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Pomeranian description, food, diseases.

History

Pomeranians became established as a breed in the eighteenth century when members of the English monarchy to a fancy to them. Queen Charlotte brought large white Pomeranians to England in 1761 when she married King George III.

They became a popular toy breed during the reign of Queen Victoria, who received a Pomeranian named "Marco" in 1888. The Queen is credited with advocating a trend toward smaller Pomeranians, resulting in the much smaller sizes of 3 to 7 pounds seen today. This is also the time during which new colors were introduced to the breed.

Pomeranians were shown in the United States in the Miscellaneous Class as far back as 1892, but regular classification was not provided until 1900. In 1911, the American Pomeranian Club held its first specialty show. Early American show winners tended to be more heavily boned than today's Pomeranians. Today, Pomeranians average 3 to 7 pounds. Most show Poms weigh between 4 and 6 pounds.

Size Category Small

Weight Height Range Weight: 3-7 lbs Height: 8-11 inches

Coat
The Pomeranians long double coat requires brushing at least once weekly. It is important to lift and part the top coat and brush the cottony undercoat as well. This will reduce shedding. Frequent brushing can damage the coat.

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Appearance

Pomeranian dogs are small, furry dogs that are often liked to a small fox or wild animal, although this is not a bad thing. They are characterized by their large dark eyes and their small, point ears that are always pricked.

The head of the Pomeranian is wedge-shaped, making it somewhat foxy in appearance. The ears are small and set high. Its tail is characteristic of the breed and should be turned over the back and carried flat, set high. When born, the tail is not spread out; it may take months for it to grow over the Pomeranian's back, and flatten. Beneath the Pomeranian's fur is a small but muscular dog, similar in appearance to a Chihuahua dog.

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Pomeranian health and diseases problems

Some are prone to slipped stifle, dislocated patella (knee-cap), heart and skin problems, and eye infections. The Pomeranian is prone to early tooth loss, feeding dry food is recommended to keep the teeth and gums in good condition. Small females often need cesarean sections deliveries. When the dog is old it may become molted with bald spots.

Pomeranian puppies require the same stages of dental care like all the other breeds of dog. Dental health depends strongly on foods and general condition of a puppy. Excessive tartar should be removed to avoid bad small, and gum problems. Note, that Pomeranian puppies often retain their primary teeth, which disturbs the process of permanent teeth's development.

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