There is no secret that pets bring happiness in a lonely life and help to bring scatter pieces of life altogether. When we talk about pets, the first thing that comes to mind is a dog, but there are hundreds of breeds to choose from. Which one to choose is no less than a major task? Everything needs to be kept in mind like diet, size, daily expenses, care, and the list goes on. To cut the chase, we have bought you one of the best dog breeds Pomeranians. Wondering why we chose Pomeranians? Demystify our choice by reading further.
Some General Information
- The Pomeranian dog breeds are often referred to as Poms. They are a variant of the Spitz breed, and they are named after Pomerania, a region in northwest Poland and north East Germany of central Europe.
- It is classified as a toy breed because of its small size. Several royals have been known to have Pomeranians. In the 18th century, Queen Victoria had a very small Pomeranian, and as a consequence of this, the smaller variant of the breed became very popular.
- Overall, the Pomeranian dog is sturdy and similar to lively little balls of energy. However, they do have their challenges and health issues. Today we, the Pets Nurturing, are going to give you a comparative and qualitative study of the Pomeranian breed.
- Do Pomeranians Shed? It is the most general question that arises while deciding the breed, so the answer is minimum. With the regular brush, shedding is not a major issue. You can bathe the poms once or twice a week.
- Pomeranian dogs are also referred to as a toy dog due to its small size as it is around 5-11 inches height and weighs around 2-3.5 kgs. This tiny fur baby is very timid but sometimes confronts larger dogs without realizing that they are more powerful and bigger than it.
- They are really recognized with their fluffy double coat, prick ears, somewhat resemblance of the foxy face.
- Poms come in a variety of colors like black, brown, red, white, cream, blue, sable, spotted, or any combination of the above. It is a breed that is said to have the most color variations amongst all dog breeds
Breed Name: Pomeranian Origin: north-west Poland and north-east Germany Other Names: Zwergspitz, Deutscher Spitz, Dwarf-Spitz Weight: 2-3.5 kgs Lifespan: 12 to 16 years Temperament: Intelligent, playful, friendly, extroverted, active and social Notable feature: Natural upright ears
We would like to make a recommendation of 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. It is very necessary to feed them with quality dog food as it plays a major role in the nourishment and healthy growth of your dog. With the growing age, you can change the feeding amount based on size, build, activity level, and metabolism.
Care and Maintenance:
- They have a thick double coat that is not difficult to groom, but they do need regular grooming (Experts suggest that it be done daily to maintain the quality of the coat). Pomeranian dogs constantly shed, so trimming is also necessary within a period of one to two months.
- The Pomeranians have a very lively and playful temperament, which makes them love their humans with all their hearts, but this also makes them very possessive and, in turn, sulky when they do not get enough attention.
- They can get aggressive around other dogs and have a slight barking problem, but they are an intelligent breed that can be trained and socialized using proper training methods.
Grooming and Care Tips:
- Brushing: at least twice a week with a slicker brush with curved wire bristles.
- Bathing: As often as desired. Use a high-quality dog shampoo and a detangling conditioner if possible.
- After bath grooming: Use a dryer to dry your dog’s fur completely. Also, brush while you blow-dry the fur to avoid tangles.
- Watch out for their mats and get them sorted early with the slicker brush.
- Haircuts on a regular basis is a must.
Health and Diseases:
Let’s have a glimpse of the health and diseases related to Poms.
- The Pomeranian life span is between 12 to 16 years. With proper diet and exercise, you can allow your Pomeranian to live a healthy and disease-free life.
- The Pomeranian, despite its light build, suffers from a health problem called hip dysplasia. They are prone to get affected easily with diseases in their teeth, ear or eyes due to lack of proper grooming or routine care.
- They are also susceptible to early tooth loss, which is why it is preferable to feed them dry food. Luxating patella is the name of a common disease that affects this particular breed, which causes immense pain in the feet of the dog.
- Another condition is the tracheal collapse, which happens when the tracheal rings in the windpipe weaken and get crushed. The symptoms include a cough that sounds similar to the sound of a goose honking, an extreme dislike towards exercise, fainting spells. The symptoms become worse as the dog grows older.
- Pomeranians are also likely to suffer from alopecia or darkening of the skin due to pigmentation. This condition is often called black skin disease. This affects the males of the breed more than the females. Mostly this happens after or during puberty, but this can also occur at any other age.
- The Pomeranians also commonly suffer from a disease called cryptorchidism, which is the condition when one or both of the testicles fail to come down into the scrotum. This can only be treated by surgical removal.
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A big cheer for poms!
So, what do you think about black pomeranian or white pomeranian or any other colors? Aren’t they adorable? You will be amazed if you know that there are teacup Pomeranians to fit into your bag. They are cute, adorable, smart and most important loyal, who is ready to welcome you each evening with wagging tail and licking. For all the breed information, make sure to read Petsnurturing.