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Friday, March 25, 2011

The Graceful Looking Pomeranians

By: Ed Gonzalez

POMERANIANS are known to be descendants of the wolf - spitz dog of Iceland. These dogs inhabited areas of Poland and Germany. Their name POMERANIANS was derived from the names of these countries. POMERANIANS were not known at the time until the Kennel Club of England recognized it as a spitz dog. Queen Victoria liked these dogs very much and that is the reason why she purchased one of these dogs ftrom Florence, Italy. She started breeding these POMERANIANS into smaller sizes.The original POMERANIANS were larger dogs and they weighed as much as 30 pounds. Aside from Queen Victoria, other well known personalities who owned POMERANIANS were: Mozart Marie Antoinette, and Emile Zola. They were acknowledged as full breeds in 1870 by the Kennel Club of England. The American POMERANIAN Club had it's first show in 1911. It is considered be one of the top fifteen pet dogs in the U.S.A. Today.

POMERANIANS are self – reliant, lively, spirited, playful and loving dog companions. They are faithful dogs and they just like spending time with people they are closed to. These dogs will follow you around the house but they are not over exaggerated when they do this. POMERANIANS like moving around and being preoccupied. They are packed with a lot of stamina and energy. Dogs of this kind love to learn new things. It's not difficult to teach them tricks. These lovely dogs can stand on their back legs and do the spin infront of you. POMERANIANS are very amusing and enthusiastic dogs. They are very good watchdogs and they must be kept inside your homes. If they are given the chance to play outside in the yard, owners must keep watch of their dogs. POMERANIANS can slip out so easily. Your Pomeranians must bee kept safe from jumping from furnitures and oher high places in the house. This is to protect them from gettting any injury that might be harmful to their health. POMERANIANS like staying in cool places because they can get so warm very easily.

POMERANIANS are considered to be toy sized dogs. They have wedge – shaped heads that are equally balanced to their bodies. They have straight and finely drawn muzzles. Their lips are normal in sizes and they have tendencies to bite. They have highly elevated ears that are standing quite straight. Their medium sized eyes are dark. The colors of their nose varies from the colors of their coats. Claws which do not touched the ground must be removed. POMERANIANS have tail feathers that are seen lying flat on their backs. They have teeth that are interconnected in scissor like bites. POMERANIANS have thick double coats. The undercoats of these dogs are smooth but rather densed and straight. Their outer coats are displeasing and rough looking. They heve bigger coats around the areas of their chests. Their proud looking tails are positioned rather high and it lies horizontally flat on their backs.

POMERANIANS are known to be quite pleasant but they can be demanding and stubborn also. Owners must learn how to control them. Owners must be firm and be able to display self confidence. Make sure that it is done quite calmly. These dogs must know that they are the followers and that their owners are the acknowledged leaders. If they do not see these qualities in their owners, they will develop unruly behaviors. Owners must train their POMERANIANS to follow a set of rules and they must abide by it. Owners  need to let their dogs go out on walks everyday. If they don't do this,  their dogs will exhibit destructive behavioral patterns.

These dogs weigh between 3 -7 pounds and the ideal t weights for show dogs are from 4 – 6 pounds. Their heights may vary from 7 – 11 inches. They have  a lifespansof 15 years..

POMERANIANS will do quite well living with their owners in apartments. These dogs are activity oriented and they wiill do many things to keep busy They must not stay outside for so long when the weather is hot. They are great pet dogs for the elderly.

POMERANIANS are liable to have dislocated patellas ( Knee – caps ), slipped stifle, ( slipping knee joints ). heart problems, eye infections, skin irritations. They must eat dry dog food or crispy milk bones every day so that their teeth and gum will remain in healthy condition. POMERANIANS that are so small may have to deliver their babies through cesarean operations. If these dogs get to be old,  they may shed hair and have some bald spots.

Their coats must be brushed regularly. They will shed once or twice a year. Their eyes must be cleaned every day and their dogs must have regular checkups for their teeth.

Take good care of these dogs and they will remain to be your loyal companions.

11 comments:

Priscilla said...

Once I met my friend's little Pomeranian puppy which was about three months old. It was so tiny, so cute and so fluffy. It was indeed adorable and a beautiful breed. I felt like giving that little one a squeezzzzzze, LOL!

Remington said...

Too cute! They are so fluffy!

Amber-Mae said...

Great information as always! Why not do Golden Retrievers? HEE HEE

Benny and Lily said...

Giggy from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is our idol
Benny & Lily

Samantha said...

Wow - I knew nothing about Pomeranians - thanks for enlightening us! A ton of info about this cute ball of fluff! And they weigh sooooooooo little - wonder how such a teensie doggeh would fit into our household, heheh!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Jan Mader said...

Pomeranians are adorable. They were my mother's favorite dog...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Reading this Jan realized what she's missing with us bigger dogs. Teaching a dog to stand on hind legs and spin. That's always so cute. :)

Buddy & Sam

Deborah said...

These are the cutest dogs!
Have a great day!
Deborah

BeadedTail said...

Pomeranians are so cute! A friend of ours has a miniature one who is the tiniest ball of energy and fur ever!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

They are a very pretty breed, but we wonder if it is a lot of work to keep that fur tangle free. We are not especially fond of brushing but we know it has to be done:(

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Canyon Girl said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my diabetes post. I haven't had any black-outs since I got the pump so it is working well for me. Sorry to hear you mom went through it too. I know a couple of Pomeranians, they are really cute and lively.