Pomeranian | Cutest Dogs Ever?
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
Activity Level: Low
Coat: Short, smooth
Temperament: Calm, Playful, Affectionate
Information / Facts: The Pomeranian, also called "Pom," is a small breed of dog that is part of the Spitz family. This dog was originally bred in Pomerania, which is now part of modern-day Poland and Germany. A typical Pom weighs merely four to seven pounds, and has a life expectancy of twelve to sixteen years. Pomeranians have long, soft fur and a fluffy coat that makes them resemble a powder puff. Poms are very friendly and vocal, and love to be with their people. As a result, they can be very protective of their family. Poms have a willful streak in their nature, so good training and consistency is important. This will ensure that they don't become dominant or aggressive in order to get what they want.
Pros: Pomeranians are great for the elderly or people who lead an inactive lifestyle. While they do have a fairly high energy level, their tiny size makes them easy to contain. Their tiny size also makes them ideal for people who just want a lap dog or someone to cuddle and spend time relaxing with. Poms are also great for those who travel often to dog-friendly places; they can be easily held in the arms or on a lap.
Cons: Pomeranians are full of personality, and this can translate to snippiness around people they are unfamiliar with. They may not be a good fit for families with small children, as they can become over-stimulated easily. Pomeranians are prone to a few health problems. These include eye and ear problems. Most ear issues and ear infections can be avoided by regular, proper grooming. Your Pom will also need regular grooming. Their fine, long fur can become tangled and matted easily and cause many problems for both you and your dog. Due to their propensity for early tooth loss, it is recommended that you feed your Pom a diet of dry kibble to promote good dental health.