Pomeranian Facts

Pomeranian Facts
Pomeranian is the smallest member of the Spitz family. It belongs to the group of Companion Dogs. Pomeranian was created in Pomerania, province in Germany (hence the name) from the large sled dog. First Pomeranians were large dog, with an average weight of 20 to 30 pounds. Since Queen Victoria preferred miniature version of Pomeranians, size of this breed was reduced for 50% only during her reign. Pomeranian is still very popular and often kept as a companion and as a show dog today. Thanks to its beautiful fluffy coat, small size and "big dog" personality, it is one of the 15 most popular dog breeds in the USA during the past 10 years.
Interesting Pomeranian Facts:
Pomeranian can reach 7 to 12 inches in height and 3 to 7 pounds of weight.
Pomeranian has thick, fluffy double coat in various colors: sable, orange, red, creamy, chocolate, brindle, merle, lavender and blue. Bi-colored: tan and white or brown and black coat can be also seen.
Pomeranian has wedge-shaped head, pointed muzzle (fox-like face), almond-shaped eyes, erect ears, compact body and plumed tail curled above the back.
Pomeranian is intelligent, loyal and independent dog. It is suitable for older and busy people because it is not too demanding. Pomeranian is not a good choice for families with overly active or very young children.
Pomeranian often builds strong bond with one family member. It likes to cuddle and follow its owner from room to room. Pomeranian also enjoys to get dressed, travel in dog stroller and to play with various toys. It likes mental challenges and can easily learn to perform various tricks.
Pomeranian is suitable for the life in the apartment, but it requires regular daily walks to stay healthy and fit.
Pomeranian is small, but feisty dog that doesn't hesitate to confront much larger dog when it is provoked.
Pomeranian is an excellent watchdog. It is naturally suspicious to strangers and it loudly barks when it detects anything suspicious.
Pomeranian can achieve excellent results at the competitions in agility, flyball, tracking and obedience. It can be also trained to serve as assistance dogs for deaf people or to work as a therapy dog.
Queen Victoria, Isaac Newton, Michelangelo and Mozart were great fans of this breed.
Out of 9 dogs on Titanic, Pomeranian was one of the two dogs that managed to survive the shipwreck.
Pomeranian is an average shedder. It needs to be brushed at least two times per week.
Pomeranian gives birth to 1 to 5 puppies.
Pomeranian is generally healthy breed, but it can suffer from allergies, ocular disorders and hip dysplasia. Due to thick coat, it is prone to heat stroke during the hot summer months.
Pomeranian has an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years.

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