Developed in the Prussian region of Pomerania, Pomeranian dogs were once much larger than the tiny fluff balls we know today. Poms didn’t become popular in England until late 1800 were when Queen Victoria brought some back with her. Today this breed is still trendy both as a show dog and a loving companion.
The American Kennel Club has recognized the Pomeranian since 1888 where it is a member of the Toy Group. To meet the AKC breed standard, a Pomeranian must be between 7 and 12 inches tall and weigh between 3 and 7 pounds. With the proper care, your Pom can live to be 15 years old.
This breed is recognized by its fluffy fur, pointed ears that stand up and wedge-shaped head. These little dogs always seem to be smiling and have an intelligent expression with dark, sparkly almond-shaped eyes, teeth that meet in a scissors bite and noses that either match their fur or are obscure. They also should have a curly feathered tail that fans forward of their backs. The chest and neck of the Pomeranian should have an abundant ruff. They have a solid or particolored coat. Coat colors for the Pomeranian are Brown, red, cream or white, orange, black and blue.