When we think of adopting a dog, we imagine a cute fur ball to play around with. Since dogs are the most commonly chosen animals when it comes to pets, there are various breeds you can choose from. And if cute fur balls are a must for you, you should definitely consider adopting or buying a Pomeranian. However, you should know that Pomeranians are more than just fur balls and have been around for centuries. So if you are planning to adopt a Pomeranian puppy, it will help you be a better pet parent if you know more about the breed.
Since this article is all about Pomeranians, we think a good place would be to start with their history, origin, and rise in popularity. Given the fact that Pomeranians are famous for their thick coat of fur, it is safe to assume that they have origins in cold regions, especially the Arctic. Pomeranians are assumed to be closely related to the Spitz dogs. After some breeding, there was a change in their size. They were named Pomeranians because of the region of Pomerania, which is now a part of West Germany and Poland.
During the 1800s, Queen Victoria spotted these cute little dogs on an official visit and decided to bring a few of them back home with her. She then paraded them in the community which resulted in their increasing popularity. In fact, Pomeranians were considered the best show dogs due to their looks and agility. And Queen Victoria is also said to have won a few competitions and shows in her time. Pomeranians were also famous in the artistic community. Mozart and Chopin have dedicated songs to Pomeranians. Now you know what it means when people say that Pomeranians aren’t just basic lap dogs.
Let us now talk about a few things you should know before getting home a Pomeranian.
- Pomeranians are small dogs when you compare them to other popular breeds around the globe. The maximum height of your Pomeranian will be between 6 to 7 inches. And the weight of Pomeranians may vary between 3 to 7 pounds. You can easily carry Pomeranians around in your arms regardless of their age. We believe the petite size of these dogs is what makes them so special.
- Pomeranians are said to be one of the most expressive breeds of dogs. They have a thick fur coat and are often double coated. According to certain surveys, there are over 23 color options when it comes to choosing the color of the fur of a Pomeranian.
- Pomeranians may look tiny, but these feisty dogs have the personality of the big boys. Don’t underestimate them because of their size. Pomeranians are an intelligent breed and are aware of the things that happen around the. Even when you take them out for a walk, you will notice that they are pretty confident and aren’t intimidated very easily by the things and creatures around them.
- When you bring home Pomeranian puppies, they will initially only need regular baths and brushing. However, with age, the coat needs to be looked after more diligently. It is always better to take the Pomeranians to professional groomers as regularly as possible. These groomers will give the Poms a haircut, will trim their nails, and clean them thoroughly.
- Pomeranians require proper training right from a very young age. Their feisty nature and petite size make them easy targets for other dogs and animals around. The most important part of the training is that they need to respond, calm down, and come to you when called upon.
- Pomeranians are often known as lap dogs and indoor dogs, but let that not confuse you into thinking that they are not physically active. They love playing around and socializing with dogs their own size.
- The life expectancy of a healthy Pomeranian is anything between 12 to 16 years. However, as pet parents, you need to make sure that you educate yourself about common illnesses in this breed. Also, make it a point to take your Pomeranian for regular vet visits. You should also consider investing in a pet insurance policy.
Pomeranians are perfect family dogs and look cute in pictures. These feisty powerhouses of dogs will definitely be the perfect addition to your household. Nevertheless, remember, adopt, and don’t shop.