Pomeranian – Bold and Inquisitive

Inquisitive by nature and cute in size, Pomeranians are a true ‘toy dog.’ Pomeranians are perky and friendly and if you are thinking about getting a puppy soon, here is everything you want to know about them, their personality and other aspects. This is a general overview of this amazing, beautiful, cuddle-friendly and fluffy breed.

Pomeranian is a toy breed and can be as high as 5 to 11 inches and weigh 1.9 to 3.5 kilogram. Rich textured coat along with a highly plumed tail makes this dog breed so adorable. They come in a wide variety of colors from orange to tan and black to red.

Pomeranian – Bold and Inquisitive
Pomeranian – Bold and Inquisitive

Pomeranian History of the Breed

Named after Pomerania, a region in Central Europe, this breed of dog is also called Pom or Pom Pom. The forerunners of this amazingly cute breed of dog were large working dogs from the Arctic regions. These large dogs get referred to as Wolfspitz or Spitz type. So, Pomeranians get considered to be descended from German Spitz.

In the 1800s, the dogs were a bit larger and were a favorite of Germany’s Queen Victoria. She ran some of the first breeding programs because of which the size of the dogs was bred down to a toy dog using her dogs. She was completely in love with this breed of dog. She used to import smaller Pomeranians of different colors from across European countries. 

Pomeranian Personality and Temperament

Pomeranian is a very playful and energetic dog who does not seem to worry about his small stature. They often tackle larger dogs or threaten them verbally (not to overemphasize anything). In an attempt to prove their worth, they can be very aggressive to other dogs.

Pomeranian Personality
Pomeranian Personality

Even an insignificant change in environment alerts Pom Pom, and they are known to bark at new stimuli. This tendency of barking at anything unusual can further develop into an excessive habit of barking in any situation no matter what. Poms are also very defensive of their territory. This friendly dog is known for being a loyal companion. He loves being around his owners and becomes very protective of them. Being one of the intelligent breeds, he is perfect for human companionship. The primary reason they are so popular among the masses is their constant desire to please their masters.

Pomeranian Exercise Needs

Though Pomeranians are small and lightweight, they need regular exercise and respond well to training. Two walks per day at a brisk pace for the duration of at least 20 minutes would be best for Pom Pom. Pomeranians are small in size, and so they are very active. This means they can be exercised in the house. A good game of ‘chase the ball’ is more than enough for this small, little toy dog.

Pomeranian Suitability as a Family Pet

Pomeranians are well-suited for human companionship because they are usually easy to keep. Though some of the dogs can be finicky eaters, Pomeranians do not tend towards obesity. They require regular grooming attention in one or two weeks because of their double, fluffy coat. The need to groom may increase during the shedding season.

Pomeranian Family Pet
Pomeranian Family Pet

Poms are also brilliant as a watchdog because of their alert attitude. They have a tendency to start barking whenever they sense something unusual. Thus, their alertness and cute, small size make them great companions for elderly folks. 

Pomeranian Known Health Issues

Life expectancy of a Pomeranian is twelve to sixteen years. If you keep the dog trim and fit, he will come out to be a very sturdy dog. Proper diet and appropriate exercises will keep him active all throughout his life. However, this breed of dog tends to have some of the health issues similar to other dog breeds as well. In case, owners don’t give proper attention to grooming, teeth, ear, and eye cleaning, they can develop health concerns relating to them. Early tooth loss is very common in Pomeranian, so it is highly recommended that you feed them on dry food.

Pomeranian Known Health Problems
Pomeranian Known Health Problems

Luxating patella and tracheal collapse are other common health issues in Poms. Alopecia X (hair loss) is a rare but possible problem in Pomeranian breed. A genetic ‘black skin disease’ can also cause Poms to lose most or all of their hair and his skin also turns black in this disease. 

This small yet bold dog makes an ideal companion for city dwellers and the elderly. As long as they are properly groomed and have regular exercise they will be happy and healthy.

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11 thoughts on “Pomeranian – Bold and Inquisitive”

  1. Very helpful I inherited mine Palm from my sister she passed away and she’s been such a dear I’ve never been a dog owner and I absolutely love Hershey’s help me with the loss because my sister was my best friend I’m learning the care of her

  2. I just got a puppy Pom. I’m very happy with her. Lillie is a very good companion, friend and very happy dog.

  3. I had a Pom mixed with Rat Terrier I rescued. She was beautiful and the best dog. She lived a long life at 16 years old and she survived a stroke at age 7yo which left her with partial paralyze on her left side. She learned to walk again but couldn’t jump up anymore. I still grieve her passing after 5 years. I miss her a lot. I often wonder if she would have lived more than 16 years if not for having the stroke.

  4. We had a Golden for 13 years and Gracie was the perfect dog. I waited 4 years before I could even think of another dog in our lives. I walked into our True Value Hardware Store and they had 3 adorable puppies running around. There were 2 black and 1 tan little balls of fur. I picked up the tan one and carried her around for an hour. That was all it took. Matilda is our baby. She is now 2 years old and is a wonderful companion. 🐾

  5. I have 4 Pommies. Two are throwback (big) Poms and the two new puppies are miniature Poms. This four makes seven Pommies I’ve had now. I absolutely love the breed! They are so loving, loyal, playful and also persnickety!! Haha 🤣. I lost my Spirit Pom Cabo going on 3 years on 10-17. Although they require a lot of grooming care and other issues, I’d never have any other breed. They are the loves of my life.

  6. My male Pom was the love of my life. Be was my one true love. I adopted pair from an ad. Girl broke up with boyfriend, etc. At first I found them yappy and out of control. But with some consistency in training, they turned my opinion around. And they were larger than I expected. 11 and 14 lbs. Not fat, just larger. I promised the girl is keep them til they died, which I did. They were the best dogs ever…EVER. Theyre very sensitive so please be kind and understanding of them.

  7. I baby sit Lola who is very smart she is half pom and half King Charles she is the smarter dog I have ever met u only have to show her anything once and she does it forever

  8. Omg poms are the best ever so lovable loyal perfect in any sense I have mi toy Pom for 17 years he is slowing down but still have big smile on his qute little face ! Love of my life

  9. I adopted my Pom at 10 she has no teeth but is the cutest little girl she is my miracle baby as she fell backwards on her back & hurt her spine we had to keep her still (with meds of course ). for about 5 weeks then we did physical therapy for a month then with the wonderful vet I have she is walking great plays with her ball & empty water bottle she is the love of my life I have her now 7 months I got her after my Yorkie died & I was devastated I needed another dog getting my Sadie was the best thing I did

  10. Where is a good place to look for a Pom. I thought a border collie was the only dog to replace Hanna..but its been 1.5 years since she died of non stop seisures.
    I miss having a dog to care for.

  11. I have always loved Poms. My baby boy is 12 years old now but is still my baby ♥️. They are the smallest breed ever.

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