Pomeranian Breed Information

These dainty little dogs sparkle with character and friendliness. Super smart their sharp memory and eagerness to please makes them easy to potty train. Very well focused and alert little dogs.


They move freely in a bouncy and buoyant way. The Pomeranian is a vivacious, independent, outgoing, playful and affectionate companion. They love sports and can be easily trained to catch a ball or frisbee love to do tricks. A great small breed for agility training. If you want a small breed with a lot of character and personality that you can teach easily train and teach tricks or spend time with this maybe the perfect pet for you. Highly recommended for children age 8 and older that want a dog that they can easily train to do tricks and agility courses. They are not stubborn, lazy or needy.

They have been used in many circuses because of their eagerness to learn.


They prefer to go outdoors to potty and do best with a doggie door they can easily be trained to use a bell to alert you when they need to go potty.

They are loyal and devoted pets who want to spend time with you and go everywhere they can with you, yet they are not an overly clingy dog. They to love car rides and walks in the neighborhood.


They will stand on their hind legs for you, spin wildly in front of you, or sometimes simply stare intently into your eyes. They can be obstinate and headstrong at times, and confident to the point of not afraid of larger dog breeds.


Pomeranians can get along with other pets if they are introduced to them while still young. They are good with older, responsible children, but can be nervous around small children.

Because they are so small, they should be protected from jumping from furniture and high places.

Pomeranians get warm easily, and will often seek out cool places, and may splash in their water bowls to cool down. 

Color: 
Poms come in twelve colors! Choose from black, brown, chocolate, beaver, red, orange, cream, orange sable, wolf sable, blue, white or particolor.
Sizes:
Micro Tiny Teacup, Tiny Teacup, Teacup, Tiny Toy, Toy
The smaller sizes are very rare and hard to find.
Grooming 
The Pomeranian has a soft, fluffy coat that must be groomed frequently. Their thick, fluffy tails fan over their back. 
A daily or twice a day brushing against the hair is essential to keep the thick, plush coat, which sheds seasonally, free of mats. Brushing also helps to prevent dry skin and dandruff. 
A Pomeranian's coat needs very little trimming. Combing is seldom necessary and sometimes totally unnecessary. Some people prefer to keep the coat short and trimmed, often referred to as a "puppy cut" (hair is cut down to one to two inches long), but most prefer to maintain the long coat with regular brushing and grooming. Regular ear and nail care is recommended, along with generally only peak-seasonal bathing. It is unadvisable to bathe Pomeranians frequently as excessive bathing can damage their skin and coat by removing essential oils, especially if using anti-flea products.
Personality
The breed is full of its own self-importance and likes nothing better than to strut about either in the show-ring or when out for a walk! They are lively and energetic little dogs who are very loyal to their families. They make excellent guard dogs as they are very vocal and would certainly deter intruders. 

Behavior 

Pomeranians are typically very friendly, playful and active. The breed is very protective of their owners and love to be around them. 
Pomeranians socialize well with other dogs, animals, and people. Pomeranians are extroverted and can develop the habit of barking excessively only if the behavior is rewarded (i.e. allowed to beg for food). Because of their long double-coat, they tend to seek out cooler environments and it is not uncommon to find them laying down on a cold floor or hard surface. Many people believe the Pomeranian to be a lap dog. They are extremely loyal and will sit or lay content at an owner's feet, but normally prefer not to be overhandled.

Pomeranians should not be allowed to run free outdoors and should always be kept on a leash or enclosed in some kind of yard or inside, because they love to chase squirrels and rabbits.


Training 
They are very intelligent and are easily housebroken and trained. They rank 23rd in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, being of excellent working/obedience intelligence. 
They loves to play, work and train, and is eager to please you and quick to learn new tasks. This makes him very easy to train. 
When out walking he needs to be on a leash because he is willing to confront much larger dogs. He can be quite territorial. He makes an alert watchdog because he is suspicious of strangers, and quick to bark and yap at unexpected visitors and sounds. He may bark too much, or for no reason at all, and must be taught not to do this. He is an active indoor dog who should not be left outside, although he does love to play outdoors and needs a daily walk. 
Appearance
Pomeranians are small dogs. They look like miniature foxes, with an outer coat which has long, erect hairs and a thick undercoat, giving them the appearance of a ball of fluff. 
Their teeth come to a scissor bite and they have almond shaped eyes. A Pomeranian's coat can be many different colors including white, black, brown, orange sable, wolf, or white with colored markings. 
 Teeth
Pomeranians are also prone to have teeth problems if not brushed often and given dental treats. It is recommended that their teeth be brushed at least once a week. Ideally, their teeth should be brushed daily and the dog receive dental and vitamin treats.  
History
Pomeranians were eventually brought into Europe in Pomerania. This region, bordered on the north by the Baltic Sea, has been under the control of Wendish Slavs, Poles, Swedes, Danes, Prussians and Germans, at various times, and most recently Poles again. This region extends from the west of the Rügen Island to the Vistula River. The name Pomorze or Pommern comes from Slavic "along the sea". Breeders in Pomerania improved the coat and bred the dogs down for city living, but they were still 20 pounds or more when they reached England. English breeders, through trial and error and Mendelean theories, are credited for reducing the dog's size and developing the many colors. The Pomeranian of today is small due to selective breeding, but the breed still retains the hardy disposition and thick coat typical of dogs in cold climates. Queen Charlotte introduced the Pomeranian to English nobility; however, the Pom gained international popularity when her granddaughter Victoria returned from vacation in Florence, Italy with a Pomeranian named Marco. 

The dogs owned by Queen Charlotte & Queen Victoria were much larger German Spitz and a Volpino Italiano. The same is true of any other historical Pom from before the 20th century. The FCI classifies the German Spitz as one family consisting of the Dwarf (Pomeranian), Small and Standard (American Eskimo Dog), and Wolfsspitz (Keeshond). Additional close relatives of the Pomeranian are the Norwegian Elkhound, the Schipperke, and possibly the Samoyed.The pomeranian eventualy came to the U.S.A. in 1901. 
Intelligence 
Poms are intelligent and eager to learn and, therefore, are quite easy to train. However, perseverance is a must when it comes to house training. 
Energy: Medium 
Tendency To Bark: Medium 
Overall Exercise Requirement: 
Poms are very undemanding in their exercise requirements and are quite happy with short walks or a run in the yard. They are able, however, to walk quite a distance before becoming tired. 
Suitability for Personal Protection: High 
Suitability as a Guard Dog: High 
Suitability for Children: Medium 
Ease of Transportation: High
​They Love Car Rides!