The most iconic dogs to ever exist and one of the leading dogs to showcase their values to the world, the Pomeranians don’t lack any fans when it comes to their fashion statement. This dog is one of those few dogs that look good in almost everything.
Nobility, royalty, and the commoner runs in its veins, and the intricate work of the breeders to keep its bloodline pure is evident more than ever after hundreds of years of dilution in some way or another.
They are the cuddly plushies of the dog world. And they do deliver in their charms and behavior.
These are the blood and sweat of the most dedicated breeders. And they don’t lack in the amazing facts department.
History of Pomeranians
Pomeranian’s ancestors were sled dogs similar to the spitz-type of dogs. Very hardy and gruff to their bones.
Pomeranians were hunter dogs made into sled pulling machines for human transport. The exact origin is lost in time and translation, but it’s said to have come from Lapland and Iceland. It’s said to have evolved to the small size we know today in Pomerania, a very important part of an area of the baltic sea.
The Pomerania region is further divided between Germany and Poland. So these dogs’ ancestors were very popular back then between these two countries. And their fame grew further as time went on.
Appearance and physical properties of Pomeranians
Pomeranians are one of the oddest-looking dogs. They look like lions had unholy matrimony with Chihuahuas. They are small and look like a bullet with crazy-looking hair to add. And have a feisty temper to fully complement their sizes. Pomeranians are also known as designer dogs and teddy bear dogs for their cute round faces and fluffy fur.
Pomeranians grow up to 7 inches to make them equivalent to a miniature-sized dog. And they still have a toy version, which is far tinier than the standard size. They almost weigh about nothing, from 3 to 7 pounds. This size has piqued the fascination of women and made it so it can be transported inside their handbags.
These dogs have a longer life span compared to most dogs; 12 to 16 years might seem like the same as 12 to 15 years of most other dogs.
It is, in fact, a significant increase in their lifespans because one human year is equivalent to 15 years of a Pomeranian’s life. This is nearly one and a half decades of living more than the people around you.
Facial and body structure
Pomeranians have a fox-like facial structure. And have beady pitch-black eyes, with a small pointy nose that points upwards. The ears are rounded like a mouse and have a mane like a lion.
The body is short with a longer back. The legs are tiny for the size of the dogs, leading to shorter strides when walking. Their tails are brush-like and almost always lay on the back of the dog’s body.
They have double coats with thick and long hair. The texture of these coats is rough. Pomeranian coats come in creme, white, hazel, brown, double colors, and even patterns can be observed in their coats.
Pomeranians are proud dogs with very strong and thick skin. They love to play around and follow their owners. They are mischievous and often win the heart of everyone they meet.
They are one of the most loving dogs you will have the chance to meet.
Pomeranians need to be groomed every other day to keep their coats clean and frilly.
They need to be brushed with a pin brush and remove any mats every week. Their nails need to be frequently trimmed too. And get the dog groomed every 4 to 6 weeks just to make sure it’s in tip-top shape.
Pomeranians are purebred dogs with a lot of health-related issues. It is one of the hardest dog breeds to maintain relatively good health throughout their lives.
The most common are hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, heart failure, luxating patellas, seizures, and collapsing tracheas, among many other diseases.
This dog needs frequent checkups from the vets to stay healthy.
Pomeranians are very hardy and smart dogs. They deserve the attention given to them.