Pomeranian Breed Profile
Among the endearing qualities of the Pomeranian is that they are playful, friendly, active, intelligent, loyal and independent.
This breed of dog is excellent for children who are atleast age 5.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 19 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 12 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome, hip dysplasia, Patent ductus arteriosus, collapsing trachea, Dry eye, Skin Diseases, follicular dysplasia, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, hypoglycemia, hydrocephalus , luxating patella and reverse sneezing.
Housebreaking and Shedding
This breed of dog housebreaks easily. Shedding is heavy, brush daily to maintain.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
You can expect to pay upwards of around $1,200 per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.
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