The Pomeranian syringe or orange is a worthy representative of the family of miniature decorative dogs. Despite its tiny size (up to 3.5 kg), it will become a real protector and loyal friend for its owner and his family. However, like any other breed, the Pomeranian has its own pros and cons.
The personality of the Pomeranian
The owners of these charming Pomeranians note their good-natured nature, unbridled curiosity, and cheerful enthusiasm with which fluffy balls explore the world even within the apartment. You should not start a Spitz as a decorative dog with which you can lie on the couch and watch your favorite movie. Pomeranians offer contemporary games as well as fresh air outside. A dog of this breed will gladly bring a thrown ball, chase after a pigeon nesting on the curb, and rush to protect the owner from the “threat”. In general, a fun walk with a fluffy fidget is guaranteed.
The Pomeranian spitz easily finds a common language with the owner, adjusting to his lifestyle. The faithful dog will never make noise in the early morning if you prefer to get up around noon and will follow on your heels as soon as you wake up. Representatives of this breed are attached to the family in which they live and can be sad if they are not given proper attention.
Many spitz owners say that returning home after work is fraught with a remarkable manifestation of love from the little bear cub. Your dog will always be there for you: while preparing dinner, showering, and sleeping at night. Some animals can sleep in a room with their owner (sometimes next to them on the bed) to please in the morning with another portion of affection and a loud call to take a walk in the city park.
The Pomeranian has a tendency to bark and responds with a flooded “voice” to any suspicious rustle. A dog makes an excellent watchman who will scare away an intruder, forgetting about its miniature size. Sometimes a spitz can bark for no reason, and then the owner will have to gently adjust the habit of his pet.
Education and training
The Pomeranian is naturally gifted with a highly developed intellect, which greatly facilitates the learning process (in comparison with other decorative dog breeds). However, a stubborn and independent nature can become a serious obstacle to the execution of commands. Forget about training methods: they don’t work in this case. You will have to find a special approach to your pet.
The main thing in raising an orange is to forget about its cute appearance. Like children, considering their pets to be small and not yet capable of performing complex commands. The Pomeranian needs a confident owner, can show the toughness of ability, and has leadership qualities. Only in this case the dog readily gives in to training, learning both basic commands and tricks worthy of circus performances. If the spitz considers himself a step higher than you, he will defiantly refuse to listen to any exhortations and requests to sit down, lie down, or give a voice.
Care and maintenance
Long and fluffy hair is the main asset of Pomeranian Spitz, so the lion’s share of grooming falls on careful combing. This breed sheds twice a year. At the same time, the first molt occurs in the fourth or sixth month, when the “adult” wool cover replaces the puppy’s fur. In Pomeranian bitches, molting begins during the heat and after childbirth, so do not be afraid. However, constant bald spots should make you think about changing your pet’s diet and choosing new cosmetics for hair care.
It is not recommended to bathe Pomeranians more often or twice a month (as needed). To do this, use a diluted shampoo for long-haired breeds: a concentrated product can have the opposite effect. Be sure to condition the dog’s velvety coat and blow it with a hairdryer. Use a comb with original teeth or a slicker.
Please note that when brushing, the coat must be wet, so you should always have water softened with the same conditioner on hand. The shedding period requires a more thorough combing.
How to choose a puppy
Before you take a new pet into the house, you need to decide on its future fate. Show-class puppies are better suited to participate in exhibitions. Breed-class dogs are bought mainly for breeding. If you see a wonderful friend and companion in the Pomeranian, pay attention to the pet-class puppies – and you will not go wrong.
When choosing a Pomeranian puppy, you need to pay attention to his health and appearance. A healthy baby should be lively, playful, and playful, show curiosity towards you and not be afraid of an outstretched hand. The size of the puppy should not determine your choice: even the smallest specimen can grow into a large dog.
Each owner, observing his pet, finds the pros and cons of the Spitz breed. The characteristic advantages of dogs of this breed include:
- Cheerful and playful disposition. For their cheerfulness, Pomeranians are often called “smiling” dogs. Experienced breeders assure that there are no other such affectionate and playful dogs.
- Excellent hearing, Spitz accomplices not only as decorative but also guard dogs.
- Devoted character. Pomeranians do not like to be alone, so you can try not to part with your pupil for a long time.
- Cleanliness. Both adults and puppies are very clean. By the frequency of licking, they can only be compared with cats.
- Endurance and ability to adapt to all weather conditions. Despite the external fragility, Pomeranians love long walks. In addition, they perfectly adapt to any weather conditions – cold or hot.
- Getting along with other animals. Due to their docile nature, they are kept in the same house with other pets.
- Excellent health. Pomeranians are true canine centenarians. The average life span of dogs is 12-16 years.
The characteristic disadvantages include:
- “Bully” disposition. Pomeranians are one of the most barking dogs. They can be provoked to continuous barking: loneliness, presence of strangers, inattention of the owner, etc.
- Bite problems, most often congenital. They are eliminated with the help of a veterinarian-dentist and do not affect the further quality of life.
- Strong shedding. A long and beautiful coat in the normal period turns into a real source of trouble in the molting season. To maintain the condition of the coat in proper condition, the animal must be regularly brushed.
- Mandatory requirements for training. Tiny Pomeranians are distinguished by a domineering dominant character, so you should start training a puppy from the first days of his appearance in the house.
Despite the pros and cons of the Pomeranian breed, carry its love to the owner throughout life.