The Pomeranian, or simply known as a Pom, comes from a Spitz-type sled dog originating from Iceland. The breed’s name, however, was derived from the German province Pomerania, where it was first developed. This dog breed was a staple pet in high society during the 18th century; Queen Victoria owned a Pom and started breeding them to a toy dog size. This is perhaps why, to date, Poms are extremely spoiled and love being pampered. Despite their size, Pomeranians have a fiery attitude and are highly active and alert. Poms need regular exercise and love to be the center of attention. If you want to keep your Pom satisfied, try out the activiteis listed below.
When you think about going for a hike with a dog, the Pomeranian is probably the last breed that comes to mind. Because of their size, it is quite easy to forget that Poms fall under the same species as German Shepherds and Huskies, meaning that they have impressive canine senses. When dogs are allowed to use their “canine instincts”, they get a sense of accomplishment. Hence, if you put your Poms out there and allow them to use their senses and explore, they will surely find satisfaction. While the Pom’s size is not conventional for hiking, this is no huge deal. In fact, their size makes them easy to carry, which you can easily do without feeling like you are carrying extra weight. Hiking together also serves as a great bonding moment between the two of you.
Despite being active and lively, the Pomeranian is a small dog breed that would much rather stay indoors. However, your dog’s desire to stay inside the house should not stop them from getting a good exercise in. A clever and ingenious game that you could play with your Pomeranian indoor is “dog fishing”. As the name suggests, this game involves you using a “rod” with a “bait” tied on the end. You will then use this bait to attract your Pom’s attention. What’s great about this game is that it does not need a lot of space and can get your dog moving and sweating. Plus, it is a fun activity that your Pom will surely enjoy.
Historically, Pomeranians have always been treated like royalty, thanks in large part to Queen Victoria’s love for the breed. This sense of royalty is one that Pomeranians seemed to have carried to this day. In fact, Poms love being pampered and noticed at all times. Why not treat your Pom like the royal dog they are by going on a doggy spa? These specialty shops and establishments offer a number of services designed to give your dog the best time. Usual services include grooming, “pawdicure” and other special facilities. You may even choose a unique haircut for your beloved Pom.
Pomeranians may not be as outdoorsy as other breeds but they still need their dose of daily walks. Since they are small, you need to go at a slow pace so that your Pom can keep up. Also, Poms get tired easily so do not go for long walks. If you do, make sure to stop every 15 minutes so that your Pom can take a breather.
Have you ever seen how happy dogs get when they see and try to catch bubbles flying everywhere? This activity is seemingly simple but can be loads of fun for your Pomeranian. Just make sure to choose bubbles that are non-toxic and are safe for exposure to your dogs.
The Pomeranian is one of the cutest and most adorable dog breeds in existence. But do not let their looks fool you, Poms are a force to be reckoned with. Their small size, spunky yet spoiled attitude, and their love and loyalty towards their owners make Poms a great option for a house pet and overall companion.