Pomeranian Dog

09363005403771_1They have a wedge head and short nose, the colour of which can be different dependent on the colour of their coat. They have a double coat, which is copious, the outer layer being made up of quite long hair with a thick downy undercoat. They come in a variety of different colours, with a long-haired tail. Whilst they are dainty dog, the look of them from the front is somewhat reminiscent of a fox, whereas from the back they look like an enormous ball of fluff with legs. Whilst they obviously require daily exercise, due to their size this is not a particular chore as they do not need to be walked great distances, and a normal play session can take care of a proportion of their exercise requirements.

Pomeranians are descendants of the Arctic dogs that used to be sledge pullers, although originally they were much larger, than the breed as we know them today, weighing some 28-33 pounds. On a trip to Italy, Queen Victoria fell in love with this breed of dog, and brought it to England. It is Queen Victoria that bred them down to their present-day size, so although they originated in the Arctic, the dog as we know them today was in fact a product of the United Kingdom. Queen Victoria is also well-known for having entered these dogs into shows. This breed became a popular pet, and was owned by such famous people as Marie Antoinette, Mozart and of course Queen Victoria. Pomeranians were first recognized by the AKC in 1888.

Pomeranians are intelligent, proud, loyal dogs that are normally very eager to learn. Given that, the breeds overall temperament is, laid-back and affectionate in nature. They are very popular within the toy dog breeds. With an active and inquisitive disposition, it is an independent and free thinking dog. Because of these tendencies, it is necessary to have a firm but gentle approach to training. If overindulged these dogs can become quite domineering, although very cute and apparently fragile they are in fact a very robust dog for their size. It is important not to spoil this dog, as if you do the dog will see itself as the pack leader and essentially taken over your home.

The main health problems with Pomeranians, concern the knee joints, and teeth problems. They are also predisposed to heart conditions. It is recommended that they are fed dry dog foods, to assist in reducing problems with tooth decay. As puppies they are obviously very small and fragile, Therefore, when very young care should be taken in handling them. They are quite happy in most locations and adapt well to living in an apartment, obviously daily exercise is necessary. Care needs to be taken, to avoid overheating in summer. As mentioned before they can obtain a great deal of their exercise from simple play sessions within the home.

Pomeranians are constant shedders and as such should be groomed frequently, it is fairly easy to do although time-consuming. Working from the head you would brush their coat forward, removing any debris. Their hair will fall back into place naturally. The downy undercoat most commonly will shed twice a year. Regular brushing will remove any loose or detached hair, thereby reducing the amount of vacuuming necessary in the home. Although it is not part of grooming you should regularly check your pets’ teeth, and take it to the vet if there are any problems with them.


Some Things Of Concern About The Pomeranian Dogs

imagesImagine a luxury of fur on a toy dog, a fox like face regarding you with the most expressive two eyes you have ever seen, showing intelligence and self confidence, and in front of you will see a dog of the Pomeranian breed. The Pomeranian’s body is small and proportioned, the ears tiny and pointy, and the tail is curved along its back, giving the dog a very elegant look. although if you train them properly and socialize them with the dogs of your friends or acquaintances, they will get along very well other dogs.

Almost all of the Pomeranian dog breeders and owners prefer the fox red color, though the coats of these dogs can be colored in many different shades. Their coats are bi-layered which give them extra fluffiness, although only one layer is soft and fluffy, while the other is long and coarse.They are good with most other animals, but may not be good with small children because of their size. The puppies of Pomeranian can also be hurt by children playing roughly with them. Pomeranian’s are also aggressive to strangers,

The temperament of the Pomeranian is one of incredible thirst for life with total disregard for their size. Pomeranian dogs act in a loud and boisterous way, showing much of the demeanor of their larger Spitz cousins. Owners who do not train their Pomeranian’s complain that these little creatures bark at anything and everyone, but those who provide them with proper training are proud of their excellent home watchdogs.

Being a small size breed, Pomeranian’s don’t need very much exercise, but some short walks every day will help curb their endless amount of energy. Their owners must brush them every day because they loose large amounts of hair and their outer coats mat easily. The skin of the Pomeranian is sensitive, so frequent baths are out of the question. While the males shed once a year, the females shed often including after birthing, while in heat, and while they are stressed.


People who want Pomeranian dogs should also know the following about this breed. They are good with most other animals, but may not be good with small children because of their size.  which makes them good watchdogs, but annoying when you have to listen to them bark all day at every person walking by. Pomeranians may be aggressive with other dogs because of their extreme self confidence, and thus they can be injured by other aggressive dogs, although if you train them properly and socialize them with the dogs of your friends or acquaintances, they will get along very well other dogs.



Why Are Pomeranian Dogs So Popular?

Like many of the breeds in the toy group, the Pomeranian’s personality is far bigger than their bodies. They are hot stuff and they know it. They boldly bounce around life and rule their people like benevolent dictators. They can be willful and stubborn and usually suspicious of strangers. However, many have been able to get along with other pets and other dogs. They have delicate skeletons and teeth that are less strong as the average dog’s. They need their teeth brushed and their eyes checked daily. Do not roughhouse with a Pomeranian and don’t let them jump more than a foot from the ground.

They are protective, loyal and demanding. Pomeranian dogs demand little in terms of food or exercise – just playing in the house will suffice on most days – but they are demanding in terms of needing your attention to their presence and attention to their magnificent but easily matting double-layered coats. If you groom your Pomeranian every day, not only will your Pomeranian get used to being handled, but it will save you less time caring for the coat in the long run. Grooming can be a great way to interact and give worshipful attention to your Pomeranian.

Pomeranians make ideal companions for single adults or senior citizens. They are not recommended for homes with small children, as both will wind up hurting each other. Pomeranian dogs do well in urban settings or apartments. Pomeranians do not need a hike in the woods every day in terms of exercise, but still needs to be supervised if left out in the yard. Sadly, Pomeranians are so popular that they have become a magnet for thieves. And Pomeranians don’t help matters any by boldly announcing their presence and strutting their stuff before anyone who happens by.

Most Pomeranian information in books or on the Internet only focuses on the good sides of living with Pomeranians. Keep in mind that there are bad sides, as well. Their coat needs a thorough grooming every day in order to keep it tangle-free. They also have surprisingly fragile frames – it has been known for Pomeranians to die just from jumping from your arms to the floor. Pomeranian dogs are prone to some health problems more so than some other breeds, but not as much as others. They can be prone to eye problems, skin problems, teeth problems, leg and knee problems.

Most health problems with Pomeranians are curable, especially if caught early. By grooming your Pomeranian every day, you can check for early signs of health problems, like swellings or bald patches. That also gives you a great time to interact with your Pomeranian and lavish him or her with the attention they thrive in. According to Pomeranian information on the web and in print, Pomeranians do not need a lot of exercise and can live happily in an apartment.