You’re probably familiar with Pomeranians, those overgrown cotton balls that many of us know and love. However, there is a lot of information about Pomeranian that most people do not know.
Here are 10 quick facts to build your knowledge base:
1. Pomeranians are very smart and very conscientious. They don’t fit many of the “dumb dog” stereotypes. They have a lot of personality and are not afraid to show it!
2. Because of this, it can be difficult to train Pomeranians with traditional methods. Positive reinforcement is the most effective technique. If you try to be too firm with your Pom, it is likely that it will rebel and refuse to listen to you.
3. A Pom is a very loyal companion, often quite attached to its owners. Interestingly, if the whole family has a Pomeranian, the Pom will often pick a family member as their “favorite.” This special person will be the one you “hold on to” the most and will generally be the most willing to follow this person’s orders.
4. Pomeranians were the bread of larger Spitz dogs, pulling sleds through thick snow, hunting elk, and raising the alarm for intruders. That’s right, your little dog has the genes of a tough sled dog! Although he could act tough, this bred version obviously won’t be able to take down a moose, but it’s the heart that counts, right?
5. Its tail is long and bushy so that it can cover its nose while it sleeps to keep it warm, and its snout is longer so that it can warm the cool air before it reaches the lungs.
6. Pompoms bark (A LOT!). However, it can be controlled with firm training techniques. When he knows you’re the boss and won’t tolerate any barking, he’ll quickly get into shape. Armed with the correct Pomeranian information, you will have a dog that won’t give a peep unless you allow it.
7. Low blood sugar levels can kill young pom poms. If there’s any Pomeranian information to absorb from this article, let it be this: Know the signs of low blood sugar in your Pom and treat it appropriately. Failure to do so could lead to seizures, coma, or even death.
8. Two of these dogs survived the Titanic when it sank in the early 1900s. They are sturdier than you think!
9. One of Mozart’s works, an aria, was dedicated to his Pomeranian pet “Pimperl”.
10. Pomeranians come in all sizes, from as little as 3 pounds adult to 20 pounds or more if you let her get chubby! Genetics play a huge role in determining how big yours will be. A puppy will generally grow to be about the same size as his mother and father, so be sure to ask “meet the parents.”