Adorable, precocious and extroverted, the Pomeranian is a lot of love in a small package. It is one of the most popular pet breeds in the United States, and it’s easy to see why! Named after a historical region now in Germany and Poland, the Pomeranian or ‘Pom’ is a toy breed of the German Spitz variety. Originally a larger Arctic working dog, all the energy and personality has since been distilled into the diminutive dog we see today.
Like most dog breeds the Pom is naturally territorial and protective of its human, and it may tend to bark at stimuli unless trained otherwise from a young age. Its alert and energetic nature, however, will more often translate into play and affection for its companion. Pomeranians require regular grooming and trimming, as they have a thick double coat that sheds.
In addition to being a cuddly lap dog, the Pom can also be tenacious: two of three dogs to survive the sinking of the Titanic were Pomeranians (the other was a Pekingese).
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