Small, cute and fluffy, the Pomeranian is an attractive, active toy dog that is favoured by many who prefer small breeds. Its small size means it is suitable for living in small apartments, and doesn’t require as much exercise as larger dogs tend to. They also don’t require a lot of food, making them a fairly easy pet to look after, though their long coats need regular grooming to help prevent matting. Although they don’t require a great deal of exercise, they do need attention and for somebody to spend some time playing with them each day.
Pomeranians may be small dogs, but they didn’t get the memo. They are full of character and act as if they were much larger. They occasionally get themselves into trouble because of their willingness to take on dogs that are much larger than them. Inquisitive, brave and playful they are a lot of fun to be around. They are also good around kids, and other family pets. Although great around their own family, they tend to be wary of strangers and some people complain that they bark too much.
A Pomeranian is a great dog to have around the home, and they are also surrounded by some interesting facts.
Pomeranian Facts #10: Bigger Before
The Pomeranian is a toy dog breed. This mean they are among the smallest of all dog breeds, but it wasn’t always that way. They used to be larger and stronger, until demand for them as smaller dogs saw them shrink as a breed. Breeders would select smaller individuals for breeding to produce smaller offspring, and they gradually shrunk the breed to the size they are now.
They still have the big dog genes in their DNA, though, and occasionally a Pomeranian will be born that is more akin to how they used to be. Throwback Pomeranians are individuals that are considerably larger than usual as a result of their usually dormant ‘big dog’ genes being activated.
These genes are also thought to be responsible for the Pom’s ‘big dog’ attitude, even in the smallest of individuals. Their ‘big dog’ attitude helps give them character and is part of the reason for their popularity.