Who da Pom, you da Pom! Now that little outburst is over, let's dive into the delightful world of these tiny, fluffy companions. If you’re considering welcoming a Pomeranian into your life or already have one, understanding their needs is super impawtent for happy and healthy pooches. That's why today we're exploring everything from their origins and appearance to their cuddly nature and dietary requirements. Ready?
Average Lifespan: 12-16 Yrs
Average Weight: 1.4-3.2 kgs
Average Height: 20-24 cm
Colouring: Variations of orange and red
Trainability: Generally easy to train
Exercise Needs: 50 minutes to 1hour
Shedding: Low to moderate shedding
Pomeranians, often affectionately called "Poms," are a small breed of toy dogs that belong to the Spitz family. They are known for their fluffy double coats and vibrant personalities. These pint-sized pups are full of energy and charm, making them popular companions for both families and individuals.
Origins of Pomeranian
Originally from the Pomerania region in Central Europe, these dogs were larger sled-pulling companions. Over time, selective breeding led to their reduced size, transforming them into the adorable, compact pets we adore today. Queen Victoria’s fascination with the breed during the 19th century further popularized Pomeranians.
What do Pomeranians Look like?
Pomeranians are small yet sturdy dogs with distinctive fox-like faces and bright, intelligent eyes. Their double coats consist of a soft, dense undercoat and a longer, straight outer coat that gives them their iconic fluffiness. They come in various colors including orange, cream, black, blue, and more. Here's one we made earlier.
Despite their small size, Pomeranians possess big personalities. They are highly intelligent, curious, and confident dogs. Their playful and extroverted nature makes them entertaining companions. They are alert watchdogs and can be vocal when they sense something unfamiliar, displaying their protective instincts.
Is it OK to leave a Pomeranian alone?
While Pomeranians adore being around their human companions, they can handle short periods alone, especially if gradually trained from a young age. However, they are social creatures and may become anxious or develop separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods. It's essential to provide mental stimulation, toys, and a comfortable environment if they are to be left alone.
Pomeranian Feeding Requirements
Ensuring your Pomeranian has a balanced diet is essential for their health and well-being. Due to their small size, they have high metabolisms and can be prone to obesity if overfed. Therefore watching over how much your feeding is just as important as what you're feeding.
Typically pet owners serve two meals per day for their Pomeranians, ensuring fresh water at all times is vital to keep them hydrated. However the choice of what type of pet food, and flavours is completely up to you*! (you being your pooch of course)
Scrumbles, the Pawfect Food for Pomeranian
Speaking of nutrition, enter Scrumbles - the pawfect choice for your Pomeranian dietary needs! Our carefully crafted formulas incorporate top-notch ingredients to support optimal health, with extra benefits like pre or probiotics, joint care and omega's for a shiny coat and healthy skin. We also have options pawfect for teeny mouths and teefs, like our Toy Breed Chicken recipe.
Here's why we think your Pomeranian will finish their bowl of Scrumbles in break-neck speeds:
- Up to 70% meat or fish for a protein level you can feel proud of
- Recipes with easy-to-eat kibble size for smaller mouths
- Added pre or probiotics for pretty poops and healthy digestion
- Hypoallergenic, so free from gluten, soy, dairy, egg and red meat
- Grain free and limited ingredient options for Pomeranians with extra sensitive tummies
- Plenty of choice, with complete dry food, wet food and treats on offer, in lots of different flavours like duck, chicken, turkey and salmon
- Loved by fussy dogs, with over 5k five star reviews