The Pomeranian is documented to have descended from wolf-spitz type dogs which at a very early period in history migrated to Pomerania from the north of Russia and Siberia.

The Pomeranian dog shares the same ancestors with many other arctic breeds such as the Samoyed , Schipperke and Keeshond. These early spitz, type dogs were used to work as guard and sled animals, however the smallest were often kept as companions.At this stage the Pomeranian Dog probably weighed around 30 lbs .

In many parts of Europe this breed of dog developed and was known by different names. In Italy the Volpino, France the Lulu, Belgium the Keeshond, Germany the German Spitz. A variety of the Pomeranian or Spitz was known for many years in Italy. The type of Spitz dog or Pomeranian peculiar to Italy was of a bright Yellow or Orange color.


However it was not until Queen Charlottes granddaughter , Queen Victoria's reign that the Pomeranian became one of the most popular toy breeds.

The Royal Pomeranians travelled with the Queen, even on overseas trips.
A special compartment was built to house the Royal Pomeranians on the Royal Train.
The Royal Pomeranians also had their own Policeman to ensure their safety and security.
Queen Victoria requested her favourite Pomeranian "Marco" for company as she lay on her deathbed.

Pomeranian Breeders had been working to improve and miniaturize the Pomeranian Breed and the 9 to 13.6 kg. dogs of Queen Charlotte's time now weighed

The founders of the English Kennel Club held their first show in 1870, and in that year only three Pomeranians were exhibited

Queen Victoria further improved and promoted the Pomeranian breed by importing smaller Pomeranians of different colors from various European countries.

We know by accessing many old and very rare dog books that the rainbow of Pomeranian colors available now, did not exist in the Pomeranian Dog's early development. References to the Pomeranian Colors from the "Sportmans Cabinet" which was published in 1804 refers to the Pomeranian or Wolf- dog and describes the colors of the breed at that time.

"this breed is termed the Pomeranian or Wolf-dog, and the colour is referred to as being “mostly of a pale yellow or cream colour, and lightest in the lower parts; some are white, some few black, and others, but very rarely, spotted.”

Over the years many famous people have fallen under the spell of this delightful little dog. Michangelo's Pomeranian is said to have watched Michangelo paint the Sistern Chapel. Marie Antionette and Mozart also owned a Pomeranian Dog..

.Recently we have seen many famous people owing a Pomeranian dog. Fran Drescher's Pomeranian "Chester" made an appearance in the television show "The Nanny". Fran Drescher now has another Pomeranian to love - Esther Drescher.

Sharon Osbourne' recently lost her beloved Pomeranian called Minnie and of late we have all seen Nicole Richie's Pomeranian - Foxxy Cleopatra gracing the tabloids.

Sean Combs [ P. Diddy ] and Kim Porter own and love Pomeranians. Sean and Kim recently lost one of there most loved Daryn- Dochlaggie Daryn to Win , an import from the Australian Dochlaggie Pomeranian Kennel.



GENERAL APPEARANCE - The Pomeranian is a small ,compact ,dainty dog .

He displays great glamour with his crowning glory- a dense ,double coat ,made up of long, harsh,standoff guard hairs and a soft woolly undercoat.

His tail is carried straight over his back, not curled, but should lie flat.The tail that lies flat on the back is a characteristic of the Pomeranian breed that sets this spitz dog apart from the other spitz breeds. The tail has a profuse plume reaching to the back of the head. This plume of long glistening hair helps to give the illusion of a circle.

The head with a short fine muzzle, medium sized almond shaped eyes, the tiniest of pricked ears and an intelligent sweet expression add to the breed's appeal. The Pomeranian Breed Standard makes mention of a "fox like expression". This mention of "fox like expression " has caused confusion, with some not realizing this is a reference to expression only.

The Pomeranian has a short coupled solid body , fine boned, short neck, neat and compact cat-like feet. The Pomeranian should move soundly with grace and style.

Pomeranian Colors -The Pomeranian comes in a rainbow of colors. Pomeranian colors include Orange, Orange Sable, Cream, Cream Sable, Black, Wolf Sable, Chocolate, Beaver, White, Blue, Brindles, Merle, Black & Tan and Parti color.

Size – Dogs 4-12 lbs, 6 lb average
The Pomeranian height is approx.8 inches (20 cm).

The Pomeranian breed standard deviates from most other breeds by requiring the female to be slightly larger than the male.

The Pomeranian Dog only has one size standard . There are no miniature, toy standard or teacup Pomeranians.

A reputable, registered breeder does not describe their puppy’s by these terms. Beware of any "breeder" advertising Pomeranians puppies by any of these terms.

You can be sure that anyone who tells you they have teacup Pomeranians, miniature Pomeranians, or Toy Pomeranians for sale is not a reputable Breeder.

My advice is to always purchase from a reputable breeder, so I would look for your new family member elsewhere.


AVERAGE LIFE SPAN - The average Pomeranian lifespan is about 12 years, but it is not unusual for some Pomeranians to live a happy life well into their middle teens

Keeping your Pomeranian trim and active will help prevent many health problems and enable your Pomeranian to lead a happy life into the mid teens.

Desexing your pet Pomeranian reduces the risk of many cancers.


TEMPERAMENT - The Pomeranian is a delightful family member, extrovert ,lively and very, very intelligent.

Owing to the diminutive size and high energy level, the Pomeranian is not recommended for families with young children.

Families with young children should consider purchasing an older Pomeranian Puppy. A Pomeranian aged between 6 to 12 months is ideal for families with young children.

Pomeranians are suitable for flat dwellers who are prepared to exercise their dog on a regular basis and also make loyal , loving and very intelligent companions for the elderly.

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