Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 7-11in

Female: 7-11in

Weight

Male: 4-8lb

Female: 4-8lb

Fun Fact

Pomeranians boast one of the widest variety of color options in one breed. The American Kennel Club lists 23 accepted colors

About this Breed

Cute, feisty and furry, Poms are intelligent and loyal to their families. Don’t let their cuteness fool you, however. These independent, bold dogs have minds of their own. They are alert and curious about the world around them. Unfortunately, in their minds, they are much larger than they really are, which can sometimes lead them to harass and even attack much larger dogs. Luckily, if they are properly socialized with other dogs and animals, they generally get along quite well with them.

Poms take their name from the province of Pomerania, in Germany. They became especially popular when Queen Victoria allowed some of her Pomeranians to be shown in a conformation show, the first Pomeranians ever to be shown.

Pomeranians make excellent pets for older people and those who are busy, because they aren’t an overly dependent breed. They are also good for apartment dwellers or homes that don’t have a backyard. Because of their small size, they aren’t recommended for families with small children who might injure them accidentally. While Poms are good with children, they are not a good choice for very young or highly active children because of their small size. Never let your small children and your Pom play without supervision.

Because they are so small, Poms can be perceived as prey by owls, eagles, hawks, coyotes, and other wild animals. Never leave them outside unattended, and be watchful if there are predatory birds in your location. If this is the case, stay close to your Pom to discourage birds from trying to carry them off!

Pomeranians on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Pomeranian ancestry.

  • Techno

    Techno

    Purebred

    Zeke

    Zeke

    Purebred

    Tucker

    Tucker

    Purebred

    Yuki

    Yuki

    Purebred

  • Bat Boy

    Bat Boy

    Purebred

    Charmin

    Charmin

    Purebred

    Sofia

    Sofia

    Purebred

    Mia

    Mia

    Purebred

  • Vivien

    Vivien

    Purebred

    Coco

    Coco

    Purebred

    Zumi

    Zumi

    Purebred

    Louis

    Louis

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Bear
  2. Milo
  3. Buddy
  4. Teddy
  5. Charlie
  6. Oliver
  7. Max
  8. Cooper
  9. Ollie
  10. Loki

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Penny
  4. Lucy
  5. Foxy
  6. Chloe
  7. Molly
  8. Daisy
  9. Zoey
  10. Coco

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Washington, United States
  4. Florida, United States
  5. New York, United States
  6. Pennsylvania, United States
  7. Michigan, United States
  8. Ohio, United States
  9. Georgia, United States
  10. Virginia, United States

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