Pomeranian

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The Pomeranian

Pomeranians were developed in the province of Pomerania from the ancient Spitz breeds of the far northern countries. The closest relatives of the Pomeranian are the Norwegian Elkhound, the Schipperke, the German Spitz, the American Eskimo Dog, the Samoyed, and other members of the Spitz, or Northern, group of dogs, all of which are characterized by their wedge-shaped heads, prick ears, and thick furry coats. Early Pomeranians weighed as much as 30 pounds.

Even in the early days of the breed, Poms were popular. Notable people who were said to have Pomeranian-type dogs include theologian Martin Luther, who had a Pom named Belferlein that he mentioned often in his writings; artist Michelangelo, whose Pom sat on a satin pillow and watched him paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; physicist Isaac Newton, whose Pom named Diamond reportedly chewed many of his manuscripts, and composer Mozart, whose Pom was named Pimperl and to whom he dedicated an aria. Although they were popular in royal circles, the new breed didn’t catch on with the public.

All of that changed during the reign of Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria. During her 64 years as the Queen of England, Queen Victoria bred more than 15 different breeds of dogs. In her later years, she was especially fond of Pomeranians, which she first saw in 1888 during a trip to Italy. She fell in love with a sable and red Pom named Marco who weighed only 12 pounds. Today, many believe that he was the inspiration to breed smaller Pomeranians.

Megjelenés

 

 

Kicsi, masszív, kecses kiskutya. Sűrű két rétegű szőrzet, hosszú durva felálló fedőszőr, és egy puha gyapjas aljszőrzet. A hátára símuló farka egy olyan jellemzője a pomcsinak, ami megkülömbözteti a többi spitz kutyától. A farka szőrzete eléri a kutya tarkóját amely a legyező illúzióját kelti. A fej és a rövid orrnyereg közepes méretű, orr és koponya aránya 1:2-höz arányul.

Mandula alakú szemek, kicsi felfelé ívelt fülek, intelligens, kedves, vidám arckifejezés jellemzi. Járása akciós szinte mint a varrógép, tartása előkelő.

Weight and height

Pomeranians are 7 to 12 inches tall and weigh 3 to 7 pounds. Some litters have puppies that are throwbacks to the days when they were larger and grow to be 12 to 14 pounds or more. These puppies can be an excellent choice for families with children.

Gyps can be larger than males. Currently there is only one standard size, there is no toy, mini or normal size.

Beware of breeders who advertise this because they also sell all their dogs and they will tell you what you want to hear. As you can read on my introductory page, my goal is not quantity but quality, which in turn costs money, so quality and warranty have to be paid for. While an average breeder does not keep this in mind. He doesn’t travel and pays more than he/she really has to. What has already been proven is that quality breeding can prolong the life of a puppy.

Personality

The extroverted Pomeranian is smart and vivacious. He loves meeting new people and gets along well with other animals, although he sometimes thinks he’s a lot bigger than he is. Don’t let him challenge bigger dogs in his mistaken belief that he’s their size or larger.
Alert and inquisitive, Pomeranians make excellent watchdogs and will bark at anything out of the ordinary. Teach them to stop barking on command, though, or they might go on all day long.

Temperament is affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training, and socialization. Puppies with nice temperaments are curious and playful, willing to approach people and be held by them. Choose the middle-of-the-road puppy who’s willing to sit nicely on your lap, not the one who’s beating up his littermates or the one who’s hiding in the corner. Aggression and shyness aren’t characteristics that your Pom puppy will outgrow.

Cons

They lurk very heavily, but the good news is that it only take place twice a year, and happen pretty quickly at them. They have a lot of hair, so at this time you need to comb on a daily basis if you don’t want to vacuum constantly. We don’t have much trouble with him at other times of the year.

It is worth to brush them twice a week from the lower part of the fur, and bathe them every 3-4 weeks, not because they stink, but their fur can get dirty. I always repeat, you always have to DRY them, because the bottom layers of fur dries very hard and you they can catch a cold, get fungus or dandruff. This applies to all large-haired dogs.

Caring

It’s easy, but it should be done whenever it’s time. After a thorough shampoo, a much, much more thorough rinse is required. Their skin may itch, burn if the shampoo stays inside. Only shampoo for dogs can be used and also only diluted, never concentrated.

Balm is rarely needed, if you feel dry on hair, you can also just dilute it. It is advisable to wipe the eye area with a cleansing liquid every 2-3 days. Clean both eyes with a clean cotton swab and do not cross them as there is a risk of infection. When staying at home, it’s sometimes worth taking it to the beautician and trimming it a bit to give it a round teddy bear look.

Nails: should be cut. Teeth: Chew regularly, or tartar removal will be needed. Because your mouth is small you will sooner or later have to, but it doesn’t matter once a year or once every 4 years because that’s when they get intoxicated.

I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I CAN BE THE MOST HAPPY BREEDER IN THE WORLD WITH SUCH BEAUTIFUL AND DEAR POMS IN OUR HOME.