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Pomeranians are one of the smallest dog breeds and classified as a “Toy Group”. They are extremely lively and devoted dogs. They are highly intelligent, eager to learn, and love to work. Poms are a happy and relatively friendly breed, but they are known to be temperamental at times.

Poms have a thick coat and are longer around the neck and chest areas. Poms come in a variety of coat colors and patterns including beaver, black, black & tan, blue, blue & tan, blue brindle, blue merle, chocolate, chocolate & tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, sable, white, wolf sable, and chocolate sable. Poms come in a variety of markings such as black muzzle, brindle, Parti-color, black mask and white markings.

Most healthy Pomeranians will live up to 15 years with proper care and diet. They are actually a quite sturdy little dog, though they weigh only 4 to 7 pounds. Limited exercise will be OK for this breed.

The Pomeranian (show quality) has a shoulder height of 7-11 inches and weighs 3-7 lbs. It has a wedge-shaped head, small, highly-set, erect ears, and almond-shaped eyes. Pomeranians have a short neck, small feet, and breed characteristic highly-set tail carried over the back, which may take a few months to grow out and flatten.

The breed’s name originally came from the historical region of Pomerania (now present day Germany and Poland). Originally weighing nearly 30 pounds, the dog served as an able herder of sheep in its larger form. They were not well known until 1870, when the Kennel Club (England) recognized the so-called Spitz dog. In 1888, Queen Victoria fell in love with a Pomeranian in Florence, Italy, and brought the specimen back to England, influencing its popularity dramatically.

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