Pomeranians are one of the most popular toy dog breeds, and there’s no wondering why! These little dogs are so cute and have a ton of personality! Their small size means the dogs are easy to keep in apartments and small houses.
Did you know there are different types of Pomeranians? Not many people realize this! So, we’ve put together some information about this dog breed and shared information about the different kinds of Pomeranians you can choose from!
What is a Pomeranian?
You may have noticed that Pomeranians strongly resemble sled dogs. And there’s a reason for this resemblance. The dogs are descended from larger breeds that pulled sleds, including Schipperke, the American Eskimo Dog, the Samoyed, and the Norwegian Elkhound. Pomeranians are a member of the Spitz family of canines.
They were initially developed in the province of Pomerania, which is situated partly in Germany and the other part in Poland. The history of the dogs is a little murky, but you find references to the dogs throughout European history. Some famous owners of Poms were Martin Luther, Michelangelo, Sir Isaac Newton, and Mozart. We even found information that an intrepid Pomeranian even survived the sinking of the Titanic!
Pomeranians are the smallest dogs of the Spitz family; this dog family is known for their pricked ears (which stand fully erect). They’re also famous for their feisty personalities, high intelligence, and their love and loyalty to their families. The small dogs are alert and extremely curious. However, they tend to have “big dog syndrome,” which means these little dogs believe they’re about the size of a Great Dane. For this reason, they may be aggressive with other dogs. They’ve even been known to attack dogs that are much larger!
While they can be feisty, Poms can get along with other dogs and animals with proper training and socialization.
These beautiful toy dogs have a wedge-shaped head (not triangular!), with pricked ears and faces that look like a fox. They almost resemble a very cute stuffed animals with their dark, almond-shaped eyes. The dogs also have a dog nose and a plumed tail that curls over their backs.
Pomeranians come in a wide range of colors, including white, orange, cream, red, blue, brown, and black. However, it’s also possible to see a white Pom (with colored markings), a black and tan Pom, or even one that’s orange and sable. What pretty color combinations! The dogs also have a full ruff around their necks and chest.
These dogs may be small, but they have tons of energy! They love going for walks and seeing new things. They do wonderfully in obedience, agility, tracking, and other dog competitions. And some Poms have been trained as hearing assistance dogs and therapy dogs.
Pomeranians usually stand between 7 to 12 inches tall and weigh between 3 to 7 lbs. They have a life expectancy between 12 to 16 years.
Now you have a little information about Poms, let’s take a look at the different kinds of Pomeranians!
Different Types of Pomeranians
If you’re looking to adopt one of these adorable fur babies, then you may want to consider the different types of Poms available. We’ve put together a list of five types of Pomeranian dogs. Let’s get started!
1. Standard Pomeranian
The standard Pomeranian weighs between 3 to 7 lbs and stands between 6 to 12 inches. This is a purebred Pomeranian that is accepted by all the major kennel clubs. These dogs feature a double coat that has a longer outer coat and a thick, fluffy undercoat.
The dogs are very social and alert. Not much gets by these little dogs! They’re even friendly with strangers. However, the dogs will bark if there’s a stranger coming to the house.
Because these toy dogs are so smart, they can also be stubborn. However, they’re also very loyal and loving to their families.
2. Fox-Face Pomeranian
Fox-faced Poms are the original standard of this dog breed. They have a longer snout and pointed foxlike ears. Breeders may not refer to their dogs as “fox-faced.” And the dogs’ eyes are not like a fox’s; Poms have larger, rounder eyes than a fox.
3. Teddy Bear Pomeranian
The Teddy Bear Pom is also a purebred dog; however, they don’t meet the breed standards. Even so, the dogs are the same breed as Standard Pomeranians. The teddy bear effect is caused by a genetic mutation. Fortunately, the dogs don’t suffer any ill health effects from the mutation.
When it comes to grooming, these dogs need to have their fur groomed and trimmed regularly to maintain their teddy bear looks. It’s essential to find a groomer experienced with Pomeranians. An inexperienced groomer could cause the dog to lose his hair or cause the hair not to grow back correctly.
4. Baby Doll Pomeranians
Baby Doll Poms are another popular type of Pomeranian. They have darling faces, with expressive eyes. These dogs can be difficult to find, however, because they’re in such high demand.
These dogs are also purebred Pomeranians; however, they don’t match the official breed standard. Even so, they make wonderful companions!
5. Pomeranian Mixes
Pomeranian Mixes are not purebred dogs. Instead, they’re hybrid dogs; their parents were other purebred dog breeds that were crossed with a purebred Pom. You may sometimes hear these dogs referred to as “designer” dogs.
Here are some of the mixes you may find when looking a Pom mixes:
- Pomchi (Pom & Chihuahua)
- Pomapoo (Poodle & Pom)
- Bichonaranian (Bichon Frise & Pom)
Each of these dogs breeds carry the different characteristics of their parents. And because they’re hybrids, each puppy is unique according to the genes they’ve received from their parents.
But we must say that any small dog breed crossed with a Pomeranian will be adorable, no matter what!
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! These are the main types of Pomeranians! These are adorable toy dogs that love to have fun with their families! And we are pretty sure that no matter what type of Pom you adopt, you’re going to have a fun, loyal companion for years to come!