Pomeranian Facts

Jun 06 , 2020

Pomeranian Facts

Learn why this astounding toy dog is one of the most loved and why Pomeranians are now in the top 10 most popular dogs in the US. Discover important Pomeranian facts and Pomeranian info.

Interesting Facts About Pomeranians

What Country Do Pomeranians Come From?

The Pomeranian is descended from the spitz dogs of Europe, but was developed as a breed in England. The Pomeranian dog acquired its name from a region in Germany called Pomerania, now part of Poland and Germany.

This spitz dog was developed and became known as the Pomeranian in England. Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from larger Spitz-type dogs.

Why Were Pomeranians Bred?

Looking a Pomeranian, it is difficult to imagine this toy dog breed pulling a sled. However, this dog breed is descended from large husky type dogs and shares the same ancestors as other spitz dogs chow chow, Alaskan malamute and Siberian husky.

During the 19th century Pomeranians were selectively bred smaller from their husky ancestors and developed as a breed. These smaller dogs were kept as companions.

Apart from the Pomeranian, other dogs in the group include the: Chow Chow, the American Eskimo Dog, Akita Inu, Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky. 

Pomeranians on the Titanic

There were 12 dogs on the Titanic. The majority of these dogs belonged to affluent Americans. The fare for a canine on the Titanic was pricey, identical to a child’s fare. 3 dogs survived the tragedy, a Pekingese and two Pomeranians.
The two Pomeranians being Lady, owned by Miss Margaret Hays and a Pomeranian belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Barrett Rothschild. This Pomeranian survived the Titanic disaster, however was later killed by another dog in New York. Elizabeth’s husband, Martin was one of the many who perished in the accident.

Pomeranian Characteristics

The Pomeranian is the smallest a member of the Spitz family of breeds. Dogs in this group usually have thick, long fur. Ancestors of the Pom were generally white, black or off-white in colour.

Pomeranian Tail

The flat tail is an important Pomeranian characteristic that distinguishes the Pom dog from all other dogs that are spitz breeds. The Pom’s tail goes straight over his back and lies flat. It should NOT curl

Pomeranian Coat

Although the Pom seems to only have one extremely fluffy coat, this isn’t really the case. It actually has two separate coats. The undercoat has thick fur and is quite short. The overcoat has long hair. The two layers combine to make this beautiful fur ball that people everywhere fall in love with.

Always Brush and Pat a Pomeranian's Fur Upwards

Pomeranian Dogs have to be brushed and patted upwards, as in towards the head.

Pomeranian Size

This dog breed is different to most, as the female is required to be a little bigger than the male counterpart. A Pomeranian is a small, compact, dainty dog. The Pomeranian ideally weighs 4 to 5 pounds (1.8 to 2.7 kg) but may weigh 3 to 7 pounds.

When is a Pomeranian Fully Grown?

A Pom dog is regarded as an adult or full grown Pomeranian once he’s one year old. The bigger breeds hit this mark around the age of two years. 

Why Do Pomeranians Spin?

Pomeranians spin a lot. This habit is a Pomeranian breed trait and some Pomeranian owners refer to this habit as the Pomeranian Pirouette. Pomeranians usually spin when they are happy and excited. 

What Pomeranians Like To Do?

Number one on a Pom's list of the greatest things in life is just spending time with their human. Other things Pomeranian's love include, playing with toys, cuddling up in their human's bed, going for walks and enjoying life.

Do Pomeranians Like To Cuddle?

Most Pom dogs delight in spending time cuddling and snuggling up with their people.

Are Pomeranians Good Pets?

Pomeranians are excellent pet dogs. They are extremely smart and thrive on challenges. Pomeranians can do well in many dog sports. Pomeranians really love playing and also cuddling up once they’re worn out. Due to their small size they are perfect dogs for seniors.

Pomeranians and Children

Are Pomeranians good with kids? Are Pomeranians good with babies? Are Pomeranians good family dogs? Pomeranians make wonderful pets for families with older children. Young Pom puppies are small and fragile, so are not suited to families with very young children. An older Pomeranian puppy is a better choice for families with small children.

Are Pomeranians Good Apartment Dogs?

Apartment residents definitely need to select a smaller sized breed of dog. A small dog doesn’t require tremendous amounts of area to run around and play and a Pomeranian is an ideal dog for such situations.

Can Pomeranians Live Outside?

No. Due to their small size Pomeranians are indoor dogs and are usually best suited to living in the home with short play times in the backyard or a quick walk to the park

Are Pomeranians Good With Cats?

Cats and Pomeranians bond and usually become best friends. Older cats suddenly having a young Pom puppy added to their household may decide the newcomer is not welcome. It is advisable to add a kitten or younger cat into a Pomeranian home. A younger cat will bond with other family pets. 

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