Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. Spritely and intelligent, Pomeranians are easily trained and make for great family pets. (But because of their small stature, they may not be a good fit for families with very young children.) Poms are active, but can be thoroughly exercised with indoor play and short walks, so they’re happy both in the city and the suburbs. They will do well in certain dog sports, like agility and tracking, but at the end of the day, they’ll take comfort in curling up on your lap.
Did You Know?
The Pomeranian is a member of the family of dogs known unofficially as the "Spitz Group."
The Pomeranian is a descendent of sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland.
The name, naturally, traces to Pomerania, not as a point of origin, but possibly because the breed may have been in process of downsizing there.
Not well known until 1870, when the Kennel Club (England) recognized the so-called spitzdog.
Specimens of the Pomeranian were shown in the US as far back as 1892, but they were not officially classified until 1900.
In 1911, the American Pomeranian Club held its first specialty show.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Blue & Tan||044|
|Chocolate & Tan||072|
|Black & Brindle||008|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Tri Color Markings||024|