A summary of the Pomeranian dog.
This information can inform you about one of the well liked, small sized breed known as Pomeranian. This breed is also known as Pom/Pom Pom. The name comes from the region in Central Europe called Pomerania which is modern Germany and northern Poland. It has also been called toy German Spitz since it is a Spitz type dog. You might also hear them labeled Zwergspitz in other countries as well.
Because of its size it is classified in the toy group of dogs. In the 1890’s this breed was considerably heavier, however they now weight 3 to 4 pounds. This is a highly portable pup even when full grown.
The appearance of the dignified curved tail does not mature to a full curl for several months after birth. This along with the friendliness of the breed make this an extremely popular and pretty breed of dog. The colors often include white, tan, black, brown, orange, sable, wolf or white with colored markings. Almond shaped eyes bring attention to their pleasant protruding snout then the pointed ears complete the Pom look.
Soft fluffy fur needs personal brushing to avoid matting of the thick coat. The long double coat could tend to have the Pomeranian seek a cool place to lie down even though it might be a hard surface.
Dry eyes seems to be a common ailment for the young female Pomeranian, so special attention to relieve this symptom should be monitored.
The activity of the Pomeranian is one of high energy, however they seem to enjoy not being handled a lot. This breed is a very devoted dog breed so will stay close to their master if left to find a spot to sleep. the Pom is well mannered with children if raised from puppy hood and seem to do well with children of age 3 or older for the most part. They tend to follow people, so it is important to train them not to mingle around peoples feet so the delicate body will not be injured if stepped on by an individual.
The life span of the Pomeranian is 12 to 19 years.
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