Dog Breed profiles
Pomeranian Breed Profile
Pomeranian fact file
KC Group: Toy
Height: There is no height specified in the breed standard, but they average around 17 - 30cm
Weight: Dogs: 1.8 - 2kg; bitches: 2 - 2.5kg
Average lifespan: 14 years
Good with children?: Yes recommended
Exercise requirement: Little
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: High
Colours: All colours acceptable for pets but certain colours preferred for showing
Jogging partner: No
- Patella luxation.
- Retained puppy teeth.
- Broken legs.
- Loyal and affectionate.
- Light-hearted and full of life.
- The Pomeranian is a companion dog who loves spending time with people.
- He needs a short walk or run each day, but will also enjoy long walks.
- The Pomeranian is comfortable living in the town or countryside.
- Pomeranians are good with children but interactions should be supervised. Their size means they can get hurt if play is too rough.
- Pomeranians should get along with other pets, but remember they can easily get injured by a bigger dog.
- Pomeranians are intelligent and can learn most dog activities.
- House-training can take time and effort, particularly as they have small bladders.
- They often bark when excited or if someone arrives at the house, so it is a good idea to teach your dog the quiet command from an early age.
- The Pomeranian has a double coat; a soft undercoat and a long, harsh, outer coat. He will need a thorough brush twice a week.
- He will moult around twice a year.
- He is energetic, but having a crate where he can retreat to is a good idea.
- Adaptable to different living conditions.
- Devoted and fun-loving.
- Above average grooming needs.
- Can be noisy.
Did you know?
- Queen Victoria owned several Pomeranians, which saw the popularity of the breed increase.
- Pomeranians are often delivered by Caesarean section.