If you want to adopt a Pomeranian as a pet it would be a good idea to research the breed to be sure this type of dog will fit your lifestyle.
Pomeranians are cocky, animated dogs that have a distinctive extroverted personality. They are an alert and active toy breed with a fox-like expression, and they make a good companion dog as well as a competitive show dog.
Pomeranians are very intelligent dogs and a new owner will have better luck training one if they have time to devote to repetition of commands. Most pet dogs are trained using a leash but it’s much safer to use a harness rather than a leash when training a Pomeranian to avoid damaging a young puppy’s trachea (windpipe).
The Pomeranian is a true lap dog who craves your attention and is very different from an independent dog who only requires a pat on the head, good food, and a daily walk. Therefore, before choosing to adopt a Pomeranian, you’ll need to consider whether you’re going to have enough time in your days to devote solely to a dog.
Pomeranians have beautiful coats which are very easy to maintain in top condition. They have a thick double coat that requires brushing only a couple of times a week to groom out any shedding hair and avoid matting.
Pomeranians do not do well when left alone at home for long periods of time. Separation anxiety is common in this breed. If you’re a stay at home person with time to do as you wish each day, the Pomeranian is a good choice.
This breed is not a good choice for a home with small children. Since Pomeranians are very petite dogs, a young child may play too rough with it and easily cause injury.
Before you choose to adopt a Pomeranian as a pet try to spend some time around a friend’s dog, or visit an animal shelter and talk to the staff about what it’s like to own one of these cute little dogs. The worst scenario would be to adopt one of these pets and then find out you can’t or are unable to handle their demands.