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, it’s 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 “Pomerania” which was located where Eastern Germany is now. Originally brought to England in 1700’s, by Prince George III’s new bride, this larger version of toy dog would not become popular until late 1800’s when Queen Victoria who brought home a 12 pound Pom from Italy.
Adopting A Pet PomeranianWritten by Lee Dobbins
If you are looking for a toy dog that is intelligent, curious, lively and cuddly, then Pomeranian could be dog for you! Before you enter into dog ownership of any breed, however, you must ask be honest with yourself about if you are ready for commitment of money and time that it takes to be a responsible dog owner.
The first thing you must do is make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. Are you ready to spend time training and grooming your Pomeranian? Is your family agreeable to decision? Are you aware of expense associated with responsible dog ownership and are you must insure your Pom has appropriate veterinary care?
If your answers are yes, then all systems are go!
Before you pick out your perfect Pom, think about where you want to get him from. There are 2 basic places you can use to find a Pomeranian that suits you – A rescue organization or a Pomeranian breeder.
At a rescue organization, you will be able to find Poms that have been left homeless either to abandonment, death of owner or simply because they got lost. Some of these Poms may not have had a happy life before getting rescued and may have some problems, but there are many others that have no issues at all. You may have to wait a while before one that fits your criteria comes up, but it is a great way to give a needy animal a loving home.