The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality. This compact little dog is an active toy breed with an alert character and fox-like expression. Today, the Pomeranian is a popular companion dog and competitive show dog. They can come in all colors, patterns, and variations although orange and red are the most popular.

A Look Back
The breed’s name originally came from the historical region of Pomerania (now present day Germany and Poland). Originally weighing nearly 30 pounds, the dog served as an able herder of sheep in its larger form. They were not well known until 1870, when the Kennel Club (England) recognized the so-called Spitz dog. In 1888, Queen Victoria fell in love with a Pomeranian in Florence, Italy, and brought the specimen back to England, influencing its popularity dramatically.

Right Breed for You?
Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs that love to please. Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. Due to their small size they don’t require much exercise, but are an energetic breed that needs attention from their people frequently. They possess a thick double coat, which needs to be brushed on a regular basis.

Source - American Kennel Club - www.akc.org


 

Grooming

General: The Pomeranian is a tiny pint sized double coated breed with a fox like face. Due to the harsh double coat they shed twice a year.

Eyes: Protect your dogs eyes with Optisoothe Eye Wash to flush out any foreign matter.

Ears: Monthly ear cleaning with Ear Care is advised to be sure no ear problems that might need vet attention arise.

Paws: . Paw Balm should be used weekly to keep paw pads soft and pliable.  This will make them less likely to dry and crack.

Bathing: : The first bath is for general cleaning to take off the dirt and grime. Any of the Classic Care or Professional Care products are ideal. Follow up with the second bath and target the need of the dog. If your dog has allergies or skin irritations use Hypo Allergenic Coconut Shampoo followed by a medicated shampoo. Pomeranian’s with normal skin and coat can be bathed with any of our wonderful Scent Renewal products for long lasting fragrance. Be sure to end the bath with a conditioner such as Luxury Remoisturizer. This will help keep the coat hydrated to protect against harsh weather conditions. Using Simple Shed Shampoo and Simple Shed Treatment during the spring and fall shedding season will help release undercoat so the seasonal coat can come in properly.

Coat Care: Because of the double coat of the breed, brushing is essential. Using Simple Shed and Static Spray as you brush during shedding season, or Aloe Hydrating Spray in between shedding cycles is recommended to help protect the coat.

Show Dog Tips: High Sheen Spray will add that extra bit of shine before entering the ring while not leaving an oily residue. Aloe Hydrating Spray between shows will keep away dander and keep the coat hydrated and looking its best. Quick Finish Spray helps the coat to dry faster and helps prevent tangles if used regularly. Boost! Volumizing Spray while fluffing the coat will add volume where needed in the ring without leaving a sticky residue.

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