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Pomeranian

Pomeranian
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Overview

The Pomeranian, also known as the Pom, is a toy dog breed that originated in the region of Pomerania (now Germany and Poland). They are a descendant of the Spitz family of dogs and are highly popular due to their small size, fluffy coat, and charming personalities.

Temperament

Pomeranians are known for their lively and outgoing personalities. They are highly intelligent, friendly, and affectionate, making them great companions. They can be very playful and have a tendency to bark, which makes them good watchdogs. They are generally good with children and other pets if socialized properly from a young age.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Pomeranian is 12-16 years, although some have been known to live longer with proper care.

Shedding

Pomeranians are known for their thick, double coats that shed heavily twice a year. Regular brushing and grooming is necessary to keep their coats healthy and prevent matting.

Puppy

Pomeranian puppies are very small and fragile, requiring careful handling and socialization. They are highly energetic and playful, and should be trained and socialized from a young age to prevent behavioral problems later on. Pomeranian puppies are highly adaptable and can do well in apartments as well as larger homes with yards. It is important to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder to ensure they are healthy and have been properly socialized.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #22
2017: #22
2016: #22
2015: #21
Origin:Germany
Poland
Breed Group:Toy (AKC:1888)
Companion Breeds (UKC)
Size:Small
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-16 years
Temperament:Active
Extroverted
Friendly
Intelligent
Lively
Playful
Sociable
Height:7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Weight:3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Colors:Black
Black & Tan
Blue
Brown
Gray
Orange
Red
White
Litter Size:2-5 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

Breed Characteristics

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Duke Sophie
2 Louie Mia
3 Harley Nala
4 Henry Pepper
5 Marley Maddie
6 Jasper Olive
7 Rocco Cookie
8 Moose Millie
9 Tyson Scout
10 Ace Sugar
11 Chance Peanut
12 Koda Cleo
13 Frankie Baby
14 Chico Hannah
15 Benji Sassy
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