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Discover All The Secrets That You've Probably Never Been Told About The Pomeranian



Updated: 2014-10-04T22:32:43.273-07:00

 



Pampering The Pomeranian Pup

2008-08-06T17:56:10.010-07:00

Raising Pomeranian puppies can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for dog owners and dog breeders. The Pomeranian is part of the toy group of dogs and is classified as such due to its diminutive size. Pomeranians may have small bodies but they also have big, vibrant personalities. Before choosing to raise a Pomeranian pup, a potential owner should research the history of the Pomeranian, breed characteristics, and how to properly care for Pomeranian puppies and adults.

The history of the Pomeranian actually begins in Lapland and Finland. Large sledding dogs from these regions were brought to Germany and Poland and bred down to a smaller size. The area of Germany and Poland, once known as Pomerania, is where the Pomeranian breed gets its moniker. Queen Victoria of England continued the downsizing of the breed in the late 1800s. Her beloved Pomeranian, Marco, and her active breeding and showing of Pomeranians, made the breed fashionable as a household pet.
Pomeranian pups are really more fur than body. Because they have a double-layer of fur, Pomeranians need to be brushed once daily optimally to prevent matting and tangles. Purebred Pomeranians come in a variety of solid, brindle and parti-colors. All are acceptable as long as the fur is maintained. Pomeranians do not need to be bathed often due to the fact that they need the natural oils in their fur to keep it soft and shiny.

There are many other grooming and care needs required by a Pomeranian pup. Due to the fact that the breed suffers from dental problems, teeth should be brushed with a baby toothbrush once daily or a minimum of once weekly. Pomeranian puppies weigh mere ounces and adults only grow to be three to seven pounds and eight to eleven inches tall. Because of their small size and tendency to be underfoot simply dropping them or tripping over them can injure Pomeranian puppies and adults. Most breeders will not sell to families with children under the age of five because of this. Pomeranians must be handled delicately.
A purebred Pomeranian pup should be bought from a reputable breeder. Good breeders maintain their own kennels and encourage buyers to visit puppies and their mothers prior to purchase. This is an excellent way for potential owners to ask questions about the breed, see how the Pomeranian puppies have been raised, and learn about specific Pomeranian puppy care techniques.

All dog buyers should do their research prior to taking home dogs of a specific breed. It is important to make sure the dog and owner will be compatible for the long term. Pomeranian breeders will not sell a dog to a household with children under the age of five for example, because small children and Pomeranians are incompatible. Dog buyers should never buy from a pet store because there is no guarantee that these puppies have been raised in a positive environment. Good Pomeranian breeders establish a strong foundation of love, socialization, training and discipline for the dog owner to build upon when raising his or her Pomeranian pup.

Pomeranian puppies can be a delight to raise. There are several rules to follow when providing Pomeranian puppy care. This article will provide information about Pomeranian pups and Pomeranian puppy care.



Tips On How To Choose The Right Pomeranian Puppy

2008-07-21T17:01:53.558-07:00

The Pomeranian is one of many toy breeds registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The history of the Pomeranian begins just south of the Baltic Sea. Named for Pomerania, which is now a part of Germany and Poland, Pomeranians are descended from large sled dogs from this region. Descendents of these northern sled dogs, large and small, are classified in the Spitz group. In the late 1800s, British royals desired to breed a smaller version of the Spitz to act as a household pet. Pomeranians were bred down to toy size from their direct ancestors, the German Spitz.

Physically, Pomeranian puppies and adults are adorable toy dogs. Pomeranians generally resemble small foxes. This breed is known for characteristics such as: doll-like face, dark, almond shaped eyes, small feet, double coat of thick, full fur, pointed ears, and a thick, furry tail. Pomeranian coats may be a variety of colors: solid, sable or parti-colored. Pomeranians are considered toys due to the fact that they grow to an average miniature size of eight to eleven inches in height and three to seven pounds in weight.
Pomeranian puppies, in general, resemble baby foxes. They have heads shaped like inverted triangles, dark noses and eyes, thick double-layered coats, and furry tails curled over the back. Pomeranians continue to be bred smaller and have developed a more doll-like face and powder-puff appearance.

The personality of the Pomeranian is as big as the dog is small. Pomeranians are excitable, vivacious, demanding, and even high maintenance. They are not appropriate for households with infants or small children. Pomeranians tend to snap at children who pull their tails or annoy them. Overall, Pomeranians are good family dogs and do well with older children, other pets and adults.

Pomeranian breeders should be knowledgeable of all the positive and negative traits of the breed. They should inform potential buyers of the medical conditions common to Pomeranians such as dental and heart problems. Pomeranians have a relatively long life span (up to 20 years) but may suffer knee dislocations and other Pomeranian-specific health problems throughout their lives. Any reputable breeder will have had the parents and puppies evaluated for pre-existing medical conditions.
So how does a buyer figure out how to choose the right Pomeranian? All Pomeranian puppies have the cuteness factor, but aside from physical appearance, there are a number of other ways to decide on a Pomeranian. First, research the breed. A buyer must make sure this breed fits his or her lifestyle before buying. Second, research the breeder. There are many illicit breeders who sell Pomeranian puppies out of what are called puppy mills. These breeders ceaselessly breed the parents without providing socialization or any semblance of a happy life. The puppies of these maltreated parents end up in pet stores or being sold on the Internet through brokers. The parents end up being destroyed. The only places to buy Pomeranian puppies are from certified, ethical breeders or rescue centers which house purebred dogs of specific breeds.

Third, know how to care for the Pomeranian. Good potential owners buy everything they need in advance to help the new member of the family feel comfortable. Fourth and finally, choosing the right Pomeranian may not be entirely up to the buyer. Reputable breeders interview and reject buyers they deem are not a good match for the Pomeranian they have chosen.

Choosing Pomeranian puppies can be easy if the buyer researches the characteristics and history of the Pomeranian breed. Tips on how to choose the right Pomeranian puppy and how to choose ethical breeders of Pomeranian puppies can be found in this article.



Pomeranian Puppies: Finding A Breeder

2008-07-13T18:52:50.362-07:00

The Pomeranian breed was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1900. These toy dogs are descended from much larger sledding dogs that originated in Iceland. The Pomeranian is named after a part of Poland and Germany once known as Pomerania. British royals and others took to breeding larger dogs down to a small size suitable for domestic living. The Pomeranian is a toy version of the German Spitz and is closely related to other large and medium sized members of the Spitz group such as the Chow Chow and Samoyed.

In appearance, a Pomeranian puppy has the overall look of a baby fox. It has a wedge-shaped head, a black nose, dark eyes, a gorgeous, thick double-layer of fur often seen in a red shade called sable, and a thick, furry tail that it carries high and curled over its back. Adult Pomeranians, or Pomeranians, grow to be three to seven pounds and eight to eleven inches tall. Pomeranians have big personalities. The Pomeranian is known to be affectionate, energetic, demanding, snappish and even high maintenance. Though they do well with older children, Pomeranians are not good with small children.
The demanding, high maintenance personality inherent in the Pomeranian requires that owners provide Pomeranian puppies with discipline early on. Buyers of Pomeranian puppies should only buy from reputable breeders who maintain their own kennels and provide stimulation, socialization and training to the puppies they sell. It is never appropriate to buy any dog from a pet store. Pet stores receive shipments of animals just like any other merchandise and puppies do not receive adequate care and attention like they do when whelped and raised by a breeder.

Buyers of Pomeranian puppies should do their research on the breed before making a purchase. They should ask the breeder ample questions and the breeder should be knowledgeable in all areas from breed standard and grooming, to discipline and training, to whelping and healthcare. A good breeder will provide documentation of a Pomeranian puppy's health and pedigree. The pedigree will include the names of the puppy' sire (father) and dam (mother). Most will have champion names in their history. A buyer may want to ask advice on puppy names for their Pomeranian.
Owners of a purebred Pomeranian puppy often give them show names if they plan to have their dogs compete. Many reflect the puppy's sire or dam name. Show names are very different from the true names owners give their dogs for use at home. For example, one champion Pomeranian's show name is "Kalo's Rock and Music City". This dog's actual name is "Nash".

Owners can consult Internet sites or puppy name books to find the perfect name for their Pomeranian puppies. Some of the most popular dog names are Maggie, Sadie, Lady, Max, Buddy and Sam. Some of the more creative names include Crimson, Firenze, Artemis and Abracadabra. Another option is to name the tiny Pomeranian something opposite its size such as Goliath, Bear or Lord of Windsor. The most important thing to remember in naming a Pomeranian puppy is that this is the name it will be using for as much as the next nineteen years.

Pomeranian puppies are members of the toy, or small dog group. Pomeranians may be given more than one name if they are used for show. Tips on buying a Pomeranian puppy and how to choose Pomeranian puppy names can be found in this article.



Why You Should Get Pomeranian Puppies

2008-07-02T17:12:13.007-07:00

If you are interested in welcoming a new addition to your home in the form of a dog, then a Pomeranian may be a great choice. Pomeranian puppies are small and stay relatively small sized even when they are full grown. This is just one of the advantages of Pomeranian puppies however there are many more. They are easy to take care of, fun to play with, and are very affectionate. Pomeranians make a good pet for children and adults alike, as they are loyal, protective and affectionate. But they also demand a lot of attention and require a lot of grooming.

If this sounds like the type of dog you would be interested in, then you will have to find a Pomeranian puppy for sale. There are many ways you can go about this, but regardless of which route you choose to go it is vital that you take your time and put some serious into this decision.
You have many options available to you when it comes to finding Pomeranian puppies for sale. You can find a breeder to deal with for instance, who will usually be offering purebred Pomeranians for a higher price. Then again you can also visit your local rescue center and see what they have to offer. Just keep in mind that their Pomeranians may not be purebred and you will usually not be able to get as much information on the background of the dog.

This will not be that important of an issue if you are not concerned with getting a purebred dog, otherwise you may want to stick to dealing one on one with a reputable breeder. If you do choose to go this way, make sure that you ask a breeder questions about their breeding history and experience before doing business with them, in order to ensure that they are legitimate and respectable and that they have taken proper care of their dogs.
Pomeranian puppies are very popular and you and finding the right Pomeranian puppy for sale may be more difficult than just looking in the phone book. If you are looking for a great dog to get as a pet for your family, a Pomeranian is definitely going to be a great choice. They are easy to train, fun to own and gentle with children.

Pomeranian puppies also make fairly effective watchdogs in spite of their smaller size, and so they are also great as protection for your home. They bark loudly when they hear noise so they will be able to notify you if there is anyone outside your home, which will be especially useful at night and if you have children. If you think that a Pomeranian dog would be the right dog for you, then you will want to use all the resources you can to find a Pomeranian puppy for sale. Newspapers, personal ads, the Internet, all of these will be incredibly helpful in your search.

You can find Pomeranian puppies through exclusive breeders and through pet stores, just remember that the price varies quite significantly between the two. There are a few Pomeranian puppy supplies you will need to get before you are ready to take your pet home, such as a leash, food, and some toys for them to play with and help keep them active.



Finding The Perfect Pomeranian Puppy

2008-06-16T19:19:38.624-07:00

It's hard to resist a pet shop window filled with Pomeranian puppies for sale. However, resist you must, if your goal is to find a pup that will be healthy, friendly and well bred. When you begin your search for Pomeranian puppies for sale, it is important to keep in mind that not all dog breeders are created equal. There are responsible, reputable breeders whose main interest in breeding is to produce high quality, healthy animals that will go to good homes. And then there are breeders who are only interested in turning a quick profit. Which one do you want to purchase a dog from?

Most of us want to find pets that will be healthy, and the best way to do this is to find a responsible breeder that cares for his dogs. This means that you will want to stay away from pet stores or any other type of dog broker who offers Pomeranian puppies for sale on behalf of someone else. A good breeder will agree to sell all of his animals himself, to ensure that his dogs go to the best homes possible.
No matter where you manage to find Pomeranian puppies for sale, make sure that you are buying directly from the breeder of the dogs. A responsible breeder will not allow a third party to handle the sales of his dogs, because he will want to know that his precious animals are all going to good homes. If you are in doubt as to whether the person you are working with is the actual breeder of the litter, simply ask to see the registration papers. The breeders name will be listed as the owner of the mother. If it is not, you have a red flag that warrants additional questions and research.

Pet stores are not breeders. A pet store will get its animals from breeders, but the breeders that provide to pet stores are generally those who are working in a high volume of dogs to produce a larger profit. These breeders are also known as puppy mills, and they rarely produce dogs that are healthy or good tempered. Even if you get lucky and purchase a puppy without health issues, you can bet that the dog was not properly socialized or bred to prevent hereditary health problems that might not be present until a few years down the road.
Knowing the importance of finding a reputable breeder offering Pomeranian puppies for sale is the first step. The next is to locate the breeder that will provide the perfect dog for your family. You can do this in a number of ways. First, start hanging out at the local dog shows, and inquire around about a responsible Pomeranian breeder. These tiny performers are often seen at shows, so you may very well find a breeder through this method. You can also ask friends and family who own Pomeranians where to go for a puppy. Your veterinarian may also have a listing of reputable breeders that you can tap into. Finally, the American Kennel Club or local breed clubs may have lists of responsible breeders that you can check out.

Finding a responsible breeder is the first step in finding a Pomeranian pup that is healthy, friendly and well bred. Taking your time to find the right pet for your family will pay off when you have years to enjoy this adorable little dog.

A good knowledge of Pomeranian puppies can help you to find the best dog for your family. Pomeranian puppy care starts by locating the best puppy for your family. Knowing how to recognize reputable Pomeranian breeders will ensure that you end up with a pup that is healthy, friendly and a good fit for your family.



How To Choose A Pomeranian Breeder For Your New Dog

2008-06-10T16:50:42.566-07:00

There has been a growing demand for the Pomeranian breed in recent years, what with so many celebrities in Hollywood sporting their little bundles of fluff wherever they go. The Pomeranian is certainly one of the most elegant small breed dogs, but many people are not aware of their affectionate nature. A growing awareness of the desirability of the Pomeranian as a family pet has left many a respectable Pomeranian breeder in the dark as to how best to keep up with the onslaught of orders.

Because there are many steps that a respectable Pomeranian breeder must take in order to ensure that each litter he or she produces is healthy, and that the prospective owners are going to give the pups a good home, many people are becoming impatient and purchasing their dogs from local pet stores who have been supplied by puppy mills. These puppy mills produce pups en masse, and often deliver dogs to the pet stores that are sick and even dying.
Puppy mills are a nightmare to an honest Pomeranian breeder. These mills churn out as many puppies as possible in a single year, often breeding females as soon as one litter is delivered. This is dangerous due to the fact that small breed dogs need time to heal in between litters. At least a season or two is recommended, but a quality Pomeranian may wait as many as three seasons before breeding a female for a second time.

When you purchase your puppies from pet stores, you are helping the dishonest Pomeranian breeder to stay in business. It is most important that you realize a respectable breeder would never dream of selling even a single pup to a pet store where they have no control over where their dogs are placed. Quality Pomeranian breeders are most concerned with the health and quality of life their pups have, and often will refuse to sell a potential buyer a dog if they don't feel they can provide the best home.
A Pomeranian is a sweet little dog that makes a wonderful family pet. Their affectionate nature makes them perfect for any family with children, and also as companions for the elderly. Unfortunately, many new Pomeranian owners quickly become heartbroken when their new dogs become sick and die from the maltreatment they received from these puppy mills. Remembering that a quality Pomeranian breeder would never sell a pup to a pet store can help you make the decision as to where you should buy your new dog.

Most pet storeowners have a canned speech that they will give to potential puppy buyers about the fact that they only get their dogs from a well-respected Pomeranian breeder. The sad truth is that this simply isn't so, and that no dog coming form a pet store has been bred by someone concerned for the health and welfare of the dog. If you help do your part by refusing to buy a dog from a pet store, soon we may see an end to the atrocities that call themselves puppy mills.

Pomeranians are a wonderful small breed dog, known for their affectionate and energetic ways. Pomeranian breeders know this and are reluctant to sell dogs to pet stores just to keep up with the laws of supply and demand. If you are looking for Pomeranian information to help you decide whether to buy of these beautiful dogs from a pet store, then you will want to read this article.



Finding Pomeranian Breeders

2008-05-28T17:09:23.082-07:00

If you are interested in finding Pomeranian breeders so that you can purchase a Pomeranian dog, then there are a few things you are going to want to be aware of. First and foremost you must realize the importance of taking your time to find Pomeranian breeders. There are many illegal Pomeranian breeders out there who are simply breeding dogs for the financial aspects of it and who do not actually care about the dogs.

This is a problem not only morally but also because then the dogs are going to be sick and unhealthy. Too often the result of this is dogs in poor health or with temperament problems, some which may not be discovered until many years later. Many of these problems will be difficult to deal with, never mind expensive to pay for. It is vital that you take the time to ensure that any Pomeranian breeders you are even considering are legal and legit and respectable.
There are also other things you are going to have to consider when choosing Pomeranian breeders. One of the best things you can do is speak to friends and family who have Pomeranians and who have already dealt with Pomeranian breeders. This way you will be getting an authentic, firsthand opinion on the different breeders and which are worth checking out. Also keep in mind that good Pomeranian breeders will spend a lot of time preparing to breed but may actually then end up breeding only a few times.

Then there are the poor, illegitimate Pomeranian breeders who are simply breeding for the money and most likely have a few litters at the same time. Their purpose is to breed as many dogs as possible in order to make the biggest profit, and this would be a major sign to stay away and find another breeder. Not only for moral purposes but also because these breeders are more likely to have weak and unhealthy dogs.
It is not only important to gather the necessary information but also to make sense of the information that you get. You always need to know the difference between reputable and responsible Pomeranian breeders, as just because someone is successful in the show ring this certainly does not mean that they produce healthy dogs with good temperaments or even that they take care of the dogs in general.

You should never make any final decisions on any Pomeranian breeders before checking and double-checking. You want to find a breeder that breeds for good health and temperament and not for money or other personal reasons. Sometimes it may seem as though there is a bombardment of poor breeders compared to good, but as long as you take your time and really put some consideration into this matter to find the best breeder you possibly can. Your standards need to be high when you are looking for any type breeder if you want to come out with the best results.

It is necessary, if you want the healthiest and most well behaved dogs, to take the time to find legit and reputable Pomeranian breeders. If ever you are looking to a buy a Pomeranian, make sure you get the necessary Pomeranian information beforehand, so that you can find the best breeder and take the best care of the dog.



A Fussy Pomeranian Breeder

2008-05-19T17:45:21.160-07:00

A good and reputable Pomeranian breeder is choosy about his buyers. He will not sell his Pomeranian puppies to the first interested person. Pomeranian breeders are fussy because they want to make sure that a buyer can take good care of the puppy that they are taking home. For that he will always ask the buyer to answer some specific questions. You may be asked to explain why you want a Pomeranian puppy. You may even be asked to provide a veterinary reference if you are already in possession of pets.

Pomeranian breeders are always willing to discuss health problems and temperament problems for all their puppies. They can sometimes even provide pictures of some of the ancestors of the puppies. They are extremely possessive about their puppies and because of their attachment they do not sell them until they are sure that the puppies have a good home. Afterwards, they will only be too happy to give you tips on health issues, temperament problems or any other queries that you might have.
You can definitely make out a fake Pomeranian breeder if he is not passionate and possessive about his dog. Also the dogs need a lot of care and a genuine breeder would ask many questions of a potential customer to ensure the health and happiness of each puppy.

It is difficult, in any case, to judge a fake Pomeranian breeder. As a puppy it is difficult to make out that it is not purebred. But in some cases people have bought a fake Pomeranian, thinking that it was a purebred. After the realizing the error they have even asked for their money back.

Lists of Pomeranian breeders are available on websites. Check them out, check out the reputation of the dog breeders, because then the chances are low that you will be cheated with a mixed breed. You could also check out breeders in the neighborhood, because it would be easy to check their authenticity, by talking to the neighbors.
Pomeranians are sprightly and healthy dogs with many colors. Their long coat needs care and brushing, as it is a long double coat. They are lively by nature, and are very friendly and affectionate too. They are intelligent and loving, and are extremely loyal to their family. They are always on the lookout for learning and have an inquisitive and curious expression.

As an excellent guard dog they can be trained by their families, or even by the breeder, and so it is recommended for families. But they are temperamental and may not be too friendly with children. Care is also important for them, especially of their teeth. It is recommended to give them dry food, so that their gums and teeth remain healthy.

Pomeranian breeders often train their dogs well. They must be given the necessary exercise. So even if you live in a apartment, make sure to take them for their short walks every day and then play with them afterwards.

Pomeranian breeders are fussy about their pets. They are proud of them and sell them only to true dog-lovers. Pomeranian information is provided in this article with details about their breeders.



The Cost Of The Average Pomeranian Breeders

2008-05-11T20:56:30.865-07:00

If you are interested in getting a Pomeranian puppy, then you are going to have to find a breeder to buy from. There are many questions that you need to ask when it comes to finding Pomeranian breeders. There are literally hundreds of thousands of different Pomeranian breeders out there, but it is important that you never rush in a process like this and rather take the necessary time to sort the good from the bad. There is what is known as mass breeders out there. These are breeders who are interested more in making a profit than in the health and wellbeing of their dogs, and therefore obviously breeders that you are going to want to avoid.

By asking yourself certain questions before dealing with any particular breeder, you will be able to ensure that you are avoiding these mass breeders and only dealing with the best. As a result you will be sure to get a dog that is healthy, happy and well behaved.
There are a few questions in particular that you are going to want to ask a breeder before agreeing to do business with them. One of the first and most important questions involves registration. You may come across a puppy that is not registered, and you will want to find out what the Pomeranian breeders reason was for this. You want to make sure that the breeder cares about the dogs and about what they are doing.

You will also want to question about the breeder’s background, asking for references and an experience statement. Be wary of any breeder who is unwilling to give you this information or who does not understand why you are asking for this sort of information. Also ask about the litter and why the litter was bred. You will not want to deal with any breeder who replies with an answer involving money. Remember that any good dog breeder is going to expect these sorts of inquiries and be agreeable to answer them.
Once you have had such questions answered by the breeders you are considering, you will find it much easier to narrow down the selections and make a final decision on one Pomeranian breeder. It may seem like a rather long and complex process, but the rewards you will receive as a result of taking your time here will be great indeed.

By asking the right questions and taking your time here, you will ensure that you are only dealing with the best breeders and therefore getting the healthiest and happiest dogs. Some breeders, those who do not take proper care of their dogs, will have puppies who have behavioral and temperament problems, problems which may not even be noticed until a few years down the road and which are usually incredibly difficult to treat. It is therefore going to be well worth it for you to put time and consideration into this process and find the best Pomeranian breeders you can.

To find good Pomeranian breeders ask the important questions and get to know as much about the breeder as you can. Once you have asked the necessary questions you will have the Pomeranian information you need to choose the best breeder.



What Qualities Make A Bad Pomeranian Breeder

2008-05-05T17:02:32.750-07:00

So you and your family have talked it over and have decided it is time to get a new pet. You have also decided on not just any old pet, you and your family want a Pomeranian. The next step is to locate reputable Pomeranian breeders in your area that you can talk to and get your pet from. Take your time and do your research because a breeder is someone you will be in contact with for many years about the health of your pet.

You can start your search on the Internet by looking up the different national breeder registries that are available. You may recognize the American Kennel Club as one of the more popular registries but there are others as well. A breeder that is listed with a registry is committed to following that registry's guidelines for proper breeding. If a breeder is not listed with a registry then it is difficult to tell what standards they follow and that could be a problem.
You can always look to your vet for helpful and useful information regarding the Pomeranian breeders you are considering. Your vet will want to make sure you make the right decisions about choosing a pet as much as you do so talk to your vet and consider avoiding breeders they are not comfortable with. If you do not already have a vet then the best time to consider getting one is when you are choosing a breeder.

Local law enforcement is going to be able to tell you if any of the breeders you are considering have ever been in trouble with the law before. It is probably a very safe bet that if law enforcement has information on a breeder you are considering then it may be in the best interest of you and your family to no longer consider buying from that particular breeder for your new pet.
One of the things you are going to have to do when considering multiple Pomeranian breeders is to talk to the breeders themselves and see if you think you can feel comfortable doing business with them. If you do not feel like you can talk to certain breeders then you will probably want to eliminate them as prospects because you will be in contact with your breeder a lot and comfortable communication is essential to this very important relationship.

In the end you will have to take all of your factors into consideration when you are choosing a breeder. Choosing a breeder is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in this entire process so take your time, do your homework, and be completely sure of the breeder you choose because if you make the wrong choice at this part of the process then that could mean regretting it for many years to come.

You can find helpful information about choosing Pomeranian breeders in this article. This article contains very helpful Pomeranian information.



Standards Pomeranian Breeders Strive For

2008-04-21T17:33:12.204-07:00

The American Kennel Club establishes standards of various dog breeds, including the Pomeranian. Before the American Kennel Club recognizes a breed, the breed has to have certain characteristics, referred to as standards of the breed, that remain stable generation after generation. Breed standards serve several functions. A dog owner buying an American Kennel Club recognized breed of dog knows how big a puppy will be when it grows up. All puppies start out small, but a Pomeranian owner knows he or she will end up with a dog that weighs in at seven pounds or less. Breed standards also predict temperament, and the owner of a Pomeranian puppy knows the grown dog will be playful, energetic and extroverted.

If you want to see you your Pomeranian compares to the show dogs that win American Kennel Club championships, grab your dog and your bathroom scale. You're about to find out whether you have a potential champion on your hands.
Another benefit of having standards for different breeds of dogs is to encourage good breeding practices. Dogs in the toy group are notoriously fragile, and restricting the weight of the Pomeranian to seven pounds maximum helps prevent the breed from getting too heavy and risking injury to bones and joints. The standards of the breed covers a surprisingly extensive array of features, from the darkly pigmented nose to the plumed tail lying flat and straight against the back. Pomeranians have small ears, short muzzles and dark, bright, almond-shaped eyes.

Proportion is integral to Pomeranian standards. The dog's height from its elbows to its withers should be approximately the same as the height from the ground to the elbows. The length of the shoulder blade and the upper arm should be approximately equal. The Pomeranian is double-coated, with a soft undercoat and a fluffy, textured outer coat that settles in a frill around the Pomeranian's shoulders and chest. A soft, flat or open coat is a major fault that leads to disqualification.
The standard of the breed permits the Pomeranian to be virtually every color, and all colors and variations must be judged equally. Common Pomeranian patterns include black and tan, brindle and parti-color. With black and tan, light patches appear above the eyes, on the muzzle, throat, chest, legs, feet, and under the tail. A brindle coat has a gold or red base with bold black stripes. A parti-color Pomeranian is white with patches of any other color, although a white blaze on the head is preferred.

In specialty shows, Pomeranian dogs are categorized into three different groups according to the color combinations of their coats. Red, orange and sable dogs are judged together while black and brown dogs are judged in a second group, and other variations are judged in a third group.

The AKC also judges a dog's temperament. The Pomeranian should be confident, intelligent and extroverted, spirited and full of personality. Breed standards define the dog and promote predictability. The American Kennel Club makes Pomeranian breed information available to anyone who wants to know what a champion Pomeranian looks like.

The Pomeranian standard for the body are measured by proportions, for instance, the dog's upper and lower legs are approximately equal. Breeders can easily obtain more detailed Pomeranian information that specifies the precise standards of the breed from the AKC.



Do Pomeranian Dogs Make Good Pets?

2008-04-14T18:38:46.748-07:00

Like many of the breeds in the toy group, the Pomeranian's personality is far bigger than their bodies. They are hot stuff and they know it. They boldly bounce around life and rule their people like benevolent dictators. They can be willful and stubborn and usually suspicious of strangers. However, many have been able to get along with other pets and other dogs.

They are protective, loyal and demanding. Pomeranian dogs demand little in terms of food or exercise – just playing in the house will suffice on most days – but they are demanding in terms of needing your attention to their presence and attention to their magnificent but easily matting double-layered coats. If you groom your Pomeranian every day, not only will your Pomeranian get used to being handled, but it will save you less time caring for the coat in the long run. Grooming can be a great way to interact and give worshipful attention to your Pomeranian.
Pomeranians seem to be born entertainers. They strut, preen and pose for everyone that they are comfortable with. They know they are cute and will twist you around their dewclaws when they can. Their behavior problems are usually more difficult than dangerous. They often become very vocal and need to learn when not to bark. They also can have problems with house training, due to their tiny bladders and not for lack of intelligence. At least they make little messes.

The biggest things Pomeranians have going for them (despite their adorable looks) is that they genuinely want to please their people. If you are patient, persistent and keep training sessions short, fun and use lots of positive reinforcement, Pomeranians can be trained just as well as bigger dogs. Some Pomeranians have been circus dogs, some learn complicated agility courses for agility races and one even guest starred as an alien dog on Star Trek.
Pomeranians need regular check ups and vaccinations just like any other dogs. They need worming medication and rabies shots. Pomeranian dogs are also prone to some illnesses more than other breeds. These illnesses include eye infections, dislocated patella, skin problems, teeth problems and slipped stifle. Their skeletons are also more fragile than the average dog's. A drop from your arms can fracture bones and do internal injuries. Daily grooming can help you not only untangle the coat, but spot potential problems before they become too serious.

Pomeranians can often grow bigger than their parents, but they can still be purebred Pomeranian dogs. Their ancestors were sled dogs of a Spitz-type that were about thirty pounds. Gradually, as the use of dog sleds dwindled, the Pomeranian became smaller for apartment dwelling. Now, they average about seven pounds. With regular care, attention and a sensible diet, they should live well into their teens and forever in your heart.

If you know what to expect from a Pomeranian it is easier to decide if the breed will fit into your lifestyle. This Pomeranian information should help prevent people buying Pomeranians who shouldn't.



Your Peerless Pomeranian

2008-04-08T17:36:18.663-07:00

The Pomeranian is a popular breed, and no wonder. Most dog breeds in the toy group make wonderful pets. Some domesticated dogs were bred to provide some kind of labor service to humankind. Dogs like the Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, and Doberman Pinscher provide useful services like water rescues, snow rescues and property guard duty. Appropriately enough, these dogs are all members of the working group.

Dogs in the sporting group work at hunting and field trials. These dogs include spaniels, setters, pointers, and retrievers like the American Water Spaniel, the English Setter, the German Wirehaired Pointer, and the Curly-Coated Retriever.

The hound group works by tracking prey, either by scent or by sheer stamina. Scent hounds include the Bloodhound, the Basset Hound and the Beagle. While the Greyhound, Saluki and Whippet can outrun nearly any prey animal over the long haul.

The Pomeranian, in contrast to these hard workers, was bred to be a lap dog, a friend and constant companion.
Pomeranian dogs are quite confident and have even been described as cocky. They are secure in their position as top dog in the household. In fact, it takes a confident owner who is not afraid to show the dog who is boss to take charge of a Pomeranian. Your Pomeranian will demand a fair amount of your attention, so be ready to deal with interruptions and disturbances while you try to read the paper or watch TV. These are little dogs with huge personalities. Pomeranians are inquisitive and intelligent, animated and alert.

Pomeranians can develop intense attachments to their owners, becoming extremely protective when they think their master is being threatened. This protectiveness leads them to be suspicious of new people and strangers. A Pomeranian's friendship must be earned. Some Pomeranian dogs yap incessantly when they encounter a stranger, especially visitors to their home territory. It's as if the Pomeranian is trying to drive the stranger away by barking at it. The Pomeranian's cocky behavior must not be allowed to get out of control, as Pomeranians have been known to act out by snapping, biting, meanness, and general unpleasantness.
Many Pomeranians get along well with other dogs that are household companions, but they are territorial and will try to chase strange dogs, even dogs that are substantially bigger than they are. With appropriate training, the Pomeranian dog can be an excellent pet. Socialize the Pomeranian early on to avoid his developing bad habits like sharp or shrill barking. Start housebreaking at an early age to get the best results.

The majority of Pomeranians, puppies and adult dogs alike, can be trained and socialized to be loyal, manageable companions. To be sure, your Pomeranian will provide you with endless entertainment and more than enough companionship to ward off loneliness.

If you decide to get a puppy, ask your breeder to suggest an obedience trainer. If you are getting an older dog or a rescue Pomeranian, spend some time with the dog to see what its temperament is like, and seek professional training help if you run into obedience issues.

The Pomeranian is a playful, confident dog who loves to be the center of attention. Pomeranians information reveals that they are lively, appealing pets who love to be the center of attention.



Pomeranian: Loyal Companion

2008-03-05T00:13:57.563-08:00

Looking at the sturdy Spitz dogs that pull sleds though the deep winter snow of Lapland and Greenland, it's hard to believe that these dogs were the forefathers of the diminutive Pomeranian. It's true, though. The tiny Pomeranian was much a considerably larger dog, large enough to work herding sheep. It's not hard to imagine.

The region that comprises the south coast of the Baltic Sea, now known as Germany and Poland, was once known as Pomerania. The Spitz sled dogs were imported into Europe through Pomerania, where breeders worked through generations of dogs to reduce the thirty pound dogs closer to today's Pomeranian, weighing well under ten pounds. The Kennel Club in England recognized the breed as we know it in 1870, calling it the "spitz dog." Traces of the Pomeranian's lineage can be seen in the breed's coat and color, which are reminiscent of the wolf blood in the Spitz breed.
Perhaps the most famous Pomeranian owner was Queen Victoria of England, who was introduced to the breed by her mother, Queen Charlotte. Certainly the most famous Pomeranian of the 19th century was Queen Victoria's dog Marco. Her Majesty was one of the breed's biggest fans. At one time she is said to have had thirty-five Pomeranians in the royal kennels. Her work with the breed paid off, and she is credited with having reduced the size of the Pomeranian even further. In 1891, Queen Victoria showed six of her dogs: Fluffy, Nino, Mino, Beppo, Gilda and Lulu, and at least two of the dogs won championships.

As one of the most beloved monarchs in British history, Queen Victoria's style had an enormous influence on popular culture, and the Pomeranian quickly became one of the most popular breeds in Great Britain. Her Majesty remained fond of the breed until her death. Indeed, her beloved Pomeranian Turi was at her side when she died.
Besides royalty, other famous Pomeranian owners run the gamut from Michelangelo, who brought his dog to work when he painted the Sistine Chapel, to the actress Kate Hudson, who named her Pomeranian Clara Bo. Legend has it that Sir Isaac Newton's Pomeranian, Diamond, drove him to madness when she knocked over a candle that burned some important papers, causing a nervous breakdown.

Mozart and Chopin composed music for Pomeranians, and the great church leader Martin Luther mentions his Pomeranian named Belferlein in his written works. Actress Cindy Williams, also known as Shirley on "Laverne and Shirley," appeared in commercials for a weight loss program with her Pomeranian. And who can forget Chester, actress Fran Drescher's Pomeranian, whom she made her co-star in the hit TV show "The Nanny."

The Pomeranian is not just for royalty and celebrities. This delightful breed also loves to belong to everyday people like you and me.

The Pomeranians ancestors are Spitz sled dogs who exported the breed to the southern Baltic coast. Later breeders, including Queen Victoria of England, bred the dog to its smaller size. Helpful Pomeranian information such as that found here is also available at libraries and through the American Kennel Club.