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Pomeranians – Fun Facts and Crate Size

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 Pomeranian Fun Facts and Crate Size

Pomeranians

Quick Facts:

  • AKC recognized in 1888
  • Lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Size: Small
  • Energy: Medium
  • Recommended Crate Size: 22" dog crate*

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The Pomeranian is also recognized widely as the Pom Pom. The name itself comes from a region in Central Europe (Pomeranian). It is included in the class of toy dog. The dog has been categorized as the part of Spitz breed in Germany. In other countries, it is called a Dwarf-Spitz. The dog is quite affectionate and people seem to find themselves quickly bonding with it as a companion. The small size makes the exercise requirements a bit easier, for those that find it difficult to have more strenuous and lengthy walks or can no longer go on jogs. Its alertness makes the dog a potentially suitable deterrent to would-be intruders, though its small size means that its crime fighting abilities end at its bark.

Breed

The Pomeranian breed was mostly white in the past, with some being black and brown. Once, Queen Victoria had a small red Pomeranian. It was 1888 when she adopted the dog. At that time, red became popular and was fashionable in the 19th century. Today, the Pom Pom comes in various colors. This includes orange, sable, brown, black, brindle, tan, cream, and many others. There are also some Pomeranians with combined colors. These days, white, black, and orange are the most popular colors. There is a type called the merle Pomeranian. It has a characteristic of a mottled effect.

Appearance

When it comes to the appearance, the Pomeranian is quite cute. It has a very dense double coat. Even though the grooming procedure isn’t hard, experts recommend that the dog should be groomed frequently in order to stay healthy. In the terms of physical appearance, it has a straight, long, and harsh outer coat. The texture of the outer layer of its coat is very thick, while the undercoat is short and soft. The coat can tangle and become knotted, which regular brushing can maintain. The face of the dog looks like a fox, which many people find appealing.

Nutrition

To ensure proper health, the owner must provide high-quality food for the dog. Bagged products and other dry foods are good for a Pomeranian. These foods are available either at grocery or pet stores. Dry foods contain primary nutrients, but not all of them are safe. Some contain harmful fillers. It means the buyers should be careful when choosing their pet's foods from stores. Another good diet is raw food. Organ meats always become appropriate choices. Kidneys, livers, fish, and chicken are very satisfying for the Pomeranian. There are many other options including vegetables and pasta. The amount of the protein should be no less than 45%. Always consult your veterinarian for proper dog food guidance.

Grooming

Is it difficult to groom the Pomeranian? It depends on people’s experience. Regular maintenance reduces the difficulty. The maintenance should be done regardless of the age of the dog. In fact, the Pom Pom is quite tolerable of human touch. This dog will enjoy grooming time. The purpose of this maintenance is to improve health as well as the beauty of the dog.

Exercise

Just because the Pomeranian is small doesn’t mean it can’t do anything. In fact, the dog has a decent amount of energy. This cute animal is a perfect companion for those with some mobility issues, but owners should arrange for their pet with adequate exercise daily. This is the primary activity that will keep the dog healthy. With this said, too much physical exertion can be unhealthy for the Pom Pom. It can lead to overheating and other health challenges.



Pet Crate Size

Pet Crates Direct recommends 22" dog crates* for most Pomeranians.

 

 


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* Links for crate sizes will bring you to the most appropriate Amazon page.


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