Pomeranian CareWritten by Lee Dobbins
The Pom is a little dog with a big personality! This tiny fluffy creature has a wedge shaped head and looks like a little fox. With itís bright eyes, it seems like it is always smiling and willing to please. It is intelligent and eager to learn, but a firm hand must be applied or this little darling can become yippy and demanding.
Along with all this cuteness and fluff, however, go some special grooming needs. While not excessively demanding, Pomeranian does require some daily attention which you can use as a great excuse to bond with your pet!
It is important that your pet get good dental care. Pomeranians are prone to tooth loss and bacteria build up. If bacteria is allowed to run unchecked, this can cause problems with your pets overall health. Luckily, maintaining good dental health is easy! Simply buy an enzymatic toothpaste that fights bacteria (your vet can recommend a good brand) and a small tooth brush (I use one that has a loop that fits on my finger). Try to brush your dogs teeth every day. Have your vet do a dental exam once a year and scaling if necessary.
Pomeranian Dog HistoryWritten by Lee Dobbins
The Pom is a compact dog with a soft undercoat and harsh long outer coat. He has a plumed tail that is upright with end laying flat along back. His demeanor is alert and curious. With his fox like appearance, Pom has a short muzzle with rounded skull, small ears and almond shaped bright eyes. The Breed standard allows all colors. The AKC standard size for a Pom is 3 to 7 pounds.
With todays tiny Poms weighing in at around 5 pounds, itís hard to picture that these little cuties once weighed over 30 pounds! Cousins of Spitz type dogs, Pomeranians once were at home in arctic along with Huskies and Malamutes.
These vivacious lap dogs get their name from province ďPomeraniaĒ which was located where Eastern Germany is now. Originally brought to England in 1700ís, by Prince George IIIís new bride, this larger version of toy dog would not become popular until late 1800ís when Queen Victoria who brought home a 12 pound Pom from Italy.