The Pomeranian is a beloved dog breed known for its active, playful, friendly temperament and long, thick coat. Classified as a toy breed, the Pomeranian is a small dog with an average weight of 3-7 pounds and a height of 6-7 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-16 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Pomeranian has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Pomeranian’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Pomeranian Breed Information
Breed Group: toy
Average Weight (lbs): 3-7
Average Height (in): 6-7
Life Expectancy (years): 12-16
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: long, thick
Coat Colors: black, white, cream, blue, orange, sable, red, chocolate, merle
Pomeranian Temperament and Personality
Temperament: active, playful, friendly
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: high
Common Health Issues: patellar luxation, collapsed trachea, dental issues
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.