease
- Patellar Luxation
- Dental Issues
- Collapsed Trachea
Care and Grooming
Pomeranians are usually energetic dogs, so their nails must be trimmed regularly. It is strongly advised that you find a pet groomer to do a full groom such as brushing, bath, nails, anal glands, and ears every 4 to 6 weeks if you’re not comfortable with doing this at home. It’s also wise to pay attention to Poms’ teeth. It’s a great idea to clean the teeth throughout their regular grooming session.