10 Cool Facts about Pomeranians

By on May 16, 2012

I love being a Pommy Mommy, so I decided to put together these 10 cool facts about Pomeranians to help in your decision making on becoming a parent to a new Pomeranian or Pomeranians.

1. Good Watch Dog’s

If someone comes into your home, let alone just passes by, Pomeranians will let you know! Pomeranians will never bark at nothing. When a Pom is barking, they are trying to alert their owner about something or someone. This makes them a great watch dog, as long as you have a Pomeranian around no one can sneak up on you!

 

2. Titanic Survivor

Of the nine dogs on board the Titanic, the two that were rescued were a Pomeranian and a Pekinese. It was reported that Margaret Hays (life boat #7) took her Pomeranian with her in a lifeboat the night the Titanic sank into the ocean. What a lucky Pomeranian! facts about pomeranians

 

3. Long Lifespan

The average lifespan of a healthy and well cared for Pomeranian is  anywhere from 12-16 years! Making sure to take good care of your Pomeranian by feeding healthy food and making sure to get regular grooming and vet check ups is very important. With the proper care your Pomeranian’s can live a long and happy life. Because all of the Pommy Mommy Pomeranians are rescues, I have to take extra special care of them. They have all suffered an abusive past, but are spoiled rotten, and living the good life now!

 

Mommy says I’m “Pint Size”

4. Small in Size

Pomeranian’s are very well known for their small size. This makes them very easy to take with you on outings or when traveling. I often take my Pomeranian’s with me to an outdoor mall. I have a dog stroller for them and they get to ride around in style!

Pomeranians are very popular with owners that live in the city or in a smaller apartment/condo. However just because of their small size does not mean that they don’t require “play time” Pomeranian’s love to play and require lots of attention. This brings me to number five…

 

5. Highly Intelligent and Extroverted. 

Pomeranians crave a lot of attention and constant love from their owner. My Pomeranians love to cuddle up on my favorite chair with me an snuggle in my lap. They seem to be one-owner dogs and are very loyal. My Pomeranians think they need to “escort” me everywhere! (Sometimes even to the bathroom) If I get up from my office to go into the kitchen the entire “Pack of Pomeranians” follow me! It’s almost like having an extra shadow! facts about pomeranians

 

10 cool facts bout Pomeranians

Fran Drescher & Esther, Photo Credit:
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6. Very Popular

Pomeranians have been among the more popular dog breeds in the United States, featured consistently in the Top 15 of registered AKC dog breeds over the last 10 years. Today you see many celebrity actors with Pomeranians because of their cute face and ability to take them on set when it’s time for the Pommy Mommy to go to work. Most of the popularity I think really comes from the ability to take them anywhere. They crave human companionship, are extremely intelligent… and most of all,  are any women’s best friend.

 

7. Different Colors

Pomeranians come in many different sizes as well as COLORS! Here’s a list of all the different colors a Pomeranian can come in. facts about pomeranians

  • Sable
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Cream
  • Brown and Black
  • Tan or White 
  • Wolf Sable 
  • Chocolate
  • Brindle
  • Merle
  • Lavender (Very Rare)
  • Blue Pomeranian (A blue Pomeranian is not the color of the sky.  You will actually know your Pomeranian is blue color by looking at his nose.  It’s fur will be a dull black color but his nose will have actual blue color on it. His eyes may also be blue. ) facts about pomeranians

 

facts about pomeranians8. Double Coat

Pomeranians have a thick double coat. Grooming is not hard to do however, it is recommend that brushing be done often because of the thickness of the coat and the constant shedding. The more you brush a Pomeranian the less it will shed. The outer coat is long, straight, and harsh in texture while the undercoat is soft, thick and short. The undercoat is shed twice a year. Keeping up on regular maintenance is very important.

 

9. Nicknames

Pomeranians have lots of nicknames! Here’s a list of just a few!

  • Pommy
  • PomPom
  • Pom
  • The Teddy Bear Dog
  • The Foxy Dog

 

facts about pomeranians10. Born to be Pampered

Pomeranians love having all of the attention focused on them. Most Pommy’s love going with their Pommy Mommy when they run errands or are traveling. Some Pomeranians enjoy getting dressed up and traveling in their “travel bag” My Pomeranian Maggie gets very excited when she sees me take out one of her dresses. She knows we’re getting ready to go somewhere and she get’s to go too! She hops right into her “travel bag” all by herself! And of course Pomeranians love their treats and Plush toys… mine love the designer inspired dog plush toys from Dog Diggin Designs.

 

Thank you so much for visiting Pommy Mommy where all Pomeranians are pampered along with their Pommy Mommies. If you are looking to pamper your Pomeranian you may want to get one of my Pommy Boxes.

serie says:

i’m so aggresive to have a pomeranian, not just because they’re so cute but also I want to have a pet. But my mom wouldn’t allow me because our home isn’t compatible to have a pet. Does having a pom requires a big space at home and requires a lot of money for them to stay healthy?

Pommy Mommy says:

They need space to run around and get exercise and it costs a minimum of $50 a month to keep them fed, healthy and groomed. Dog food, treats, Vet bills (shots… rabies, bordetella) and keeping hair groomed, nails cut, ears cleaned, potty path maintained. These are the minimum requirements that have to be down. If your Pom gets sick or hurt, God forbid… it can cost into the thousands.

Pommy says:

Hi there,

I’m having Pommy, a 2 months baby for 5 days now. I fell in love when I saw her. But she is very aggressive. She growls and bites us alot. I say simple commands to keep her in control but that doesn’t work for too long. She stays indoor and she has her crated cage as well. I somehow litter training her and she does her best. The litter pan is inside her cage. The only thing is, she pees and poos on the floor whenever she is out from her cage. How can I control this? Also how to control her aggressiveness? Please help. Thank you.

Lizasri

Pommy Mommy says:

First I would take the litter pan out of her cage… no dog like to “poop” where they eat or sleep. When you take her out of the crate put her in the litter pan and when she goes, you praise her and give her a treat. The aggressiveness needs to be evaluated in a way that you isolate the instances. Figure out what you are doing and what she is doing when she becomes aggressive. If you are on the couch and you go to pet her head from the front and over her head… and she growls, try a different approach. Next time try petting her under her chin from the side. You haven’t given me that much to work with but try this for the time being. Being a Pommy Parent takes patience… especially when they are little babies.

Pommy says:

Thanks PommyMommy for your prompt reply. I will do as you say. Will update you further 🙂

AprilS says:

Aww thanks for putting this up here! It has made me even more confident that I am making a right choice to adopt one of these precious babies from a local rescue. :0)

a Pappas says:

I love my foxpom “Duke”. I inherited him from my sister-in-law about 3 years ago. He is almost 10 now and I have never know a dog with so much personality.He has been such a positive addition to my life. He listens and seems to understand almost everything I say to him. There have been many dogs I have known in my life but this guy is so special he is so loving , interactive and full of fun.I am a Pomeranian fan for life. Love my Boy.

lacey says:

My pomeranian loves to jump in my purse or gym bag or any type of bag she knows goes with someone when they leave the house! Its adorable! Some people think I force her in my purse until I put her down and show them how much she loves to run and jump into bags by herself! My second pomeranian doesnt care for it as much lol

Angel says:

Oh yes, and my Pom sometimes makes noises as if she’s choking or about to throw up. She also keeps sneezing lately. Should I really take her to the vet? Would it be worth it ?

Pommy Mommy says:

You may be talking about Reverse Sneezing. I wrote a blog post about it a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the link: http://pommymommy.com/when-your-pomeranian-reverse-sneezes/

Angel says:

Those were very helpful facts ! I’ve been trying to train my pomeranian but sometimes she just doesn’t listen. She doesn’t eat her food often as well , even if we tried to stop feeding her human food for like a few days. The most problems I have with her is that she would not eat and she would not listen to me. Any tips on how to train her?

Pommy Mommy says:

You need to be very patient with her. They are very smart and can read your frustration. If you spend 10 -15 minutes a day with no distractions and praise her and reward her. She will come around. Many times I tell people it no so much training the dog but training the Pommy Parent. Hope this helps.

jerry ryker says:

Sassibell is like a red fox in disguise. Her coat is multi colored called sable. She is very sweet tempered, she dances & spins in circles both ways whether it is in anticipation of her supper, a treat or to go out. She has a discriminate taste..she eats almost anything if she thinks it is for people. She can usually be found sleeping on her back with all four legs up and tail wagging/dusting the floor when spoken to. She has been known to show her alpha side and can be intimidating to other dogs no matter their size. (She acts like a lot of small dogs .. Like she is 10 foot tall & bulletproof) We could not ask for a more devoted and loving friend. She makes noises like she is searching for truffles if she thinks there is a crumb on the floor that needs to be cleaned up. Her only health issue is bad knees that was diagnosed when she was a puppy. She is very well trained.

melissa says:

My baby girl Sable she is only 5 years old. She is so adorable. I love being a pommymommy i dont think i could find a better dog like her. Just oh my gosh. ♥♥

sasha says:

We just rescued a pomeranian off the highway, he was a total mess- fleas, worms, ear infections, under weight, skin infections, missing all his teeth! We aren’t a small dog family, but he has grown on us. We have no idea where he came from, he doesn’t know how to play or interact with other dogs, but he is always happy. This was an interesting read, we are learning everyday about this breed.

Pommy Mommy says:

Check out the rest of http://pommymommy.com and you will be able to familiarize yourself more with my favorite breed.

Linda says:

Bought a Pom pup several weeks ago. Deidra is now 15weeks old. At first, she was just so sweet. Last few weeks she has turned into a little terror. Wears out both me and my husband. When I need to rest, I put her in her crate. I don’t want her to think she is being punished, but need a rest time. I’m a senior citizen and she compares to a two year old child in energy. Will she calm down soon?

Pommy Mommy says:

She won’t calm down any time soon but you are doing the right thing by putting her in her crate when you need a rest.

Pamela says:

Linda, putting any dog in a crate is OK as long as you make it into a “positive” experience for the pup. You don’t ever want to put them in there as “punishment” because that will not be good for the pup or you in the long run…the pup will continue to act out and “fight” not to go into the crate. Start by putting her in the crate during the day while she is behaving and put her in there with a REALLY high value treat (a kong stuffed with peanut butter, her favorite chew treat, anything that she LOVES and doesn’t get on a regular basis). Keep her in there for only 5 minutes to start, then build up the time to 10 minutes, then 15, then 30, then an hour…you get the idea. You want her to actually get excited to go into her crate which you are turning into a “Happy” place. This will make life easier for you in the long run as she will be fine being in her crate when you want her to be in there and she won’t be stressed out about it. I have 2 Poms of my own…one I’ve had since he’s 10 weeks old, the other is a 3.5 yr old rescue I’ve had for a year. I’ll be taking in another 12 yr old rescue this week 🙂 and I am in the process of becoming a professional dog trainer.
I hope this helps. WOOFY!
Pamela, Emmett & Sawyer

Jessica says:

My pom Blue is the light of my life! He is nearly 9 months old now and has started over the last couple months to enjoy cuddling with me much more (at first he was very independent and as much as I tried to make him a lap dog he preferred to sit on his own and only cuddle when he was very sleepy).

I recently bought him a sweater and when we put him in it his temperment changes from his normally very bubbly energetic self to quite sullen and inactive. I’ve been putting him in his sweater a little bit each day to get him used to it but he continues not to enjoy his time in it (especially on walks, he will just sit on the sidewalk and not walk much). Do you have any suggestions on getting him to enjoy wearing clothing?

Great website, thanks for all your tips so far!

Pommy Mommy says:

Sweaters are a little too restricting sometimes. They can make Pomeranians quite warm. Also, if it’s legs are being confined in anyway it can have an effect on him. Think if you wore jeans too tight or too warm you would be uncomfortable. Try putting loose, very light clothing on first and see if there is any change in temperament… then introduce heavy clothing. Yoki hates clothes and won’t let us put it on her… so we don’t.

BOOBOOSMOMMY says:

Mowgli entered my life three weeks ago. He is four and came from a home with very young children, which I assume was not a good match! He is the most amazing dog I have ever known. He is intelligent, gentle, well behaved and loving. He loves people, other dogs and TREATS! He knows many tricks and loves to cuddle.
I was able to leave him with the run of the house during the day..right from the very beginning!
I wonder,to myself, all the time, what did I do to deserve such a wonderful and beautiful little man?

klynne says:

Just want to say my girl loves to patrol the house. She just goes nuts if a chipmunk makes it to the porch. She goes crazy. Good watch dog, and I love her dearly.

alyna says:

IS it ok to leave it at home for a few hours if you go out for errands? I am considering whether to buy one.

Pommy Mommy says:

I’m not sure about the question. Leave what at home for a few hours?

Wendy PomMom says:

Alyna:
Of course – any dog can be left alone for a few hours. Many are home alone daily while their humans are at work. Please research dog ownership and breed facts to match a dog to your lifestyle. All good rescue groups will be happy to assist you with finding a dog to adopt that fits your schedule and habits. Please adopt don’t shop. Training and patience will go a long way for both your and your pet’s success and happiness.

Betty says:

This is all very true. Mine is like having another child. Don’t know what I would do without her. I have to thank my daughter for giveing her to me. I didn’t want another dog after mine passed but so glad she didn’t give up trying to get me to take her. She is always trying to find pets a good home. I love my Chloe.

sylvia sinclair says:

My daughter was given a dog as a present by a former boyfriend. However he is a cross Pomeranian and Chihuahua. Although adorable with likeness to a fox he suffers terrible epileptic fits. Is this a taboo health problem as we never knew this fact until we experienced a fit.. 4 or 5 per month. Heartbreking to watch..but to loveable to put down at 2yrs old.. If pain gets unbearable for foxy that is the only option available… sad

Pommy Mommy says:

We had a Pomeranian named Sheika who suffered from seizures (epileptic fits) and she was fine with medication. The Vet put her on Phenobarbitol and maybe once every 6 – 8 months she had a small seizure. It is semi-controllable.

Bill says:

Teddy also has seizures. He takes Phb and KBr. If he has a break-through seizure I give him 1/2 a Valium. It still does not prevent him from being an awesome Therapy Dog.

Heather says:

Thanks for the cute facts! Where do you recommend shopping for your Pom carrying accessories?

Pommy Mommy says:

I get my strollers and high chairs from PetGear. http://petgearinc.com

Lorri says:

Disregard it is actually http://www.petgearinc.com. figured it out. thanks!

Lorri says:

Unfortunately, in order to buy from petgearinc.com you have to register as a wholesaler. Just tried to buy something and could not.

Pommy Mommy says:

Lorri click on this link and you will be able to buy all the stuff we have from Pet Gear: http://astore.amazon.com/wwwaskroccoco-20

Roxy says:

I have a one and a half year old black and white parti pom named Boo. He is definitely loyal to me. And like you said, he follows me everywhere, even to the bathroom! He is so into me! He loves going with me to the nursing home everyday to see my mother! The residents there adore seeing him. He is a very good watch dog and is very protective of me when we are at home
or in my car. He is like a baby to me! I can’t imagine my life without him now.He is the sweetest little thing! This is my first pom and I am hooked on
them now! I love my Boo!

Jayden says:

I desperately want a Pom, but my dad refuses to let me get one, saying that they’re just annoying little yappy ankle biters. I tried telling him otherwise, showing him stuff like this, but he refuses to listen, what can I do to help him see differently?

Pommy Mommy says:

I’m really not qualified to do family counseling. I’m a Pommy Mommy. My first question is to ask you how old you are and why you need your father’s permission? If you need your father’s permission I would wait until I moved out from under his roof and would plan accordingly to rescue a Pomeranian when you find your own place. One thing I have learned is that when people don’t like Pomeranians the Poms suffer, and we don’t want that.

Wendy PomMom says:

Jayden:

Keep researching dogs and Poms and when you are a self-supporting adult please adopt a Pom! Then you can show you dad that any dog breed can be social and well behaved. Good Luck.

Bill says:

Hello, my pom is Tessa and she is spoiled rotten to say the least! it doesnt surprise me about the titanic poms always want to be with their owner…always! mine follows me to even in the bathroom and is the best watch dog she always lets me know when someone is there and only barks when she is supposed to or is playing or wants to leave the house with me. one fact i didnt read is that poms are very curious and watch me do everything wanting to learn. i love my pom!

sabrina says:

My little guy is super protective of me

Maria says:

My Pom, Samson, is 7 and is very protective. He growls and barks at my 7 year old daughter & will chase her & nip at her. Its infuriating because he will sit with her and let her pet him and play with her. I don’t get it….

Wendy PomMom says:

Maria:
I suggest training NOW. This is resource guarding and should be stopped immediately. No one should have a dog that growls and nips at people – especially the people in his own home. Please contact your vet for referrals to local positive reinforcement trainers. There are many good websites and books you may purchase. Please check out Victoria Stillwell. Good luck.

Pommy Mommy says:

Thank You Wendy you are a most valuable resource.

Ryann says:

I love pompoms I have a rare color one. The color is a dark wolf. His name is Zeebo!! He’s so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dee says:

We have one 2 year old Pom that was a rescue from a very bad situation. She has a few issues since she was mistreated before finding her forever home, but is such a joy to have. She is now 5 pounds and loves to play with her toys. She is fine with our children and does not bite, she hates to be alone so whenever we start to leave she runs around in circles barking until I get home. We are glad we have our Pom Pom Foxy!

Amanda says:

My Pomeranian DOES bark at nothing! He barks and barks and barks and barks! I’m thinking of getting a squirt bottle to stop him from barking allot, where I live it’s only needed for outside, not inside.
Pomeranians are actually VERY uncommon where I live (Especially ones that aren’t blond) and I rarely see any, unless I go to my school which there’s a house across the field that has a Pomeranian in it… Or just look at mine 🙂

Miahh says:

My pomeranian is 4 months old and alot of his hair seems to be coming off.I am not sure if it is the shampoo or what?

Hannah says:

Now he is losing puppy hair and getting new adult hair!!

michaela says:

no its not the shampoo. your pom is just going through a stage that is known as pup uglies or something like that. its that time when their baby fur is coming out and their adult fur is coming in, dont worry its temporary

Bill says:

Pom’s will lose their puppy fur before they get their adult coat. It is commonly called “puppy uglies”. This will pass.

pommypennymommy says:

That was a super cool fact about the Titanic. Reading about your poms makes me recognize that my Pom has so many of the same mannerisms. She follows me to the bathroom all the time and sits outside the door and waits until I am done. She also get super excited when I take her shirt out. She knows she is going on an adventure. Poms are the best.