Its breed name gives homage to Pomerania, an area now considered part of northern Germany and Poland.
This Nordic breed originally weighed between 20 and 30 pounds, had both herding and sledding abilities, and is still characterized by its harsh double coat. Queen Victoria is credited with its miniaturization and popularization during her reign of England.
Although their former reputation is for favouring a particular person of the household, today’s Pomeranians are truly gregarious. They are pleased to become a member of your family and happy to serve as your best companion! They are playful throughout their lives, but are also happy to curl up and remain in your lap. Their territorial nature and loyalty will alert you to any unusual disturbance or intruders to your household. They have a strong desire to please, but can remain stubborn should they see fit. Their social nature among themselves makes it easy and interesting to own more than just one.
Alert & Inquisitive The Pomeranian is an extrovert, exhibiting great intelligence and a vivacious spirit, making him a great companion dog as well as a competitive show dog.
The Pom is a compact, short-backed, active toy dog. He has a soft, dense undercoat with a profuse harsh-textured outer coat.
His signature is a heavily plumed tail that is set high and lies flat on his back. He is alert in character, exhibits intelligence in expression, is buoyant in deportment, and is inquisitive by nature.
The Pomeranian is cocky, commanding, and animated as he gaits.
The average weight of the Pomeranian is from 3 to 7 pounds, with the ideal weight for the show specimen being 4 to 6 pounds.
He is medium-boned and feels sturdy. The eyes are dark, bright, medium in size, and almond-shaped. The coat is abundant from the neck and fore part of shoulders and chest, forming a frill which extends over the shoulders and chest.
The head and leg coat is tightly packed and shorter in length than that of the body. The front legs and back thighs are well-feathered in coat.