Showing posts with label Pomeranian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pomeranian. Show all posts

Monday, October 30, 2017

All About POMERANIAN DOG Breed Characteristics And Highlights

A Pomeranian.
A Pomeranian. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Pomeranians are the smallest member of the Spitz family of dogs. Poms are 7 to 12 inches tall and weigh 3 to 7 pounds. They got their name from the province of Pomerania, in Germany. They became popular when Queen Elizabeth presented her Pomeranians in a conformation show. And it was the very first time that these dogs are ever to be shown.

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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

POMERANIAN - Dogs of the World

Pomeranian - Dogs of the World

Sunday, September 11, 2016

History of the POMERANIAN

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.

Chester Pomeranian
Photo  by thepeachpeddler 

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  the  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 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.