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Pomerani.jpg (8423 bytes) The Pomeranian is a lively little dog. Intelligent, eager to learn, very loyal to its handler and family. Willful, bold and sometimes temperamental.
Breed: Pomeranian
Country of Origin: Pomerania
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Companion
Life Span: 15 years
Appearance: Small
Color: Red, orange, white or cream, blue, brown or black.
Coat Type: Fluffy
Grooming: The Pomeranian's very long, double coat should be brushed frequently. If you work from the head, parting the coat and brushing it forward, it will fall neatly back in place, so the task, although time-consuming, is relatively easy. The cottony undercoat is shed once or twice a year. Dry shampoo when necessary. Clean the eyes and ears daily and take the dog for regular dental checkups.
Height: 7-12 inches
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Older
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: May bark
Character: Outgoing
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Lively
Potential Problems:  
Behavior:  
Physical: Some blood lines are prone to slipped stifle, dislocated patella, heart and skin problems, and eye infections. Since they are prone to early tooth loss, feeding dry food is recommended to keep the teeth and gums in good condition. Be sure the veterinarian also keeps the dog's teeth clean. Newborn pups are rather tiny and fragile. Three newborns can be held in the palm of ones hand. Small females often need cesarean sections deliveries. When the dog is old it may become molted with bald spots. Visit Healthypets.com for reasonably priced heath care products.
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