Pomeranians are named after a region that was once a part of Poland and Germany. The Pomeranian is a breed of Spitz type, originally from the Lapland and Iceland. Pomeranians are recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Height: 7-12 inches  Weight: 3-7 pounds  Lifespan: 12-16 years


The Pomeranian is a compact and active dog. This is a very intelligent, loyal and loving dog. Hence, Pomeranians are always eager to please their owners. By nature, these dogs are gentle and very curious. Comparable Breed: Papillon, Yorkshire Terrier.


The Pomeranian very confident and inclined to dominance, but at the same time, very sociable. Due to his small size and violent temperament, the Pomeranian is not recommended for families with small children. Pomeranians can be great guards, as they are always watchful for possible danger.

Coat / Care:

The Pomeranian has a double coat, which needs to be cleaned at least once a week. Also, make sure to comb your Pomeranian all the way to the fluffy undercoat. This procedure will minimize the hair loss. However, it is worth remembering that too frequent brushing can only damage the dog’s coat. Pomeranians are prone to early teeth loss, so they need to undergo regular professional cleaning. Also, representatives of this breed should eat dry a food, because it will help keep their teeth and gums healthy.


The Pomeranian is very active and inquisitive. With proper training, he gets along well with other pets and is a perfect companion for both teenagers and seniors. Pomeranians respond well to commands and learn quickly, especially obedience rules. It is important to control the barking of the dog, as it may bark incessantly. This breed is difficult to train not to urinate on the street, but consistent training and praise will accustom the dog to obey the rules.


The Pomeranian requires short walks and active games with the family or other pets. This dog can be taught various tricks. Representatives of this breed can easily get bored if you do not keep them busy. Pomeranians are perfectly suited to live in an apartment or house with a small yard.

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