The Pomeranian Dog

Written by Lee Dobbins


The Pomeranian is one of they toy breeds and weighs between 3 and 7 pounds (there are larger poms, and although not torepparttar breed standard, they still make wonderful loving pets!). Intelligent and vivacious, these little dogs will steal your heart, but donít let them get away with too much as they must be properly trained or they will become too demanding. With proper care your Pom can live to about 15 years old.

History

Did you knowrepparttar 141411 Pomeranian was once a much larger dog that weighed around 35 pounds? A cousin torepparttar 141412 spitz type dogs, this pampered lap dog once calledrepparttar 141413 arctic home.

Bred down to itís tiny size overrepparttar 141414 centuries,repparttar 141415 Pomeranian became popular inrepparttar 141416 late 1800ís when Queen Victorian brought a 12 pound Pom back from Italy. This vivacious little dog soon became a favorite of European royalty and was bred to be even smaller until it reachedrepparttar 141417 average of 5 pounds.

Historically,repparttar 141418 Pomeranian has been fancied by many famous Europeans. Michelangelo had a little Pom that sat on a silk pillow and watched him while he paintedrepparttar 141419 Sistine Chapel. Martin Luther,repparttar 141420 great church leader had one of these little dogs that he mentioned often in his work. Mozart had a Pomeranian that he dedicated an Aria to and Chopin composedrepparttar 141421 Valse des Petits Chiens for his girlfriends Pom.

Care and Grooming

Pomeranians are easy to care for but do need some special attention. They can be easily groomed in less than 1 hour a day, but I am sure you will want to spend much more time than that bonding with your pet!

Brushing your Pomeranian every day is a good way to bond with your pet as well as insure his coat is healthy and looks good. Poms have a double coat that can easily become matted so brushing is necessary. A once a week Ė or every couple of weeks Ė bath is a nice way to keep your Pom smelling and looking good! Donít forget to groom around his paws and tail area as well as clip his nails.

Pomeranian Care

Written 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,repparttar Pomeranian does require some daily attention which you can use as a great excuse to bond with your pet!

Teeth

It is important that your pet get good dental care. Pomeranians are prone to tooth loss and bacteria build up. Ifrepparttar 141410 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 userepparttar 141411 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.

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