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Caring For Your Pomeranian Pup

Mar 25, 2008
The Pomeranian dog breed is a member of both the toy and Spitz groups. This dog breed is considered toy because adult Pomeranians grow to a size of only three to seven pounds and eight to eleven inches. Because of its diminutive size, a Pomeranian pup must be delicately cared for. Every feature of a Pomeranian pup is tiny except for its personality. Care must be taken when cleaning the ears, brushing the teeth, clipping the nails and grooming the thick fur of each Pomeranian pup. A good Pomeranian breeder can provide tips on Pomeranian puppy care. Breeders have already established a relationship with the Pomeranian pup and have begun to socialize and train the puppy.

The Pomeranian breed is native to Germany. This tiny dog is directly descended from the much larger German Spitz. The American Kennel Club registered the Pomeranian as a breed in 1900. The Pomeranian is registered in both the toy group and Spitz group. Toy dogs are dogs that are smaller than average in size. Spitz dogs encompass the many breeds of dog descended from much larger sledding dogs that once populated an area south of the Baltic Sea. The Pomeranian is closely related to other large and medium sized members of the Spitz group such as the Chow Chow and Samoyed.

Caring for Pomeranian puppies can be challenging and rewarding. Known for their hyper and excitable personalities, Pomeranians may be difficult to train. Once their attention is captured, training becomes a much easier task. The inherent high maintenance nature of a Pomeranian pup requires that it receive discipline and training early on.

Pomeranian pups are really more fur than body. Because they have a double-layer of fur, Pomeranians need to be brushed once daily optimally to prevent matting and tangles. Purebred Pomeranians come in a variety of solid, brindle and parti-colors. All are acceptable as long as the fur is maintained. Pomeranians do not need to be bathed often due to the fact that they need the natural oils in their fur to keep it soft and shiny.

There are many other grooming and care needs required by a Pomeranian pup. Due to the fact that the breed suffers from dental problems, teeth should be brushed with a baby toothbrush once daily or a minimum of once weekly. Pomeranian puppies weigh mere ounces and adults only grow to be three to seven pounds and eight to eleven inches tall. Because of their small size and tendency to be underfoot simply dropping them or tripping over them can injure Pomeranian puppies and adults. Most breeders will not sell to families with children under the age of five because of this. Pomeranians must be handled delicately.

Raising and training a Pomeranian pup can seem daunting at first and buyers should actively ask questions of the breeder they have purchased from. Good breeders are more than happy to provide Pomeranian puppy care tips and have already begun the process of training while each pup resides in their home and/or kennel.

Tips the potential Pomeranian puppy buyer should follow when before purchasing include the researching the breed history and characteristics, making sure the buyer household will match the Pomeranian's needs, reading up on Pomeranian puppy care and knowing how to provide positive training and discipline. Other tips include researching breeders before choosing one to buy from, researching breed-specific rescue centers and consider them when buying a Pomeranian and being prepared to make a long-term commitment of up to 20 years.

Following these tips will ensure that the Pomeranian pup will be matched with a good home. Buyers and breeders of Pomeranians should love the breed. This is the most important aspect of dog ownership.
About the Author
Rosie Allan has owned a Pomeranian pup and enjoyed learning about Pomeranian puppy care. Pomeranian puppies are descended from the larger Spitz group of dogs. There are many elements of Pomeranian puppy care. Tips on Pomeranian puppy care for your Pomeranian pup can be found in this article.
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