Pomeranians are the same dogs you are thinking of. Those small, cute, fluffy little fur balls. Yipping, yapping and bouncing their way straight into your heart. There are a lot of vast facts about this breed that many people don’t know. Including:
- They are one of the most colorful dog breeds. Most dog breeds have one coat color. Pomeranians stack up the rank with twenty-three accepted colors by the American Kennel Club. Just a sampling of the colors include beaver, black, black and tan, blue, blue and tan, blue merle, blue sable, chocolate, chocolate and tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, tri-colored, white, wolf sable, beaver sable, black and brindle, blue brindle, chocolate merle and chocolate sable.
- Pomeranians get their names from Pomerania. The breed was largely developed there.
- They have an amazing life span. They can live anywhere from twelve all the way up to sixteen years.
- They also happen to be highly intelligent but also crave mass amounts of attention. For the most part they like to snuggle up and cuddle.
- They also have a thick double coat. The outer coat is long and harsh while the under coat is soft and short. They shed twice a year and it can be quite abundant. It’s best to keep them brushed often.
- Pomeranians are the kings and queens of nicknames, Pommy, PomPom, The Teddy Bear, The Foxy Dog and the list goes on.
- President Roosevelt owned a Pomeranian while in the white house.
- When the Titanic sank there were twelve dogs that survived. Two of those happened to be little Pomeranians.
- Boo, is a small adorable Pomeranian and was named the World’s Cutest Dog, when took the world by storm on both Facebook and YouTube.
- Don’t let the size of a Pomeranian fool you. They’re closely related to both sled dogs and wolves. They’re considered to be Cespta which means they have several wolf like characteristics.
- It was said that while Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel, his Pomeranian was sitting on a satin pillow, taking in all of the beauty.
- Jiff, a Pomeranian, set a Guinness Book World Record for contest dog on two paws. He ran for an impressive ten meters in 6.56 seconds. Not bad for a little puppy with legs flying at a million miles per hour.
These dogs really are beautiful animals and make wonderful pets. They have a great temperament which makes them superb with little children. Probably one of the most interesting facts of all is that Pomeranian mother dogs can give birth to twins. This is a very rare phenomenon when it comes to dogs. They both have their own individual sacks but share on umbilical cord. It’s also not uncommon for each of the twins to be two completely different colors. There are countless other facts about Pomeranians that we could talk about all day but when it comes down to it, these dogs just rock. They’re amazing companions and dogs really are man’s best friend.