Pomeranian, Breed of the Week
Pomeranians are little dogs, purse size dogs. A Pomeranian is a sweet dog. Mostly. I met a super cute one just last week. Today’s post is gently recycled – I’ve met some super sweet Pomeranian’s since the writing of this post, as well as some yappy brats. As with children, I blame the parents for personality defects.
This Pomeranian was adopted as a puppy in order to be a purse dog for her mama. Bailey comes from tiny stock. Bailey is not tiny. She is three times the size of Tito, the other Pomeranian of my acquaintance with this cut.
Let’s Talk About the Pomeranian
Let’s talk about the Pomeranian. It’s a small dog, often cut to look like a puppy or a teddy bear. Sometimes, like Miss Pepper, left with long fur. The AKC has this to say about the breed’s history:
The breed’s name originally came from the historical region of Pomerania (now present day Germany and Poland). Originally weighing nearly 30 pounds, the dog served as an able herder of sheep in its larger form. They were not well known until 1870, when the Kennel Club (England) recognized the so-called Spitz dog. In 1888, Queen Victoria fell in love with a Pomeranian in Florence, Italy, and brought the specimen back to England, influencing its popularity dramatically.
Thirty pounds! Well. The tiny things I’ve seen have weighed in at five pounds, from the look of them. And the personality – I think it’s easy for them to develop small dog syndrome, ruling their world with a bark. Otherwise they make great companion dogs. Energetic companion dogs what want to be with their people.
Some ways which Dog Breed Info describe the Pomeranian are:
- Show dog
This sounds like a great lap dog, a great companion for someone living alone, or someone who can take their dog with them to work. The perfect tiny pet. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons.
- Intelligent – this makes the Pomeranian easy to train and teach TRICKS!
- A loyal companion – very affectionate, probably with a quick tongue for letting you know you’re loved
- Good watchdogs – as loyal as this breed is, and as much as they love to bark, no one is coming near you without your knowledge
- Great apartment dogs
- Long lives – about 15 years
- Like any toy breed, the Pomeranians can develop Small Dog Syndrome, barking excessively and being the alpha dog, but this really depends on the owner, from the very first day, and how the dog is trained and treated
- Health – quite a few health issues are listed for this breed
- Coat – the long double coat needs plenty of grooming, but this is easily remedied with the cut you saw on Tito and Bailey
- Picky eaters – they can be
Is the Pomeranian the Right Dog For Me?
To sum up, the Pomeranian is a tiny toy dog, capable of being a circus performer, a great companion dog, loyal, with a lot of fur. This might just be the dog for you.
And because I like this game, I think that the Pomeranian might enjoy Jones Wooferman chews, or maybe the Windee Rings. Miss Bailey is a huge fan of the Beef Liver Taffy. She wouldn’t leave me alone, so I had to leave a bag of it with her mama.
Spreading the good chews …