10 Fun Facts About Pomeranians

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1. The British monarch, Queen Victoria had over 35 Pom Poms

Queen Victoria loved Pomeranians. According to Five Minute History, she liked the dogs because they looked like smaller versions of her grandmother’s pets. On the day she passed, she requested that Turi, one of the Pomeranians, keep her company during her final moments.

2. Small Litters

Pomeranians are little guys, and their bodies can’t handle too many babies at once. Pomeranian.org states that the pregnancy lasts sixty-three days and that the average litter is one to four pups. 

3. What’s in a name? 

The American Kennel Club (AKC) believes that the Pomeranians got its name from Pomerania, but not because that’s where the breed began. The AKC believes that Pomeranians kept getting smaller in Pomerania. 

4. They’ve got a club

The official American Pomeranian Club (APC) was founded in 1900. The APC aims to “promote responsible, ethical ownership and breeding of purebred Pomeranians.” It is a nonprofit organization and the money they earn goes to their events, educating the public on the breed, and toward Pomeranian health and wellbeing. 

5. They are in the Spitz family 

The APC has lots of Pomeranian info, like the fact that the Pomeranians were originally bigger than the itty bitty Poms we know today.  Their size helped them herd, pull sleds, and protect their owners and their possessions. 

6. They are great emotional support animals

Therapypet.org says that Poms are great service animals since they are small and don’t need much space. Also, they are loving and do well with families. Their cheerful antics also make them great around elderly folks.

7. There are tons of colors

The Southern California Pomeranian Rescue states that Poms have lots of different patterns. They list them exactly as follows:

Black and Tan – tan or rust sharply defined, appearing above each eye and on muzzle, throat, and forechest, on all legs and feet and below the tail. The richer the tan the more desirable; 

Brindle – the base color is gold, red, or orange-brindled with strong black cross stripes; Parti-color – is white with any other color distributed in patches with a white blaze preferred on the head. 

Classifications: The Open Classes at specialty shows may be divided by color as follows: Open Red, Orange, Cream, and Sable; Open Black, Brown, and Blue; Open Any Other Color, Pattern, or Variation.

8. Long lives

The Park Veterinary Hospital says Pomeranians can live up to fifteen years. To ensure a Pom’s longevity, be sure they get lots of movement. Also, monitor their dental health and keep them free of parasites.

9. Multiple Definitions

The Collins English Dictionary gives five definitions to the word Pomeranian. They are either related to dogs or the region near the Baltic Sea. Three out of five of them are related to the dog. The dictionary knows what’s up.

10. High Maintenance

America’s Pet registry says that Poms aren’t hard to groom, but they have to be groomed daily due to their long coats. They are prone to matting and getting things stuck in their fur. Also, Pomeranians shed a lot.

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