The Pomeranian breed originated in Pomerania, Germany in the 1700s, although small dogs that resemble modern-day Pomeranians have been found in excavations of ancient Egyptian tombs. The breed made its first appearance in England in 1800, and eventually Queen Victoria began exhibiting Pomeranians, ensuring their popularity for many years to come. The Pomeranian was awarded breed status by the American Kennel Club in 1900.
The average Pomeranian weighs between 3 and 7 pounds. Despite their diminutive size, Pomeranians make good watchdogs because of their acute sense of hearing. They think they're bigger than they actually are and will often bark heartily at dogs 5 or 6 times their size—or at any intruder. They require a good amount of grooming, but they are also very clean dogs and will take care of much of it themselves.
Pomeranians are extremely happy dogs. They are also sensitive to the moods and emotions of their people, and they will sympathize with and give a little extra love to their owner whenever necessary. Any person looking for an easygoing, playful dog will do well with a Pomeranian.
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