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The Pomeranian is lively and eager to learn. They get along well with other household pets if given a slow and proper introduction. They make wonderful companions for families with older, well-behaved children and the elderly.

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The Pomeranian is a compact, active toy breed. They are intelligent, extremely loyal to their family, and loving. They are eager to please, gentle, and affectionate. They also exhibit an inquisitive expression and curiosity.

Does your Pomeranian bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The Pomeranian is confident, commanding, and outgoing. Due to the Pomeranians small stature they are not recommended for homes with small children as they may become temperamental. They make excellent guard dogs and will sound a bark when they sense danger.
In addition to grooming it is important for Pomeranians to receive excellent dental care. They are prone to tooth loss; so regular cleaning is a must. Dry food is recommended to aid in keeping teeth and gums healthy.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
The Pomeranians long double coat requires brushing at least once weekly. It is important to lift and part the top coat and brush the cottony undercoat as well. This will reduce shedding. Frequent brushing can damage the coat.
Pomeranians respond best to firm commands and are quick to learn. They are easily trained in obedience. Their barking must be controlled or they will do so incessantly. They may be difficult in housebreaking, but with consistency and praise do very well either going outside or in a litter box. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Pomeranian puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Pomeranian requires short walks and play time with other pets and family. They have the capability to learn tricks if done with patience and time. They may become bored if they are not given enough to do. They are excellent for apartment living and homes with small yards. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
3-7 lbs
8-11 inches
all colors and patterns allowed



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Pomeranian Questions

Do Pomeranians bark a lot?

In short, yes. Pomeranian's love the sound of their voice and they enjoy letting you know about everything that they notice. Whether it is someone knocking on the door or if they see another dog while on leash or in their yard. Firm but positive reinforcement training is best suited to curb this natural behavior for them to keep you from getting any noise complaints by neighbors.

I have two kids. One loves dogs, the other is afraid of them. My mother offered to buy me a Pomeranian for Christmas. I want my daughter to know that dogs can be friendly. Is a Pomeranian the best choice?

Pomeranian's are not the best choice for small children, especially if one of your children is afraid of dogs. Pom's are high active, barky and tend to become attached to one person in the family. Since your child is afraid of dogs, I would suggest getting a lower energy breed, or an adult dog so that the dog is not so unpredictable and scare your child. Breeds that would do well would be the Basset Hound, English Bulldog, and the Beagle. If you are okay with a larger dog, then the Golden Retriever, Labrador, and Rough Collie are all great dogs with children. If you are okay with even bigger dogs, the Newfoundland and the Great Dane are amazing and incredible dogs for children.

I totally disagree with that. I have had Pomeranians most of my life. Last 16 years 6. Ranging from puppies, to a cranky old man pom. My daughter and them got and still get along great with them. I am a responsible pet owner. I taught them not to bark. Unless it's important. One became a service dog. My daughter was born, with 3 in the home, and she's now 13. Plus, she is high functioning autism. Basically, always watched and taught her to respect and be gentle with ANY dog.

My Teddy Bear Pomperian eyes water all the time. Why and can I do anything to stop staining under the eyes?

Unfortunately, the way the Pomeranian is bred now-a-days a large portion of the breeds eyes water most of the time. There is nothing you can do to prevent the watering. However, there are tear staining products that can get rid of the stains. These can be purchased at a vet, online or at a pet store. The best one I have ever used is called "Angel Eyes".

Feed them natural foods. First ingredients meat or fish. No by products. My Pomeranian was white, had tear stains all the time. Told small tear ducts. Stopped with the better food. Coat improved, too. And anal gland problems got better.

How long can Pomeranian's live?

The average life span of the Pomeranian breed is between 12 - 16 years. Life span will all depend on the quality of breeding, how the puppy and dog is taken care of throughout its life as per the food the puppy/dog is fed, regular vet visits, and the regularity of exercise.

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