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Pomeranian - A Good Fit For Your Family?

May 31, 2008
The ancestors of what we currently know as the Pomeranian were larger, tough sledding dogs. At some point these dogs were purposely bred down in size and even to the point of miniaturization. The original Pomeranian weighed as much as 30 pounds and was typically white, instead of the standard brown color of today.

The Pomeranian dog breed was officially recognized by the English Kennel Club in the year 1870. As its popularity grew, the American Kennel Club took notice and officially recognized Pomeranian dogs as a standard breed. From that point on, these dogs were continually bred to be smaller and smaller. They also bred the Pomeranian to be darker, resulting in the light brown Pomeranian dogs mostly seen today.

Upkeep And Maintenance

These bold and dashing members of the toy group are extremely self-confident and always up for adventure. Pomeranian dogs need daily exercise but can get their requirements indoors due to their small size. However, like all dogs, Pomeranian dogs love to take a nice stroll with their owners or play games in a grassy field.

It is important to remember, due to their small size, they are hard to see on a busy sidewalk. You can easily keep your pet safe and full of energy by the time you get to the park by using a pet stroller. Pomeranians love pet strollers, and fit quite nicely in the smaller pet strollers.

In terms of qualities, these dogs make excellent house pets and are extremely playful with high energy levels. Pomeranian dogs are not suited for outdoor living due to their need for human companionship and also their lack of withstanding hot or cold temperatures. Besides, these cute dogs make excellent watchdogs so it is always a benefit to have them around the family inside the house as often as possible. It is surprising that such a small dog can have such a large bark. A robber can't see the dog, but the simple fact that a dog is barking will keep someone from breaking into your house.

Health Information

These dogs are probably the luckiest breeds in terms of potential health problems, or rather the lack thereof. There are very few health issues the Pomeranian faces, which is good for both the dog and his family.

Pomeranian dogs have a lifespan of up to 16 years when in good health. Veterinarians suggest that all Pomeranian dog owners have their pets specifically tested for eye problems, knee dysplasia, and possible cardiac issues.
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If you have chosen to make a Pomeranian a member of your family, remember they are a social dog and will want to be with you as much as possible. You can make taking your Pomeranian with the family easy and safe by using one of the many pet strollers available
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