Although the morphological variations between throwback Poms and normal Poms may not be immediately apparent in the first few puppies, they become more noticeable as the puppies grow. Although ancient Poms have longer legs, for example, the puppies are so small that the longer legs may not be seen, especially since most puppies are the size of a toy and puppies are so active and always on the move.
Pom puppies of all sizes require the same care and, like other puppies, require a lot of time and attention. Due to their small bladders, puppies must leave the house at least every two hours; so if you are away, have someone drive your pup several times a day.
What Pomeranians Were Created For
The original jobs and roles of Pomeranians are those you would expect from a Siberian Husky, Pyrenees or a Rottweiler – all large dog breeds. But a Pomeranian? Not a lot. After all, this breed is made to sit in your lap all day.
Believe it or not, Pomeranians were initially bred to be skilled multipurpose working dogs. They were sled dogs, guard dogs and livestock guards a few hundred years ago. According to PetPom, the Poms’ ancestors weighed up to 30 pounds! They were big, strong dogs.
Retro Pomeranians Remember Their Ancestors
When you look at the little dog in your lap, it can be hard to imagine that these adorable companion dogs used to herd cattle or pull sleds in winter snow.
What you don’t know is that breeders developed the Pomeranian breed from medium to large sized Spitz dogs. Close relatives of the Pomeranian are the Samoyed, the German Spitz and the American Eskimo dog.
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White Pomeranian appears snow white without any markings or color.
It is extremely difficult to obtain a pure white Pomeranian. Both the guard hairs and the undercoat are white. It is one of the original colors of the breed.
Why are hunting dogs considered dumb?
“Practically all hounds are ruled by their noses,” says Dr. Dodman. “They are difficult to train because they don’t really look up, they look down. They are not really interested in listening or pleasing anyone, they are only interested in tracking with their nose. Greyhounds want to chase anything that moves. For every dog breed there is a purpose, and mixed breeds are just a combination of pure breeds. I can see how easy it can be to superficially judge a dog that is kind of slow and doesn’t pay much attention to what you say and really isn’t interested in doing tricks, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t smart, and in a way, be very Independent can be smarter than being obedient.”
Scent dogs like Basset Hounds, Beagles and Bloodhounds can sniff out almost anything. Sighthounds can locate their prey by making the slightest movement and quickly pursue them. A Border Collie is much more trainable than a Bloodhound, but a Bloodhound is far superior at tracking scent than a Border Collie. They each have different abilities, but stand out in their own ways.