The Pomeranian dogs are distantly related to the original Arctic sled dogs.
They just come in a much smaller package.
Pomeranian dogs are the smallest of the Spitz breeds and have been a royal favorite throughout history.
This dog was recognized by the AKC in 1888 and are part of the Toy Group.
The pomeranian puppies are a popular companion breed and are one of the most popular toy breeds in the world.
Pomeranian dogs are generally active, friendly, and affectionate towards their family.
They tend to have a “big dog in a small body” type of attitude and are often suspicious of strangers.
This makes them alert watchdogs.
However, if left unchecked, this can cause them to bark constantly and to try and intimidate other much larger dogs.
Socialization and training early on is very important for a well-rounded and well-behaved Pomeranian.
Poms love attention.
Puppies will enjoy life as a lapdog and family companion, which also makes them great therapy dogs.
They’ve even been trained as service dogs in some capacities.
They tend to do well with children.
Due to their small size, they are generally a better fit for older children who are less likely to injure them with accidental falls or rough play.
Although the Pomeranian is a toy breed, they are generally healthy.
Some health conditions to be aware of include luxating patellas, allergies, hip dysplasia, dental problems, hypothyroidism, eye problems, congestive heart failure, and epilepsy.
Many of these health conditions, normal aging aside, can be identified and avoided through genetic testing and screening of the parents.
Don’t be afraid to ask the breeder about the genetic history of the parents and to see any health clearances for them.
Although sometimes viewed as hyperactive, Pomeranians have a moderate activity level and don’t need that much exercise to be happy.
They may have bursts of activity, but only need a little exercise each day to stay happy and healthy.
Daily walks plus some playtime will be plenty for your Pomeranian.
Poms can be escape artists when they are outside, so make sure you keep an eye on them.
They can also be at risk from large predatory birds and other predatory animals, including dognapping humans.
It’s important that your Pomeranian is never left alone when they are outside.
They have an estimated life span of 12-16 years