The Pomeranian (Pom) is named for the region of Western Europe that is part of Eastern Germany and Northern Poland. They are considered a part of the popular Toy dog breed group.

The Pom is an intelligent and devoted dog. They enjoy activity and are easily trained. This makes them a great family pet (but not for the younger children as they can get nervous and snappy upon too much attention). They will fit in nicely with a family that is home a lot but enjoy activity. And they will take on the role of watchdog as they are very alert.

They are attractive dogs with a thick, long coat; small, upright pointed ears; a feathered tail that fans out across its back; a cute little snout; come in a variety of colours; weigh just 3-7 pounds (1-3kg); and stand 7-12 inches (18-30 cm). It is possible to have one that is significantly larger (i.e. 15 pounds)

Like other toy dogs, they have gained popularity among the stars. Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie and Hilary Duff have all been spotted out with theirs.

Keep your pet safe by making sure it is well trained. Be firm so it knows you are the boss. Despite their small stature they are not afraid of other dogs. In fact, you may have to protect your pet Pomeranian from getting involved with larger dogs! Good training will help you keep your pet out of trouble.

Their average age is 13 years but they have been known to live as long as 20 years with good care. Proper nutrition and regular veterinary check ups are essential (for any dog!). Grooming is also important. You will need to brush it weekly to prevent matting and pay close attention to its oral health.

The Pomeranian is a Toy Dog Breed

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