The Pomeranian (or Pom) is a small dog breed of European origin. Poms are cute little dogs with thick, long and silky coat that can be styled in many different ways, from noble to adorable. Teddy Bear Poms have made dog lovers throughout the world go crazy over them. In this article, more information about these lovely dogs will be revealed, including their characteristics and temperament.
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Characteristics of purebred Pomeranians
Modern Pomeranians are quite small in size, with a height ranging from 15 to 25 cm and a weight from 1.3 to 4 kg. It is classified as a toy size (small breeds with a height of less than 25 cm). Some Poms can be up to 35 cm tall and weigh up to 6 kg, but this lineage is not widely bred and less popular.
Pomeranians have a well-proportioned body with large upright ears and round eyes. Most Poms have a small and sharp snout, which is very fox-like, and a bright and gentle face. Some others, with shorter snouts and a gentle doll-like face, are called Teddy Bear Poms. These Poms can have their fur trimmed neatly for a rounder and chubbier face, or have them grow naturally to look like stuffed toys.
They have a double coat, with a long, thick and rough outer layer and a thin, soft and warm inner layer. The fur around the neck and the chest is thicker and longer than one at other body parts. Pomeranians can come in various colors: red, orange, cream, white, blue, brown, black, … or a mix of white – black, white – yellow,… Their tail is furry and often curled over the back
Temperament of the Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is a typical case of “small dog syndrome” (small dogs that are pampered to much that they become needy and difficult) because since their first appearance, Poms have always been loved and raised by elite owners. They hardly have to work but are still given special treatments, good foods and luxurious rooms,… To avoid this syndrome, you need to be strict with them from when they are small.
Pomeranians are quite mischievous and energetic. They are very intelligent, curious and easy to train (if you train them since small). Despite their naughty nature, they are affectionate and docile. With the right training, they are friendly with children and other pets.