Good with Kids:
The Pomeranian is possibly the smallest of the Spitz breeds family but retains all the courage and character of its larger cousins. They are no longer used to shepherd sheep, but remains an alert house dog, capable of warning of the presence of intruders with a surprisingly deep bark, giving the impression that a larger animal is on duty.
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Small dog breed
Pomeranians are lively dogs, which is boisterous or noisy in nature, can be too brave, is intelligent, eager to learn, very loyal to its handler and family, vigilant, energetic, has a delightful nature and does not cling to its handler.
Toy dog breeds
The shoulder height of smaller Pomeranians is 18 â 22cm (7 â 8.5in) and 23 â 28cm (9 â 11in) for the larger ones.
1.8 â 2.5kg (4 â 5.5in).
Too much attention from children can make these dogs rather nervous. They usually get along with other dogs and household animals without problem. Some of them think they are much larger and do not hesitate to attack much bigger dogs. You need to protect them from themselves.
These dogs have long, erect hairs and a thick undercoat. The colors are plain white, orange, black, brown or grey.
The coat should be well combed with a coarse comb every three weeks and then lightly brushed. If you use too fine a comb or groom the dog frequently, you run the risk of damaging the undercoat.
Teach this dog early that it may bark a couple of times when the doorbell rings or there are visitors but then to keep quiet, be very consistent about this! Pomeranians are generally fairly easy to train because they are so intelligent and eager to learn.
The head is fox-like in shape and expression, the eyes bright and dark in color, the ears small and erect. The shortness of the neck and body are accentuated by the characteristic Spitz ruff and curled tail. Movement is smooth and free.