Pomeranian - Dog Breed, Physical Characteristics, Behavior, Care, About Dog, Toy, Mini, Spitz and Lulu
The Pomeranian dog is one of the most elegant and appreciated by lovers of small breeds. Their size and coat make them like precious stuffed animals, eager to offer many pampering and company moments to their owners.
If you are considering acquiring a Pomeranian breed dog, it is convenient that you inform yourself in advance of some aspects that will help you to understand yourself better so that your coexistence is fantastic.
Next about Pomeranian , we mention the most significant curiosities :
1. The Pomeranian does not exceed 3.5 kg in weight and, unlike what happens in other breeds, females weigh more than males (approximately 1.5 kg on average).
2. It is characterized by having abundant medium length hair, the color of which combines a wide range of ocher, cream, orange and brown.
3. The origin of the Pomeranian dog goes back to the Arctic and is associated with the sled dogs, of greater size and corpulence. Its arrival in Europe occurs through the Pomeranian region, located in northern Poland and Germany. The different crosses to which they were subjected managed to reduce their dimensions, to the point of becoming a highly demanded race by the English nobles, the Queen of England herself being its greatest ambassador.
4. Despite its weakness for sitting on the lap of its owners and allowing itself to be carried in its arms, the Pomeranian is an active dog, which adapts perfectly to small spaces and appreciates games and short walks.
5. Normally, she enjoys a strong and protective temperament, which makes her always maintain an alert attitude that she usually manifests through barking. Her temperament is usually reserved and leads her to initially distrust the company of strangers, although as contact with them increases, her level of affection and affection is immeasurable.
6. As in most small dog breeds, Pomeranian metabolism is very fast. That is, it has a smaller stomach and burns energy at a very high rate. This means that you need to eat a small amount of dog food, but more often. Hence, it is necessary to provide a type of diet that contains the necessary nutrients (calories and protein), with a kibble size that is appropriate to the characteristics of your mouth.
7. This breed of dog is considered fragile and delicate. It shows a certain predisposition to suffer patellar dislocations and dysplasia’s, so it is important not to subject this breed of dog to excessive efforts, and it is recommended to carry out periodic monitoring with the help of a veterinarian.
8. At the level of care, it is necessary to carry out a daily brushing routine from an early age to avoid forming tangles in the coat. Keep in mind that the Pomeranian has a double coat of fur (one longer and thicker, and one shorter and woolly), which usually sheds in spring and autumn. Brushing helps loosen accumulated dead hair, and generate less fall during molting times.
9. It is also advisable to explore their ears with some regularity and go to the vet if the dog shows symptoms of discomfort. Nail cutting is another task that requires dedication. Being a breed of dog that is not used to wearing down its nails through play in parks, they tend to grow and can even hurt you.
10. Finally, as is usual in small dog breeds, you should start the daily tooth cleaning routine of your Pomeranian once the dog has reached approximately 7 months (at which point all of its milk will have been replaced by its definitive structure), in order to prevent it from developing dental diseases in the medium term. Small dogs fit their 42 definitive teeth in a smaller space than larger dogs, so the predisposition to accumulate plaque and tartar is greater, with the consequences that result from it.
Believe it or not, this breed of dog pulled sleds in its origins, the Pomeranian Lulu was the favorite dog in countries like Iceland or Lapland for work, due to its great strength. It was with the passing of the years and with a lot of selective breeding work that its size was reduced to levels never imagined, reaching the current Toy.
The Pomeranian toy dog has become very famous worldwide thanks to Boo, a Pomeranian adopted by a facebook employee who has more than twelve million followers spread all over the world.
But not only Boo has, It is a breed that is in high demand due to its fabulous characteristics, character and appearance. We will explain everything you need to know about this breed, from its essential care and qualities to its price.
Physical characteristics of the Pomeranian breed
Although in ancient times it was a medium-sized dog with great bulk, nowadays breeders have only followed the breeding line of the Pomeranian mini, also known as the Pomeranian Toy or Dwarf Spitz.
The Pomeranian Toy or mini must have a weight of between one and three kilos, a height of between sixteen and thirty centimeters and a long fluffy hair, very similar to that of a stuffed animal. The range of colors can vary greatly, the white Lulú Pomeriana is the most demanded so it is also the one with the most expensive price, economically speaking.
However, the most widespread is the brown Pomeriana toy, with or without black accents on its fur. Full brown or brown and white mix, it should be noted that all colors are admitted in the pedigree register of this breed without being a mark of difference between original and purity.
Due to its small size and excellent character, it can be perfectly adapted to an urban life living in a small-sized mound as well as to a country life on a large farm. We could say that it is an all-terrain race, with an average life expectancy of about fifteen years. Some specimens live many more years due to a healthy life and a healthy diet.
Pomeranian mini dog behavior
If this breed stands out for something besides its beautiful physical appearance, it is for its enviable friendly character. The character of the Pomeriana mini is characterized by being a peaceful, happy, playful and very intelligent dog.
It is also outgoing and social with other dogs, people and animals (like other pets), ideal for homes with children since it will play and respect them, while protecting them from strangers. It is not an aggressive dog but it will alert us with its barking if it observes something strange.
As a defect, we could say that if it is not properly educated it can become a dog that barks excessively, with the inconveniences that this implies (noise). Something that has an easy solution by following these tips:
How to prevent a dog from barking excessively
Although at general levels, the Pomeranian toy is a practically perfect small dog, rooted in his family and capable of making the best of our smiles, a love.
How do you behave with children?
The character of the Lulu Pomeranian with children is enviable, very social, playful and respectful. So we must make sure to educate the children so that they don't hurt them if they want to, with the games, since it is small.
If you were wondering if your kids and the dog would get along, the answer is yes. The Pomerania mini is a very familiar dog that adapts very easily to any environment.
What care does a Pomeranian dog need?
Although the Pomeranian is a dog that can boast of good health at a general level, it will be necessary to carry out a series of basic cares. This breed has a long and pompous coat, which will require three or four weekly brushings, being recommended if it is possible to brush it once a day.
THE Pomeranian with short hair does not require so much care, but do not be fooled as it does not exist. The Short-Haired Pomeranian is a normal Pomeranian who has been through a good hairdressing session, nothing more. Thanks to its coat of hair and the help of a good hairdresser, we can give it that much-demanded look of panda or lion.
The weak point of this breed is its eyes, which can acquire infections that are easy to treat and cure like conjunctivitis. Something that should not worry us excessively if we carry out the recommended veterinary reviews for any breed. You can learn more about this type of infection from:
Symptoms of conjunctivitis in dogs
On a physical level the Pomeranian does not require great care, with several walks a day so that you can relieve yourself and play with other dogs or let off steam running outdoors will be more than enough. Never force this breed to exercise because it is not prepared for it despite their ancestors.
How are Pomeranian puppies?
Puppies of the Pomeranian breed are really small, so we must be extremely careful with them. They must remain with their mother until weaning, that is, until they are at least three months old.
This breed of dog, due to its small size, only have one, two or three puppies at most per litter. Pomeriana puppies are like little stuffed animals, eager to play and have a good time.
They barely reach a kilo of weight when they are three months old, so we must be very careful with them and avoid that children can accidentally damage them. They are very sensitive even as adults, but especially when they are so young.
How do I know if my Pomeranian is pure?
You can look at various characteristics of the physique to determine the purity of the breed, but it will be the pedigree certificate that guarantees the originality of the dog. And knowing that it is a crime to falsify it, no breeder will offer certificates of dubious origin.
However, if in addition to the pedigree you want to check your Pomeranian toy to see if it is pure, you can look at these qualities and characteristics:
Its weight should not exceed three kilos (more in overweight specimens).
It should not be large, a maximum of thirty centimeters at the withers.
Its head is assimilated to that of a lion and its hair is long, fine and silky, very pompous.
How much does a Pomeranian Toy cost?
Depending on the dog breeder you go to and the area where you live, its price can vary greatly. In Spain, in the community of Madrid you can find Pomeranian Toy hatcheries whose price ranges around five hundred euros, as an example.
We recommend adopting a Pomeranian mini in any animal protector, since we do not promote breeding, buying or selling. So we ask that before making a decision, you visit the protector of your city and see all the dogs of small breeds.
Pomeranian, Pomeranian Toy, Mini, Spitz or Lulu?
Actually the original name of the breed is Pomeranian, although depending on the region where it is consulted, it can derive in Lulu Pomerania, Spitz or Pomeranian Toy - Mini. But they are all the same race, under different names. The Terrier denomination is not correct in this breed.
If you are looking for a small dog with a happy, loving and playful character, then without a doubt the Pomeranian is an excellent candidate. Suitable for any size home with or without small children.
It does not require great care and its maintenance is economical, however it is highly recommended to give it a high quality diet to avoid possible health problems typical in poorly fed dogs.
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