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The dainty little Pomeranian sparkles with character and friendliness. The smallest of the spitz breeds, they look almost like miniature foxes, with an outercoat that has long, erect hairs and a thick undercoat, giving them the appearance of a ball of fluff. 

On top of looking adorable, the Pomeranian also has an adorable personality, always smiling and providing laughs to their human friends. So, if an active and vivacious companion is what you need, look no further, the Pomeranian would be perfect for you. 

12–16 years
White, black, brown, blue, red, orange, beaver, cream, white, merle, parti-coloured, sable
Kennel Club group
The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Extra training required
  • Need to be aware of potential health issues
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Needs under an hour of walking a day
  • Small dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • Gets along with other pets with training
  • May need additional supervision to live with children
  • Needs a small garden
  • Can happily live in the city
  • Can be left occasionally with training
This breed may encounter health problems

Pomeranians can suffer from: 
- Patellar luxation 
- Tracheal collapse
- Chiari malformation syringomyelia which is a condition where fluid-filled areas develop around the spinal cord causing pain. 
- Hydrocephalus which is a condition where fluid builds up around the brain and can cause damage.
- Alopecia X¹ which is a condition which causes symmetrical hair loss and skin pigmentation.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing: 
None but there are several recommended schemes that the Kennel Club recommends which can be found here.

Pomeranian Appearance

One of the Pomeranian’s most unique characteristics is its voluminous plumed tail which curls over its back and makes it look even more like a little ball of fluff.  

And when it comes to its actual coat, the Pomeranian colours are quite varied, from orange and red which are the most common to blue, white, or part-coloured (meaning they are white with patches of multiple other colours). 

Pomeranian Personality

They are lively and energetic little dogs who are very loyal to their families, although generally bond to one person. Pomeranians enjoy being handled and spending time with their beloved owner but it’s important that they have the opportunity to be ‘real dogs’. They make excellent watch dogs, as they are quite vocal and will alert to anything unusual — or indeed to just about anything! Despite their gentle and affectionate natures and surprisingly enthusiastic attitude to life, care must be taken, as under all that hair they are tiny and quite fragile.  

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Pomeranian Fun Facts

  • When Poms first came to the UK, they were very much the canine supermodels of the time. Artist Gainsborough was particularly taken with the Pomeranian dog breed and painted them several times. This was possibly what led to their popularity — especially among the aristocracy. 
  • Their connection to the arts doesn’t stop there either, Mozart had a Pomeranian named Pimperl, to which he dedicated an aria, and Michelangelo had a Pom by his side whilst he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. 
  • Two Pomeranians survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. 
  • One of the most internet famous dogs ever, was a Pomeranian called Boo. He had 16 million Facebook fans when he passed away in January 2019. 
  • Pomeranians have one of the smallest litter sizes with the average being around 2 – 3 puppies per litter. 


Is a Pomeranian a nice dog? 

Pomeranians make great pets as they are very playful, intelligent, eager to please, and love attention. 

Do Pomeranians bark a lot? 

Yes, Pomeranians have a tendency to bark often. 

Are Pomeranians calm dogs? 

Yes, Pomeranians can be calm and easy-going, especially as they get older. 

What to know before you get a Pomeranian? 

Among many other things, it’s important to be aware of the fact that Pomeranians are highly energetic and very adventurous so as an owner, you’ll have to invest a lot of time and effort in just keeping up with them. 

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