Dog Profiles - Description of Pomeranian


Description: The Pomeranian is a natural extrovert enjoying the company of human or canine companionship making him one of the most popular Toy breeds. He adores being pampered and petted but will also loves to be active and playful. He is an affectionate and faithful little dog who makes an excellent companion.

Height: 8-11 inches

Weight: 3-7 lbs.

Colors: All colors, but free from black or white shadings; whole colors are white, black, brown, light or dark blue.

Coat: Long, straight and harsh with a soft, fluffy undercoat.

Temperament: Friendly, active, lively. With Children: He may not tolerate young children. With Pets: Yes. Good companion and pet. Very good watch-dog. Very poor guard-dog.

Care and Exercise: Daily brushing of the long double coat is needed to prevent matting. Monthly bathing is recommended. Shedding is once or twice a year. Clean eyes, ears and teeth regularly. Does not need a large amount of exercise. Indoors at home or a romp in the park will suffice.

Training: Learning Rate: High, Obedience: Very Low, Problem Solving: High

Activity: Indoor - Very High, Outdoor - Medium

Living Environment: Apartment or house, city or country, he thrives in a busy family atmosphere and loves to be pampered. Makes an excellent companion for the elderly.

Health Issues: Patella luxation, cesarean sections are possible if the female is small, will lose teeth if not well cared for.

Life Span: 15 Years

Litter Size: 1-3

Country of Origin: Germany

History: He is known to have existed around the eighteenth century in Germany. He resembles the much larger sled-pulling Spitz type dogs from the Arctic Circle, which he is said to have descended from. He was first introduced to Britain in the 19th century weighting around 30 lbs. After several appeals from different Pomeranian clubs, the breed Standard was reduced to 7lbs. It is said that Queen Victoria was much taken with the breed and had a number of the larger variety in her kennels.

Registration: ACA, AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 5), KC(GB), UKC