“A true Spitz breed in miniature, the Pomeranian is the smallest member of that family of northern breeds. But that wasn’t always the case. The original Pomeranian weighed up to 30 lb (13.5 kg). When the breed was imported to Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria, Her Majesty took an interest in the Poms but preferred a smaller dog weighing 12-18 lb (5.5-8 kg). British breeders took up the challenge and succeeded in reducing the breed even further in size, producing dogs 3-7 lb (1.5-4 kg). The Pom has since become one of the most popular of the Toy breeds. The breed takes its name from Pomerania, once a part of Germany.
The extroverted Pomeranian exhibits intelligence and a vivacious spirit. With his docile temper, pert animation and cocky attitude, he is a most appealing pet and companion.
Buoyant, alert and inquisitive, the Pom is an ideal housepet for adults who spend a lot of time indoors. He makes a good watchdog, manages with a minimum of exercise and enjoys being pampered.
This sturdy little dog may weigh from 3-7 lb (1.5-4 kg) with 4-6 lb (2-3 kg) being considered ideal.
Over the soft, fluffy undercoat there’s a long, perfectly straight and glistening outer coat covering the body. It’s abundant around the neck, shoulders and chest where it forms a frill of profuse, off-standing hair.
Poms come in a variety of colours and colour combinations, which include black, brown, chocolate, beaver, red, orange, cream, orange sable, wolf sable, blue, white and parti-colour.
Gentle daily brushing is needed to keep the coat free of mats.
Round, domey skull. Too large ears. Undershot. Pink eye rims. Light or Dudley nose. Out at elbows or shoulders. Flat-sided dogs. Down in pasterns. Cow-hocks. Soft, flat, open coat. Whole-coloured dogs with white chest, or white foot or leg.”
(Source-Canadian Kennel Club)