Pomeranian description, food, diseases.
Pomeranians became established as a breed in the eighteenth century
when members of the English monarchy to a fancy to them. Queen Charlotte
brought large white Pomeranians to England in 1761 when she married
King George III.
They became a popular toy breed during the reign of Queen Victoria,
who received a Pomeranian named "Marco" in 1888. The Queen
is credited with advocating a trend toward smaller Pomeranians,
resulting in the much smaller sizes of 3 to 7 pounds seen today.
This is also the time during which new colors were introduced to
Pomeranians were shown in the United States in the Miscellaneous
Class as far back as 1892, but regular classification was not provided
until 1900. In 1911, the American Pomeranian Club held its first
specialty show. Early American show winners tended to be more heavily
boned than today's Pomeranians. Today, Pomeranians average 3 to
7 pounds. Most show Poms weigh between 4 and 6 pounds.
Size Category Small
Weight Height Range Weight: 3-7 lbs Height: 8-11
The Pomeranians long double coat requires brushing at least once
weekly. It is important to lift and part the top coat and brush
the cottony undercoat as well. This will reduce shedding. Frequent
brushing can damage the coat.