Family: spitz, Northern (companion)
Area of origin: Germany
Original function: companion
Average size of male: Ht: 8-11, Wt: 3-7
Average size of female: Ht: 8-11, Wt: 3-7
Other names: none
Pomeranian Dog Temperament
Bouncy, bold and busy, the Pomeranian makes the most of every day. He is curious, playful, self-confident (even cocky) and attentive, ever ready for a game or adventure. Some bark a lot.
Pomeranian Dog Care
The Pomeranian is active but diminutive, needing daily exercise but able to meet his needs with indoor games or short walks. Although he has a warm coat, he is too small and too family-oriented to live as an outdoor dog. His double coat needs brushing twice weekly, more when shedding.
Pomeranian Dog Health
Major concerns: patellar luxation
Minor concerns: open fontanel, hypoglycemia, shoulder luxation, PRA, entropion
Occasionally seen: tracheal collapse, PDA
Suggested tests: knee, eye, (cardiac)
Life span: 12-16 years