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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe (today part of eastern Germany and northern Poland) and classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size. As determined by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale the Pomeranian is part of the German Spitz breed, and in many countries, they are known as the Zwergspitz (Dwarf Spitz), or Toy German Spitz.
Pomeranians are small dogs. The Pomeranian has double coat,a soft and fluffy undercoat and with harsher guard hairs. .The Pomeranian Breed standard calls for the Pomeranian females to be slightly larger than the male Pomeranian dog. A Pomeranian dog can be many colors, but the most common Pomeranian dog color is orange. A tan color , with lighter shadings on the ruff, tail and breechings.

Pomeranians are typically very friendly, playful and active. This breed of dog loves to be around their owners plus are very intelligent and are easy to train. Pomeranians are somewhat extroverted and can develop the habit of barking excessively in any situation. They are somewhat very defensive and bark to any outside noise. Some also say that Pomeranians have a "Napoleon Complex" because they are not afraid to stand up to dogs much bigger in size. Because of their long double-coat, they tend to seek out cooler environments and it is common to find them lying down on a cold floor, in the shade out of the sun when outside or on an isolated hard surface. Because of their size, they do well in condominiums and apartments all the while being able to adapt to almost any situation or environment. Due to some of these aforementioned positive behavioral traits, this makes the Pomeranian an easy to manage dog as opposed to its larger canine counterparts.

In the 1890s the Pomeranian "sports" breed began to be shown in the ring and were about 10 pounds. Since then, the size of the Pomeranian has decreased to 3-7 pounds. The Pomeranian has been among the most popular of dog breeds, consistently in the top 15 of registered AKC dog breeds over the last 10 years. The breed ranked #13 in the 2008 rankings having attained the same ranking in 2007 and 2003. The breed has appeared on television shows and commercials.

1 comment:

  1. just love Poms I have a big one didn't even know they existed but I'm not sure what the difference is between a big Pom and a German Spitz