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Pomeranian Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Pomeranian? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Pomeranian is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Pomeranian live? 12-16 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? High

How big will my Pomeranian grow? 2-5kg 

Will a Pomeranian be suitable for my family? Pomeranian's are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Pomeranian? Backyard not essential

Pomeranian Temperament

Pomeranian’s make excellent companion dogs, and are known for their lively, proud and sometimes even ‘bossy’ personalities.Pomeranian’s will both demand and give affection to anyone who they trust.

They are an alert breed that likes to know what’s going on around them and relish being the center of attention. If they are not properly socialised with other people, children and dogs while they are puppies they can become over-protective, unsociable and sometimes even aggressive.

The Pomeranian is a breed that may not always get along with other dogs, however this completely depends on the individual dog and their upbringing. They can sometimes prove a little difficult to train due to their strong willed personalities, so the best approach is generally with treats, positive reinforcement and affection. As Pomeranian's are known to be quite vocal at times, it is important that they are taught from an early age that barking is not okay. If it is an issue that develops it is essential that it is dealt with before it becomes a habit.

Pomeranian Health Issues

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.

Hypoglycemia: A drop in glucose levels which can result in a severe decrease in energy, sometimes to the point of loss of consciousness.

Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.