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Type: Companion Dog; Origin of Germany

Height: 8 - 11 inches.

Weight: 3 - 7 lbs.

Coat: Long, straight and harsh with a soft, fluffy undercoat. Very abundant coat.

Description: The Pomeranian is a natural extrovert enjoying the company of human or canine companionship making them one of the most popular Toy breeds. They adore being pampered and pet but also love to be active and playful. They are a small dog with a fox like appearance. Their tail curls over their back and they have small compact feet. Double coated with a thick undercoat, they have a straight outer coat. They are fluffy, highly-feathered dogs with perfectly proportioned bodies. They have a large coat that requires quite a bit of maintenance, but most are unable to resist their "smiling" faces. They are not as obedient as other breeds, however, so training must begin early. They are affectionate and loving, demanding attention when they want it. Some have been known to be aggressive towards strange dogs or strange people, making them good watch dogs. They are active, intelligent, alert and independent, yet still cannot resist the attention of their owner. Charming and affectionate, the Pomeranian is a breed whose looks can sometimes overcome any demanding challenge of this breed.

Special Needs: Excessive grooming, daily combing

Life Span: 12 - 15 years.

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