The Pomeranian also known as Zwergspitz (“Dwarf-Spitz”) is a small breed of dog from Pomerania, in Germany. They are descended from larger Spitz-type dogs which is the German Spitz. Pom is the smallest member of the the Spitz family of dogs, which includes the Japanese Spitz, Samoyed, Klein Spitz, Alaskan Malamute and among many others.
Playful, outgoing, and smart they are one of the greatest pets you might know. As a lap dog, they love to follow their owner, they are not advisable as a pet for someone who is always away from home. Pom will do best in a small or large family, because of their small size they can live in an apartment, however, they tend to bark a lot that your neighbor might find uncomfortable. Like any other breed of dog they need enough exercise to keep fit and healthy, a simple walk everyday will help the become healthy and well socialize.
Pomeranian Dog Breed Pictures
Dog Breed Group
7 to 12 Inches tall at the shoulder
3 to 7 Pounds
12 to 16 Years
Pomeranian has a sturdy body, it has a double coat that is very thick. Their undercoat is thick, soft and very fluffy while their top coat is long, straight, and shiny. They have a fringe of feathery hair on the hindquarters that give them a more prominent appearance. Pom’s coat color includes black, black and tan, blue, blue and tan, chocolate, chocolate and tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, sable (black-tipped hairs on a background of silver, gold, gray, fawn, or brown), brindle (a base color of gold, red, or orange with strong black cross stripes), and white.
They shed moderately and like other breeds of dog, it is advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.
The coat makes the dog resistant to extreme cold temperature but in the summer hot day, they are not advisable to stay outdoor, because of their double coat they are prone to heatstroke, make sure to give them enough clean cold water and stay them indoors for their safety.
Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Pomeranian is a small dog,you can expect female Pom to be slightly smaller than male Pom.
|Height||7 to 12 Inches|
|Weight||3 to 7 Pounds|
Poms are intelligent and easy to train and discipline, with early socialization they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves. This breed is also a good watchdog in the house despite their very outgoing nature, they will defend their home from strangers by barking to alert their owner of an intruder.
Poms has an average life span of 12 to 16 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease||It causes a dog to limp on the affected leg. The limping often begins gradually and progresses over a period of several weeks, eventually causing the dog to place no weight on the affected leg. In some cases, pain and lameness can develop suddenly. It is uncommon for Legg-Calve-Perthes to affect both hips – an affected dog usually limps on only one rear leg.|
|Hip Dysplasia||It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Canine Eye Inflammation||The Canine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or event but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dogs vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
How much is a Pomeranian?
The Pomeranian puppies cost about $500-$1,500. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.
The Basic Costs of Owning a Dog
|Type of Expense||Yearly Estimate|
|Food and Treats||$250 to $700|
|Routine Veterinary Care (healthy dog)||$700 to $2,000|
|Preventative Medications (to prevent heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other parasites) and Supplements (e.g. Vitamins, glucosamine or omega 3s)||$200 to $600|
|Training Classes or Resources||$25 to $300|
|Grooming||$30 to $500|
|Dog Accesories (Toys, Beds, Leashes and Collars, etc.)||$100 to $300|
|Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog||$109 to $370|
|Average Yearly Total||$1,305 to $4,400|
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
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Note: The expenses of Taking care a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…