Pomeranian (dog)

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Other namesDeutscher Spitz; Zwergspitz; Spitz nain; Spitz enano; Pom; Zwers
Common nicknamesPompom, Pom, Tumbleweed
OriginGermany, Poland
Life span 12-16 years
Classification / standards
FCI Group 5, Section 4 European Spitz #97e standard
AKC Toy standard
ANKC Group 1 (Toys) standard
CKC Group 5 (Toys) standard
KC (UK) Toy standard
NZKC Toy standard
UKC Companion Breeds standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
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 brings air to the lungs and makes breathing possible)