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The Pomeranian is a fluffy little dog from the toy category of dogs, originated from the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and Northwest Germany. Its a Spitz type dog descendant from of powerful wolf Spitz-type dogs of the Arctic, and shows the inherited agility, determination and will power of his ancestors and also called "The little dog who think he can".
Earlier the German Spitz and Pomeranians were considered the same dogs. since mid-1980’s, they were splited into three categories based on size,
- and Pomeranian
Pomeranian Breed Types (Based on Size and Weight)
The Pomeranian dogs are splited into three sub Categories, based on weight and size.
1: Miniature Pomeranian
2: Standard Pomeranian
3: Throwback Pomeranian
Miniature and Throwback Pomeranian is an an unofficial term, only standard Pomeranian is accepted as a pure breed.
Weight: 1 - 4 Pounds, Height: Less than 6 Inches
The Miniature Pomeranian is an unofficial term, this is a smaller version of Pomeranian that are popular and demanded. And seeing their increasing popularity and demand, many breeders are breeding them, now a days most of Pomeranian are wrongly bred. Miniature Pomeranian are also called,
- TeaCup Pomeranian
- Toy Pomeranian
- Pocket Pomeranian
- Micro Pomeranian
Weight: 3 - 7 Pounds, Height: 6 - 12 Inches
The Standard Pomeranian is the pure breed Pomeranian dog that is accepted by all major kennels.
According to the American Kennel Clubs, there are no separate size, types of Pomeranian. The Standard Pomeranian is accepted as a Pure breed Pomeranian.
Standard Pomeranian Size and Weight
Weight: 7 -20 Pounds, Height: 12 - 20 Inches
Throwback Pomeranian is an unofficial term, the dog that grow a lot bigger than a normal Pomeranian are called throwback. Such dogs are often mixed breed, and not recognized and accepted by any major Kennel.
Pomeranian Breed Types (Based on Face and Appearance)
Pomeranian dogs are splited into three sub types, based on to their facial structure and appearance. which are,
- Fox Face Pomeranian
- Teddy Bear Pomeranian
- And Baby Doll Pomeranian
Fox Face Pomeranian
The fox Pomeranian has a long pointed muzzle and short erected ears that give a fox-like appearance. Though their muzzle and ears look similar to a fox, but their eyes look different than foxes, whether fox has small and flat eyes, Pomeranian has bigger and rounded eyes.
Baby Doll Pomeranian
The "baby doll" Pomeranian's face and muzzle is shorter than fox face Pomeranian, but larger than teddy bear dogs. Which seems like a baby doll toy for the kids. It's considered as a pure breed Pomeranian.
The "Baby Doll Pomeranian" is accepted as a pure breed dog, the Fox Face and Teddy Bear Pomeranians are often considered a Mixed breed dogs.
Teddy Bear Pomeranian
The "Teddy Bear Pomeranian" has a much shorter face and muzzle, Compared to a fox-face and Teddy Bear Pomeranian Pomeranian. It has a compact face, short muzzle and snout, that appears like a Teddy bear.
Pomeranian Coat And Colors
The Pomeranian have abundant textured double coat, extending over the chest and shoulders and the top coat forms a ruff of fur on the neck, and fringe of feathery hair on the hindquarters.
They are available in various patterns and markings, the most common colors are is orange or red, gray and sable.
Characteristics and Temperament
The Pomeranian is alert in character, delightful, lively dog that exhibits intelligence in expression, being extroverted and inquisitive by nature.
Pomeranian is very energetic, intelligent and loyal and protective towards its human family and eager to learn and excels in obedience training. They are territorial dogs thus usually bark when they hear noises or suspect unusual.
Compatibility with Other Pets
Pomeranian is a playful and friendly dog but need early socialization and training, else can be aggressive with other dogs and companion animals to try to prove him alpha.
Compatibility with Children
Its a playful dog that is devoted to family and reliable with children. But it is suspicious and inquisitive by nature, who should be introduced carefully to strangers.
Pomeranian are one among the best choice of dogs, to live in apartment.
Pomeranian is a sturdy dog that need average grooming, good diet and appropriate exercise.
They have few health problems and need regular vet visit, the common health deases are luxating patellas (kneecaps that slip out of place), hypothyroidism, collapsing tracheas, congestive heart failure, seizures, and the genetic disease alopecia X, a skin condition colloquially known as "black skin disease", which causes the dog's skin to turn black and lose all or most of its hair.
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.
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