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Facts About Pomeranian Puppies

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In this article, I am going to explain about Pomeranian puppies. Prospective owners may ask is a Pomeranian right for me?

It’s human nature to go a little crazy when you see a small Pomeranian puppy walking along the path. My puppies are immediate attention-grabbers. If you do own one or more cute Pomeranian puppies, there are Pomeranian behavior characteristics you need to know that can help.

Interesting Facts about Pomeranian Puppies

Pomeranian puppy behaviour includes the fact they are agile, energetic, competitive, capable dogs.

Important Pomeranian puppy information is that they hate being on their own and are highly sensitive animals. While they can be very affectionate with adults, they’re not always kid-friendly. If you don’t teach them to be obedient, then they simply won’t obey their owner.

As with puppies of many breeds, it takes time for them to develop and grow. However, from the moment those tiny legs get them moving, they’ll be unbelievable troublemakers. Here’s some useful information to help you care for your Pom pups while training them to behave.

Things You Should Know About Pomeranian Puppies

Baby Pomeranian puppies are the softest, cutest balls of fur you’ll ever touch or hold. When my Pomeranians were first born, we gave them so much attention and made sure they had every single thing they wanted or needed. Now they’re adults, I still love them with every fiber of my being.

Pomeranians are obviously not going to be ideal guard dogs, largely due to their size, but they’ll still do everything possible to protect you if the situation arose. That’s all part of loving and being loved in return.

Here I will list a couple of other attributes about your puppy you should know about.

1. Pomeranian Puppies Are Fast Learners, Making Them Ideal for Training

You can easily teach your dog to do plenty of tricks because he’s so clever that he’ll quickly understand what you want him to do. However, there’s a problem to be faced.

Sure, you’ll do training indoors, to help him learn consistency and patience.

But you’ll also need to do plenty of outdoors training with a great deal more effort.

Remember your Pom puppy is vulnerable, soft and can get hurt easily. Due to his natural competitive nature, it’s common for a Pomeranian to provoke bigger dogs than himself.

To ensure your energetic Pomeranian puppy won’t try to bite off more than he can chew. You must choose a cue word, one that, when spoken, will make your puppy follow you quickly and, thus, avoid any potential danger.

2. The Right Meal Plan Ensures Healthy Puppy Development

When a Pomeranian puppy is very small, he may have to eat four small portions of food each day. If you simply fill his bowl with food and place it on the floor, it’s risky. He will attempt to consume everything in the bowl and if this happens repeatedly, he may become obese over time. Avoid this at all costs because it’s potentially setting him up for heart problems and other canine medical issues down the track.

So, when planning your puppy’s meals, he needs food with the correct ratio of calcium and phosphorus. Adult dog food isn’t satisfactory, nor is home-made meals. Your puppy requires high-quality commercial puppy food. Ideal foods are: minced chicken carcasses, dairy products, and wet and dry foods.

3. When You’re Not Home, Your Puppy May Feel Separation Anxiety

Puppies love their humans, even if they don’t always show it. The minute you leave, is when your puppy feels alone, abandoned and desperate. If that absence is too long, it may cause separation anxiety. This is a common reaction for Pomeranians because they swiftly attach themselves to their owners. If you show your Pom puppies a little bit of love, they’ll return it tenfold.

Even if you use members of your family as a dog sitter when you leave for work each day, it’s possible that he won’t feel as safe as when you’re there in person.

Every morning, as I left home to go to work, my Pomeranian would whimper and cry. That really broke my heart, but as I knew he was safe, I left him at home. If your puppy behaves the same way, it would be prudent to find a dog trainer to decrease his anxiety.

4. Your Puppy Loves and Craves Attention and Thinks he’s Royalty

I’m sure you have seen your Pomeranian walking around with a high expectation that he’s the center of attention. The reason for this is one of the Pomeranian character traits. He appears to think he’s royalty. He’s also smart enough to make the most of it when he can.

His dark eyes are irresistible and he behaves like most small dog breeds. Despite their small bodies, their minds believe they’re sitting on top of the world.

5. Pomeranians are Part of The Spitz Breed - Small with Wolf-Like Traits

Even though your Pomeranian might not resemble it, he’s very much a Spitz dog breed, like Malamutes and Akitas. Their wolfish mannerisms cause them to appear cocky and demanding. Your Pomeranian puppy forgets about his size and attempts to boss everyone around.

6. Don’t Buy Your Pomeranian A Collar – Get a Harness Instead

Despite his demeanor, your Pom is quite fragile. If you’re considering the use of a collar, remember his small body. He’s a gentle animal so a harness is the better choice. It’s safer for his windpipe and won’t apply too much pressure on his back or shoulders.  

7.  All About Pomeranian Puppies – Are Pomeranians Good with Children?

Pomeranian puppies are small and many people assume that’s ideal for small children. This is a fallacy. A Pomeranian puppy often isn’t willing to have children around, especially if their size is somewhat similar to that of the puppy.

I have two reasons for not suggesting you get a Pom puppy if you already have small children.

  • First: Your dog is quite fragile with soft bones and may get hurt much easier than larger dog breeds. When children are still very young, they don’t know what limits they have and often test their strength. A puppy is easy to pick up and the child can cause him harm, if unintentionally.
  • Second: Pomeranian puppy behavior is unpredictable. If your dog doesn’t like your child, he might bite, scratch or lash out and hurt your child.

Because there are risks of harm on both sides, you need to be extra vigilant when your Pomeranian puppy comes into the room with your child. Supervised playtime between your Pomeranian puppy and child is fine but never leave them alone together.

8. Birds Snatching Your Pomeranian Can Happen If You’re Not Careful

This may sound surprising, and even unbelievable. However, Pomeranian puppies are very small, making them prey for a few bird species such as eagles, hawks and owls. The birds swoop down, grab your puppy with sharp talons, and fly back upward once more. So, any time you take your puppy outside, be wary of sky-borne predators.

9. Get Used to Your Pomeranian Barking

Once your new puppy has learned to bark, he won’t stop. The barking will go on all day long, every day of the week. He’ll bark if he hears or sees other dogs barking (and sometimes will bark at dogs on the TV). He’ll bark if he hears someone at the door or for no discernable reason at all.

So, as soon as possible, you must train him not to bark. Choose a barking command that will make him stop each time you use it. If you don’t train him not to bark all the time, not only will he keep going BUT he will also give you constant headaches.

Facts About Pomeranian Puppies Conclusion

Now you have read all these interesting facts about Pomeranian puppies, consider the final piece of the puzzle below. Pomeranians have lots of good and bad aspects and can be very bossy until you have properly trained them.

They’re playful, even-tempered, and behave as though they rule their world. If you want to care for your Pomeranian puppy for many happy years, it’s absolutely essential that you learn everything you can about him, and this includes numerous random things that may make life for both of you more enjoyable.

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References and Further Reading:
[1] Official Standard of the Pomeranian (AKC). American Kennel Club, 2011.
[2] English Kennel Club Pomeranian Breed Standard, 2017.
[3] Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.
[4] Milo G. Denlinger "The Complete Pomeranian".
[5] Kimbering Pomeranians "1891-1991".
[6] William Taplin "The Sportsman’s Cabinet".
[7]  E. Parker "The Popular Pomeranian".
[8] Lilla Ives "Show Pomeranians".