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Pomeranian

Pomeranian

Popular Dog Breeds

All about the Pomeranian

This small but proud dog, the Pomeranian, or Pom, is very intelligent and will always be eager to please. Its liveliness and spirit make it well-liked by persons who do not usually care for toy dogs.

If they are properly socialised they will get on fine with other dogs and will relish attention from children.

Poms make good little watchdogs, but can bark excessively if not trained what it should and shouldn’t do. Teach this dog early that it may bark a couple of times when the doorbell rings or when there are visitors, but then to keep quiet. Be very consistent about this, and your pom will be pleasant company.

Poms have a delightful nature and do not cling to their owners. Eager to please they are relatively easy to train, and are good at learning tricks.

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.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Pomeranian. If you get a puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

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.

Activity Level

Poms need to be walked daily while they also enjoy interactive 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 disruptive 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.