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Nickname: Poms

Breed origin: Historical region of Pomerania (present day Germany and Poland)
Original purpose: Herding sheep and pulling sleds (larger ancestors).

AKC recognized: 1888
AKC group: Toy

Size: Weight: 3 to 7 lbs
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Color: Black and tan, brindle, or white with any other color distributed in patches.

General characteristics/temperament: The Pomeranian is intelligent, alert, outgoing, and vivacious. They love to please and make great companions and family pets. They are energetic and need lots of attention from their family, but because of their small size their exercise requirements are easily met. They are gregarious and love to be with their family. They are alert and inquisitive, and will bark an alert when there's anything unusual.

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Good with children? Yes if properly socialized with them.

Good watchdog? Yes

OK in apartments? Yes

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Intelligent? Highly

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, agility, tracking, flyball, therapy, hearing dog

Grooming requirement: Brush twice a week to prevent mats. Bathe infrequently as needed.

Additional photos of Pomeranian

Recommended books for further reading:

Pomeranians For Dummies
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
Published in 2007
304 pages

Pomeranians (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By Joe Stahlkuppe
Published in 2000
96 pages

The Pomeranian
By Lexiann Grant
Published in 2006
207 pages

The Pomeranian Handbook
By Sharon Vanderlip
Published in 2007
160 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Pomeranian Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Pomeranian Club Rescue

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