Breed Info Summary
Breed Suits: Families, apartment living, companionship
The Pomeranian is a miniature version of the Arctic's strong spitz-type sled dogs. Pomeranians originally weighed up to 30 pounds and were less densely covered than modern dogs. Pomerania is the term given to a region in northeastern Europe that is now part of Poland and western Germany. The breed was guided in the direction of a toy dog by Queen Victoria's affection for the breed. She got one in the late 1800s and began breeding them in her kennels soon after. The dogs she showed were usually in the 12- to 18-pound range with a denser coat, and subsequently became increasingly popular.
The Pomeranian's petite size and thick coat were characteristics of the breed by the time it arrived in North America. A foxy ball of fluff that is not only a cherished friend and eye-catching display dog, but also a brilliant trickster who excels in agility and obedience.
The Pomeranian is a little dog with a huge personality. They have a lovely coat and a delightful attitude, and are alert, intelligent, and confident. Pomeranians are outgoing, friendly dogs who are devoted to their families. They succeed in obedience events due of their great intelligence.
They are very curious in their surroundings, and their extroverted personalities allow them to effortlessly engage with other animals.
Pros and cons to consider
- Appealing appearance
- Convenient size
- Intelligent and trainable
- Small but tough
- Coat care
- The barking
- Can be very persistent and won't give up quickly if they want anything