Grooming a Pomeranian
Hair type: Pomeranians or ’Poms’ have two coats. They will have a short undercoat of thick hair and a long top coat of soft, long and fluffy hair. The two are not so distinct and separate that you will literally see two different coats. They blend together. The coat is longer around the neck and chest area.
Daily coat care: The Pom’s very long double coat should be brushed frequently. If you work from the head, parting the coat and brushing it forward, it will fall neatly back in place so the task is relatively easy. The undercoat is shed once or twice a year. The Pomeranian is a constant and sometimes heavy shedder they should be dry shampooed when necessary.
Recommended groom frequency: The Pomeranian’s coat can be difficult to maintain for amateur or inexperienced owners. To avoid it getting tangled and matted it should be groomed by a professional at least once every 3 to 6 weeks.
A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.
Depending on the size and age of your Pomeranian, you will need to feed between 80g and 105g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Poms are prone to developing diabetes, so choose a food that offers carefully balanced nutrients.
Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.
Poms need to be walked daily while they also enjoy interative play. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard. Poms will become distruptive if they have do have sufficient exercise.
Where to get a Pomeranian
There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.
However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.