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Pomeranian Dogs

The Pomeranian, a favourite of royalty, is a descendant of the Spitz sled dogs. Spitz are a very ancient dog type, many smaller types of Spitz resemble each other and today's tiny Pomeranian has an unexpected canine lineage.

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This fluffy member of the toy group has ancestors who were sturdy members of the working group – the Spitz sled dogs of Lapland and Greenland.

Early cousins of the Spitz also worked herding sheep in the early 19th century. In fact, it's easier to imagine today's Pomeranian yapping around the edges of a herd of sheep than pulling a sled through snow. Still, traces of the Spitz can be seen in the Pomeranian's colours and winter-textured coat.

Pomeranians get their name from a region on the southern Baltic coast known as Pomerania, where the dogs were imported into Europe and bred down to size. In 1870, the Kennel Club in England recognized the Pomeranian breed, calling it the "spitz” dog.

Queen Victoria of England, who once had 35 Pomeranians, made the dog popular in England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was introduced to the breed by her mother, Queen Charlotte. Queen Victoria’s work with the breed is credited with having reduced the size of this breed, and it must have taken many generations of breeding to reduce the thirty pound Spitz to a much-reduced size much closer to the size of today's Pomeranian. In 1891, Queen Victoria showed six of her dogs: Fluffy, Nino, Mino, Beppo, Gilda and Lulu, and at least two of the dogs won championships.

Pomeranians are small dogs, but they are not afraid to stand up to dogs much bigger than they in size. The Pomeranian has a double coat: a soft and fluffy undercoat with harsher guard hairs. Because of their long double-coat, they tend to seek out cooler environments, and it is common to find them lying down on a cold floor, in the shade out of the sun when outside or on an isolated hard surface. The Pomeranian Breed standard calls for the Pomeranian females to be slightly larger than the male. A Pomeranian can be many colors, but the most common color is solid with lighter shadings on the ruff, tail and breechings.

Healthy Poms often live 12-19 years. Pomeranians are typically very friendly, playful and active. They are very intelligent and are easily housebroken and trained. They rank 23rd in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, being of excellent working/obedience intelligence. Pomeranians are extroverted and socialize well with other dogs, animals, and people.

Although many people believe the Pomeranian to be a lap dog, the breed typically does not like to be held or sit on a person's lap for long periods.

They are extremely loyal and will sit or lay content at an owner's feet, but normally prefer not to be over handled. They tend to usually be good with kids from the age of 3+ if raised with them from the start. Because of their size, Pomeranians do well in apartments, but they are able to adapt to most any situation or environment. Our dogs love the outdoor farm life.

Puppies available

Our poms are solid black, solid white, sable and champagne. Any colour of pup is possible!!

From time to time, bright and intelligent pups from excellent purebred registered parents that are VET checked, vaccinated, wormed and ready for new homes are available.

Contatc us for details.