If you are looking for a small or miniature size dog that is easy to get along with and has a cheerful personality, then you should consider getting yourself a Pomeranian. Pomeranians are perfect if you live in a small apartment but they are also great if you have a spacious farmhouse. The Pomeranian enjoys going for walks as well as being a lap dog.
The size of a Pomeranian is often in the reason people choose this pet. Males are usually between 4 and 4 1/2 pounds and female Pomeranians are usually between 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 pounds. There is not much variation in the weight and height of these dogs.
It is thought that the Pomeranian originated in Germany but since it is a member of the Spitz family it could have Arctic Circle origins. In the 18th century the Pomeranian was originally introduced in several different countries throughout Europe. It became very popular among the elite members of the European Society. During the early times of the Pomeranian breed it was a much larger dogs and some weighed up to 30 pounds, by 1900 and British kennel club only allowed certificates for dogs under 8 pounds.
The feeding recommendations for a Pomeranian are one to 1 1/2 cups of dry food or a combination of half a can of food combined with some biscuits. Because this breed of dog is so small it does not require very much food on a daily basis, but that makes it even more important to provide high nutritional food with the amounts the dog eats.
The Pomeranian enjoys lying on its owners lap and relaxing, they are perfectly happy living a pampered dog's life. If the Pomeranians owner is an active individual these little dogs have no problems keeping up on long walks. Do not be afraid to let these little dogs get lots of exercise, they enjoy the activity.
Pomeranians are definitely not the dogs for someone who can not take time out of their schedule for grooming. Because the Pomeranian actually has two coats of fur they need special care to keep their coat looking good. Pomeranians have a short undercoat that is fluffy as well as a longer topcoat that this straight. After wetting the fir, make sure the moisture has soaked through both layers of their coat, and then use a stiff brush to smooth out their fur. Start at the head of your Pomeranian and part their fur brushing it forward from roots to the tip, continue this process until finished.
If you are looking for a small dog for your family or just for yourself the Pomeranian is a great choice. These happy kindhearted dogs enjoyed being around others and will soon become a great part of your family. The only major downside to the Pomeranian breed of dog is the daily upkeep of their coat, but even this only requires about 10 minutes per day.