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The Pomeranian is named after the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and north-east Germany. Known as a toy dog breed because of its smaller size, the Pomeranian is actually descended from larger Spitz-type dogs, specifically the German Spitz, who were often used as sled dogs.

The Pomeranian is a long-time favorite breed of royals and commoners alike, and is often called the ideal companion. The glorious coat, smiling, foxy face, and vivacious personality has helped make the Pom one of the most popular toy breeds in the world.

Pomeranians are compact, active, and do very well in agility and obedience… or simply being a part of the family. Because Pomeranian puppies are very small and fragile, be careful around young children.


Pomeranian Breed Info

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality. This compact little dog is an active toy breed with an alert character and fox-like expression. Today, the Pomeranian is a popular companion dog and competitive show dog. They can come in all colors, patterns, and variations although orange and red are the most popular.


History
The breeds name originally came from the historical region of Pomerania (now present day Germany and Poland). Originally weighing nearly 30 pounds, the dog served as an able herder of sheep in its larger form. In 1888, Queen Victoria fell in love with a Pomeranian in Florence, Italy, and brought the specimen back to England, influencing its popularity dramatically.


Temperament
Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs that love to please. Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. Due to their small size they dont require much exercise, but are an energetic breed that needs attention from their people frequently. Pomeranians need a firm hand with training.

Toy Group; AKC recognized in 1888.
Ranging in size from4 to12 pounds, with the ideal weight for the show specimen being 4 to9 pounds.
Bred down from sled and herding dogs, companion.

Environment
Apartment is fine because of small size
Very active indoors.
Be careful in hot weather because of hair coat.

Exercise
Daily light exercise.

Grooming
Regular brushing because of long hair coat
Moderate to heavy shedding.

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