Personality/characteristics: extroverted, active, friendly, sociable, playful, commanding, alert.
Energy level: high.
Hypoallergenic vs. short-haired: not hypoallergenic; thick double coat; high amount of shedding.
Most known for: being lovable.
Size: 3-7 pounds.
Color: solid colors; red, orange, white or cream, blue, brown, or black.
Fun fact: a Pomeranian survived the sinking of the Titanic!
Can something so small have such a big personality? Yes! Though tiny in size, Pomeranian’s are large in heart. These feisty pooches have a mind of their own and often think they’re bigger than they actually are. On the constant alert, Poms are curious creatures that can get along well with other dogs as long as they have been properly socialized to do so. Dog training is needed to stop excessive barking, especially when coming into contact with strangers. With Poms, it’s necessary to establish power and control.
Because they are not an overly dependent breed, Pomeranians do well with older people or those who live an active lifestyle. Though they don’t mind being in apartments or homes with no backyard, they enjoy going for walks and exploring new sights, so Pom parents and dog sitters shouldn’t neglect walk time. When looking for pet services for your Pom, and especially dog boarding, look for someone who have enough time to take your pooch on a walk. Because of their large amount of fur, this breed shouldn’t be left outside for too long in the heat; they can tolerate cold weather (although not too severe) as well. Like all dogs, Pomeranians shouldn’t be left with small children unless supervised, as the Pom’s small size causes them to be especially susceptible to injury. However, the breed tends to get along well with other pets.
Being the smallest member of the Spitz family of dogs, Poms got their name from the province of Pomerania in Germany. Their appeal spread all the way to England, where Queen Victoria grew fond of the breed in 1888 with the help of her new Pomeranian companion, Marco. The queen’s popularity sparked a popularity for the breed, and she is often credited for pushing the small-dog trend.