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Pomeranian : Breed Summary

 - ID: 49

Pomeranian

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General Appearance: Short and squarish in the body ("cobby"), with an intelligent and alert expression.

Size, Proportion, and Substance: Weight-3 to 7 lbs (4 to 5 is ideal).

Background: Poms live for attention, they love to be carried and pampered. Don't pamper him too much though, or he may become unsociable. Poorly socialized Poms may become suspicious of strangers and other animals. Poms are gentle companions. They are sturdy and tolerant enough to take the handling of children. This fearless little dog works well as a pint-sized watchdog, attempting to scare off intruders with his bold bark. Their coat is straight, long, and shiny, with a thick undercoat. Poms need twice weekly brushing and an occasional scissor trim.