The tiny, fluffy, yippy Pomeranian sometimes seems like a caricature of a pup—you half-expect to turn one over and find an on/off switch and battery portal. But this dainty little dog (made famous by Queen Victoria) is anything but delicate and demure: there’s an overabundance of personality and smarts in the fox-faced little furball. Anyone who loves a Pom knows…
Smart and obedient, the Pomeranian is a highly trainable breed that loves learning agility tricks (though may struggle to raise a pinky finger while sipping tea).
Topping out at about seven pounds, the petite Pom feels perfectly content in small spaces, making them an ideal apartment pup and purse-as-side-car sidekick.
Between their easy size, razor sharp smarts, and mafia-level loyalty, the Pomeranian makes a perfect first dog, well-suited for newbie pet parents.
The Pomeranian is a loyal family member, even if that family includes a cat. They don’t mind sharing sun puddles, water bowls, and (occasionally) your love with feline friends.
Known to be a little yippy, the Pom has a lot to say. Mostly, “Hey! Look at me! Are you looking at me?” and, “Omg, there’s somebody at the door! There is somebody at the door!”
Since they sport a luxurious spice-colored double coat year-round, Poms prefer cooler temps and will politely decline invitations to your friends’ destination Caribbean weddings.
A thick double coat of fur requires regular brushing to keep it 100% pom-azing (and keep shedding under control). Most Poms enjoy this daily ritual with their humans, and seem to understand the emotional boost of a good hair day.
The Pomeranian doesn’t need a leash to stay nearby because love and loyalty are in their DNA. Their power ballad would profess that not even a nearby squirrel could tear them away from you.
Because of their fun-loving spirit, unbridled affection, and overwhelming fluffy cuteness, the Pom makes an excellent therapy dog (officially or unofficially).
One of the longer-living breeds, a Pomeranian can enjoy good health for up to 16+ years, requiring ample space in your family photo albums and potentially a commissioned portrait to hang above the mantle.
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