The pomeranian, or pom pom as they are often called is a member of the spitz family. These small, fluffy dogs are of Central European descent and have been highly regarded as royal dogs since the 17th century. Pomeranians are currently among the top 15 most popular breeds in the United States because of their beautiful coat and lively behavior. They love to be around their owners, sometimes becoming very protective and even suffering from separation anxiety. As with other small dogs, pomeranians can become defensive of their territory and bark frequently when threatened or nervous. They are highly intelligent and respond well to training so if barking becomes a problem that is a good option.
The typical pomeranian weighs between 4 and 8 pounds and stands about 11 inches high at the withers. They are very sturdy dogs and come in the largest variety of colors out of any dog breed ranging from white, brown, red, cream, orange, black spotted, brindle, to any combination of these colors. When it comes to dog grooming, these lively little dogs can be a big chore with their super thick double coat as they need daily brushing and combing. Pomeranians do shed constantly and can tangle easily without consistent brushing. Some pom parents chose to simply brush out their dogs while others prefer to give their little fur balls a lion cut or a fox cut. Lion cuts are typically done with a #7 blade on the body while leaving a fluffy “lion mane” that can be left natural or scissored for a neater, more refined look. The lion cut also leaves a little poof at the end of the tail. The fox cut is a shorter, all over cut that leaves just the head fluffy so the pomeranian looks like a little fox. This cut can be done at any length. Check out our grooming packages for information on dog grooming.