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Pomeranians

Posted On August - 17 - 2011

The Pomeranian is a very fluffy and loving dog. It is very intelligent and the small in their breed. They are the most independent when it comes to their kind also they love affection coming from their owners. It is always full of energy, curious and keen on learning new things all the time. Because of their brightness they can be very easy to train and learn how to be obedient.

The Pomeranian is also known as Pom who has its origins in the Spritz breed which was used a long time ago in Europe to herd sheep. It was created in Prussia and the first dogs were heavier, about 30 pounds, and larger than the dog we know today. They started to get smaller during the range of Queen Victoria 1800s because she wanted a smaller version so she starts breeding them. Before you know it they started to be about 4 or 5 pounds heavier. The Pomeranian makes a suitable companion because it likes the affection coming from people, it is a good watch dog and because of its agility.

Appearance
The Pomeranian is a small and fluffy dog, with dark eyes, almond shaped and with a cute tail. The fur of the dog can be found in the following colors: red, black, orange, cream and white. You can find it in a mix of colors such as black and white or white and brown. The dog is a constant shredder but the undercoat sheds only twice a year.

Size
The breed can weigh between 3 and 7 pounds and can reach about 12 inches in length. Because they are very small they cannot accept to get overweight which is why they must have a constant healthy diet.

A Pomeranian can live a very long time, up to 15 years. They are very active dogs so doing exercises, walking or playing is a must. Because they have such a rich fur they must be brushed every day. Pomeranian newborns are very small and fragile so they need to be delivered through caesarian most of the time. The dog can develop diseases such as heart problems, skin infections, eye problems and dislocated knee-caps. It is recommended that they eat dry food because they lose their teeth from a very early age.

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