Everything you need to know about Pomeranians

Life Expectancytypically 12+ years
SheddingLong length with moderate shedding

Pomeranians are typically less active dogs. They are small and light, with a thick and fluffy double coat. Pomeranians can be black, white, brindle, chocolate, orange or red. There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Pomeranians, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Pomeranian a forever home? Here are some Pomeranian facts that might help you decide.  

Caring for Pomeranians 

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Pomeranian.  

How much exercise does a Pomeranian need?

Pomeranians need regular exercise and stimulation, but they might not manage long or strenuous walks or mountain hikes. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and play. ...

How much food does a Pomeranian need?

The amount of food a Pomeranian needs depends on their:  

  • age  
  • size  
  • activity levels  
  • fitness  
  • weight.     

You can use the...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much grooming does a Pomeranian need? 

Due to their thick, dense fur, Pomeranians will require brushing 2–3 times per week. Pomeranians are also likely to need regular professional grooming.  

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling...

What size crate do you need for a Pomeranian?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Health issues 

Before you give any dog a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.     

To find out more about potential health issues for...

Pomeranian behaviour and training  

Even if you think you know about Pomeranians, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.  

Are Pomeranians easy to train? 

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s small food treats, toys or lots of praise, tra...

What’s the temperament of a Pomeranian? 

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own unique personality and prior experiences. So, every Pomeranian temperament is different. As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develop...

Are Pomeranians good with children? 

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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