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Pomeranian dog?? .(13 Posts)
Hi everyone, it's my big birthday coming up shortly, and my lovely husband is getting me a beautiful dog.
So all I'm wanting is some tips, tricks and some good information about the Pomeranian. From grooming, to personality.
Also some amazing names for Pomeranian will be amazing please. I love names like 'Penelope, or Bruce'
I grew up with one. Best described as knowing her own mind and not being afraid to express her own opinions, with teeth if necessary! Distinct preference towards afternoon tea over muddy walks in the woods - she was possibly a princess wrapped in a fur coat and cleverly disguised as a dog. Somehow managed to be both greedy and fussy. She was a lovely dog, rescued in her middle age, lived well into old age and was much loved despite how cantankerous she could be!
As with any new dog, go to good quality training classes as soon as vaccinations allow. There are some excellent trainers out there and some crap trainers. My recommendation would be an APDT accredited trainer or Dogs Trust Dog School.
Will this be your first dog?
I have a larger type Pomeranian (possibly German spitz mix), he is just over 6kg whereas normally they 3/4 kg.
Very very clever, not to be confused with obedient though! He knows what his commands are but whether he will do it's another matter...
I keep him very fit, two 1 hour walks a day as I often have other dogs I look after. He is full of energy.
Beautiful coat, needs brushing after each walk and I wash him once every couple of months. Doesn't shed, but the hair is brushed out regularly.
Mine one is very food motivated
Didn't sleep well as a puppy, is much better now
Was overly attached, separation anxious is ok now to leave for few hours.
Eaten my skirting boards despite having lots of toys/ bones
Doesn't bark excessively as this is something I really discouraged
Gets on with cats and other dogs
Not sure if those traits are due to breed or individual dog though
He is the love of my life despite some negative points and I forgive him all his naughtyness!
Some pics, he will get even more fluffier as he gets older as it takes up to 18 months for their full coats to come through
Mine is also around 6.5 kilo as well so not a tiny delicate little thing.
She was an absolute dream as a puppy. The breeder did have her crate trained and had already started on house training when I got her so night time sleeping and house training were both very easy.
She (breeder) had also started on a bit of socializing, as in getting her friends and their DCs round to meet the puppies, as a consequence she loves people and is very friendly.
Not so keen on other dogs, no issues, just not really interested in them, although she will occasionally meet another dog she wants to play with.
Absolutely no issues with separation anxiety but the other side of that is that she can be quite independent and although likes to be groomed and stroked, doesn't cuddle and won't sit on my lap for more than a couple of minutes.
Was never a chewer of random things.
Got on well with my two cats but very wary of strange cats.
Likes to retrieve her ball and was a bit ball obsessed when younger but that's changed now she's a bit older. She's always loved to learn things and really enjoyed training and the praise she got for it. She's a bit of a show off tbh and loves to demonstrate to anyone who'll watch how she can jump for her ball.
She was however, a bugger about recall when she hit adolescence and decided she wasn't going to get back on the lead. But we worked hard on that and her recall is fantastic.
The biggest drawback is the barking, but I've worked on that and she is allowed to 'have her say' and knows to stop when told.
The main thing is to remember that just because it's a small dog it doesn't mean you can get away without training it in exactly the same way you would train a large dog. And just because it's small doesn't mean it should be allowed to jump up at people.
I don't get her beautiful long coat clipped - although her paws get hairy and need to be clipped regularly - I brush her a couple of times a week, and the only time I've bathed her was when fox poo was involved.
Teeth can be a problem, as it can for most small dogs so you need to clean the teeth regularly, with dog toothpaste obviously, so need to get a puppy used to that when small.
Treat your pom like a proper dog, train it properly and you'll have a lovely dog.
I have a pomeranian / papillion cross and she is the love of my life! (sorry fiance)
We got her at 9 months old as a rescue. She is the sweetest, cutest amazing pet I've ever had.
We had to work very hard together on her recall because outside of the house she has zero interest in food so the training treats we initially used at home didn't work at all when out in the open. She has a very small appetite (unless it's something she isn't allowed!) but she only weighs 2.6kg fully grown.
As PP said, teeth were a minor issue - the vet pointed it out at her check up though so we caught it early and now clean her teeth often. She hates it but I don't want her to get a sore one!
We have a Pomeranian and from the above descriptions I wouldn’t recognise him. We were kindly given him by a very rich family when he was 10 months old, by which time his character was fully formed. He’s tiny and fluffy and fierce and very clever. He really only likes dd3 (his most favourite person in the world) and me. He begs by walking on his back legs, takes treats ever so gently but will bite if anyone (other than dd3 and I) tries to stroke him.
Over the seven years we’ve had him he has improved somewhat - he now generally growls before biting dd and me, but not anyone else, they get the full bite. We do put him in his crate if we have visitors, and always warn them.
We do love him, but he is not easy (though he absolutely loves going to the dog groomers, so thankfully keeping him looking good is not too difficult). I think if we had had him from a puppy he might have been different, but the groomers say he is quite typical. I would say they are not a dog for the first time owner - we are farmers and have always had dogs, but he’s the most challenging. TBH if he wasn’t so small, 2.5 kg, I’m pretty sure he would have been put down.
He has our patterdale quite scared at times, and when he’s done something wrong and is told off, he “talks” back to you like a truculent teenager, and is never, ever, cowed.
So be very careful where you get yours from, make sure you see the mother and know who the father is, and make sure they have good temperaments. Our groomers said they used to do a stud Pomeranian (who they think could have been our dog’s father, they are very alike) and he once destroyed a hairdryer.
If you have young children do be careful, they are delicate, as well as feisty.
zenasfuck you boy looks so much like my dog, only difference is mine is a dark red, but they have the same sweet expression.
Agree, these dogs need a lot of positive training when young, otherwise they will be very pushy and can be aggressive.
As I said in my rather over long pp, they need to be trained in the same way as any larger dog, which probably didn't happen with your dog Molecule and is an awful shame as they can be lovely little dogs.
A LOT of Pom and Pom mix dogs end up in rescue, often for the behavioural reasons people have mentioned above. I've pinned the ones I've found here: www.pinterest.co.uk/rescuemebunny/dogs-pomeranians-in-rescue/
I wonder what percentage of those gorgeous little dogs have been thrown on the scrape heap by owners who never took the trouble to train them and then couldn't be bothered with them when they ended up with an unruly aggressive dog; quite a number, I suspect.
I've met so many rehomed poms that have behavioural problems because of lack of training.
A few months ago I regularly used to meet one where I live. Beautiful dog who couldn't be near other dogs and people he didn't know well because he was so fearful and aggressive. Haven't seen him for ages though so I imagine the people who rehomed him have also given up on him. Such a shame.