Every dog breed has great traits and characteristics that make them lovable. Today, we're taking a special look at the Pomeranian. Behind the cute dwarf spitz hides a great personality. The small dog breed is not only characterized by its cuddly appearance. It has much more to offer than meets the eye.
The name already suggests that you do not expect a particularly large fellow with the dwarf spitz. Just 18-24 centimeters shoulder height and 3.5 kilograms weight come here on you. A truly small version of the Spitz. At the same time, at first glance, he does not look so narrow. After all, the Pomeranian has a very dense and long coat.
Many color variations can occur here. Anything from white to brown, black, orange or pied gray is possible. This striking coat is paired with tiny beady eyes. Furthermore, the muzzle stands out, which is very similar to that of a fox. In addition, the lion wreath around the neck a concise feature of the breed.
Take a closer look at the appearance of the Miniature Spitz. You will notice that he is quite indifferent to his size. Because the Pomeranian is quite brash in his approach. His great self-confidence is one of his trademarks. You don't have to worry, though. The little dog is not at all aggressive. He is just attentive and interested in dogs and people.
Loyalty is very important for the Miniature Spitz. He would love to follow you everywhere, even to the toilet. So he builds up a close relationship of trust with you. Nevertheless, he can act well in a pack, is very socially pronounced. The hunting instinct of the Miniature Spitz is more or less absent. Cheerful and exuberant he is ready to play at any time. Despite his height this breed can bark quite loudly and also pays attention to their territory.
The right food
Make sure that your dwarf spitz does not get overweight. In general, this is not good for dogs, but for the Miniature Spitz three times not. The little fellow has very thin joints, which are not designed for heavy loads. Don't worry, the breed has other hobbies than eating all day long. With the food itself, the dog is very flexible. A good wet food would still be the optimal choice.
The little ball of wool is not really interested in wet or dry food. In general, however, you should pay attention to the grain content of dry food. This must not be too high, because otherwise overweight and digestive problems are the result.
It is best to buy food without grain content. Make sure that the food contains plenty of meat, vitamins, minerals and vegetables. At best, don't buy low-quality food that consists only of meat scraps and leftovers. Alternatively, the Barf method that is, feeding raw meat. Furthermore, you should consider how old your dwarf spitz is. Accordingly, you must necessarily adjust the food. With age, the teeth wear out and digestion slows down. Adapt the food to your dog and pay attention to the packaging descriptions of the manufacturer. Smaller meals spread throughout the day can be helpful for older dogs.
It is also particularly important that the dwarf spitz is Sufficient water drinks. This prevents kidney disease and ensures a good flow of oxygen.
It has already been mentioned: the dense coat of the Pomeranian. Therefore you must necessarily Brush regularly. This will prevent the fur from matting. By the way: always brush against the grain and then rub the fur with a damp cloth. In this way, your Miniature Pomeranian will lose less fur over the next few days. In addition, your dog will have to scratch less, so he will chafe his skin less often. Other vulnerabilities can be seen on the lungs, knees and small heart.
That's why you need to visit the vet regularly. Your little friend should always be put through his paces. It is always the typical breed diseases that you should have on the screen. The eyes and ears should also be under observation. Regularly remove dirt from the ears. Furthermore, you can always wipe away mucus that comes out of the eyes with a cloth.
You can clean your dog's teeth by giving him a chew every day. Alternatively, you can also use special Dog toothpaste and a dog toothbrush freshly get to work.
In addition to various leashes and collars, of course, various other things are needed. You need food as well as drinking bowls. These should be stationary at home. Furthermore, you need bowls for the road, if the walk is a little longer.
Toys that stimulate the cognitive abilities of the dwarf spitz, you should also have at home. Normal leashes, pull leashes and collars and harnesses for walking must be available.
Get different treats for training so that the rewards are varied. This is important to keep the Pomeranian's attention. Of course, you will also need a carrier and a basket to sleep in.
Origin & History
As you know, the Spitz also exists as a separate breed. So basically, the Miniature Spitz is just a variation of this breed. The Spitz in itself can look back on a long history. Even prominent figures of the past, such as Michelangelo, already had a Miniature Spitz at their side.
However, in one point these predecessors differ from today's Pomeranians: they were not quite so small. The English name of the breed "Pomeranian" does not come by chance. About 210 years ago this breed came from Pomerania to Great Britain, hence the composition of the name from these two regions. For a long time, this breed of dog was bred only in England.
Only since the 70s, the interest in the smart little guys also increased in Germany. Meanwhile, the Pomeranian is one of the most popular dog breeds.