The original Pomeranians were much larger in size, weighing up to 30 pounds, and were developed from the ancient Spitz breeds. The Pomeranian got its name from the region of Pomerania, which is now the area of Germany and Poland and originally worked as Sheep Herders. Many famous people in history owned this beautiful breed, including Marie Antoinette, Emile Zola, Mozart and was eventually shown and bred down in size by Queen Victoria herself. The Pomeranian is an intelligent breed who makes superior circus performers!
Did you know that Pomeranians come in a range of different colours and patterns, and the colour of their nose varies with the coat colour? How cool is that!
Grooming is a high priority for this breed, their double thick coat require daily brushing and regular professional grooming.
Although Pomeranians are ideal for Apartment Living, they do require a daily walk and play through-out the day – Playing alone will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk and discover. Those who do not get to go on a daily walk are more likely to display behavior problems as Pomeranians are prone to falling victim to ‘Little Dog Syndrome’. This is a human induced behavior that is NOT Pomeranian traits, and may cause your little one to become anxious, temperamental and aggressive towards larger dogs. They also bark and yap to tell their human what to do as most humans treat this toy sized companion in such a manner that they do not see them in the way of a pack leader, for this reason are not recommended for children and would be much better suited for the elderly or a confident, mature owner.
Scary to believe that we are already at the time to announce our second dog of the Month for 2020.
We are excited to share that our Dog of the Month for February is....
This adorable little Pomeranian mix has just melted his way into the hearts of all the Doggy Doaters, and with a cute little face like that - how couldn't he?!
Keep an eye out for Gus' upcoming blogs so he can share with you some interesting facts about his breed!
The Papillon, also known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a small spaniel type dog originating from France & Belgium. Their history dates as far back as the 1500’s, using appearances in art to track when they first began to appear.
The name Papillon is actually the French word for “butterfly”, as their ears and long fringed hair on them appear like a butterfly.
Papillons have a single-coated fur so they do well in the heat, however they tend to feel the cold! Their coats come in many different colours, some of which are white & black, white & Lemon, white & sable, tri colour, red, brown & white and fawn & white just to name a few. They are small dogs, weighing between 3 – 4 kilograms for the females and 3.5 – 4.5 kilograms for the males, standing no taller than 20 – 28 centimeters.
The Papillon, has a life expectancy from anywhere between 12 – 15 years.
Papillon’s are smart and social dogs, they love to play, are great with children and people in general, but benefit from being socialised very early on in life. They are very adventurous dogs with high energy levels that require plenty of mental and physical stimulation. But they are also very happy to snuggle up and be lap dogs too!
Can you see one of these little guys fluttering into your life?
Time to announce our last Dogs of the Month for 2019 - where has the year gone?!
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