Pomeranians live from between 10 to 12 years of age.
Average height & weight
23cm to 30cm
2kg to 3kg
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
The Pomeranian makes a delightful family member, being extroverted, lively and very intelligent. This breed has not forgotten its Spitz heritage and can be very loyal and protective towards its human family. Compensating for its diminutive size with extreme intelligence and incredible energy, it excels at any type of obedience training.
Compatibility with other pets
The Pomeranian has a friendly disposition but as with any new family pet, should be introduced carefully to any other resident companion animals.
The double coat of the Pomeranian does not require as much attention as some of the other coated breeds but nevertheless does require regular grooming. Your new puppy should be groomed from an early age so that it can learn to accept and enjoy all the attention. Best results will be obtained by using a good quality bristle brush.
Owing to its diminutive size and high energy levels, the Pomeranian is not recommended for families with young children. These little dogs are best suited to flat dwellers who are prepared to exercise them on a regular basis. Owing to their high intelligence and loyalty, Poms also make excellent companions for the elderly. Your Pomeranian will be a member of your family for many years to come, so take great care in selecting exactly the right dog for your family.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?
How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?
How do you check if the breeder is reputable?
What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?
Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders