3 – 7 lbs Male
3 – 7 lbs Female
11 inches Male
10 inches Female
Pomeranians are easily recognized by their luxuriant fluffy double coat and foxy face with alert, prick ears. The body shape is fairly square, and the fluffy tail curls up and over the back. A thick ruff around the neck completes the picture of a dog that could handle the snows of northern Germany. The head is somewhat rounded with a distinct muzzle.
Pomeranians come in a wonderful array of colors. A rich red is most commonly associated with the breed, but everything from black to white to sable and shades in between are acceptable, even chocolate.
- Intelligent – Easy to train
What Are Pomeranians Like to Live With?
Faithful companions, Pomeranians are ready for action, preferably with their families. Although affectionate, Poms aren’t typically insecure or overly demanding. To the contrary, many seem to believe they’re invincible. Their inquisitiveness is equally boundless. The agile and lively Pom also may climb amazingly well; families need to build high fences to safely contain them.
Poms are great dogs for city dwellers. Just make sure they get frequent exercise and are stimulated with activities. Many Poms love agility and rally. And since Poms love people and are often overflowing with a positive personality, they make delightful therapy dogs.
Things You Should Know About the Pomeranian
Pomeranians have a profuse double coat that needs regular brushing but are otherwise easy to care for. And, make no mistake, Poms bark. It may not be deafening, but it can be annoying and difficult to stop, even with training.
Most Poms live long, healthy lives, but they can be affected by many of the health problems common to toy dogs, such as collapsing trachea, which causes respiratory problems and makes wearing a collar difficult.