Dog breeds / Pomeranian

Overview

Other names Zwergspitz, Dwarf Spitz, Loulou, or Pom
Coat Undercoat of soft, thick, fluffy hair and a top coat of long, straight, shiny hair that's harsh to the touch
Colors Black, black and tan, blue, blue and tan, chocolate, chocolate and tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, sable, brindle and white

The Pomeranian is a proud and eloquent small dog. It is very smart, eager to learn new things, and loyal to its owner and family. The Pomeranian is a nice companion and makes for a great show dog. It is very docile and affectionate to those around it.

It is an active dog, and one of the more independent of the toy breeds. Its liveliness makes it a well-liked dog, even by persons who do not usually care for dogs. They are thrifty eaters, and never eat a whole lot, often being picky with what they want for food. If introduced well enough, they get along with other dogs and other house pets very well.

Despite their small size, they still make for a good guard dog. They will bark when there’s a knock at the door or they hear a doorbell. If spoiled, they are likely to fall victim to small dog syndrome, so it is always important to be firm yet patient when training them so they know where they stand with their owners. They can also fall victim to separation anxiety, and do not like to be left alone away from their owners. This is one of the few behavior problems they may get from improper training.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin Germany, Poland
Height male 7-12 ″
Height female 7-12″
Weight male 3-7 or 12-14 lbs
Weight female 3-7 or 12-14 lbs
Popularity rank ? 22
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 23
Shedding ?
Grooming Moderate maintenance
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise Needs Medium
Playfulness Moderately playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Moderately protective
Good with dogs Friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Medium tolerance
Life span 12-16 years

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