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All About Pomeranian

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Average Height & Weight

The Pomeranian is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 8 to 11 inches.

Weight: 3 to 7 pounds.

Females – Height: 8 to 11 inches.

Weight: 3 to 7 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Pomeranians are most commonly orange and red, though are occasionally chocolate, blue, tan, black, white and cream.





If the dog world threw a party, Pomeranians would be the life of it. They are outgoing dogs with outsized personalities for their small stature. They are confident and extroverted, and they are equally comfortable as companion and show dogs. 




Activity Level

Pomeranians are high-energy dogs, but they have fairly low activity needs because of their diminutive size. Short daily walks or games played inside provide enough exercise for this breed.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 16 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Pomeranians is patellar luxation. Open fontanel, hypoglycemia, shoulder luxation, progressive retinal atrophy and entropion are less common but still occur within the breed, while canine tracheal collapse and patent ductus arteriosis are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Pomeranians have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Pomeranians have a medium tolerance for hot and cold With proper training, Pomeranians make good family dogs. They are good with children, but they are shy around strangers. They can be aggressive toward other dogs and household pets.





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