Pomeranian Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:Medium/High
  • Grooming:Low/Medium
  • Shedding:Medium/High
  • Exercise Needed:Occasional walks
  • Energy Level:High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, but must be older, gentle children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:3-7 lbs
  • Height:8-11 inches
  • Coat Colour:All colours and patterns allowed

Pomeranian Coat

The Pomeranians long double coat requires brushing at least once weekly. It is important to lift and part the top coat and brush the cottony undercoat as well. This will reduce shedding. Frequent brushing can damage the coat.

Pomeranian Character

The Pomeranian is a compact, active toy breed. They are intelligent, extremely loyal to their family, and loving. They are eager to please, gentle, and affectionate. They also exhibit an inquisitive expression and curiosity.

Pomeranian Temperament

The Pomeranian is confident, commanding, and outgoing. Due to the Pomeranians small stature they are not recommended for homes with small children as they may become temperamental. They make excellent guard dogs and will sound a bark when they sense danger.

Pomeranian Care

In addition to grooming it is important for Pomeranians to receive excellent dental care. They are prone to tooth loss; so regular cleaning is a must. Dry food is recommended to aid in keeping teeth and gums healthy.

Pomeranian Activity

The Pomeranian requires short walks and play time with other pets and family. They have the capability to learn tricks if done with patience and time. They may become bored if they are not given enough to do. They are excellent for apartment living and homes with small yards.

Pomeranian Health and Life Expectancy

There are a number of health problems that are associated with this breed, and this includes: cataracts, PRA, low blood sugar, entropion, luxating patella, PDA, collapsing trachea, and allergies. The parents of the Pomeranian puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates. The life expectancy of these dogs is around 12-16 years.