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Pomeranian

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #21
Name Pomeranian
Other names Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers
Origin Germany Poland
Breed Group Toy (AKC:1888)Companion Breeds (UKC)
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament ActiveExtrovertedFriendlyIntelligentLivelyPlayfulSociable
Height 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Weight 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Colors BlackBlack & TanBlueBrownGrayOrangeRedWhite
Litter Size 2-5 puppies
Puppy Price Average $600 - $800 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 5 stars
Barking Tendencies 4 starsFrequent
Cat Friendly 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and shy toward strangers.
Dog Friendly 3 stars
Exercise Needs 2 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 3 starsHypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 starsRanking: #23
Playfulness 4 stars
Shedding Level 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Trainability 4 starsEasy Training: Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.
Watchdog Ability 3 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Cooper Daisy
02 Duke Sadie
03 Toby Chloe
04 Jack Layla
05 Tucker Zoey
06 Dexter Gracie
07 Oliver Sasha
08 Winston Abbie
09 Marley Molly
10 Zeus Callie
Overview

The Pomeranian is a small, square-proportioned, miniature spitz with a cobby, rounded body. It shares the spitz characteristics of small ears, double coat and curled tail. It has an alert, foxlike expression. Its gait is smooth and free with good reach and drive. The soft thick undercoat combined with the longer harsh outer coat, standing off from the body, combine to give the dog a unique puffy appearance. This look is further accentuated by the thick ruff and a head carriage that is naturally up-gazing.

Bouncy, bold and busy, the Pomeranian makes the most of every day. It is curious, playful, self-confident (even cocky) and attentive, ever ready for a game or adventure. It is reserved toward strangers. Some can be aggressive toward other dogs. Some bark a lot.

History
The Pomeranian got its name from the region of Pomerania, which is now the area of Germany and Poland, where it was developed from the ancient Spitz breeds. The original Pomeranians were much larger, weighing up to 30 pounds, and worked as sheep herders. Marie Antoinette, Emile Zola, Mozart and Queen Victoria all owned Pomeranians. In 1870 the Kennel Club in England first recognized them as a breed. In 1888 Queen Victoria began breeding and showing the dogs. It was she who started breeding them down in size, making the breed very popular in England. The Pomeranian was first recognized by the AKC in 1888. Some of the Pom's talents include: watchdog, agility and performing tricks. Poms make superior circus performers.
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Small dog breeds, Toy dog breeds , White dog breeds , Fluffy dog breeds , P