Pomeranians descended from larger sled dog breeds before being selectively bred down to their current petite size.
Descended from Larger Spitz
Pomerania is a region in Europe between Germany and Poland where early Pomeranians were bred.
Named After a Region in Europe
Queen Victoria helped popularize Pomeranians by breeding and showing them in late 1800s England
Queen Victoria Loved Them
Despite their small size, Pomeranians have huge personalities and don't seem to know they're tiny.
Pomeranians typically weigh just 3 to 7 pounds full grown.
Those luscious Pomeranian coats require lots of regular brushing and grooming.
High Maintenance Coats
With good care, Pomeranians live 12 to 16 years typically.