Pomeranian Breed Information and Photos

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These very small, personality-plus dogs are wonderful companions, and make good house pets. This page contains pomeranian breed information and photos.


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Breed Description: The Pomeranian is the smallest member of the German spitz breeds. Characteristics include a compact body, long, thick coat, a lion-like mane and a striking plumed tail. These little dogs are friendly and active. Their intelligence and docile, yet playful, temperament make them ideal companions.

Group: Toy Group

Purpose of Breed: Companion

Country of Origin: Germany

Average Size: Ranges from 8-12 inches and 4-5 1/2 pounds.

Color(s): Typically red, orange, white or cream, sable, brown, blue or black. Pomeranians could also be parti-colored.


Coat Type: Pomeranians are well-known for their double coat. The undercoat is soft and dense and the outer coat is long, straight and has a harsh texture.

Grooming: The Pomeranian's coat requires daily brushing to prevent it from matting. This breed requires standard care for eyes, ears, pads and nails.

Exercise Needs: This is an active breed suited for all living environments providing they get adequate exercise and plenty of opportunities for play.

Temperament: This is an inquisitive, lively and playful breed. Clever and naturally entertaining, they enjoy attention and being the center of attention. This breed is very intelligent and excels at learning tricks. The Pomeranian is also an excellent watch dog. It has a large, deep bark for its small size.


Common Ailments: Susceptible to patella luxation and early tooth loss.

Life Expectancy: Averages 12-16 years.

Trivia: Pomeranians are the descendants of the sled dogs of Lapland and Iceland.

More Information: American Pomeranian Club, Inc.

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I have a 5 month the old Pomeranian and a 6 month old Pomeranian and both have short hair. I have seen poms around the same age as mine and they have the long beautiful fur. They are both healthy.


October 1, 20191 found this helpful

There could be some other genes mixed in way down the line, but they both look really good to me. There are poms that just by their lineage have slightly shorter hair than others. Sometimes it is just the "puppy" fur stage and then you turn around and they really fluff up.


Have you asked the vet to weigh in on the other breed standards?

They are so cute and cuddly looking!! Have lots of fun adventures together!

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October 1, 20191 found this helpful

Give them some time they are still babies!!! Also it matters on what you feed them for there coat also!

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October 1, 20191 found this helpful

I would not worry if I were you. The hair will grow in.

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October 1, 20190 found this helpful

They love to cuddle. I had always had pomeranians growing up but this is my first time actually having puppy pomeranians. Thank u

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October 1, 20191 found this helpful

I found small breed food for them and it says it's also good for there fur. Its us blue buffalo basic Hopefully that works

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October 2, 20190 found this helpful

They are still too young for full growth - I think they get a second growth of fur when they get older. Maybe they are not pure bred.


Don't worry if they don't get too longer fur - you will love them just as much. I've had 5 of these beautiful dogs & they made my life a pure joy. Enjoy....

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May 8, 2017

This page contains Pomeranian photos. These small dogs are peppy, loyal friends, and good indoor pets.

Closeup of a cream Pomeranian

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May 1, 2017

This is a page about housebreaking problems with a Pomeranian. Not all dogs understand that they need to relieve themselves outside, and need some creative encouragement.

A Pomeranian in a grassy yard.

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September 18, 2013

This page is about Pomeranian's coat not growing back. When your pet has health issues, it is important to consult with your veterinarian.


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