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Most dog historians are of the opinion that the Pomeranian was developed from a northern type of dog, such as can still be seen in Iceland and Lapland. Being used to haul sleds over snowy wastes. The Pomeranian still retains the hardy disposition and thick coat so typical of dogs in these cold climates, a much larger dog at that time. Obviously smaller in size now. The Pomeranian, to many people, is a small spitz which originally came from the Artic Circle.

The whole spitz group is traceable to the dogs in Iceland and Lapland. Whether these dogs all had a common ancestor or not is not known.

The heartland of German dog development, Wurttemberg, is considered by some as the place where the Spitz was transformed into the Pomeranian. Some believe that the Pomeranian was first developed in Pomerania.

The first Pomeranian weighed approximately 30 pounds. The colours were mostly white, cream or black.

In the dog world Queen Victoria is credited with the Pomeranians peak in popularity in England - the Pomeranian arrived in England in about 1860 via Pomerania in Germany. The British did much to bring the breed to it's present size/standard.

The Pomeranian was first registered with KUSA in 1892 and is part of the Toy group. People call them "Toy Pom", Miniture Poms", "Tea cups" ect. which is not correct - there is only one breed standard and they are simply known as Pomeranians.  As indicated above they are part of the Spitz family which originally came from th Artic region.

The Pomeranian today is compact, exhibiting great intelligence. A dainty-looking toy dog who is active and bouyant in deportment. Coat is profuse - harsh outer coat and soft fluffy under coat which requires daily brushing to keep it free from mates.


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