Pomeranian – Q&A

November 2, 2018

Pomeranian

The smallest of the Spitz family of dogs, Pomeranians are cute, furry and feisty. Don’t let their little size fool you though; they are intelligent, independent dogs with minds of their own, always looking to explore the world around them. Here are some of the commonly asked questions about the breed, and the answers you need:

Do Pomeranians make good pets?

Yes, but it also depends on what you’re looking for. If you want an active, confident and smart dog that is attentive and serves well as an alarm dog, then a Pomeranian would be great for you. On the other hand, you’ll also have to deal with a strong-willed dog that is sometimes averse to submission, as well as some considerable shedding.

Do Pomeranian dogs bark a lot?

Yes, if they are not well socialized. Their natural tendency is to be suspicious around strangers. They will quickly bark at new sights or sounds, and since they often don’t know when to stop, require close supervision to control such behavior. Bear in mind that some Poms have really high-pitched barks that can be quite irritating.

Are Pomeranians healthy dogs?

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Yes, Pomeranians are generally healthy and long-living. Even so, there are certain health issues they are susceptible to that include:

  • Luxating patella
  • Heart disease
  • Collapsing trachea
  • Eye disease including cataracts and possible blindness
  • Skin problems including itchy allergies and skin infections
  • Dental disease, epilepsy, thyroid disease

Are Pomeranians really aggressive?

It depends on the dog. Poms are generally spirited, bold and brash. They can also be bossy and may prove uncooperative during training, especially with an owner that is not confident. Some Poms are also unaware of their diminutive size and will attempt to chase or show aggression towards larger dogs. They will also react negatively when mishandled, and may not be a good choice for families with small children.

Do Pomeranians shed a lot?

Yes, they do shed quite a bit, requiring regular brushing to keep hair away from your furniture and clothes. Males typically shed their undercoat once a year, while females that have not been spayed shed when stressed, after delivering a litter on when they’re in season. Ensure the brush goes down to the skin to remove all the shedding undercoat.

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Do Pomeranian dogs smell?

They can. Because their skin is covered by a lot of hair, Pomeranians can start to smell due to skin infections resulting from excessive moisture, itchy allergic reactions or mites. However, Poms with healthy skin that is regularly cleaned are unlikely to smell bad.

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