WHAT'S THIS?

You can register and login to cesar.com using your Facebook account. No more passwords to remember and logging in only takes 1 click! You can also be assured we will never share your Facebook info.

FIRST NAME
EMAIL
ZIP CODE
LAST NAME
 
Yes! I would like to receive communications from Cesar® brand, special offers/promotions and the latest about Cesar® brand products.
Click if you'd like to give permission for future special offers and additional useful information from Mars and associates (we will collect the information you've entered here, store and process it in the US). You can withdraw this consent at any time.
your info is safe with us. learn more

Thanks!

We've got the information you submitted. We look foward to sending you out latest offers and other useful information for dog lovers.

Live The Life

Get the lowdown on all things breed.

Pomeranian

Common Name(s): Miniature Spitz
Pomeranian photo

Back To Breeds

Description:

Active, intelligent, and alert dogs. Pomeranians seem to enjoy dog sports such as agility, musical canine freestyle, rally and competitive obedience. Eager to learn and responds well to reward-based training using treats or favorite toys. They tend to bark. They can be reserved around strangers and may require careful socialization to prevent or reduce defensive aggressive tendencies.

History:

The roots of today's Pomeranian breed can be traced back to Prussia, in the region of Pomerania - which stretches across modern Germany and Poland along the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. Around 1850, the breed was brought to England where it was given the name Pomeranian, in honor of its homeland, and recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1870. At that time, Pomeranians were much larger than the breed standard we know today.

Today's more diminutive Pomeranian was established when breeders set out to create a breed adequate for city living. Through selective breeding, English breeders were finally able to produce a dog that weighed less than twenty pounds and today's breed standard of around five pounds demonstrates just how much the breed has evolved. In 1888, Queen Victoria was gifted with a Pomeranian, and the breed's association with this influential monarch did much for its popularity all over the world.

By 1900, the Pomeranian had been recognized by the American Kennel Club and today, the Pomeranian's manageable size and feisty character have made it one of the most popular breeds.

OBSERVED WEIGHT:

3-10 lbs

IDENTIFYING FEATURES:

Pomeranian identifying features

AVERAGE HEIGHT: 7-12 in

Pomeranian average height
Share this breed

Don't miss