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August 16

The Teacup Pomeranian

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The Teacup Pomeranian

Affectionately known as Poms, PomPoms, and Pommies, the Pomeranian has swept into society as a force to be reckoned with. 

Like many of the breeds in the toy group, the Pomeranian's personality is far bigger than their bodies.

They are protective, loyal and demanding. Pomeranian dogs demand little in terms of food or exercise, just playing in the house will suffice on most days.

But they are demanding in terms of needing your attention to their presence and attention to their magnificent but easily matting double-layered coats.

If you groom your Pomeranian every day, not only will your Pomeranian get used to being handled, but it will save you less time caring for the coat in the long run.

Grooming can be a great way to interact and give worshipful attention to your Pomeranian.

When you set your eyes on the Teacup Pomeranian, you will fall in love with this breed, as it looks adorable and fluffy. They may be small, but they are quite active for their size. 


Pomeranians make ideal companions for single adults or senior citizens. They are not recommended for homes with small children, as both will wind up hurting each other unless trained properly.

Plus, there are variants of Poms called Teacup Pomeranians. They are extremely tiny, and quite frankly small children could step on them and flatten them outright. So take note of that!

Pomeranian dogs do well in urban settings or apartments. Pomeranians do not need a hike in the woods every day in terms of exercise, but still needs to be supervised if left out in the yard.

Sadly, Pomeranians are so popular that they have become a magnet for thieves.

And Pomeranians do not help matters any by boldly announcing their presence and strutting their stuff before anyone who happens by.

Most Pomeranian information in books or on the Internet only focuses on the good sides of living with Pomeranians. Keep in mind that there are bad sides, as well.


Their coat needs a thorough grooming every day in order to keep it tangle-free. They also have surprisingly fragile frames - it has been known for Pomeranians to die just from jumping from your arms to the floor.

Pomeranian dogs are prone to some health problems more so than some other breeds, but not as much as others. They can be prone to eye problems, skin problems, teeth problems, leg and knee problems.

They have delicate skeletons and teeth that are less strong as the average dog's. They need their teeth brushed and their eyes checked daily.

Do not roughhouse with a Pomeranian and do not let them jump more than a foot from the ground.

Most health problems with Pomeranians are curable, especially if done early. By grooming your Pomeranian every day, you can check for early signs of health problems, like swellings or bald patches.

That also gives you a great time to interact with your Pomeranian and lavish him or her with the attention they thrive in.

If you plan on adopting or buying a Teacup Pomeranian puppy, here is everything you need to know about this cute canine:

Appearance

Although the Teacup Pomeranian has been around for decades, the American Kennel Club (AKC) doesn’t recognize it as an official breed. According to AKC, it belongs to the Toy Group.

As the name suggests, these dogs weigh between 3 – 7 pounds. You can identify one easily, as they look similar to Pomeranians, but are smaller in size. They have a fanned and distinctive tail, with a thick coat.

As they look like tiny bears, they also go by the name Teddy Bear Pomeranian. People also call them Toy Pomeranian, Mini Pomeranian, Miniature Pomeranian, and Pocket Pomeranian.

Due to the size of this canine, you can keep them in an apartment. Like the Pomeranian, it has a lustrous outer coat, with a fluffy undercoat.

Although you may see them in white, they also come in brindle, red, orange, tan, black, and chocolate.

Exercise

The Teddy Bear Pomeranian is an ideal city dog, due to its small size. Even if your house doesn’t have a backyard, you can still make sure this canine is healthy. Don’t let the size fool you, as these dogs need exercise.

They love going for long walks and playing with their owners. However, make sure it isn’t too hot outside, as its thick coat amplifies the effects of the temperature.

Feeding

On average, the Teacup Pomeranian will eat ¼ - ½ cup of dog food every day. Keep in mind that this estimate can vary, depending on the size of your canine.

Provide your dog with two meals every day, to ensure its stomach can digest the food easily. Also, the size of the morsel should be small.

Keep a close eye on how much your dog eats, as it can overeat without supervision. Ensuring our canine doesn’t become overweight is crucial.

Its small body size can put excess stress on its joints, increasing the risk of injury.

Grooming

When it comes to maintenance, you will have to set aside some time for grooming.

At least twice a week, you should brush its coat. This will help the canine shed its coat and keep its skin healthy.

They shed moderate amounts of fur, which means you will find dog hair throughout your house. With regular brushing, you can avoid this problem to a large extent.

They are also known to produce dander, which can affect you if you have an allergy. However, due to the size of this canine, you will be able to keep it around, without affecting your quality of life.


Despite the thick fur, you don’t have to take it to the groomer for regular trimming.

 As this dog is quite small, you have to pay close attention to its dental health. Dental decay is a common problem in the Teacup Pomeranian. You also need to trim the nails of this dog regularly.

History

While the Teddy Bear Pomeranian has become popular recently, you should know that this breed has been around for centuries. The first time people got to know about this adorable canine was during the 18th century.

It was the breed of choice among royal family members.


Queen Victoria was the one who made this canine popular. Maria Antoinette, Josephine Beauharnais, and Queen Charlotte were other royal family members who owned this canine.

The roots of this breed can be traced to the Arctic region. Wolfspitz or Spitz dogs were the ancestors of this cute canine.

Life expectancy


On average, you can expect the Teddy Bear Pomeranian to live up to 12 years.

With the right care, it can reach 15 years. This includes feeding your dog a high-quality and balanced diet and giving it regular exercise.

If you observe any health problems, you should take action and treat it immediately.

Temperament

When you get a Teacup Pomeranian puppy, you will find them to be friendly and playful. They may be small, but these wonderful canines are full of life.

This canine will love having you around, as there is nothing better than spending time with its owner.

If you love cuddling, this dog will make an excellent companion. In most cases, they are friendly towards all your family members.

However, they may not always show the same level of affection towards children.


Although these dogs are small, they might pick fights with larger dogs.

They make excellent guard dogs, as their bark is loud.


As they are loyal to their owners, it is common for them to feel jealous when other people have your attention.

To prevent this territorial behavior from becoming dominant, you should socialize the canine at an early age. Introduce the Teacup Pomeranian puppy to other dogs and humans.


Training

Like with any other canine, training the Teacup Pomeranian should take place at an early age. While they can thrive inside a small apartment, you should also make sure you engage with the dog regularly.

Mental and physical stimulation is a must, to ensure your canine is healthy throughout its life.

Although they love their owners, they have a short attention span. This behavior of the Teacup Pomeranian can make training challenging.


Fortunately, there are several ways you can overcome this temperament.

Positive reinforcement works wonders on this breed, as they love this type of training and approach.

If you punish or be harsh with this canine, its mood will change immediately. In certain cases, the dog will act out destructively.


Always make sure you provide words of affection when training the Teacup Pomeranian.

If you plan on using treats, make sure you avoid overfeeding your dog.

You must provide a structure, along with regular training to the Teacup Pomeranian puppy, so that it grows into a happy and healthy adult.


about the author

Frank Harrigan

Frank loves tacos and dogs - the good, bad and ugly sides of dog ownership.


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