|Here is a little introduction to the Pomeranian breed.
This may help answer some questions you may have.
Zwergspitz, Dwarf Spitz, Loulou, Pom
DESCRIPTION: The Pomeranian is a
tiny, fluffy dog with a wedge-shaped
head and pointed erect ears. Some
have faces that look like a fox; others
have baby-doll or teddy-bear faces.
All have bright, dark, almond-shaped
eyes with an intelligent expression. The
nose is either dark or the color of its
coat. The teeth should meet in a
scissors bite. Poms also boast a
distinctive feathered tail that fans
foward over the back. There is an
abundant ruff around the neck and
chest area. The profuse stand-off
double coat usually comes in solid
colors, most common being red,
orange, white or cream, blue, brown or
black. Becoming more popular these
days are the Parti-colors (white with
colored markings), black & tans, wolf
and merles and of course the orange
Pomeranians are lively,intelligent, eager
to learn, loyal to its handler and family.
They are also willful, bold and
sometimes tempermental. They most
often get along fine with other family
pets and other dogs, but some of them
seem to think they are much larger than
actually are and do not hesitate to
attack a much larger dog. They are
excellent watchdogs with a resounding
bark. They do tend to be reserved
around strangers and will bark
excessively at them. They must be
taught early to control their barking.
Poms are alert, curious & busy: one of
the most independent of the Toy
breeds. They have a delightful nature &
do not cling to their handlers. They are
good at learning tricks, but need a firm
hand. The Pomeranian must know the
owner is boss, or he will not listen.
They may become too demanding if
the owner allows it. NOT
RECOMMENDED for very young
children and too much attention from
children can make these dogs nervous
& snappy. They are great companions
for an elderly person and love to be
with their "family". They may be very
HEIGHT & WEIGHT: height: 7-12"
& weight: 3-7 lbs.
HEALTH PROBLEMS: They are prone
to slipped stifle, dislocated patella
(knee-cap) heart & skin problems, eye
infections and early tooth loss. It is
reccomended to feed your Pom dry food
only to keep the teeth & gums in good
condition. Have your veterinarian check
the teeth regularly & keep them cleaned.
LIVING CONDITIONS: Poms do well
in small apartments. They are very active
indoors & can do okay without a yard.
EXCERCISE: Poms need DAILY
WALKS. Play time will take care of a lot
of their excercise needs, but they have a
primal instinct for walking. If they do not
get this excercise they may develop
behavioral problems. A good romp in a
large fenced yard will help with this.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: About 15 years.
GROOMING: Poms have a profuse
double coat & need to be brushed
frequently. The undercoat will be shed at
least twice a year.
Keep eyes & ears cleaned and take them
for regular dental check-ups.
ORIGIN: Developed in Prussian region of
Pomerania, Poms descended from the
ancient Spitz breeds who were used to
herd sheep. The original Pom weighed
around 30 lbs. and has been bred down to
the present day size of 4 - 7 lbs. Today's
Pom is an intelligent & loving companion
dog with many talents including
watchdoging, agility, showmanship and
SHOW GROUP: AKC Toy
RECOGNITION: AKC, CKC, UKC,
KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC,
CCR, APRI, ACR
CKC = Continental Kennel Club
FCI = Federation Cynologlque
AKC = American Kennel Club
UKC = United Kennel Club
KCGB = Kennel Club Of Great Britain
CKC = Canadian Kennel Club
ANKC = Australian National Kennel
NKC = National Kennel Club
NZKC = New Zealand Kennel Club
APRI = American Pet Registry Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry
CCR = Canadian Canine Registry