The Pomeranian is a small, square-proportioned, miniature spitz with a cobby, rounded body. It shares the spitz characteristics of small ears, double coat and curled tail. It has an alert, foxlike expression.
Its gait is smooth and free with good reach and drive. The soft thick undercoat combined with the longer harsh outer coat, standing off from the body, combine to give the dog a unique puffy appearance. This look is further accentuated by the thick ruff and a head carriage that is naturally up-gazing.
Bouncy, bold and busy, the Pomeranian makes the most of every day. It is curious, playful, self-confident (even cocky) and attentive, ever ready for a game or adventure. It is reserved toward strangers. Some can be aggressive toward other dogs. Some bark a lot.
AKC RANKING: 13
FAMILY: spitz, Northern (companion)
AREA OF ORIGIN: Germany
DATE OF ORIGIN: 1800s
ORIGINAL FUNCTION: companion
TODAY'S FUNCTION: companion
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE: Height: 8-11 Weight: 3-7
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE: Height: 8-11 Weight: 3-7
OTHER NAME: none