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Is a Pomeranian the best breed for me?
If you are looking for a smaller dog, that it outgoing, friendly, good with children, playful, and not needing to much exercise, then a Pomeranian is the breed for you.
Do male dogs or female dogs make better pets?
Both make good pets, but a bitch will moult a lot more than a dog.
I just want a Pom for a pet, not for showing or breeding, do I need the KC papers?
It is always wiser to have KC papers, as even if you only want a pet, you should still want a good one.Without the sire and dams papers there is a chance that the puppy is not pedigree.
Should I buy A Pomeranian puppy from a pet shop?
Never Never buy from a pet shop, no good breeder will sell their puppies to a pet shop, always buy from a breeder.
How do I find a good Pomeranian breeder?
From the kennel club, dog shows, and dog papers, eg dog world or our dogs.
How do I pick the best Pomeranian puppy from a litter?
Do you homework, read the standard, go to Pomeranian club shows, see who is winning, and ask to go on their waiting list. A good Pom is worth waiting for.
How do I find Pomeranian dogs for adoption?
Again the kennel club can give you a list, some breeders will also have older dogs looking to rehome.
What things should I teach my puppy, and when?
How do I housebreak my Pomeranian?
If you go to a good breeder then your puppy will already be paper trained, and so much easier to house-break, dogs keeped in unclean kennels as puppies , will be much harder to get clean.
What's the best dog food for Pomeranians?
Your dog / puppy should come with a diet sheet and asome suitable food to get you started.
Which vaccinations does my Pom need and when?
Most vets will vaccinate at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. The vet will advise you on which vaccinations to have.
What are the pros and cons of spaying and neutering my Pomeranian?
Spaying will stop your bitch from moulting so much, but both dog and bitch can gain weight, and the coat can become soft.
Are poms loving and affectionate?
They are very loving loyal dogs, who will love you and all your family,
Do they liked to be cuddled?
Yes, they are always happy to be loved.
Are they to delicate to hold?
Some of the very tinys can be delicate, so not suitable for young children, but a normal four/five pom is quite sturdy.
Are health problems common with the Pom breed?
As with all the toy breeds, the knees can cause a problem ,so always go to a good breeder.
Can they sit on your laps?
Yes,t hey make good lap dogs, although they love a walk too.
Are they suitable for a house with a large family?
Yes, but if there are very young children then go for a slightly bigger pom.
Can Poms live with cats?
If they are interduced slowly, there is normaly no worries.
Are they good with noisy teenagers?
Poms will not worry about noise, but kids will have to watch were they put there feet, and make sure that they close doors etc.
Do they like to be held?
Yes, very much.
How many times a day should they be fed?
Again you should have a diet sheet, but as a rule, four meals at 8 weeks, 3 at twelve, then two from six months.
How many teeth does a Pomeranian have?
They have a normal dog bite.
What is a Pom
The "Pom" come from Pomeranian in Germany, and was a bigger dog, breed to bark to warn of danger
How often should they be bathed
As a puppy about once a month, as a adult about six times a year, you can just spray and powder,
How often should they be Trimed
This will depend on there coat, normally about every six to eight weeks
How often should their nails be clipped
Every six to eight weeks, unless walked on a very hard surfice
How should I secure a pom in my car for travel
In a cage or dog seat belt
Is it safe to have my Pom microchip?
Yes, and always a good idea, if you dog is lost or stolen you will have a better chance of getting them back
My pom keeps barking, what can I do?
Start as you mean to go on, stop them from a puppy, use a verbel command, or small water pistol will work.
My Poms Coat has patches missing, What is it ?
How do I treat Poms for fleas?
My Pom keeps coughing, What should I Do?
What colours should a pom be?