Pomeranian breed information, pictures and more...

Dwarf Spitz, Zwergspitz

Pomerania (Eastern Germany and Northern Poland)

AKC Toy Dogs
Dogs 7-8.66 inches (18-22 cm)
Bitches 7-8.66 inches (18-22 cm)
Dogs 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Bitches 3-5 pounds (1-2 kg)
15 years
1 to 3

The Pomeranian is a Spitz type breed. It has been determined by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale to be part of the German Spitz breed. The German Sptiz breed comes in five sizes and the Pomeranian is the smallest of all, also called as Dwarf Spitz.

The Pomeranian is a tiny, fluffy dog. Some have faces that breeders liken to a fox; others have baby-doll or "pansy" faces. The Pomeranian is a natural extrovert enjoying the company of human or canine companionship making it one of the most popular Toy breeds.

This dog adores being pampered and petted. It is active and playful. This affectionate and faithful little dog makes an excellent companion.


All colors, but free from black or white shadings; whole colors are white, black, brown, light or dark blue.


Long, straight and harsh with a soft, fluffy undercoat. It should be brushed frequently. If you work from the head, parting the coat and brushing it forward, it will fall neatly back in place. Dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is a constant shedder.

Health Issues:

Some are prone to slipped stifle, dislocated patella (knee-cap), heart and skin problems, and eye infections. The Pomeranian is prone to early tooth loss, feeding dry food is recommended to keep the teeth and gums in good condition.

Small females often need cesarean sections deliveries. When the dog is old it may become molted with bald spots. To minimize the risk of your dog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a puppy from a reputable Pomeranian breeder.

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