"POMERANIANS ARE A TINY FLUFFY DOG THAT IS FEARLESS"
Poms are considered a toy dog and they are most popular registered dog breed in America.
Pomeranians were imported form Pomeranian(once a part of Germany) to England. At that time they weighed up 30 pounds. The smaller version became popular in Britain. They became an official breed in 1914.
Poms are tiny dogs with wedge shaped heads and pointed ears that stand erect. Their eyes are dark in color and almond shaped. Their feathered tails fan upward on their backs. They have beautiful coats that come in:
cream, orange, blue, grey, black, shaded sable, multicolored
Pom's have double coats with outer which can be coarse to touch and with a soft and downy insulating under coat.
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Life Span: 12-17 years
CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT
- Happy dog
- Acute hearing
- Excellent watch dog
- Not aggressive but territorial
- Foxy like expression
- Vibrant personality
- Easily excited
Poms do well in apartment living, condominium or small house. They are an excellent indoor dog that only require light activity like a short walk. They get along well with older children and elderly people alike. They are loyal to their owner and eager to learn. Poms enjoy being pampered. They are an all-round great companion.
In addition they along with other dogs if introduced at an early age. Poms are not nervous or high-strung if they are bred well. They will challenge other dogs and people who he doesn't know if they are in his territory. He can be trained to do tricks. They are more easily house trained than other breeds.
- Patellar Luxation - dislocation of kneecap from abnormal structure of stifle joint. If this is uncorrected dog becomes progressively more lame and arthritis
will affect the joint.
- Heart problems
- Skin problems
- Prone to loose their teeth with age
Poms are picky eaters and dry dog food is recommended.
Grooming is important with a bath every five weeks with mild shampoo. Brush and comb after with a thorough blow-drying. Shedding time is in the spring and fall so brushing everyday is recommended. They need special attention to keeping eyes and ears clear. Clean teeth regularly and regular dental check-ups are needed.
Poms should be neuter/sprayed at 6-9 months.
If you need to find a good breeder look at dog shows and talk to people working with these dogs. Also, a professional breeder won't sell puppies to people with young children. Poms can move very suddenly, squirm out of your arms and drop to the floor and get hurt badly.
Buyers need to see both parents of puppy or at least one to see temperament, etc. Check pedigree of both parents, too.
Full-blooded Pomeranians are fairly expensive because of their desirable qualities. Most owners consider it money well spent though.
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