Pomeranians are friendly, playful, and lively companions. They are the smallest member of the Spitz family and take their name from the province of Pomerania, in Germany. They became popular when they were the queen’s dogs. They have a moderate activity level, and are suitable for living in an apartment. Pomeranians are small, fluffy dogs with an alert expression and muzzle. They can be characterized by their thick, stand out double coat
Common Health Conditions
- A coat loss condition, sometimes referred to as Severe Hair Loss Syndrome (SHLS), can affect Pomeranians. SHLS occurs mainly in male breeds and will often arise later in a dog’s life. Your pet may start out out with a normal, healthy-looking coat that slowly thins out over time.
- Luxating patella is a common health issue in Pomeranians that affects the knee joint. This condition can occur due to a malformation of the bone or from an injury when the kneecap slips out of place.
- A collapsed trachea is a common health issue with Pomeranians. The trachea (windpipe) is supported by rings that are made out of cartilage. With small dog breeds, the cartilage is more prone to injury. While the condition can be related to genetics, it is preventable in some cases.