The Pomeranian was originally developed in the province of Pomerania with the main purpose of being the perfect companion dog for families. The average height of a Pomeranian is 7 inches to 1 foot weighing about 4 to 7 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
Originally developed to be a companion dog the Pomeranian is a small dog with a big soul. He is very affectionate and loving with everyone that he encounters and he is in a constant need of affection. This breed is very intelligent and quite easy to train so this shouldn’t be a concern. The Pomeranian loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many other fun games for dogs. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Pomeranian is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog that will always follow your commands.
Pomeranian is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Pomeranian is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Pomeranian, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Pomeranian was originally developed in a province called Pomerania and was obtained from the ancient Spitz breeds of the northern countries. One of the closest relative to the Pomeranian dog is the Norwegian Elkhound as well as the German Spitz, the American Eskimo Dog, the Schipperke and a few other breeds.