The Pomeranian can be traced back to the Spitz Sled dog. This breed originated in Greenland and Lapland and were important to Europe through Pomerania. Over years this breed was bred down to the size we know today. This breed was recognized by the AKC in 1888 and grouped as Toy.
- Country of Origin: Germany
- Weight: 3 - 7 lbs
- Height: 7 - 11 inches
- Color: The Pom comes in the widest variety of colors of any dog breed, including white, black, brown, red, orange, cream, blue, sable, black and tan, brown and tan, spotted, brindle, plus combinations of those colors. The most common colors are orange, black or cream/white.
The Pomeranian is a lively breed that is very intelligent and loving toward their owners. The Pomeranian is active and responds well to training. With proper training it can help prevent anxiety when they are left alone.
The life expectancy is between 13 – 16 years. One of the more common health issues with the Pomeranian is early tooth loss. Other health concerns are:
• Collapsed Trachea
• Patent Ductus Arteriosus
• Tear Duct Disorders
• Eye Problems
• Luxating Patella
The Pomeranian has an abundant textured coat with a highly plumed tail set high & flat. The top coat forms a ruff of hair on the neck & back, and they also have a fringe of feathery hair on the hindquarters.
Since the Pomeranian has such a thick coat, grooming can be quite difficult. Grooming is recommended daily because of the thickness of the coat & the constant shedding. Without daily grooming the coat can knot and tangle easily, particularly when the undercoat is being shed, which happens twice a year.