Pomeranian Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Pomeranian is that they are playful, friendly, active, intelligent, loyal and independent.

Family/Child Friendly

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.

Common Diseases

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.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $1,200 per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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