You’re probably familiar with Pomeranians – those overgrown cotton-balls many of us have come to know and love. However, there’s a lot of Pomeranian information that most people don’t know.
Here are 10 quick facts to build your knowledge base:
1. Pomeranians are very smart, and very aware. They don’t fit many of the “dumb dog” stereotypes. They have a ton of personality, and aren’t afraid to show it!
2. Because of this, Pomeranians can be difficult to train using traditional methods. Positive reinforcement is the most effective technique. If you try to be too firm with your Pom, he will likely rebel and refuse to listen to you.
3. A Pom is a very loyal companion, who often gets quite attached to it’s owners. Interestingly, if a whole family owns a Pomeranian, the Pom will often choose one member of the family as its “favorite”. This special person will be the one she “clings” to the most, and will generally be more willing to follow the commands of this person.
4. Pomeranians were bread down from larger Spitz dogs, which pulled sleds through thick snow, hunted moose, and sounded the alarm at intruders. That’s right, your small pooch has the genes of a tough sled dog! Although he might act tough, this bred-down version obviously is not going to be able to bring down a moose, but it’s the heart that counts, right?
5. His tail is long and bush so that it can cover his nose while he sleeps to keep it warm, and his snout is longer so it can warm cool air before it reaches the lungs.
6. Poms bark (a LOT!), however, it can be controlled with firm training techniques. When he knows that you’re the boss and you won’t tolerate any barking, it doesn’t take long for him to shape up. Armed with the right Pomeranian information, you’ll have a dog that won’t make a peep unless you allow it.
7. Low blood sugar can kill young Poms. If there’s one piece of Pomeranian information you absorb from this article, let it be this: Know the signs of low blood sugar in your Pom, and treat it properly. Failure to do so could result in seizure, coma, or even death.
8. Two of these dogs survived the Titanic when it sank in the early 20th century. They’re tougher than you might think!
9. One of Mozart’s works, an aria, was dedicated to his pet Pomeranian “Pimperl”.
10. Pomeranians come in all sizes, ranging from as small as 3 pounds full-grown, to 20 pounds or more if you let her get chubby! Genetics play a huge part in determining how large yours will be fully grown. A pup will generally grow up to be around the same size as her mother and father, so be sure to ask to “meet the parents”.