At A Pup Above, we are fans of every dog breed under the sun, but there's a special place in our hearts for the tiny, mighty Pomeranian. These puffballs of personality are more than just a cute face and luxurious coat — they're history-makers, companions, and, quite frankly, small dogs with big-dog attitudes. 

Join us as we dive into the world of Pomeranians, exploring their royal roots and what makes them a truly special member of the family. Whether you're a seasoned Pom parent or simply a dog lover enchanted by their charm, there's something new to learn about these captivating little dogs.

Where Did the Pomeranian Come From?

The journey of the Pomeranian begins in the historical region of Pomerania, now split between modern-day Poland and Germany. 

Far from the tiny lap dogs we adore today, the ancestors of the Pomeranian were robust, hearty sled dogs. It wasn't until these spitz-type dogs caught the eye of royalty, including Queen Victoria, that the breed began its transformation into the small, fluffy companions we know. Queen Victoria's affection for smaller Poms sparked a trend, leading to selective breeding to reduce their size.

From the icy terrains of Northern Europe to the laps of English nobility, the Pomeranian has traveled through time and history, evolving into the beloved toy breed that lights up homes around the world.

What Makes the Pomeranian Special?

It's hard to resist the charm of a Pomeranian, but their appeal goes far beyond their cloud-like coats and sparkling eyes. 

Here's a rundown of some of their most endearing traits:

  • Iconic Appearance: With their fox-like expressions, plumed tails, and a double coat that can come in a rainbow of colors like sable, parti, and even the striking orange sable, Pomeranians are nothing short of enchanting.
  • Spirited Personality: Don't let their small size fool you — Pomeranians are known for their bold and vivacious personalities. They're intelligent and alert and make excellent watchdogs, barking with the enthusiasm of a dog ten times their size.
  • Royal and Celebrity Connections:The Pomeranian's history is dotted with notable figures, from Mozart, who composed music with his Pom by his side, to members of the Titanic's passenger list. Their timeless appeal continues to captivate dog lovers of all backgrounds.
  • Adaptability and Charm: Despite their classification as toy dogs, Pomeranians possess an adaptable nature that makes them as suitable for apartment living as they are for being constant travel companions. Their small size belies a courageous spirit and an unyielding loyalty to their human companions.

In every fluff of their thick double coat and each spirited bark, Pomeranians bring a unique blend of history, personality, and elegance into the lives of those lucky enough to call them family.

What Can You Expect With a Pomeranian?

Welcoming a Pomeranian into your home is like adding a burst of sunshine to every day. These tiny dynamos pack a lot of personality into a small package, blending seamlessly into various lifestyles with their adaptable nature. 

Here's what future Pom parents can look forward to:

Lifespan and Health

Pomeranians boast a life span that can stretch from 12 to 16 years with proper care. They're generally healthy, but like all breeds, they have their share of health issues to watch for. 

Luxating patella, tracheal collapse, and hypothyroidism are a few conditions known in the breed. Choosing reputable breeders who conduct health screenings and regular veterinary care can help ensure a long, healthy life for your Pom.

Energetic and Playful Personality

Poms enjoy playtime and can have quite a zest for life. Despite their small size, they were bred down from larger sled and herding dogs and still carry that ancestral drive for regular exercise and mental stimulation.

Training and Socialization Needs

Intelligent and eager to please, Pomeranians can excel in training with the right approach. They benefit greatly from early socialization to grow into well-adjusted adults. Training sessions are also a great way to bond with your Pom and keep their minds active.


Pomeranians are famous for their luxurious double coat, which requires regular grooming to prevent matting and tangles. They shed, and their undercoat needs thorough brushing a few times a week, more during shedding seasons. 

Regular grooming sessions are not just about keeping them looking their best but also an opportunity for you to check for any skin issues or signs of health problems like alopecia X.

Diet and Nutrition

The right diet is crucial for keeping your Pom healthy and happy. Small breeds like Pomeranians have specific nutritional needs, and our high-quality, human-grade meals can provide balanced nutrition tailored to their needs. 

Whether it's the savory goodness of Porky’s Luau or the hearty delights of Texas Beef Stew, our meals ensure your Pom gets the right mix of proteins, fats, and essential nutrients.


Above all, Pomeranians are companion dogs. They thrive on human interaction and can develop a deep bond with their family members. 

They're happy to accompany you on your daily adventures, whether it's a trip to the coffee shop or a cozy night in. Their loyalty and affectionate nature make them not just pets but true members of the family.

How Can You Make Your Pomeranian's Life Great?

Ensuring your Pomeranian leads a happy and healthy life involves more than just cuddles and playtime. 

Here are some key tips to keep your Pom healthy, happy, and looking their best without rehashing what we've already covered:

  • Enrichment Activities for Tiny Minds: Pomeranians may be small, but their brains are always eager for a challenge. Incorporate interactive toys and games that cater to their high intelligence, ensuring they receive the mental stimulation they crave.
  • Safe Socializing With Big and Small: While Poms might think they're as big as larger breeds, it's important to supervise playtime. Introducing them safely to dogs of all sizes can help build confidence and social skills, ensuring they're well-behaved and happy.
  • Creating a Grooming Spa at Home: Beyond regular brushing, establish a grooming routine that feels like a treat, not a chore. Gentle massages, warm baths, and careful brushing can turn grooming into bonding time, keeping their coat and skin healthy.
  • Tailored Exercise Regimen: Match their exercise needs to their unique energy level. Short walks, indoor play, and controlled outdoor adventures can help maintain their physical health without overexerting your tiny dog.
  • Health Monitoring Made Easy: Stay ahead of potential health issues with regular vet check-ups and by being observant of any changes in behavior or appearance. Early detection of conditions like luxating patella or tracheal collapse can make management easier.
  • Join a Pomeranian Group or Club: Connecting with other Pomeranian owners can provide invaluable support, advice, and friendship for both you and your Pom. Plus, it's a great way to stay informed about the breed and share experiences.
  • Teach New Tricks, Regardless of Age: Pomeranians love to learn, and teaching them new tricks can be a fun way to keep their minds sharp. Remember, you can teach an old dog new tricks — especially when they're as eager to please as Poms.

A Final Word

At A Pup Above, we believe providing a blend of affection, proper nutrition, and mental engagement is the key to a happy, healthy Pom. Our commitment to crafting high-quality, human-grade meals ensures your Pom gets the nutrition they need at every stage of life. 

Here's to celebrating the unique spirit of Pomeranians, making every moment with them as special as they are to us. Thank you for joining us on this fluffy journey.


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Pomeranian Dog Breed Information, Grooming Needs & Characteristics | DogTime