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11 Dogs That Look Like Pomeranian

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The Dogs Like Pomeranians

The Dogs Like Pomeranians

The Pomeranian is a small dog, classed to toy dog breed, also called Deutscher Spitz or Zwergspitz (Dwarf-Spitz). This dog was originated from northeastern Europe, now the part of Poland and western Germany. The Pomeranian is an active, friendly, lively and playful dog that makes a good companion. Pomeranian is one among world's most popular toy breed dog, and the top 20 of registered AKC dog breeds in America, since 1998. Pomeranians popularity increased largely due to Queen Victoria, who bought own them, and credited for reducing the Pom’s size from about 30 pounds.

Although Pomeranians dogs are very popular and demanded, but there are many other dogs are available that look like Pomeranian, but they all have their own special feature. If you want a dog that look like Pomeranian and suits your requirement, you can consider these eleven dogs to make your choice.

1: Keeshond

Keeshond

Keeshond

The Keeshond

Keeshond is a medium sized old dog breed from the Spitz category of dogs, originated in Holland. Its a close relative to German Spitz type of dogs, like German Kleinspitz. This dog was developed in England in the 19th century, from the imported dogs from Netherland and Germany, and recognized by AKC since 1930. And also known as Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfspitz, Wolfspitz.

Why Keeshond

1: Keeshond is a medium sized dog that is larger and stronger than Pomeranian.
2: Keeshond is a good companion and watch dog.

Pomeranian Vs Keeshond

Pomeranian Vs Keeshond

Pomeranian Vs Keeshond

Pomeranian Vs Keeshond

 PomerenianKeeshond

Origin

Germany, Poland

Holland

Height

7 - 12 Inches

16 - 19 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

15 - 20 Kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

12 - 14 Years

2: Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz is a wonderful companion dog, originated in Japan that is very loyal and smart. The clear breed history of the Japanese Spitz is not available, but it's commonly believed that they are the descended from white German Spitz. Despite of their small size they are very courageous, alert and devoted dogs that make a great watch dogs and they are reliable with kids and other house pets.

Why The Japanese Spitz

1: Larger than Pomeranian.
2: They are a low maintenance dog as dirt does not stick to the coat, there coat is relatively dry as compared to the other Spitz type of dogs.

Pomeranian Vs Japanese Spitz

Pomeranian Vs Japanese Spitz

Pomeranian Vs Japanese Spitz

Pomeranian Vs Japanese Spitz

 PomeranianJapanese Spitz

Origin

Germany, Poland

Japan

Height

7 - 12 Inches

12.0 –14.5 in

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

5 - 10 kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

10 - 16 Years

3: Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz

Indian Spitz is an ancient dog, native to India. This dog is naturally healthy that need less grooming and vet care and it can adopt the tropical climate of Indian planes. Indian Spitz is an intelligent, energetic, alert and active dog that make a good companion and watch dog but do not get along easily with other pets and dogs.

Why Indian Spitz

1: Indian Spitz is well suited in the hot and humid climate.
2: Naturally healthy dog that need less grooming and vet care.

Pomeranian Vs Indian Spitz

Pomeranian Vs Indian Spitz

Pomeranian Vs Indian Spitz

 PomeranianIndian Spitz

Origin

Germany, Poland

India

Height

7 - 12 Inches

‎8 - 18 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

5 - 12 kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

10 – 14 years

4: The German Spitz Mittel

The German Spitz

The German Spitz

The German Spitz

Mittel is a medium size dog of Spitz group, originated from Germany. Its the 3rd largest spots among all 5 Spitz from Germany. German Spitz Mittel is very similar to German Spitz or Pomeranian, but it's less hairy than others.

Why The German Spitz

1: The German Spitz Mittel looks very similar to the Pomeranian and has similar characteristics, but it sheds less.
2: It barks less than a Pomeranian.

Pomeranian Vs German Spitz

Pomeranian Vs German Spitz

Pomeranian Vs German Spitz Mittel

 PomeranianGerman Spitz

Origin

Germany, Poland

Germany

Height

7 - 12 Inches

12 - 15 inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

7 – 11 kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

13 – 15 Years

5: American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo Dog is native to America, available in three variants, the standard, miniature, and toy. American Eskimo Dog is very energetic, alert, clever and playful dog that makes a good companion and watchdog. Its a good companion and watchdog that rank among the top scorers in obedience trials.

Why American Eskimo Dog

1: Available in three sizes, means more option to make your choice.
2: The American Eskimo Dog will adopt the cold weather.

Pomeranian Vs American Eskimo Dog

Pomeranian Vs American Eskimo Dog

 PomeranianAmerican Eskimo Dog

Origin

Germany, Poland

America

Height

7 - 12 Inches

15 - 19 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

8.2 – 16 kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

13 – 15 Years

6: Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano

Volpino Italiano is a close relative of Pomeranian, but slightly larger than poems. It's a native to Italy, also called Volpino, Cane del Quirinale, Cane DI Firenze. Volpino Italiano look like a small white fox, that's the reason it got its name "Volpino Italiano", derived from the Vulpes (meaning fox). Volipino is commonly confused with white Pom and miniature Alaskan Spitz.

Why Volpino Italiano

1: Volpino is slightly larger than Poms.
2: Its goes well along with other pets.

Pomeranian Vs Volpino Italiano

Pomeranian Vs Volpino Italiano

Pomeranian Vs Volpino Italiano

 PomeranianVolpino Italiano

Origin

Germany, Poland

Italy

Height

7 - 12 Inches

9.5 - 12 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

4.1–5.4 kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

14 -16 Years

7: Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz

The Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz dog is the national dog of Finland that was developed to hunt small to large prey, from squirrels and other rodents to bears. It's an energetic, active and hardy dog, also known for access barking. Despite this dog was bred to hunt, this is very friendly and devoted dog and reliable with children and other pets.

Why Finnish Spitz

1: Finnish Spitz is larger and powerful than Poms.
2: It's suitable for farm and yard living.

Pomeranian vs Finnish Spitz

Pomeranian vs Finnish Spitz

Pomeranian vs Finnish Spitz

 PomeranianFinnish Spitz

Origin

Germany, Poland

Finland

Height

7 - 12 Inches

‎15 - 20 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

7 - 13 Kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

12 – 14 Years

8: Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund is a medium-size dog of Spitz group, native to Finland. Finnish Lapphund was used for herding reindeer and participate as a hunting companion. This dog was developed by Sami tribes, by hybridization between wolf and dog and reflect the hunting Tallent of wolves.

Why Finnish Lapphund

1: An energetic, athletic and sturdy dog that looks like a Pomeranian that make a great hunting companion, also reliable with family and children.
2: Larger and stronger than Pomeranian and fit to farm or yard living.

Pomeranian Vs Finnish Lapphund

Pomeranian Vs Finnish Lapphund


Pomeranian vs Finnish Lapphund

 PomeranianFinnish Lapphund

Origin

Germany, Poland

Finland

Height

7 - 12 Inches

17 - 20 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

15 – 24 Kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

12 – 14 Years

9: Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel is a small Companion and Toy Dog, originated from Tibet. Though Its not a spaniel dog, basically this is a member of toy dogs like Lhasa Apso. Despite of its small size, this is an energetic and very active and alert dog which is courageous and devoted that make a good watch dog.

Why Tibetan spaniel

1: Tibetan spaniel can adopt the extreme cold climate.

Pomeranian Vs Tibetan Spaniel

Pomeranian Vs Tibetan Spaniel

Pomeranian Vs Tibetan Spaniel

Pomeranian Vs Tibetan Spaniel

 PomeranianTibetan Spaniel

Origin

Germany, Poland

Tibet

Height

7 - 12 Inches

9 - 10 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

4.1 – 6.8 Kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

12 – 15 Years

10: Long Haired Chihuahua

Long Haired Chihuahua

Long Haired Chihuahua

Long Haired Chihuahua

Long Haired Chihuahua is a small, devoted and protective dog, originated from Mexico and classified to toy dog breed. Despite of its small size, Long Haired Chihuahua is very courageous and protective of his family and owner, also its reserved and aloof with strangers. This dog is extremely intelligent and behave as it is trained, but they can be provoked easily and not suitable for homes with small children.

Why Long Haired Chihuahua

1: Only toy dog which is sightly smaller than Poms.
2: Can adopt warm and humid climate.

Pomeranian Vs Long Haired Chihuahua

Pomeranian Vs Long Haired Chihuahua

Pomeranian Vs Long Haired Chihuahua

Pomeranian Vs Long Haired Chihuahua

 PomeranianLong Haired Chihuahua

Origin

Germany, Poland

Mexico

Height

7 - 12 Inches

6 - 10 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

1.8 – 2.7 Kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

12 - 20 Years

11: Samoyed

Samoyed

Samoyed

The Samoyed

The Samoyed s a medium to large sized dog that looks like a member of Spitz group, but basically its a herding dog, originated from the Siberian region of Russia. This is a strong, hardy, intelligent dog that makes an excellent companion and working dog. Samoyed got its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia, the Samoyedic herders groomed this dog to hunt reindeers.

Why Samoyed

1: A dog giant herding dog that look like spitzs.
2: A strong and independent dog that can survive extreme cold weather.

Pomeranian Vs Samoyed

Pomeranian Vs Samoyed

Pomeranian Vs Samoyed

 PomeranianSamoyed

Origin

Germany, Poland

Russia, Siberia

Height

7 - 12 Inches

19 - 24 Inches

Weight

1.9 – 3.5 kg

23 - 29 Kg

Life Span

12 - 16 Years

12 – 14 years

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 ARADHYA

Comments

ARADHYA (author) on September 02, 2020:

Dear Dog lover,

Your experience is more of an unfortunate experience than an experience with a Pomeranian, I believe its nothing to do with the dog breed.

And hope you still love your Pom?

Dog lover on September 02, 2020:

I didn’t know there were so many dogs that look like a Pomeranian! Good choice for an article.

Someone gave me a Pomeranian when I was living off campus sharing a duplex with a married couple who were also students. They gave the dog away because it was an incessant barker at strangers or guests. She would run under the couch and people would Say why is your couch barking at me.

This dog would sneak into my roommates’ bedroom and steal his wife’s bras and under pants, bring them into my bedroom and put them under my bed.

I never knew this until my girlfriend decided to clean up my bedroom and found a bras and panties under my bed!

I was at a loss for words to convince her I knew nothing about them when my roomate’s wife came in the room and declared that they were hers and she’d been wondering where they went.

Not long after that I gave the dog to someone else. A beautiful dog but just too much the diva for me.