Pomeranian Breed Information & Characteristics

Weight Gain Potential

Do Pomeranians get fat easily?

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The Pomeranian is a breed that has an average to high tendency to gain weight if their weight is not closely monitored. It is important to maintain a balance between exercise and food intake to keep them at a healthy weight. This can be achieved by scheduling at least one daily walk and engaging in regular playtime with them.


Are Pomeranians Hypoallergenic?

Unfortunately, the Pomeranian is not hypoallergenic, making it not a good choice for a dog lover who suffers from pet allergies.


What is a Pomeranian personality? What are Pomeranian dogs best known for?


Shedding Level

Are Pomeranians heavy shedders? How Much Does a Pomeranian Shed?

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Pomeranian dogs are not heavy shedders, but they will lose a significant amount of hair each year. To decrease the amount of shedding, you can regularly brush your Pomeranian. This will remove loose hair and keep his coat growing in the same direction.

Watchdog Ability

What is the watchdog ability of a Pomeranian dog?

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The Pomeranian dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, this breed will alert their owner.


Where do Pomeranians come from?



What are Pomeranians descended from?

Norwegian Elkhound, German Spitz, Samoyed, American Eskimo Dog, Schipperke

Breed recognition

What organizations or kennel clubs recognize/register the Pomeranian breed?

American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry

Date of Birth

When were Pomeranians first bred? How old is the Pomeranian breed?


Breed Group

What Breed Group is a Pomeranian?

Toy (AKC:1888)
Companion Breeds (UKC)

Eye Color Possibilites

What color are Pomeranian eyes?


Nose Color Possibilites

What color can Pomeranian nose be naturally?


Coat Color Possibilites

What color can Pomeranian coat be naturally?


Coat Length

How long is a Pomeranians coat?

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The coat of a Pomeranian falls in the medium length category.

Coat Density

How Dense Is The Pomeranian Coat?

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Coat Texture

What is the texture of the hair of a Pomeranian?


Litter Size

How many puppies can a Pomeranian have in a litter? How many puppies can a Pomeranian have in her first litter?

A Pomeranian can have a litter of 12-16 puppies on average. However, it's worth noting that the size of the litters can vary greatly. Factors that can influence litter size include the health of the mother, breeding history, and genetics.


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Pomeranians are known for their adaptability and versatility, they are capable of adapting well to a wide range of lifestyle changes and living environments. They are a highly adaptable breed, and make great companions for families and individuals of all lifestyles.

Health Issues

Do Pomeranians have a lot of health problems?

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The Pomeranian is generally considered to be healthy. However, like all breeds, they are susceptible to certain health issues and it is important to keep an eye out for them and address them with your veterinarian as needed.

Major Concerns

What are the major health concerns to be aware of when owning a Pomeranian?

Patellar Luxation
Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Collapsed Trachea

Minor Concerns

What are the less significant issues to keep in mind when it comes to Pomeranians?


Occasional Tests

What are the occasional tests recommended for Pomeranian breed?

Eye Examination
Physical Examination
Allergy Tests


Do Pomeranians have a lot of energy?

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For those who lead a balanced lifestyle, Pomeranians may be a good choice as they have an average energy level.

Social Needs

Do Pomeranians need socialization? How social are Pomeranians?

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Pomeranian have very high social needs. These needs include regular mental and physical stimulation, a job or purpose, and companionship. They thrive in environments where they have a lot of interaction with humans and other dogs.

Exercise Needed

How much exercise should Pomeranians get?

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The Pomeranians a breed that requires only a small amount of physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These breeds are ideal for people with busy lifestyles, elderly people or those who have limited mobility. They also make great pets for those who live in small apartments or have limited outdoor space.

Sleeping Need

How much sleep should a Pomeranian have? Do Pomeranians sleep a lot?

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The Pomeranian breed is known for its moderate energy levels and normal sleep patterns, typically sleeping around 12-14 hours per day.

Drooling Tendency

Does a Pomeranian drool a lot?

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The Pomeranian is a breed of dog that is characterized by its minimal drooling, making it an ideal choice for people who dislike drool marks on their clothing.

Tendency to Bark

How much does it bark?

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The Pomeranian is a vocal breed, with a tendency to bark and howl frequently. They may not be the best fit for those seeking a quiet companion. Their barks can vary and can indicate different emotions and needs.


Do Pomeranians exhibit aggressive behavior to safeguard their home and territory? Do they possess a natural tendency to guard?

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These dogs are known for their strong territorial instinct and protective nature. They will fiercely defend their territory and are highly alert and vigilant against any perceived threat to their home and family.


Are Pomeranians mouthy?

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Roaming urge

What is the likelihood of a Pomeranian running away? Do they have a tendency to explore or wander frequently?

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Prey Drive

Do Pomeranian dogs have a high prey drive?

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Past times

What do Pomeranians enjoy doing? How do I keep my Pomeranian busy?

Walking, Barking, Petting, Eating Snacks, Nap, Brushing, Sleep, Bark, Walk, Observing, Sniffing, Fetch, Go to Park, Groom, Being talked to, Wrestling, Pets, Kisses, Running, Exploring, Slow walking, Sleeping, Growling, Run, Shake, Investigate, Play, Chase, Catch treats, Dog Parks

Activity Level

What is the energy level of a Pomeranian? How much energy does a Pomeranian have?

Pomeranians are medium-energy dogs and typically enjoy socializing and playing casual or even sustained games of chase with other dogs. They may also have occasional periods of barking or racing around the house.

Tolerance of being left alone

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Walks per Week

How far should a Pomeranian walk each week? How many miles should a Pomeranian walk every week?

There's really no limit to how far you walk your dog as long as they're comfortable. For Pomeranian, it's at least 5 miles / week. Just remember to build distance and stamina gradually over time.

Activity per Day

How much a Pomeranian should exercise a day? How much activity does a Pomeranian need?

In general most Pomeranians usually need at least 40 minutes of exercise daily. This can be spread across the day and include all sorts of high-energy activities, like walking, running and playing.


What level of grooming should be provided for a Pomeranian?

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The Pomeranian is a breed of dog that requires an average amount of grooming effort.

Brushing Frequency

How often should you brush a Pomeranian?

Ideally, Pomeranian should be brushed at least 2 or 3 times a week (preferably daily) improve shedding.

Brushing Tools

What are the most commonly used brushing tools for Pomeranians?

Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper


How many cups of food does a Pomeranian eat?

For an average 3-7 pound (1 - 3 kg) Pomeranian feed 1 cups daily. But, keep in mind, the amount you feed is going to be dependent on the quality of the food you are feeding.

Daily Cost

How Much Does a Pomeranian Cost Daily?

The average cost of a Pomeranian is somewhere $1.40 - $2.80 per day.

Monthly Cost

How Much Does a Pomeranian Cost Per Month?

The average per month expenses of a Pomeranian is between $35 - $42. This makes an average of $420 - $504 per year. It will be on the higher side when the dog is still small because it will need more frequent visits to the vet, shots.


How intelligent is a Pomeranian?

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The Pomeranian breed is considered very intelligent and easy to train.

Sensitivity Level

How sensitive is a Pomeranian dog?

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This dog breed is more sensitive than others and easily overwhelmed by new surroundings and people. They need gentle handling and a calm, stable home environment with positive reinforcement training.

Affection Dependance

Are Pomeranian dogs affectionate?

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Apartment Friendly

Do Pomeranian do well in apartments? Are Pomeranians good indoor dogs?

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Pomeranians are known for being excellent apartment dogs. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Child Friendly

Are Pomeranians good with kids? Are Pomeranians good around children?

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Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you might want to reconsider adopting another dog as a companion.


Are Pomeranians good for elderly?

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Cat Friendly

Are Pomeranians good with cats? How friendly Pomeranians are toward cats?

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Pomeranians are very cat friendly dogs. They generally make good companions for cats.

Dog Friendly

Do Pomeranian dogs get along with other dogs? Are Pomeranians OK with other dogs?

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Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs. If they are raised with other dogs, they are likely to get along with them. And, if they are socialized properly from a young age, they will usually be great with other dogs.

Pet friendly

How do Pomeranian dogs interact with other pets? Are they considered pet-friendly?

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Stranger Friendly

Are Pomeranians friendly with strangers?

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Pomeranians are below average friendly around strangers. Keen of eye and sharp of tongue, most Pomeranians are very quick to announce strangers at the door. Once the visitor comes in, some Pomeranians will be friendly and outgoing. But many others have the standoffish or suspicious towards strangers.


Do Pomeranians like to play? Are Pomeranians playful?

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Pomeranians have an average level of playfulness. The Pomeranians, like other dogs, like to play. But they are not the most playful dog breed.


Are Pomeranian easily trained?

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Pomeranian dogs are known for their ease of training and ability to learn quickly, making them a popular choice for pet owners and trainers alike.