Weight is the main distinction between toys and real pom poms. Today’s Pomeranians are miniatures, measuring between 3 and 7 pounds, with show dogs preferring between 4 and 6 pounds. Throwback Poms, in contrast, can reach adult weights of 18 to 20 pounds. It is important to confirm that a larger than the rest puppy is not simply overweight.
All dogs have a tendency to gain weight, and puppies can easily do so if their owners give them lots of treats in return for all of Pom’s adorable antics.
Large Pomeranian temperament
Large Pomeranians tend to have the same temperament and behavior and almost never vary. A typical Pomeranian puppy already has some behaviors that are like a setback: behaving independently and always being aware of what is around him.
You will find that most Pomeranian puppies love to travel and are very adaptable when they are in new and different situations; a typical behavior shown by larger Spitz dogs. Throwback Pomeranians are just as adorable, sweet and loving as any other Pomeranian puppy.
The “Quality” of the Dog
I shudder to use the word “quality” when describing dogs; I like to think that all canines are amazing and deserve love. That said, some puppies do win the genetic lottery and emerge with better fur, superior intelligence, or a particularly nice build.
These characteristics are often subjective, so they influence the price differently depending on the breeder’s individual tastes.
Be sure to read our guide to choosing a good breeder if you are considering getting a Pomeranian through a breeder. Going with a bad breeder can have devastating long-term consequences for you and your Pom.
Retro Pomeranians are purebred
A large Pomeranian is not the same as a retro Pomeranian. For the first time, we have Pomeranians who simply love to eat and gain a few extra pounds. This happens more often than you might think because Pomeranians are small and it’s easy to overfeed them.
Additionally, breeding a Pomeranian to another type of Spitz dog can result in larger than average Pomeranian puppies. Nowadays, people are very fond of mixing different dog breeds, and this explains why there are more than 20 Pomeranian dog mixes.
How much should I feed my Pomeranian?
So how much should you feed your Pomeranian? Your veterinarian should always be your first resource for answering this question, as the amount will vary based on age, weight, and other factors. However, a general rule of thumb is about ½ cup of high quality kibble per pound of weight. This will be your total for the day, so it should be spaced between feedings.