About The Pomeranian Breed
Living with Pomeranians
Pomeranians are generally easy to keep, although some are fine eaters. They don’t seem to have obesity, perhaps because of their healthy disposition. The double coat requires regular treatment once or twice a week with daily sessions during the shedding season.
Although they are small, Pomeranians require daily exercise and flourish on training. They’re really smart, and they love learning tricks and performing. Poms usually get along well with other dogs, but care must be used when combining any toy breed with large breeds that could unintentionally hurt a toy dog. They do very well when they are raised with children; if not, they may be reserved. Children should be informed that these smaller dogs cannot be as robust as bigger breeds, and encounters should be controlled.
Pomeranians are great watchdogs with their warning personality and a willingness to bark. They make really good companions for the elderly because of their alertness and their small size.
Well looked after Pomeranians have a life span of mostly 12 to 19 years. Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome and occasionally hip dysplasia are a significant issue for Pomeranians, although the condition is hardly found in this small breed (although rare in this small breed). Patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart abnormality, and colla, a deteriorating trachea in Pomeranians, however, have been severe issues.
In young females, dry eye and tear duct disorders may occur and sometimes cause blindness. Skin diseases, notably allergies that often lead to acute wet dermatitis or ‘hot spots’ and follicular dysplasia are also very common, also known as alopecia X). Hypothyroidism, epilepsy, as well as hypoglycemia, are other conditions that arise frequently. Hydrocephalus in Pomeranian puppies may sometimes occur, as well as luxating patella (slipping kneecap). Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), a debilitating eye condition, and cataracts that clouds the eye lens, can all lead to impaired vision.
Many toy breeds are prone to acute episodes of reverse sneezing, a spasm occasioned by an irritation of the soft palate, and bad teeth, Pomeranians are no exception to this. Pomeranians are to be trained not to mingle close to people’s feet this is vital as they can be stepped on resulting in fatal injuries on their delicate bodies, due to their loyal nature they tend to follow their owners from room to room. The Pomeranian should be taken care of as your pet as you would to a toddler. Leave doors locked, if necessary, block the rooms off. This will prevent them from getting into trouble and away from objects they’re not allowed to put in their mouths. Daily brushing and grooming are required to keep their coat beautiful. Pomeranians also have serious teeth issues, so one will need to clean them not less than three times a week. Feed them a high-quality diet that is suitable for their ages. Start exercising them daily, but at first, do not overdo it.
Personality and Behavior
Pomeranians are usually perky, polite dogs. They don’t seem to know that they’re tiny in size and sometimes they’re going to target big dogs or at least at times threaten them verbally.
Pomeranians are energetic little dogs who need exercise every day even if it’s just a stroll around the road. They are very intelligent and have a high success rate in obedience contests despite a slight independent spirit. As they mature, they are more likely to completely lap dogs. Pomeranians are also great to alert and warning dogs and may be prone to excessive barking. They gravitate to be fine with children, but toddlers need to be informed that these are small dogs and are not as strong as larger breeds. Pomeranians are really sweet, playful, and energetic. Pomeranians are a very protective breed and love to be around their owners. They are really smart and they are easily educated. In Stanley Coren’s “The Intelligence of Dogs” they rate 23rd, being of outstanding intelligence in work/obedience. Pomeranians socialize well with other dogs, livestock, and individuals. Pomeranians are extroverted and will only unnecessarily develop the tendency of barking if the conduct is rewarded with begging for food. They prefer to search for cooler areas due to their long double-coat, and it is not unusual to find them lying down on a cold floor or rough surface.
Many people assume that the Pomeranian is a lap dog. They are highly obedient and will sit or lie at the feet of an owner, but they typically tend not to be over-handled. Pomeranians should not be able to run free and should either be kept in some kind of yard or inside on a leash or enclosed. Typically, they tend to be successful with children from the age of 3+ if they are raised with them from the beginning. They do well in condominiums and apartments due to their size but are capable of adjusting to almost any situation or climate.
The Pomeranian “sports” breed started to be shown in the arena” around the 1890s and was around 10 pounds. The Pomeranian’s size has since decreased to 3-4 pounds. The Pomeranian has become one of the most common dog breeds throughout the last 10 years, usually in the top 15 of the registered A.K.C. dog breeds. The Pomeranian has now become an “accessory” or a “prop” for many individuals in recent years, particularly women and particularly celebrities. This breed also appears on television programs and advertisements frequently. The gangly nature of this dog, ease of treatment in terms of its stature, and remarkably good temperament make for a really friendly dog. A good Pomeranian, due to the extreme positive characteristics of the breed, makes it a common pet and its owners find it a prize.