Pom Terrier

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Pom Terrier History

The Pomeranian is a member of the toy foxhound and spitz family of dogs. It is a small, compact, and hardy breed of dog, known for being lively, cheerful, and fearless. It originated in Germany, where it has been referred to as “Zwergspitz” (“Little Dwarf Pig”). In 1888, it became the first non-sporting purebred to be recognized by the Kennel Club in England. The name Pomeranian was derived from the region of Pomerania (in modern-day Germany and Poland), from which the dogs were first imported to Britain. The first Pomeranians were larger than they are today; they were usually around 25–35 centimetres (9.8–13.8 in) in height and weighed 8–18 kilograms (18–40 lb). In the 20th century, this size began to change and it was no longer uncommon to see very small specimens. In 1934, the Pomeranian Club of America was formed, and in 1936 they standardized the height at 50–55 millimetres (2.0–2.2 in). The pomeranian is a toy-sized (toy), intelligent, and alert breed of dog. It is the smallest of the hounds. The Pomeranian is descended from the larger, heavier spitzes, ancestors to the modern German Spitz. The ancestor of the present-day Pomeranians and Keeshonds, the “Stechlin”,

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Pom Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Pomeranian is a toy-sized breed of dog that typically stands between 8 and 11 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs between 4 and 8.5 pounds. They are compact, sturdy dogs with a round head, pricked ears, a tight curled tail, and a double coat of fur. The Pomeranian has a white, cream, or silver colored coat with a thick undercoat and the outer coat of fur is short and coarse and actually sheds very little. They are playful, intelligent, and get along well with other pets and people. The Pomeranians’ hair is so short that they are quite easy to groom.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Red, Brown, Sable, Black, White, Silver, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 3 – 7 lbs

Female Weight Range: 3 – 7 lbs

Pom Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


13-15 yrs

Pom Terrier Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Demodectic Mange, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Cataracts, Eye Disease and Disorder, Food Allergies

Pom Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Pom Terrier is a loving, playful and outgoing breed of dog. They enjoy spending time with their families, especially children, and can be very protective of them. They have a strong prey drive, which means they may chase small animals. However, they typically will not attack or harm them.

Pom Terrier Activity Requirements

The adult size of the Pom Terrier is 9 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 12 to 18 pounds. They are very playful and affectionate. Their small size means they don’t need a lot of space or vigorous activity. A 30 minute walk, 10 minute play session, and 10 minutes of training a day should be plenty. A Pom Terrier is a wonderful companion, but if you are not prepared to spend time with them, they are not the right dog for you. They crave attention and affection and will become anxious and destructive when left alone for long periods of time.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pom Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pom Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pom Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pom Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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