The Pomeranian is from the Northern region of Europe right on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Not surprisingly, the name Pomeranian comes from that specific region which goes by the name of Pomerania. This spunky little dog was originally bred out from the Spitz and usually weighed around 20 to 30 pounds fully grown; which is way bigger than the little fluff balls we know today! While vacationing in Florence one day (back in 1888), Queen Victoria of England stumbled upon the Pomeranian and absolutely fell in love. She brought one back to England with her and from there the breed's popularity sky rocketed. It wasn't long before the Pom made his way to America and soon after began showing in the American Kennel Club. Nowadays, the Pomeranian is still a showman at heart and an excellent companion dogs to people everywhere. The adorable miniature sheepdog known as the Shetland Sheepdog originates from the Shetland Isles. Everything is smaller there, so it makes sense that the dogs created for tending to the livestock and warning the owners of possible intruders were also small. While the exact origin of the Sheltie is unknown, many people think that his heritage consists of breeds such as the Pomeranian itself, the King Charles Spaniel, and perhaps a larger Collie. Such a cute dog was a total magnet for those who came to visit the isles and the Sheltie was frequently taken as a souvenir; so he made his way around quite quickly. Because people liked to mix the breed in with other dogs around the world, the Sheltie nowadays varies quite a lot in size and color. The American Kennel Club recognized the Sheltie as an official breed in the year 1911 and it is now one of the top 20 breeds registered by the AKC.