Pomeranian dogs are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. These adorable pets are known for their small size, funny face and soft fur. These creatures have an interesting history and some interesting curiosities that make them unique.
In this article we tell you some curiosities about this charming breed of dog so loved by many people.
Facts you didn’t know about Pomeranian dogs
Pomeranians are also known as Poms and owe their name to the fact that they are native to the Pomeranian region of Europe. This region is currently located in parts of Poland and Germany. This breed was created by mixing several breeds of dogs, including the German Spitz and the Italian Volpino. This mixture resulted in a small dog breed, but with a strong character.
Although they were originally larger dogs, selective breeding made them into the companion dogs of the size they are today. Originally, Pomeranians were much larger dogs and were bred as working and herding dogs.
But the progressive reduction of their size led to the evolution of the miniature version we know today. It is precisely their small size that has made them popular as companion dogs.
However, despite their small size, Pomeranias are usually very brave and protective. They are known for their alert and energetic attitude and their courageous and fearless character, which makes them excellent watchdogs.
Dogs of this breed have a wide variety of coat colors. This includes orange, black, white, cream, sable, particolor and many more, along with the various patterns that distinguish them.
They also have a lush, dense and fluffy coat. This coat requires regular brushing to keep it healthy and avoid tangles. They often have a “guard hair” on top and a softer, denser undercoat underneath.
It is important to know that this is a breed that is characterized by its intelligence, even though they may look like a cute little ball of fur. They can learn commands quickly. However, their independent attitude can sometimes make them a bit stubborn.
Although they are small, Pomeranians have a lot of energy and need daily exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.
In general, Pomeranias tend to have a longer lifespan compared to some other small dog breeds. They can live 12 to 16 years, or even longer with proper care.
They are quite adaptable to different environments, making them suitable for both city apartments and country homes, as long as their exercise and stimulation needs are met.
These dogs tend to be quite vocal and may bark to alert to anything they consider out of the ordinary. This can be a useful warning trait, but may also require training to control excessive barking.
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