Information about Pomeranians

Pomeranians are known for their active nature, small size, and competitive capabilities. Like most small dogs, Pomeranians are usually super agile and a great option for dog competitions. You can easily train your Pomeranians as well, as they’re an obedient dog breed.

Pomeranians can be the ideal dog for families, as they tend to be friendly around kids, although supervision around very young children is advised. Their small size means that they aren’t very intimidating. But, if not trained properly, some Pomeranians can have a very contentious nature.

Want to learn more about this breed? Read our guide below to see if Pomeranians are the pet for you.

Pomeranian breed information

If you’d like to get to know the breed a little more closely, here are a few key traits and facts about the Pomeranian:

How long do Pomeranians live?

The average life expectancy of a Pomeranian is between 12-16 years. Their lifespan is slightly longer than the average dog’s lifespan of between 10-13 years.

How big do Pomeranians get?

When it comes to size, Pomeranians tend to stand between 20–36cm tall and weigh between 1.36–3.17 kilograms.

Do Pomeranians shed?

Pomeranians experience two types of shedding. First, Pomeranian puppies will shed their puppy coat as they grow into their adult coat. As adults, Pomeranians have thick coats, so they regularly shed their hair. Brushing your Pomeranian can help maintain a neat and untangled coat.

Should I get a Pomeranian?

Before you decide to get a Pomeranian, it’s essential to know that they can be a relatively high-maintenance dog breed. Pomeranians could be ideal for a family. However, it might not be a good idea to get a Pomeranian if you have kids that are too small. Pomeranian pups tend to be very fragile, and children can potentially end up hurting them while trying to play.

Their small size can make them quite versatile both as outdoor and indoor dogs. They need short walks throughout the day, and they enjoy being on your lap as well. Pomeranians could be a decent watchdog, as they’re confident dogs and might alert you if anything unusual happening.

Pomeranian personality

Pomeranians are energetic, friendly dogs that love to play. However, they often forget that they’re actually very small in size and are not afraid to challenge other animals much bigger than them.

They can be a very intelligent and obedient dog breed. Pomeranians usually take to training and learning new skills quickly. Like all dog breeds, Pomeranians learn skills best if you start their training while they’re still puppies.

Pomeranians also need to be introduced to other dogs at a young age. However, because they’re so small and fragile, make sure that you only socialise with other small dogs. Pomeranian pups could get hurt accidentally while playing with larger dog breeds.

Taking care of a Pomeranian


Pomeranians require regular grooming to keep them looking their best. Brushing their coat every other day and taking them to the dog groomer regularly can help them stay neat and clean.


Pomeranians tend to be energetic dogs, and they need plenty of exercise. However, their small size means that you shouldn’t put them through anything too strenuous. Daily walks for half an hour can be more than enough to keep a Pomeranian happy.


Like many small dogs, Pomeranians require smaller food to prevent them choking on larger bites. Additionally, because Pomeranians are so high-energy, they tend to burn through calories very quickly. Multiple, smaller meals throughout the day can be a good option for Pomeranians, rather than a large meal once a day.

Common Pomeranian health conditions

Like most dog breeds, Pomeranians are susceptible to certain health conditions. Here are some examples:


Pomeranians could experience abnormal hair loss at any time from when they are one year old and older. This can occur because of genetics, thyroid issues, adrenal issues, or skin parasites. A good way to take care of these issues can be with frequent visits to your vet, both when you notice something wrong and for general check-ups.


Patella Luxation

Like many other small breed dogs, Pomeranians can be predisposed to patella luxation. The condition involves the knee joint becoming unstable and moving out of place. This can cause a great deal of pain for your pup, but fortunately, it can be fixed. Veterinarians can address patella luxation with surgery to re-stabilise the bones.

Patella Luxation

The cost of insuring a Pomeranian

If you’re thinking about getting pet insurance for your Pomeranian, factors like age and location could affect the cost of your premium. Everyday Pet Insurance offers Basic, Standard, Comprehensive and Comprehensive Plus cover that helps protect you and your furry friend. Check what each insurance cover includes.

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