Pomeranian Dog Breed Information - All About Dogs





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. The Pomeranian was officially recognized by the American Kannel Club in 1888.

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 and 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.

Health Problems:

The Pomeranian is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they’re prone to Dental Problems (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.) Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Legg-Perthes Disease, Eye Problems, Epilepsy and Allergies. The Pomeranian has a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.

Weight / Height

The male Pomeranian dog breed’s height is around 6 – 7 inches and weighs around 3 and 7 pounds. Female Pomeranian dogs can reach a size from 6 – 7 inches and weighs between 3 and 7 pounds.


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.


Other Names: Zwergspitz, Dwarf Spitz, Loulou, Pom

Origin: Poland and Germany, Europe                

Average size: Small Dog Breed     

Color: Black, Brown, White, Red, Orange, Cream, Blue, Sable, Brown and Tan, Black and Tan, Spotted, Brindle      

Intelligence: Very Intelligent dog

Personalitly: Lively, Bold, and Inquisitive

Hypoallergenic: No

AKC Dog Ranking: 22th Most popular dog breed

Good family dogYes, Very good with socialization

Good with children: Moderate – Needs socialization

Good with strangers: Good –  Wery good with strangers

Good apartment dog: Great Apartment dog



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