A Pomeranian dog is a good size for families who want a non-intimidating pet. It can be picked up easily by children. They can take him for a walk without him escaping because he is too strong for children to hold.
These are all great advantages. However, small dogs can be fragile. You will need to teach your young children how to pick him up correctly, how to walk him, how to play with him without being rude, and many other tasks that could hurt your dog if not done correctly. The Pom is not a breed of dog that you can fight like you would a larger dog.
They are good with children
Pomeranians can be great family dogs and can be easily taught to live peacefully with children and other pets. Remember never to leave small children and dogs alone.
Since adult Pomeranians only weigh a few pounds, they easily fit into travel bags that comply with plane and train regulations. This means that if you want to take your pup with you on your adventures, it’s easier than ever to do so. Remember, when traveling with pets, contact airlines, train agencies and hotels in advance to ensure your companion is welcome!
Little Pomeranians still need exercise to stay healthy and happy. They are energetic dogs that enjoy running around in an enclosed yard, chasing a ball or toy. They also enjoy hiking. Two brisk 20-minute walks a day will help your Pom burn off energy. Remember that your Pom has a double coat of fur, so avoid times when it’s extremely hot outside. Your Pom will likely have to walk really fast to keep up with it due to its size. Slow down and let your dog match your pace so he doesn’t push himself too hard.
If you notice that your dog is getting very tired, it’s time to go home.
Pomeranians are smart and easy to train if you use the right approach. A smart dog can also be a mischievous dog, and combined with the Pom’s stubbornness, this can quickly go awry. Training sessions should use positive reinforcement and a special reward that your dog loves. Keeping their attention can be difficult at times, but not impossible.
Pomeranians bred as sled dogs
Although they may not have the speed, stamina or physical capabilities of a Siberian Husky, the Pom was once used to pull sleds and carts. It’s kind of hard to imagine today, but if you think about it, they still retain qualities that hark back to that earlier work.
For example, the Pomeranian was developed with a thick, fluffy double coat. With their thick double coat, they were protected from the harsh winters of the arctic region. In other words, the Pom ancestors were ideal for working in the freezing conditions of snowy regions.
History and expansion
Pomeranians are very closely related to wolves. They belong to the spitz dog breed. It is a breed that has several wolf characteristics. More precisely, they are part of the five different types of dogs that make up the German Spitzen group, a subpart of the spitz breed. Pomeranians are the smallest member of the 5-member German Spitzen group.
Queen Victoria was said to be bewitched by her charm and funny features. She helped the species gain popularity in her day. The process of creating them to a smaller size also began in the late 19th century.