|Pomeranian - Dogs of the World|
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Pomeranian is a big name for a big dog. As huge as thirty pounds, the Pomeranian has been said to be very similar to the wolf Spitz in weight, hide and hair. This is not surprising since the Pomeranian originated from the bloodline of the Spitz dogs. The Spitz ’s are from Ireland and Lapland and were sled dogs.
The dog took its name from Pomerania which is located near the area that surrounds the Southern coast of the Baltic Sea. Pomerania has now become Germany and Poland. The dog was not given the name Pomerania because it was born there but more than likely it was in Pomerania that it had been breed to Smaller proportions. In its original (larger) form, the Pomeranian herded sheep and their gigantic form was even noticed in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century.
The Pomeranian had been established in the Kennel club in 1870. Queen Victoria of England had a Pomeranian. Her adored pet was named ''Marco'' which Queen Victoria brought back with her From Florence, Italy. Queen Victoria was highly regarded and loved by her people, as a result, Pomeranian’s became more in demand. What is also interesting is that the Queen preferred smaller Pomeranian’s to the larger breed. So, the populace started to want the smaller dogs also.
In about 1892, the dog was revealed in the United States in what was known as the miscellaneous class. However, it was in New York in 1900, that the Pomeranian started to be classified regularly.
The American Pomeranian Club has its initial specialty show in 1911. Now Pomeranian’s are smaller in size, but back then the original American champions were more substantial in bone. The Pomeranian’s had huge ears and was under six pounds.
However, the dogs had a type and excellent coat texture. Today, the Pomeranian have gentle temperaments, with energetic spirits, and are well-built animals. They also have a wealth of hair, unlike in the past.
The Pomeranian is a very comical type of dog. Its comics will keep you laughing over and over again. I think these dogs have a 6th sense when it comes to this. They do just sweet spontaneous gestures you can’t help put a smile on your face. Pomeranians don’t run they hop but with a very graceful style. They are cheerful and happy most of the time. They will make a child a very happy camper and a wonderful family pet.
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These dogs have a mind of their own but don't let their cuteness deceive you. They are curious about the world around them and are very alert. In their minds, they think that they are much larger than they really are, that is why sometimes they even attack much larger dogs. But, if they are properly socialized to other breeds, they generally get quite along with them.
Pomeranians have a wedge-shaped head with upright ears. Some people described them as "pansy, baby doll or fox-like". Their dark almond shaped eyes sparkle with inquisitiveness. And their noses can be the same color as their coats or can be dark. Their tails fan out over their back.
They come in a variety of colors: orange, red, white or black. Their double coat stands out from their body and has a luxurious ruff around their chest and neck. The coats look as though it is difficult to care for but the truth is it only needs regular brushing. Despite their small size, these dogs have a loud bark and they can be excellent watchdogs. They sometimes do not when to stop barking. It is best if you train them with a barking command.
Pomeranians make exceptional pets for older people and apartment dwellers. Because of their small size, they are not recommended to be around with families having small children in their homes. They are generally excellent in learning tricks but you must be firm and consistent in training them. They also have a lot of energy and enjoy going out for walks. They proudly hold their head up as they trot along. They love meeting with people and exploring new smells and sights.
Poms are trained in agility, obedience, and tracking. While some, are trained as hearing assistance dogs. They make great therapy pets and bring comfort to the sick and elderly in nursing homes and hospitals.
Some of their highlights are listed below:
• They are recommended to be crate-trained because they are very difficult to housetrain.
• High heat and humidity can cause them to be overheated and could possibly cause heat stroke.
• Although Pomeranians are small, they have a big dog attitude.
• They may develop bald spots in their beautiful coat as they get old.
Poms are generally very healthy dogs, but just like other breeds, they are also prone to other health conditions. Some of them can suffer from a variety of allergies. If you see them rubbing their face or licking their paws, suspect that they have an allergy and have them checked by vets. They are also prone to a variety of eye problems. These problems can appear in young adult dogs and could lead to blindness if not treated.
They are remarkably hearty and love to play. They are very active indoors and always love to learn new things. This pint-size companion is calm, quiet, friendly and easy to live with.