At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 3 - 7 lbs.

Height: 8" - 11"

Life Span: 12 - 16 years


Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Toy

Origin: Germany

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Pomeranian is thought to be a descendant of the large German Spitz. Even though it is a small dog, the Pomeranian believes it is just as big as other dogs. The Pomeranian gained popularity after Queen Victoria brought one home from England.

Temperament / Behavior
Pomeranians are spunky dogs that tend to perform well in obedience classes. If not well-trained and socialized early, Pomeranians may be unfriendly to strangers, other dogs, and family members. This dog will bark to guard its property. This breed adapts well to apartment living and is well-suited for adult households.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Undescended testicles; patellar luxation; tracheal collapse; patent ductus arteriosus; progressive retinal atrophy; hypoglycemia; tooth and gum disease. Be sure to obtain your Pomeranian from a reputable dealer.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Pomeranian needs little exercise.

Grooming: Pomeranians needs brushed several times per week, as well as trimmed about every 12 weeks.


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