So you think you are leaning towards a Pomeranian for your new family addition…

AKC 22nd most popular dog breed in the USA.

Pomeranians are the little dogs with the BIG personality.

Several Big name Poms out there: Jiff, Boo and Giggy have helped grow the love for the breed.

 

Cute, feisty and furry, Pomeranians are intelligent and loyal to their families. Don’t let their cuteness fool you, however. These independent, bold dogs have minds of their own. They are alert and curious about the world around them.They love human companionship…

They love to cuddle…They love to be close to you (hence the lap dog term)….and they are expressive and show love to their human family members. In general, Pomeranians are loyal, intelligent, eager to learn and high energy (particularly young ones!).

There are some stereotypes about toy and small dog breeds in regard to barking. Now, it should be noted that all dogs bark…and many have a solid reason for doing so. With this being said, the toy Pomeranian is not a “barker”…he or she does not bark any more than any other breed.
Appearance:
General Appearance: The Pomeranian is a compact, short-backed, active toy dog of Nordic descent. The double coat consists of a short dense undercoat with a profuse harsh-textured longer outer coat. The heavily plumed tail is one of the characteristics of the breed. It is set high and lies flat on the 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. He is sound in composition and action.
Size standard vs teacup/micro sizes:Size, Proportion, Substance: Standard sizes range 7 to 10 pounds, Toy/Teacup sizes range 3.5 to 5 pounds, Teacup/Micro Sizes: 1.5 to pounds 2.75 Any dog over or under the limits is objectionable; however, overall quality should be favored over size. Proportion – The Pomeranian is a square breed with a short back. The ratio of body length to height at the withers being 1 to 1.
Overall Look:The double coat consists of a short dense undercoat with a profuse harsh-textured longer outer coat. The heavily plumed tail is one of the characteristics of the breed. It is set high and lies flat on the 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. He is sound in composition and action.
Pom Coat and Things you need to know:
Puppy Uglies:Great Article about this stage of development for pomeranians:http://www.petpom.com/pomeranian-puppy-uglies
What a strange description. Will it mean your puppy will actually turn out ugly? Definitely NOT! He may seem a little scraggly but still cute, in an initial period of time but never ugly.The Pomeranian is among the most beautiful of all dog breeds anywhere on the planet and its regarded as a necessary evil. Its simply one step along the path towards your beloved pets becoming the amazing fluffy dog that she or he will become in time.The coats of Pom pups are full, thick double coats that give them the general fluffy cotton ball look.The Puppy Uglies phase is just a period of growth all Poms go through. It will be more obvious in some than in others. In most Pomeranians, it will be a moderate to severe phase that can worry owners who may not be aware that its normal for this breed of puppy to shed so much fur.Within the puppys first year of life, the puppy coat is shed and the adult coat replaces it, giving the beloved puppy that lush full coat instead.
Grooming: Resources for great grooming sites for poms
Great Shampoos we recommend:
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Tear Stain Management:
Some of our favorite Pom Videos of our own pups <3