Quick Look

  • Height

    • Male18 – 30 cm
    • Female18 – 30 cm
  • Weight

    • Male1 – 2 kg
    • Female2 – 3 kg
  • Common Colors

    • Any solid colours
  • Coat Texture

    • A short, soft and thick undercoat with a longer, coarse, harsh-textured outer coat.
  • Average Lifespan

    • 12 to 16 years


History of the Breed

Pomeranians get their name from the area of Germany and Poland originally known as the Pomerania region and was bred from Spitz breeds. They started off much larger than the breed we recognise today and were used to herd sheep. It was Queen Victoria who began breeding them to be smaller and sparked their popularity in Britain.


  • Adaptability
  • Cheerful
  • Child Friendly
  • Intelligence
  • Trainability


  • Affectionate
  • Curious
  • Independent
  • Playful
  • Sociable

Common Health Problems

  • Bad teeth
  • Collapsed Trachea Tracheal collapse in dogs is a condition characterized by incomplete formation or weakening of the cartilagenous rings of the trachea resulting in flattening of the trachea.
  • Cushing's Disease Cushing's disease is a cause of Cushing's syndrome characterised by increased secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the anterior pituitary (secondary hypercortisolism).
  • Ear infections
  • Heart Problems
  • Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia is a medical emergency that involves an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood.
  • Seizures
  • Skin Problems Including Alopecia

Top Tips for Caring for a Pomeranian

  • Pomeranians require a lot of mental stimulation to keep them busy and stop them from getting bored
  • It's recommended to take your Pomeranian on multiple short walks on a daily basis, with some longer walks a couple of times a week
  • They are very agile and when trained properly can perform tricks to a high standard

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