The Pomeranian belongs, as its name suggests, to the very small dogs that are not lacking in character and loudness. He knows how to earn people’s approval and the respect of other dogs. At 18 to 22 cm, the Pomeranian is one of the smallest dog breeds. This breed’s coat can vary from white to cream, orange, gray, brown, or black.
There are breeds with uniform coat color, as well as other genera whose coat is spotted. This dog breed has a long history behind it. The Kleinspitz was brought to England about 200 years ago, where it was called Pomeranian due to its Pomeranian origin.
In England, the original Kleinspitz was bred in one size smaller and smaller. Due to its popularity, the puppies were exported all over the world and returned to Germany this way.
Character, Nature of the Pomeranian / Miniature Spitz
Even with its small size, the Pomeranian is an outspoken watchdog that feels very comfortable in families. They were bred to be willing to bond and bond with their owners and home. As such, it is important for a Pomeranian to live within the home with their owners, otherwise, they would miss the closeness.
His ability as a guard dog should not be underestimated. He immediately notices strangers and takes care of his house conscientiously. He is suspicious of strangers and will express this with appropriate volume. This trait has earned him a bad reputation as a barking dog, but if you train your Pomeranian well and give him a place to retreat, you will find that this dog can calm down quickly.
Although the Pomeranian is alert and likes to bark, they are not suitable as a hunting dog or companion dog when hunting. His place is in the family. However, like any other dog, he needs his daily exercise. If you like to take your dog jogging or cycling with you, you should choose a different breed in this case. Its short legs do not allow for prolonged running.
Training and Care of the Pomeranian
The Pomeranian needs a clear and unequivocal upbringing. It is therefore beneficial if the new owners of a Pomeranian have experience in dealing with dogs. The little spitz likes to play in the foreground, a straightforward education is appropriate here.
As soon as the dog knows its limits, it will accept them. In general, it can be said that a Pomeranian does not require any more grooming than other dog breeds. To prevent matting, the Pomeranian should be given a good brushing every other day.
A long-haired, galvanized brush with bent tines is suitable for this. If the dog has a lot of exercises in the forest or in nature, leaves or similar must of course be removed. It is by no means necessary to wash the dog regularly – unless he is very dirty.
A balanced diet is important for the Pomeranian to live healthily for many years. However, it is important to ensure that the dog is not overfed! Many dog owners like to give their loved ones a little something extra.
In a small dog like the Pomeranian, the steady increase in weight can lead to serious illness and loss of mobility. They are active animals that like to run and jump. With a total weight of approx. 4.5 kg, even 1 kg overweight is a major burden for the dog’s organism and skeleton
The Pomeranian captivates with a beautiful coat of hair, which stands out due to the plentiful undercoat. The strong, mane-like collar round the neck and the bushy tail, which is carried boldly over the back, is particularly striking. The fox-like head with the nimble eyes and the pointy little close-set ears give the Pomeranian its own characteristic appearance.