Pomeranian Breed Info: Personality Traits

Even among the small dogs, the Pomeranian (Zwergspitz) is one of those with particularly small body sizes. It grows to a maximum of 22 centimeters, but the tiny one has it all.

The Nature of the Pomeranian

If you buy a Pomeranian, you get an extremely lively companion who is both affectionate and independent. He always seems to be on the move, which is why he prefers to be busy anytime, anywhere. He is also a very loyal and devoted dog who prefers to spend all his time with his people. It is therefore all the more important to teach him from an early age to spend a few hours alone because the Pomeranian doesn’t appreciate that very much due to his fixation on humans.

He loves to play and always learns new tricks with which he can please his mistress or master. This makes the Pomeranian one of the dog breeds that are particularly easy to train and learn very quickly. However, owners of this lively little fellow should not be particularly sensitive to noise, as the pomeranian likes to bark often. On the one hand, to indicate when an unauthorized person is approaching a property or house. The little one is an excellent guard dog and was already used in earlier centuries to guard houses and yards. On the other hand, the Pomeranian also expresses joy by barking and sometimes barks for no apparent reason to outsiders. But it is also a matter of upbringing to get the dog to limit its loud utterances to a socially acceptable level.

He needs a firm hand anyway since he can also be very stubborn and stubborn to the point of ignoring all orders. Even as a puppy you should get him used to other pets. Otherwise, he could behave dismissively in this regard, just as he would with strangers. In general, he feels more comfortable with older children than with small children, where he can sometimes bite. If you become familiar with the peculiarities of the Pomeranian and pay attention to this, the small dog breed, also known as the “Pomeranian”, is very sociable.

It bears the name Pomeranian (or Pom for short) in other countries and primarily in Great Britain, because the famous white tip, an international export hit, was bred in Pomerania.

Breed Characteristics

Strictly speaking, the Pomeranian (Zwergspitz) is not a separate breed, but a miniature version of the German Spitz and is a maximum of 22 centimeters tall with a maximum weight of 3.5 kilograms. Its long, thick coat can be white, sandy, black, cream, or a combination of two colors.


Restraint is something that the Pomeranian does not know at all. Rather, the clever, extroverted dog is always at the forefront and tends to overestimate itself. Because he keeps messing with big dogs, he seems to think he’s a lot bigger than he really is. It is therefore a constant task for his owners to keep him from provoking larger dogs, which he does at practically every opportunity.

But that doesn’t mean that the Pomeranian is unsympathetic – quite the opposite. He is very bright and curious and likes to make new acquaintances. He usually gets along very well with other animals. He just has to somehow internalize the scale.

Keeping the Pomeranian’s temperament in check is also a big task for its owners because they always get away with it. Of course, it’s nice when a dog is so active and lively, but the Pomeranian never ends on its own. In his view, he could continue his loud barking, which makes him an excellent guard dog, all day long. Of course, this gets on your nerves at some point and also causes problems with the neighbors.

It is therefore particularly important to teach the Pomeranian at an early age to stop barking on command. Since he is also very smart, it is not a problem for him to understand everything, he may just not always feel like implementing it. It is advisable to pay close attention to all puppies with the breeder. Everyone has their own personality, and you shouldn’t necessarily choose the biggest bully in the litter, especially with the Pomeranian.

If you have your little Pomeranian at home, you should start training it right away. For inexperienced dog owners, it is advisable to visit a puppy school, where the four-legged friend (and also the dog owner) learns the most important things. From the very beginning, the puppy should also be confronted with situations that will occur more frequently in its future life. Owners who receive a lot of visitors should get him used to other people early on. He should also soon be socialized with other animals and people he meets on walks. This is how his social skills will gradually develop.

Judy Taylor

Written by Judy Taylor

Judy Taylor combines her love of science and writing to educate pet owners. Her articles on pet wellness, published on a variety of platforms, reveal a deep passion for animals. With a teaching background and shelter volunteer experience, Judy brings expertise to the fields of writing and compassionate pet care.

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