The Pomeranian breed originates from Germany and is thought to be a descendant of the Spitz. The Pomeranian has been a firm favorite of high society, and Pomeranian ownership is something that Queen Victoria, Mozart and Marie Antoinette all had in common. The American Kennel Club first registered the breed in 1887.
In a way, the Pomeranian is becoming an "accessory" or a "prop" to many people, notably women and especially celebrities. The breed also shows up regularly on television shows and commercials. The dog's diminutive size, ease of care in regards to manage due to its stature and good overall demeanor makes for a very likeable dog.
Size and Weight
The Pomeranian is a very small dog, and reaches around 7-12 inches in height. The average Pomeranian will reach around 4-6 lbs in weight.
The Pomeranian has soft and fluffy fur which can be many different colors including white, black, brown, orange, sable, wolf, or white with colored markings.
Health and Diet
The Pomeranian does not need a special diet, but because the breed is prone to tooth loss and oral problems a quality, dry food is recommended. Don't be tempted to overfeed the Pomeranian – remember this dog is only small! Ensure they have a boll with plenty of fresh, clean water.
You should brush the coat regularly and use dry shampoo as and when required. You should also take the opportunity to check the eyes and the mouth of your Pomeranian, as well as taking him for dental check-ups to maintain oral health.
The Pomeranian is an energetic and lively little dog that enjoys learning and is always keen. This enthusiastic breed is very courageous for its small size, and is always loyal to its owner and family. Curious and cheerful, the Pomeranian sees itself as bigger than it is and will not think twice about going for a larger dog if necessary. This is an affectionate breed, typically very friendly, playful and active.
The life expectancy of a healthy Pomeranian is around 12 to 19 years, although this will be affected by his overall health and lifestyle.