How many registrations per year that are made for this breed. Generally breeds are popular for a reason and high popularity breeds are often a great place to start your search.
How willing and able this breed is to protect you, your family and your home , how territorial they are and how dominant they can be. This is not necessarily a sign of how aggressive the breed is.
Not to be confused with protection/guarding this is how alert , how vocal and how trusting your dog is. Even tiny dogs can make great watchdogs.
Being able to physically manage your dog is a vital consideration, dogs are much stronger than humans pound for pound.
Breed Stats At A Glance: 1-5 Scale 5 is most or best 1 is least or worst
Nearly all dogs are trainable, some breeds however are inherently more stubborn, wilful, lazy or less intelligent than others. Stubborn and stupid is a bad combo, Clever and eager is a good combo!
A variable combination of trainability, inherent temperament, dominance or natural aggression make some breeds less suitable for the novice owner than others.
Older children are much more able to understand how to treat their dog appropriately. Parents must guage the maturity of their own children before choosing a dog.
Very young children are liable to annoy or provoke a dog and can injure smaller ones through rough play. They can themselves be knocked down or accidentally hurt by a larger or over enthusiastic dog.
A combination of how naturally active this breed is and how much daily exercise they will need. Under stimulated dogs can develop unwanted problem behaviours such as excessive barking, chewing and digging.
Some breeds happily live in apartments as long as they get enough daily exercise. Some however need big yards and lots of space. Some breeds bark a lot so think of your neighbours!
Some breeds love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch with you whilst others are much more aloof.
Playfulness represents how eager, willing and exuberant your furry pal will be when it comes to getting down and joining in the fun.
Representing yearly averages as some breeds only shed seasonally, some shed throughout the year, and some hardly shed or dont shed at all.
How much upkeep you will need to do to keep your dog looking their best and being healthy, grooming, brushing, cleaning and bathing etc.
All dogs can suffer health problems. Some breeds however, either through over breeding or inbreeding are more prone to serious congenital disorders than others.
How well does this breed naturally get on with other dogs? Proper socialization will mitigate most intolerance. Intact males generally are more problematic with other intact males
Some breeds have naturally higher prey drives than others, however nearly all dogs can live with small animals providing they are introduced young enough and are well socialized.
Pomeranian Temperament, Personality, Pictures And Information.
Description: With a foxy looking appearance,small erect ears and a wedge shaped head The Pomeranian is certainly a cutie. Small bright dark almond shaped eyes and a short muzzle give the breed an intelligent expression which epitomizes their liveliness and extrovert personality`.
The Pom has a distinctive tail which curls round over its back and has small delicately compact paws. They have an abundant double coat; soft underneath with a perfectly straight profuse outer coat and a pronounced ruff around the neck. The coat comes in many patterns and colours with reds, oranges, cream, black and tan being the most common.
There are also a number of popular variations in this breed such as the “Teddy Bear Pomeranian ”that do not conform to AKC standardisation
The Pom is a busy, extrovert and curious little dog, always ready for a game and whilst strictly speaking a house dog, being that they are descended from the Nordic breeds really enjoy being able to play and exercise outdoors.
This Pomeranian temperament is very outgoing and will often welcome visitors to the door before preceding to peer into their bags to see if there is anything that might interest them inside.
They also like to busy themselves and will bustle about happily, generally keeping tabs on the household. Poms tend to be quite vocal as if they are relaying their opinions and views to you as you go about your day to day business, excessive barking can be an issue, but nothing that a good training regime cant rectify.
Care does need to be taken however as their diminutive size and curious personality can get them into trouble, they can easily get through the smallest of openings and escape into the big wide world, easily getting lost or getting hit by a car.
Children: If supervised does well with children over six, their small size means they can be easily hurt with rough or boisterous play. There are many other dog breeds that are good with children
Grooming: Thick long coat will bring mud and dirt in from outside, requires daily and thorough grooming to prevent matting.They shed constantly
Pomeranians or “Poms” as they are affectionately nicknamed are the smallest member of the Spitz family, they boast the same tough sledding ancestors as the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute, hence some of the toughness of character that belies the fact that they are a “Toy” dog. It is difficult to pin down exactly when the Pom started to be bred down in size - only that the breed was taken to England, where it was dubbed the Pomeranian ( Pomerania is a region in Germany ) .These early Poms still weighed as much as 30Ibs and were mainly all white, the breed was recognized by the English Kennel club in 1870.
The breed only started to gain popularity after Queen Victoria of England brought a small red one back from Italy and soon afterwards fanciers began to breed ever more colourful and smaller specimens. The Pom was recognised by the AKC in 1900 and have become one of the most popular dog breeds around.
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Pomeranian Information and Breed Notes
Health: Pomeranians suffer from a number of breed specific problems including; early teeth loss, dry eyes , tear duct disorders, cateracts, congential heart defects and a collapsing trachea. Finding a reputable breeder , sourcing puppies with a good lineage and ensuring adequate pet insurance will of course always bring extra peace of mind regards the well being of your furry friend.
Training: Pomeranians have quite a wilful temperament at times and can make training an uphill struggle if you dont establish your leadership credentials from a very early stage, however if you get the training right being intelligent that can be taught to do nearly anything, they make great therapy dogs, earthquake search and rescuers and are especially adept at performing tricks. Poms are notoriously hard to housebreak
Exercise: Moderate, can get all their daily needs just running around the house, but they do love the outdoors and are never happier than when they are with their owners playing in the park.
Protection level: An alert breed,will bark.
Other Animals Quite sociable with other animals , but can try to mix it with other dogs - irrespective of size which of course can prove to be their undoing
The Perfect Pomeranian Owner Is active and affectionate with time to groom, play and train.
Not Reccomended For Grooming phobes, rough play, small children, weak willed trainers.