I am hoping to get a Pomeranian and I want to know if they need a lot of attention.
- Do Pomeranians shed a lot? My sister has a reaction to dogs and her eyes kinda get irritated, I know they have a ton of hair but some people say that they don't shed as much as people think.
- How often should I give my Pomeranian baths?
- Do Pomeranians sleep a lot and where do they sleep?
Answers and Views:
Pomeranians don't need any more attention than any other breed. However, they are very high maintenance and need to be groomed several times per week. NEVER shave them and bathe them no more than once a month. Bathing too often will cause dry skin and coat. They can be difficult to housebreak and they are prone to certain medical conditions, so prepare yourself financially.
YES - they DO shed a lot! You can check out the breeder. Before you purchase one, go to their house - see where they house the dogs and puppies. If the breeder is not willing to let you see the facilities, RUN! You want to find a breeder that has a health guarantee.
Answer by Breanna B
Pompoms do need quite a bit of attention. they are a lap dog (they don't need a lot of exercises) you should bathe it every season (summer, winter, spring, and fall) but it requires a lot of brushing so keep a comb handy! the pomeranian will probably try to sleep in your bed with you but if I were you I wouldn't let it I would get it a basket or something to sleep in at night (yes the first day it will cry but just let it get it out it will stop eventually if you choose not to let it sleep wit u)
for a pom.. you have to walk it about two times a day.
feed it about two to three times a day (just a cup and a half-full each time)
you will spend on average about 40 a month for owning a pom.
poms will eat just about any kind of food (i recommend science diet anything but kibbles n bits).
Answer by Richard L
They are really adorable and stuff, but the problem is that their lifespan is very short due to their extremely small organs. Unless you are very into Pomeranians I would choose another race.
Answer by Pom♥Mom Spay and Neuter
LOL and no - they actually have a long lifespan and can live for 15 or more years. Organ size has nothing to do with it!
Answer by eddie b
Answer by Tracy
I have a 2yr old Pom and he is fantastic! He makes an excellent lap dog and loves snuggles! He entertains himself while I'm at work and has a full run of the living room. In the first 9 months, I did confine him to a safe area and a crate when needed but not necessary after that. He has never torn up my living room and had plenty of toys. He has a dog flap so he takes himself into the yard to do his business. I bathe him once every couple of months and brush him twice a week. I brush his teeth too! He has an hour's walk a day and he sleeps with me in my bed. He’s great with adults and kids plus other animals. Easy to teach tricks to and loves his dried food.
Poms have a long life span and because they are prone to health issues you would be wise to get health insurance. Their small jaws can’t do much damage really and they aren’t as fragile as some people think. An adult Pom can jump off your bed or sofa with no trouble.
They do shed but if you get them groomed regularly this will reduce the amount of shedding. I would recommend a longer nosed variety like mine as they are less prone to breathing complaints. Use a harness rather than a collar and lead for walks. They don’t drool which is another plus! They can be a bit yappy sometimes and they love to chase but they are wonderful pets and I wouldn’t be without mine! Get a Pom you will be glad you did! :-)
Answer by Labluf
Pomeranians, like small dogs, are very prone to different diseases. Also, the fact they are little, makes them easier to accidentally sit/step on them, for them to hurt their legs jumping off things, and makes it more of a possibility they'll be attacked by other animals. Before you get one, you should make sure you have some money set aside for a vet emergency.
You give them baths like most other dogs. Put them in the tub ((or sometimes sinks)), rinse with slightly warm ((not hot, but not cold)) water, use a bathing dog brush and put soap on them, scrub the soap, rinse them off, and put in doggy conditioner, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it out again. When they are done bathing, wait till their fur dries ((Do NOT use a hairdryer as that can make their fur weak, as well as annoy their skin)) When their fur s dry, set a towel on the floor, and place the dog on it. Take a brush and brush their fur down.
Note: Brush their fur every other day. Give them baths only twice a year or you'll dry their skin out.
They are high grooming dogs, and you'll need to trim their fur every once in a while, once or twice a year should do.
They sleep where ever you want them to. Because they are small, I suggest you do NOT let them on the bed. Not only are you likely to severely hurt them by kicking them, or rolling over on them, but they can break their legs jumping down off it. You should get a small dog bed or a crate with good bedding.
They will eat almost anything. There are some food brands specifically for small dogs, though they are generally more expensive, and not really worth it. However, they can get fat rather easily. 1/4-1 cup should be enough for them twice a day.
Pomeranians should NEVER be allowed outside without supervision. There have been cases where they have been attacked by large birds ((eagles and falcons)), and other dogs might think of them as 'prey'.
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They are very company oriented dogs. That means that they have a high chance of getting destructive if they are left alone for too long. You should look into buying a crate, so if you ever have to go anywhere for more then an hour and can't take Fido along, you won't have to worry about him tearing the house down.
If you're a first-time dog owner, get an ADULT. Puppies are potential, and yes, you can mold them into the 'perfect' dog, but they need a lot of time and training. With a puppy, you don't know what your getting, just what you -might- be getting.
A dog, however, is what's already IS. They still need some training, but not as much. Most of their training will be tricks and consistent drills. Adults are also generally easier to handle, as they tend to be calmer around four-five years old. Plus, you know exactly what you're getting with an adult.
Because Pomeranians are prone to diseases, you should always check their parents, even if the dog is an adult. That way you can see what genes they have, and know what diseases your specific individual is at risk for.
Despite the fact small dogs are generally disease-prone, they live for VERY long times. The larger the breed, the shorter it's life.
For breeders, I suggest you ask your vet. Some vets have lists of both dog trainers and breeders in the area. Shelters can also hold the same lists, though they'll push you to adopt a mutt rather than a purebred.
If you want to find reputable dog breeders, look for dog shows, specifically high-placing dogs. Dog showers often breed to get the best quality traits, and their dogs are less likely to carry disease genes. However, they generally price higher as well.
Answer by Like'nBike'n
Pomeranians shed a LOT, need daily brushing, bathing as often as they need it... you can tell. It isn't rocket science.
Go to the AKC. website and look up the breeders who are members of the National Parent club for Pomeranians.
They will sleep where ever you train them to sleep.
It isn't about what food they LIKE best. It is about what food is best for them.
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