Puff Ball and Peaches rescued by Second Chance Poms

Like other smaller dogs the Pomeranian is a good apartment pet.  They are happy, fun to be around, and are not overly demanding.  Children need to be instructed on how to handle the Pom (or any other dog).  Will get along with other pets, but will see itself as the “main” pet. Mistreatment can make the Pom skittish.  They love to bark at new comers, but can be trained to control their exuberance.  Good for elderly or inactive owner.  Needs moderate exercise and frequent grooming.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Long.  Shedder. Weekly Good apartment dog, but needs exercise.  Good companion for the elderly, but may not be good with children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Pomeranian Club

Pomeranian Club of Canada



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