Dogs 101: 10 Facts About the Pomeranian – Most Popular Dog Breeds – Animal Facts

You’re watching Animal Facts The Pomeranian is a proud, lively little dog. He’s intelligent, eager to learn, and very
loyal to his family. His docile temper and affectionate nature
endear him to many. He is alert, inquisitive and active: one of
the most independent of the toy breeds. Let’s get to know him. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. 10. Don’t let his fluffy cuteness fool you. The Pomeranian is closely related to wolves. He is a Spitz breed, meaning he has several
wolf-like characteristics. Other breeds that fall into this category
include the Siberian Husky, the Alaskan Malamute, the Akita,
and the Norwegian Elkhound. Spitz breeds typically have thick and dense
fur, pointed ears and muzzles, and puffy tails that curl up and over their rears. 9. The Pomeranian is one of the most colorful
dog breeds. Some dog breeds come in only one coat color. Others have a few. The Pomeranian boasts one of the widest variety
of color options in one breed. The American Kennel Club lists 23 accepted
colors and combinations. 8. Obedient dogs can be hard to come by, but
the Pomeranian breed is inherently obedient and very intelligent! This makes this pup easier to train than more
stubborn breeds such as the Pekingese. 7. The Pomeranian takes his name from Pomerania,
a region of Northern Europe on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It’s believed that this was where the Pom
was first bred down in size from larger Spitz breeds. The original Pomeranian weighed 20 to 30 pounds,
much larger than the Pom that we know and love today. 6. The Pom’s great temperament and cuddly attitude
make him great for interacting with children. He is also popular as a therapy dog. 5. One of the earliest known Pomeranian fanciers
was Michelangelo, …ehem… the Italian sculptor, painter and Renaissance man. Legend has it that while Michelangelo painted
the Sistine Chapel ceiling, his Pomeranian sat relaxing on a silk pillow, watching the
master at work. I can’t say that the Pom was Michelangelo’s
muse or anything, but his charming presence certainly couldn’t have hurt. 4. Before 1888, the Pomeranian was rather obscure. But that was the year Queen Victoria took
a trip to Italy, where she saw her first Pomeranian, named Marco. Of course, the Queen was quite fond of dogs
in general, as avid viewers of Animal Facts know. But, she fell in love with the Pomeranian. When the Queen of England becomes an advocate
for a dog breed, people notice, so the breed’s popularity exploded. 3. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has awarded
the Best in Show title to over 100 dogs during its long history. Eleven of those winners have been from the
toy group, but only one of those was a Pomeranian. Great Elms Prince Charming II was “the smallest
dog in the ring” at 4.5 pounds, but apparently, his presence was much larger than his size. According to the New York Times, the small
Pom “was the choice of not only the judge but also of the majority of the 7,500 spectators. Every time he was gaited … the crowd roared
its approval.” 2. More recently, Boo, the self-proclaimed “World’s
Cutest Dog,” is arguably the most famous Pomeranian of all time. With his unique, short haircut and plushy-cute
face, Boo took the Internet by storm in the early 2010s on several fronts, particularly
on Facebook and YouTube. Currently 12 years old he’s certainly no
puppy, but Boo’s Facebook page has over 16 million followers. If only I were a cute doggy. Boo’s popularity eventually afforded him the
chance to travel the world and even “write” a book. We publish every Monday and Friday. So, hit that notification icon to not miss
a single fact. 1. Of the nine dogs on board the HMS Titanic,
the two that were rescued were a Pomeranian and a Pekingese. It was reported that Margaret Hays on lifeboat
number 7 took her Pomeranian with her the night that the Titanic sank into the ocean. Want more fun, fauna facts? Go ahead and smash that subscribe button and
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60 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Do you have a Pom? Tell us about your baby? If not, what kind of dog do you have?

  2. Confession Room says:


  3. Confession Room says:

    My 4 month old pom Carrie is a very attention-thirst pup. He hates having no playmate when he's awake. He is also fast in changing favorites of appetite. Now he's starting to puppy shed.

  4. Eunice Mumbit Trill says:

    OMG didnt no this i love them want one now!……
    But really must not no to fur falling dogs! Im afraid for me.
    Tempted tough 😁 🙈

  5. Mutt Life says:

    If somebody crossed a Pomeranian and a Puggle, it would be my dream dog!

  6. Walter Frederick says:

    Have one and she is very smart,her name is Olive.She knows the words mail lady and ride very well.Always on patrol when the mail lady comes,waits for the mail lady to come.This includes the UPS and FedEx delivery people when they come.Likes to play the look what I got and get it away from me game

  7. David Torres says:

    What's the song used for the video?

  8. Samantha Tripp says:

    Love it.

  9. Morgan Clarke says:


  10. Amaia Bonnie Horowitz says:

    I have a black Pomeranian named Scarlett. She always wants to be on my lap but when strangers gets closed to us , she barks loud and tried to chase them. We already thought she's very brave because of her overprotection. One of our visitors tried to chase her. Then what happened? She tries to hide in the corners barking at him.

  11. Madison Manzo says:


  12. Madison Manzo says:

    Lol my twin brothers name is Marco😂 and my dad and my grandpa.

  13. Breid O'Brien says:

    I have a Yoranian(aka. A Pomeranian crossed with a Yorkshire Terrier) called Cobie. He Is very playful but also feisty. If you disturb him while he is in his own world he will bite. He also protects my family and I. He barks at any animal, person or car that comes near our house. He needs to be walked twice daily. He is shedding his puppy fur at the minute and can be hard to take off clothes!

  14. The Sheikhi Family says:

    come and checkout my pom!

  15. king osito says:


  16. king osito says:

    I have a Pomeranian mix with poodle very active smart and lovely dog his name osito its like my son goes every were with me

  17. ɴɪɴᴀ3491 says:

    I have an adorable and super cute 11 year old (red) Pomeranian. His name is Hairball and he’s super healthy, even if he’s about to turn 12. He’s very obedient, calm, reserved and ‘theatrical’. Whenever he wants attention, he’ll start pretending to be having asthma. But, the vet told us that, he doesn’t have any illness and is as healthy as can be. He’s probably just faking it.

    We recently bought a Bichon Frise this last Christmas. His name is Mr. Bonbon. Hairball, doesn’t like hanging out with him that much, though. Because, Mr. Bonbon is extremely clingy and friendly with him. He’s just a very affectionate, warm and sociable little guy, in general. While on the other hand, Hairball, prefers to keep to himself. I mean, I’m super affectionate too. So, Hairball, some times feels smothered by all of Mr. Bonbon’s and my own attentions. Although, he does enjoy watching TV with me from time to time.

    He only likes watching action stuff, though. He’s seen X-MEN (90s Cartoon), Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, Dragon Ball Z, Fate/Zero, Code Geass, Karate Kid, Supernatural and anything that has fighting scenes in it. He’s so well behaved and gentle. So it’s ironic the kind of stuff he enjoys watching on TV.

    As for, Mr. Bonbon, he actually likes watching any genre. Like, he’ll watch Winnie The Pooh one minute, and then he’ll switch to DBZ. He also loves looking at people through our living room window. But, he doesn’t take kindly to strangers. He’s always barking loudly/angrily at them. We’re working on getting rid of this bad habit of his.

    Hmm, oh and since Mr. Bonbon is twice the size of Hairball. My daddy had to build a wall (Trump should hire him. lol) that divides them. They live in our laundry room and they have a wall/fence thingy right in the middle. Because, Mr. Bonbon is always trying to hug Hairball. And we’re afraid he might accidentally hurt him. Or vice versa, since Hairball has bitten Mr. Bonbon’s neck once. Nothing too serious but, a bit of blood did come out. We’re hoping they might get used to getting along in a few months. So that we can get rid of the wall that divides them.

    My two babies couldn’t be any more different from one another. But, I still love them the same. They’re just so adorable and cute. I love them so much. They’re like the 4th and 5th doggies I’ve had so far.

    I first had a super cute (white) Teacup French Poodle named, Candy. I got him when I was 7 and he died when I was 18. Then, my second doggy was a spunky (black) Miniature Schnauzer. His name was, Joke. I got him when I was 8 and he ran away when I was 15. Then, when I was 14 I had a beautiful (white) Miniature Schnauzer. His name was, Mr. Whiskers. But, sadly he died when he hadn’t even turned 1 year old. He was very sick and died from pneumonia. Soon afterwards, my daddy bought me, Hairball, a few months before turning 15. And we bought, Mr. Bonbon, when I was 26.

  18. Joey Merrell says:

    Grew up with poms. And since I've moved out(23 years ago) I've had two. My oldest child is my 15 year old pom.

  19. Claresta Sallata says:

    My pom's name is Chimney. She is very smart, loyal, and protective. She would bark at anyone who tries to come to my room. She would also bark at anyone who tries to touch me. And she hates being left alone at home. That's why she follows me literally everywhere.

  20. Dinh Nhung says:

    who is here because of V

  21. Rohit Palakkal - N E S T C R A F T says:

    I was waiting for the baby voice of each numbers

  22. Olympus Monz says:

    My family owns a rare Pomeranian a black female

  23. Betti Huynh says:

    I have a purebred Pomeranian

  24. Ella Lees says:

    I have a 9 week old Pom that I got a week ago! She’s called fifi and she’s so cute!!!. X

  25. fAllbbyy says:

    thanks for the facts

  26. Buffy Bell says:

    I have 2 Poms. Great List! Two things. 1) The original Spitz Guard Dogs were 60lbs. The Pom is technically known as a “Zwerg” or Dwarf Spitz. But many have no idea what size they are and it’s common to get some in any litter that are “throw-backs” towards the larger size and can be 10-20lbs instead of the show ring approved size of 4-7lbs.
    2) “Docile” my left foot! Sweet natured and eager to please their owner/special person for sure. But the Pom is still a watch dog at heart and can be protective and even bossy. They are very smart and a working breed so they need training, exercise and boundaries to be the best canine good citizens they can be. With those things though, they are a joy like no other and once you go Pom, you’ll want more!

  27. bookladydavina says:

    have had 9 pommies in the past 15 years with my husband.. all rescues, mostly older with minor medical issues, though 3 (including 2 of the 4 we have right now….) we actually got as puppies.. they are all such special little characters and they are so easy to spoil rotten (and just so you know that yes, you can even get exotic colors in rescue.. we've had the more common orange and orange sable, chocolate, chocolate parti, wolf sable parti, black, and a blue and tan parti) the 4 we have right now are a soon to be 14 year old orange sable male (toothless and deaf and we're not sure about his vision at this point either.. lol…) named Petey, a 10 year old black male with PSTD from previous abuse (we've had him for 7 years now, he's made a LOT of improvements and is totally my baby, but he gets very protective and agitated with strange adults – he's generally very good with kids though…) named Kikko, an 11 month old blue/tan parti female named Perdy who was found wandering the streets last Christmas and taken to animal control where no one claimed her (so we did…) and our youngest and 4th current pommie is Roz, who is 8 months old, chocolate female.. the rescue we sometimes foster for had a pregnant female pom come in that we were suppose to foster, but my grandma died and we were expecting to be out of state, so couldn't.. but, we were given the chance to adopt one of the pups, and we couldn't say no.. (i mean, seriously, how can you say no to a pom puppy??) we weren't planning on 2 pups this year, but kind of glad it happened so they will have a very strong bond with each other as the boys are getting older and likely won't be with us much longer due to their assorted health issues.

  28. ___flavia___ says:

    I will get a pom pom (toy) for christmas!!!!!! Im so happyyyyyy😊😊😊

  29. Moon Latte says:

    The pom in the thumbnail looks like my pom his name is marshmallow

  30. versace msp says:

    I'm getting my puppy pom in 2 weeks

  31. Nikki Williams says:

    Sad to report that Boo passed away in his sleep last night. R I P little one.

  32. ILoveMyChihuahua Missy says:

    R. I. P boo

  33. Abby Ramirez says:

    I want to get a Pomeranian but I also want a corgi!! Can’t choose!

  34. Nandia Kupraiou says:

    R.I.P. Boo you will be always in our hearts 💔

  35. Angela Trinh says:


  36. BRIAN KRIENS says:

    RIP Boo 🙁

  37. Training A Puppy says:

    Pomeranians are cute. But maintaining them is difficult for their fur.

  38. Training A Puppy says:

    Pomeranians are cute. But maintaining them is difficult for their fur.

  39. Training A Puppy says:

    Pomeranians are cute. But maintaining them is hard for their fur.

  40. Training A Puppy says:

    Pomeranians are cute. But maintaining them is hard for their fur.

  41. Training A Puppy says:

    Pomeranians are cute. But maintaining them is hard for their fur.

  42. Ella Thompson says:

    I have a 3/4 Pomeranian (she's also 1/4 shih tzu) and she lives with a huge Siberian husky 😂😂 it's great

  43. Brandon Walls says:

    RIP Boo :'(

  44. White Wolf says:

    My mom won't allow me to keep a dog inside the house…. So can I keep it outdoors??

  45. Simonei Mcqueen says:


  46. D3AD INSID3 says:

    I have a papillon Pomeranian, shes only 1.14 pounds, so we have to give her this sugary syrup like medicine. We’re taking a trip to Boston with her and my other pom today, and for the rest of the week
    I hope it goes wel

  47. Wack Mack says:

    Do Pomeranians always stay tiny? oh I have a another question I’m noticing Bichon Frises Personality similar to Pomeranian dogs Which one would you suggest?

  48. Wishful Kook says:

    Really want to have this fluffy ball. I will go for college in a couple of months and i plan to have a pom…. Searching for information about them first ❣️ my only concern is that i live alone. I wont go out at a long time maybe just for college and part time job (4 hours) but im afraid it will get lonely when im gone 🙁

  49. Roshni Singh says:

    Tiny pomerianan dog ki price

  50. Anika Ocampo says:

    I am gona buy a Pom when I become 12

  51. Hybrid Motions says:

    I have a pet pomerainian and rabbit. Dont know what breed it is.

  52. Krissylos 0 says:

    I wish I had a pomeranian

  53. Jennifer Caines says:


  54. ᗰIᔕTᗰEE says:

    I have a purebred Pomeranian named midnight, his coat is black and he’s 11 years into life, I like to wake up to him laying next to me on my pillow

  55. Jasvir Mokha says:

    Garewal sir pomerian dog pupy chaida male Jalandhar reply karna pls 9855131288

  56. TrueOniCio says:

    Its from Poland, state Pomerania

  57. Ecxoblackrosesgacha Queenoof says:

    My Pomeranian when I say am I cute? It just barks at me and if I say are you pretty it just wiggles it tail and gives a turn she a savage ;c she does look like a walking marshmallow but she looks cute and is trueee

  58. gucci bae says:

    this is so cute sksksk 💜

  59. Pomeranian Serenader says:

    Pomeranians are so cute. Can be very protective too

  60. Archie Hunter says:

    Pomeranian is so fluffy

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