Dog Breed Profile

Pomerat History

The Pomeranian is a toy spaniel that originated in Europe, from where it spread to North America. The Pomeranian is a relatively small, but very elegant, toy breed of dog. The Pomeranian is a relatively long-legged, spitz-type, compact, sturdy, well balanced, short-haired, double coated, cheerful, active, intelligent, lively, loyal, and fearless. The origin of the name “Pomeranian” is not completely certain. It is believed to derive from the Slavic word pomor, which means “moustache” or “mustach”. The word is also related to the word “pomorze”, which is the Polish word for Poland.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Pomerat Physical Characteristics

The Pomerat is a medium sized, short coated,has a muscular build and is well proportioned. Their head is large with almond shaped eyes. The nose is medium length. The muzzle is the same length as the skull. The lips are tight and skin is tight. The Pomerat’s ears are erect, triangular, and medium-sized. The neck is arched and slightly long. Their tail is carried horizontally or laid between the legs. The hindquarters are strong and well muscled. The feet are round and compact. The Pomerat’s coat is short and smooth.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Cream, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 5 – 16 lbs

Female Weight Range: 5 – 15 lbs

Pomerat Health

Description of breed health.


15-18 yrs

Pomerat Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Entropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism, Demodectic Mange, Epilepsy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Color Dilution Alopecia, Teeth Issues

Pomerat Temperament and Behaviour

The Pomeranian is a small, playful and energetic dog that is great with older children. They are very intelligent, but can be mischievous and stubborn at times. They tend to bark quite a bit, and can be quite vocal. They like to cuddle, but may bite if they feel threatened. They are friendly and sociable, but aren’t always comfortable with new people and new situations.

Pomerat Activity Requirements

Pomeranians are small, fluffy, and adorable little dogs, making them one of the most popular small breeds. While they are a popular pet, they are not always an ideal choice for a first-time dog owner. Most Pomeranians will need at least one 20-30 minute walk a day, preferably followed by some play time. This is a high-energy breed that loves to play and run around. They can easily become overweight if they don’t get enough regular exercise. If you are thinking about getting this tiny, fluffy dog, be sure that you are prepared to give them the exercise and attention they need. This is not a dog that will do well as a “second” dog or in a home with small children or other animals.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

25 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pomerat is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pomerat is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pomerat is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pomerat is part of the Unclassified group.

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