POMERANIAN MINIATURE SPITZ DOG

The Pomeranian glows with character and kindness. Nowadays it is the toy dog in vogue and its best work is being on its master’s lap (or the show rink if you like to watch it strut).
The Pomeranian or Miniature Spitz is smaller than German Spitz, considered the eldest breed in Central Europe. Many other breeds descend from this one. It weighs between 1.5 and 3.5 kg; a show specimen should weigh between 2 and 2.5 kg. They seduce with their coat beauty with abundant undercoat. It is a square dog, the height to the withers and body length should be equal. The head, well proportionate, is wedge shaped. The almond shaped eyes and in an oblique position, dark colored; the ears are small, triangular, carried erect; the head should not be round; the muzzle is quite fine but not pointy; with a scissor bite. The neck is quite short; the upper outline is straight; the thorax well rounded; the chest is quite deep but not too wide. The tail should turn over the back and carry flat, provided with abundant hair. The shoulders well let back; the forelegs straight and medium length. It stands on its toes. It has a double coat, long covering hair and short and dense undercoat. In some countries, grooming is admitted to improve its appearance. Color: red, cream, saber, brown, white, orange, wolf grey and other colors.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
Since the Pomeranian have a wide range of colors, they are charming for collecting. A group of Pomeranian is as regular as a herd of sheep, incidentally their larger ancestors used to guide in Germany. Own. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kerr.
Naturally naughty and inventive, the Pomeranian is a charming domestic dog and outdoor resistant at the same time. Its thick coat makes an outdoor life more possible than other breeds its size. The Pomeranian can be carried and pampered, but the owner is warned to not spoil it too much, since the Pomeranian can become unsociable and even bite. As a companion it is kind, affectionate and consistent, able to tolerate children handling.
 
DEVELOPMENT             
Never choose a Pomeranian just for its color. Observe the mother’s temperament and the whole litter. If you are not impressed by its young character, walk away. 
The Pomeranian, being such a small dog, it obviously produces small litters. Puppies weigh between 85 and 140 g, even smaller. The newborn Pomeranian, especially the smallest, requires special attention from the breeder during the first weeks to guarantee proper growth. The growth rhythm varies a lot in the breed. In general the Pomeranian matures early, reaching its maximum height before the seventh month. The color at birth also varies considerably and can change when the adult hair emerges. The coat needs three to four years to form, but after a year the adult hair is present. The two month puppy is long and furry; after three months, it loses its hair and looks disheveled; after five months, the puppy will seem short haired after the shedding; after ten months, the beginning of the double coat can be appreciated. The buyer should seek clear good health symptoms and an intelligent, extroverted personality. More time needs to be devoted to brushing during adolescence to ease the fur change.
 
HEALTH
An adult Pomeranian never weighs more than 3.5 kg. An eight week puppy can weigh from 750 g to one kilo. Do not accept a puppy that is too large, not even for a good price! You will pay on the long term. 
The Pomeranian, lively and good natured, is little demanding with its owner. It is considered by many as the most intelligent, obedient and resistant of toy breeds. Hair care is not excessive, although several sessions per week are required, including some trimming. As other company dogs or toys, the Pomeranian can lose some teeth with age, for which regular dental care is recommended, including brushing. Diet requirements are normal. It suffers problems common to toy breeds. Kneecap luxation, open skull, low blood sugar, chriptochidism, all of this occurs in the breed although the incidence is limited. Dwarfism, hydrocephalia, hypothyroidism and patent duct arteriosis (a pulmonary affection) has been diagnosed by veterinarians.  Known eye problems are progressive retinal atrophy and tear duct anomalies. The Pomeranian many times live past ten years, being heart and kidney problems the most frequent death cause.