Blue Pomeranian Puppies Make Great Companions For Any Size Family

By Christine Stone

Most dog lovers have strong opinions when it comes to which breeds make the best pets. Some buy dogs that serve mainly as family guardians. Others prefer large, active canines they can share outdoor events with. Still others would never consider anything but a tiny, lovable, furry bundle. If the last describes you, blue Pomeranian puppies could be a good fit.

Pomeranians belong to the Spitz dog family. They don't look like it, but Pomeranians, Samoyeds, Elkhounds, and Malamutes are directly related. Many years ago Poms were much bigger, sometimes weighing as much as thirty pounds. Today they can weigh as little as three. Mozart, Michelangelo, Sir Isaac Newton, and Martin Luther were all Pomeranian lovers. A Pom owned by England's Queen Victoria was the first ever entered into a dog show.

All Poms have big personalities. These are very intelligent, outgoing animals. They are loving, especially in the midst of family, and can adapt to all kinds of households. Early socialization is a must. Without it, you could end up with a shy, nervous animal that barks constantly. If you want to get some idea of what kind of personality your adult dog will have, ask the breeder if you can meet the parents.

Poms are little animals. At full maturity, many of them tip the scales at only three pounds. There are sometimes litters with larger puppies, and these make good pets for households that include young children. Regardless of weight, the dogs will only reach about a foot in height.

Poms are good dogs for people who live in apartments and condos. They are active and love to be walked, but they can also get enough exercise if you spend time playing with them inside. Because they are so playful, dog toys are usually a lot of fun for them. You'll have to rotate the toys however, or your pup will get bored. These smart animals can easily learn tricks and will show off for your guests given the chance.

Their luxurious coats are one of the things that distinguish them from most other breeds. Poms are double coated with the outer fur rough and bristly and the under fur soft and silky. The neck ruffs and plumed tails are also characteristic of Poms. Regular brushing is a requirement if you own one of these dogs. Getting them used to the feel of a comb and brush while they are still very young is the best idea.

Pomeranians are hardier than a lot of other breeds. They have an average life expectancy of twelve to sixteen years. You need to request health clearances on the parents to make it less likely that your puppy will inherit certain diseases. Although generally healthy, Poms are prone to hip dysplasia, allergies, eye and dental problems, and epilepsy.

Poms are great pets that endear themselves to their families. This is an active, smart, and loving breed. Before you purchase one though, you need to make sure you are working with a reputable breeder and aren't giving your money to a puppy mill.

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