Pomeranian dog

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Pomeranian
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Other namesDeutscher Spitz,
Zwergspitz,
Dwarf Spitz
Common nicknamesPom Dog,
Pom-Pom,
Pom, Zwers,
Tumbleweed
OriginPomerania
Traits
Height 7 to 12 inches (18 to 30 cm)
Weight 3 to 7 pounds (1.4 to 3.2 kg)
Life span 12 to 16 years
Kennel club standards
VDH standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)
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)

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