Pomeranian (dog)

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Other names Deutscher Spitz; Zwergspitz; Spitz nain; Spitz enano; Pom; Zwers
Nicknames Pompom, Pom, Tumbleweed
Country of origin Germany, Poland
Life span 12-16 years
A Orange Sable Pomeranian dog

The Pomeranian is a dog from Pomerania (in Eastern Germany and Northern Poland). Queen Victoria, Queen Charlotte, and Joséphine de Beauharnais all owned Pomeranians.

Pomeranians are sometimes called Zwergspitz (which is a Dwarf Spitz) and Toy German Spitz in different countries.

The Pomeranian can live from 12 to 16 years.

Pomeranians are more likely than other dogs to get some health problems, like:

  • Luxating patella (where the kneecap dislocates, or slips out of place)
  • Tracheal collapse (collapse of the tube that connects the nose and mouth to the lungs, to make breathing possible)