The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that is named for the Pomerania region in Germany and Poland in Central Europe. Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from the larger Spitz-type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.
Personality: Lively, bold, and inquisitive—a prototypical "personality breed"
Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Pomeranians are playful and vivacious but also love to be lapdogs
Good with Children: Better with Supervision
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Trainability: Responds Well
Height: 6-7 inches
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality. This compact little dog is an active toy breed with an alert character and fox-like expression. Today, the Pomeranian is a popular companion dog and competitive show dog. They can come in all colors, patterns, and variations although orange and red are the most popular.
Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. Spritely and intelligent, Pomeranians are easily trained and make for great family pets. (But because of their small stature, they may not be a good fit for families with very young children.)
Poms are active, but can be thoroughly exercised with indoor play and short walks, so they’re happy both in the city and the suburbs. They will do well in certain dog sports, like agility and tracking, but at the end of the day, they’ll take comfort in curling up on your lap.
Beyond regular weekly grooming, an occasional bath will keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.