Pomeranian Breed Information

BREED TYPE / MIX Purebred ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Regularly TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Alert, Cheerful, Friendly, Intelligent, Playful ADULT WEIGHT 4-7 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 8-11 in LIFE SPAN 12-16 yrs

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Pomeranian Care

Pomeranian Grooming

The Pomeranian has moderate grooming requirements. Pomeranians have gorgeous long coats that need to be brushed and combed a few times every week in order to avoid hair tangles or matting. It is recommended to wipe their eyes daily and clean their teeth at least once every week. The Pomeranian should be bathed monthly and have their nails clipped every couple of months.

Pomeranian hypoallergenic qualities are minimal as these dogs shed seasonally. As such, they are not the best fit for people suffering from pet-related allergies.  

As the Pomeranian dogs became more and more loved in the canine show ring, they have developed a few signature looks and Pomeranian haircuts among which stand out: Pomeranian with Teddy Bear Cut, Pomeranian Lion Cut, and Pomeranian with short hair. 

Pomeranian Exercise Needs

Pomeranians are lively, moderately active (goes to - active dogs vs relaxed dogs part 3 - blog), and adventurous puppies. They enjoy long walks, games of fetch, hide-and-seek, and fun activities with their family and canine friends. Due to their small size, Pomeranian dogs don’t have high exercise needs. A brisk walk or two every day and some indoor playtime are enough to keep them fit, healthy, and happy.  

Pomeranian Health

The Pomeranian is a healthy, resilient little dog with very few common ailments. As with all dog breeds, there are a few health conditions that can appear during a Pomeranian’s life. The most common health issues that Pomeranian dogs are prone to are gum disease due to poor oral care, cataracts – generally in old age, luxating patella – which is most common after an injury, obesity, and tracheal collapse. In order to avoid any or all of these afflictions, don’t overfeed or over-exercise your Pom, brush their teeth regularly, and try to avoid any type of rough play.   

Pomeranian Life Span

The Pomeranian lifespan is between 12 and 16 years. With proper care, a healthy amount of exercise, high quality dog food, and plenty of love, the Pomeranian life expectancy can increase significantly. The oldest Pomeranian to live reached 21 years and 8 months of age.  

Pomeranian Training

Pomeranians are very intelligent and highly trainable dogs. They are driven to learn and impress, have eager to please personalities, and crave the attention that comes with training (goes to – how to train your puppy – blog) sessions. The Pomeranian responds best to gentle methods, calm voices, positive reinforcement, and treat rewards.  

Pomeranians are friendly dogs. Socializing them as puppies should go smoothly as they crave human interaction and are naturally open to making new friends. Their adventurous nature will have them craving new places to explore and new situations to experience.  

Pomeranians are independent dogs. They can be left alone for longer periods of time without the risk of them being destructive or yappy.