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Below you will find the Pomeranian Breed Standards and requirements for this breed in the major Dog Kennel Clubs such as UKC and the AKC.
- Overall Appearance: The Pomeranian is a compact, short-backed, active toy breed. The Pom has a double coat which consists of a short dense undercoat with a harsher textured longer outer coat. The Pom is cocky, commanding, alert, and very animated. The Pomeranian appears square with a short back.
- Head: The head when viewed from above is broad at the back tapering to the nose. Skull is slightly round, yet not dome shaped. Alert and intelligent fox-like expression. The Pom’s eyes are dark, bright, medium in size, wide set, and almond shaped. Eye rims and nose leather is black, except self-colored in chocolate, beaver and blue. The muzzle is relatively short and not fluttering. Ears are small, triangular, and set high and erect.
- Neck and Body: The Pom is sturdy and medium boned. The neck is set well into the shoulders with enough length to allow the head to be carried high. Topline/backline is level. Body is short, compact, and chest is ovaled.
- Tail: The Pomeranian’s tail is heavily plumed, set high and lies flat and straight on the back.
- Forequarters and Hindquarters: . The Pom’s feet are round, tight, and very cat-like. Shoulders are laid back. Both front and rear legs when viewed from the front are moderately spaced, straight and parallel to one another. Strong, straight pasterns.
- Coat: Double coated and covered with a short, dense undercoat with long harsh hair growing through, forming the longer outer coat which stands off from the body.
- Color: All colors, patterns, and variations thereof are seen in the Pomeranian. However, it is not desired to have a Pom with one or more white feet unless it is a parti color or solid white.
- Gait: Gait is smooth, free, balanced and brisk. Movement is cocky, animated, and very commanding.
- Size: Height is not defined within the breed standard, however both males and females should weigh between 3 to 7 pounds with the ideal weight being 4 to 6 pounds.
- Temperament: Outgoing personality – an extrovert, suited for family dogs with the right training. Lively and intelligent, Pomeranians are easily trained and make for great family pets. However due to their size, they are probably not the best fit for families with very small children.
Pomeranian Breed History
In 1888, the Pomeranian was officially recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club. The Pomeranian descended from the Spitz family of dogs, the sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland. They were bred down to a much smaller size. The Pomeranian is a toy breed that resembles its larger breed ancestors.
List of Pomeranian Breeders
Below is a list of Pomeranian Breeders, check back often for newly added kennels.