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Understanding and Training a Pomeranian


The Pomeranian is a descendant of the larger, herding breed of spitz, so do not let the small package fool you, as this is one of the most independent and sturdiest of all toy breeds and does require a handler who is sure of their skills and is confident in their training.

The Pomeranian is vivacious, spunky and very bright. Due to their spirited nature and intelligence, they will respond to firm, but calm and consistent obedience (with a lot of praise). Without such handling, they will likely do as they please.

Further characteristics of the breed is that they are usually bold and brash - although most enjoy being pampered, it is likely to make them too demanding, therefore over-spoiling is not recommended. Pomeranians will assume the positive confidence exuded by their owner.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Pomeranian

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: 4 - 5.5 lbs (2 - 3 kg); 20 - 28 cm
  • General Temperament: Friendly & Active
  • General Description: Don't let the small package fool you - this is a very sturdy, spirited and capable breed.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience       x  
Good Family Dog   x      
Exercise Required       x  
Activity Indoors   x      
Ease of Training       x  
Sociability with Strangers       x  
Grooming Requirements   x      


Brief History

The Pomeranian is a member of the spitz family, bred down from the much larger, herding dog in the 1800's, Pomeranian, Germany . Today, the breed enjoys a life as a companion dog.


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