PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


A cocky, animated dog of Nordic descent, the Pomeranian originally weighed nearly 13 kilograms and served as a sheep herder. The breed was reduced in size in the historical region of Pomerania, which today is Germany and Poland. An extrovert with great intelligence and a vivacious spirit, the Pomeranian can be an excellent family dog. The breed’s protective demeanor makes him a good watchdog as well. The Pomeranian does not require much exercise, but his thick coat needs regular brushing.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The popularity of the Pomeranian dramatically increased when Queen Victoria brought one back to England from Italy in 1888. A Pomeranian named “Turi” lay next to the Queen at her death.
Also Known As:
Deutscher Spitz
Spitz nain
Spitz enano
  • Size Toy
  • Height 17.5 to 30.5 centimetres
  • Weight 1 to 3 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Low
  • Colour Any colour or pattern
  • Activities Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor