Pomeranian description

Historically, the Pomeranian breed has taken its name from the Pomerania region that borders Germany and Poland. The breed was created from the breeding of small varieties of German Spitz. The first Pomeranians were larger in size than the one we know today and could weight up to 14 kilos. Queen Victoria took a keen interest in breeding Pomeranians. During her reign, Pomeranians smaller in size were very popular among aristocrats. Smaller Pomeranians of different colours were imported from Europe for breeding purposes.

Pomeranian characteristics

A Pomeranian measures between 8.50 and 11 inches and weighs from 2 to 3 kilos. His long haired fluffy coat can be of different colours such as sable, orange, grey or black. The hair of the dog are longer around the neck and the chest.

Pomeranian grooming

Normally the Pomeranian will need to be brushed two to three times a week. However, extra brushing is required during the shedding periods. More attention and special care should be given to particular areas, such as the inside of the legs and behind the ears, as the hair tends to tangle up very easily in such areas. It is recommended to bath the Pomeranian every 6 weeks to avoid dirt building up onto the dog's coat.

Being prone to gum disease, the Pomeranian will need regular dental check ups from the veterinary surgeon. It is also recommended to clean the teeth and gums of the dog regularly to prevent tartar building up.

Pomeranian temperament

Pomeranians are known to be good and faithful companions. They are good watchdogs and will notify their owners of a stranger approaching the house. However, it is important to teach Pomeranian puppies not to bark excessively and stop when told so.

Pomeranians are one of the most independent toy dog and need strong leadership. As a result, they are not recommended with young children. They would also benefit from a smooth and gentle introduction to other dogs and animals.

Pomeranian training

Pomeranians are an intelligent dog breed who need a gentle but firm training. In order to enjoy a good relationship with your dog, you will need to establish yourself as the pack leader. This can only be achieved by establishing rules and boundaries for your Pomeranian puppy to follow. Pomeranian puppies generally respond well to positive reinforcement training as they are eager to please their owners.

Pomeranian food habits

Pomeranians need to be fed with a high quality dry food. This will help maintaining a good looking and healthy coat. Unless recommended by your veterinary surgeon, additive should not be added to your dog food as it could affect his health.

Pomeranian health

The life expectancy of Pomeranians is about 15 years. The breed is prone to some disease such as:

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