Pomeranian Breed Profile
KC Group Toy
Weight Dogs: 1.8 - 2kg; bitches: 2 - 2.5kg
Height There is no height specified in the breed standard, but they average around 17 - 30cm
Average lifespan 14 years
Good with children? Yes
Good guard dogs? Would bark
Moulting level Heavy
Exercise requirement Little
Jogging partner No
Colours All colours acceptable for pets but certain colours preferred for showing
Temperament Loyal and affectionate
Pomeranian Breed ProfileThe Pomeranian is a companion dog who loves spending time with people. Light-hearted and full of life, these intelligent dogs can also learn most dog activities.
The Pomeranian is generally a healthy breed and there are no recommended health tests, but the following conditions are known:
- Patella luxation.
- Retained puppy teeth.
- Broken legs.
- Loyal and affectionate.
- Light-hearted and full of life.
- The Pomeranian is a companion dog who loves spending time with people.
- He needs a short walk or run each day, but will also enjoy long walks.
- The Pomeranian is comfortable living in the town or countryside.
- Pomeranians are good with children but interactions should be supervised. Their size means they can get hurt if play is too rough.
- Pomeranians should get along with other pets, but remember they can easily get injured by a bigger dog.
- Pomeranians are intelligent and can learn most dog activities.
- House-training can take time and effort, particularly as they have small bladders.
- They often bark when excited or if someone arrives at the house, so it is a good idea to teach your dog the quiet command from an early age.
- The Pomeranian has a double coat; a soft undercoat and a long, harsh, outer coat. He will need a thorough brush twice a week.
- He will moult around twice a year.
- He is energetic, but having a crate where he can retreat to is a good idea.
- Adaptable to different living conditions.
- Devoted and fun-loving.
- Above average grooming needs.
- Can be noisy.
Did you know?
- Queen Victoria owned several Pomeranians, which saw the popularity of the breed increase.
- Pomeranians are often delivered by Caesarean section.