Pomeranian History of the Breed
Named after Pomerania, a region in Central Europe, this breed of dog is also called Pom or Pom Pom. The forerunners of this amazingly cute breed of dog were large working dogs from the Arctic regions. These large dogs get referred to as Wolfspitz or Spitz type. So, Pomeranians get considered to be descended from German Spitz.
In the 1800s, the dogs were a bit larger and were a favorite of Germany’s Queen Victoria. She ran some of the first breeding programs because of which the size of the dogs was bred down to a toy dog using her dogs. She was completely in love with this breed of dog. She used to import smaller Pomeranians of different colors from across European countries.
Pomeranian Personality and Temperament
Pomeranian is a very playful and energetic dog who does not seem to worry about his small stature. They often tackle larger dogs or threaten them verbally (not to overemphasize anything). In an attempt to prove their worth, they can be very aggressive to other dogs.
Even an insignificant change in environment alerts Pom Pom, and they are known to bark at new stimuli. This tendency of barking at anything unusual can further develop into an excessive habit of barking at any situation no matter what. Poms are also very defensive of their territory.
This friendly dog is known for being a loyal companion. He loves being around his owners and becomes very protective of them. Being one of the intelligent breeds, he is perfect for human companionship. The primary reason they are so popular among masses is their constant desire to please their masters.
Pomeranian Exercise Needs
Though Pomeranians are small and lightweight, they need regular exercise and respond well to training. Two walks per day at a brisk pace for the duration of at least 20 minutes would be best for Pom Pom. Pomeranians are small in size, and so they are very active. This means they can be exercised in the house. A good game of ‘chase the ball’ is more than enough for this small, little toy dog.