June 18, 2010

Keeshond Puppy And Dog Information

The Keeshond is a dog that can live in an apartment as long as frequent long walks are available. She is fairly active indoors and makes a good watch dog because she generally likes to bark. She is great with older, considerate children and wants to be a part of the family. As reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. She can be fine with other dogs and pets, especially if extensively socialized early. She loves everyone, especially her human family.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Keeshond is 17 to 19 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 35 to 40 pounds. The females range a bit smaller then the males.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and Keeshond is no exception. Be on the look out for the Canine Hip Dysplasia (genetic based looseness in the hip joint that can lead to arthritis pain and lameness), genetic eye disease, heart defects and skin problems. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The Keeshond has long, harsh, straight hair standing from a soft, thick undercoat. She sheds the undercoat twice a year, seasonally. She needs to be carefully brushed Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats and help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.

*Life Span. The Keeshond can live between 13 and 15 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. The Keeshond comes from the Netherlands where they were probably bred from the Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow and Elkhound. They were used to guard canal boats. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1930.

Some Registries:
*Keeshond Club of America
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: 3 to 8 Keeshond puppies

Category: Non-Sporting

Terms To Describe: Handsome, balanced, sturdy, lively, affectionate, friendly, alert,

Very good with children.
Good watch dog.

Can be very stubborn.
May suffer in heat.
Poor guard dog.
Can be a barker.
May overeat.

*Other Names Known By: Dutch Barge Dog, Wolf Spitz, Chien Loup

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.

Mitch Endick

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How to get my Pomeranian to be more friendly to other dogs?

Our Pomeranian is quite aggressive around other dogs. He will be turning 1 year on June 10 so he's still pretty young. He tries to bite at other dogs and doesn't like them. He is a sweet dog with people but we want him to have doggy friends. Any suggestions?

Probably your Pomeratian is not aggressive, is possessive.
When your dog see the other dog it moves the ears , you have a millisecond to say NO! to your dog before it attack the other dog, then you have to go immediately away.

Don't leave the dog decide for you about other dogs, you are the master and you decide.

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June 6, 2010

Hair Loss - the Fight Continues

Last summer, when I was losing hair as quick as my mother’s favorite Pomeranian my

ex-boyfriend consoled me saying, ‘Women don’t turn bald!’ Knowing men I should have guessed where that fact was coming from — right out of the trashcan. Sorry gals, I know many of you have been banking on it, but let’s face it, women get bald too! So if you have been calmly pulling off strands of hair from your comb for… God alone knows how long, its time you sat up and took notice. Women need hair. And there is no overstressing that fact. Imagine Elizabeth Taylor without her long flowing mane in ‘Cleopatra’ or Jennifer Aniston without her glossy locks. If being bald was cool half the celebrities would be walking around with the moonlight bouncing of their hairless heads. So sorry Britney, we are not quite with you on this. We love our hair and we will fight till our last drop of blood to save it. So here is what we shall do, we shall duly invest in a few effective cures for hair loss ASAP to prevent further damage. In the following section we take a close look at some of our options,

Hair Transplant – If you have oodles of money and are dying to make that bald patch grow out in a bunch of hair again here is what you need. Hair transplanting is a really simple, but complex sounding, process. In this procedure tiny groups of hair will be removed from an area where your hair is still quite lustrous. Quickly the hair plugs removed will then be placed on your bald patch. Within a stipulated period of time then your bald patch will begin growing hair again.

Fenestrate – If hair loss treatment number one doesn’t do for you try this one out. Fenestrate works best for men but has also been shown to be potentially effective for women as well. However, please do consult a doctor before taking these since they have been known to cause hormonal imbalance in some people

Provillus – An A+ cure for baldness, Provillus is available for both men and women. In women it works simply enough, by transmitting the right amount of nutrition to dead hair follicles and bringing them back to life. Once the dead hair follicles resurrect everyday is again a good hair day!

Minoxidil – Minoxidil is yet another popular cure for hair loss. The only problem with it is the long wait you have to put in between the application of the medicine and the emergence of the results. Only after six months (!) of its use will you finally begin to see the new strands of hair appearing.

These are only some of the many hair loss cure methods you can use. Scores of other remedies are easily available in the markets. If nothing quite suits your fancies turn to your Grandmother or aunt for those quick homemade cures. Who knows, they might do the trick for you. Before looking at any such cosmetic cure method, of course look into your lifestyle to see if there are any deficiencies in what you are offering to your body. Are you sleeping at the right hours? Are you eating the right food? Unless your internal system is working all right no medicine is going to be able to help you. So drink that glass of milk, eat that slice of fish and munch that slice of bread, only then will your hair grow out into that enviable, lustrous crown of glory.


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June 5, 2010

Is a Pomeranian breed easy to care for and is it sensitive to hot climates?

What am I getting myself into if I do decide to get a Pomeranian pup for me and my wife? Can anyone who has had experience in caring for them and what their special needs are if any? We live in a tropical climate and any pointers for their care would be very helpful. Thanks!

They can get sensative to hot weather, especially if they get overweight. Keep them trim. Don't feed them corn and chicken by-product based foods (such as Iams, Science Diet, Pedrigree, Purina, etc). Don't shave the dog in the hot weather because believe it or not, the coat acts as insulation for both cold and hot weather. You can have it trimmed no more then half the length, but don't shave it. Keep the dog brushed and from getting matts. A matted dog's skin cannot get air and will help the dog overheat.
Most of their care comes with their coat. Frequent brushing is mandantory. At least once a day. Bath once a month with shampoo and conditioner made for dogs. Also watch their teeth, poms tend to get early tooth decay. Good luck!

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June 2, 2010

A Dog is a Man's Best Friend

A dog is a man's best friend. You do everything you can to maintain your optimum health. Doesn't your best friend deserve the same? Your dog is an active (rather the most active) member of your family and needs the same, if not more attention to health and nutrition as you do, to stay healthy, and live longer.

After all it's very easy to get lost in s big pet store. The sea of products that we have today, aisle after aisle is very confusing and also time consuming. However keeping your dog healthy need not be a career option for you. All we need to use is a little commonsense and good information regarding the breed and age of your dog.

Let's divide the dogs into two categories - small & adult.

For Small Dogs & Puppies

It has long been established and proven that small dogs have a different metabolism as compared to large dogs, due to physiologic effect of their body mass.

For ex.,

Great Dane weighing 100 pounds needs to consume about 23 calories per pound of body weight Pomeranian weighing 6 pounds needs to consume 47 calories per pound of body weight every day-more than twice as much! 

As owner of a small dog, you need to be certain that your dog's energy needs are being satisfied. Be sure to choose a diet that's been formulated properly with optimal balance of highly digestible nutrients. Digestibility determines how much your dog can actually utilize each nutrient in a diet.

Puppies require almost twice or thrice as much food as adult dogs per pound of weight. To keep up their energy levels, they have to be fed as frequently as three to four times till they are six months of age.

Diet is always the key to raising your children or puppies. The diet should balanced, nutrient rich, should contain high levels of phosphorous and calcium and be highly digestible. It should also contain high-quality proteins and should adhere to Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AFFCO) procedures. This would ensure that the puppy develops strong bones, muscle and tissue. For Adult Dogs

Your dog like you needs a combination of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water in a balanced diet to meet their daily needs. A lot of dog food bags claim they are in themselves complete food. This ends up as null if the nutrients cannot be absorbed by your dog's system. Major companies take great care in this aspect by trying to provide the nutrients in an absorbable form. Dog foods must also consist of mineral and vitamin supplements in a balanced form. The proportions should be accurate so that they do not interfere with each other in your dogs system. This would provide maximum benefit to you dog. If the food consists of one ingredient in overdose and the other in lower doses, it could have an adverse affect on your dogs health.

Given below are some feeding tips to make chow time more pleasant:

Always keep the food dish clean.

Feed adult dogs twice a day to prevent hogging at one single meal and lessens the chance of your deep chested dog developing bloat or stomach torsion.

Feeding Schedule should be relaxed so that your dog knows the meal time but will not bother you if you are a little late.

Keep your siblings away from your dog while feeding, so that he does not get insecure and feel a need to defend his food.

Never let your dog have free access to food, lest they have constant activity in their digestive systems.

Make sure your dog sits and has his food, in which case there is less chance of food spilling all over the floor.

Never play with your dog with his dish, better to teach him manners instead.

Leave the dish for 15 minutes so that he licks it clean.

Jason Swanson

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June 1, 2010

How much excersise should a Pomeranian need a day?

How many minutes of "excersise"(walking) at these ages?

1) How much excersise should a pomeranian need at 5 months?

2) How much excersise should a pomeranian need fully grown?

Pomeranians are fairly active dogs, but they are good for small apartments because a 30 minute walk is good enough for this pup. Try walking it for 60 minutes total by the end of the day, however u split it up. 30 minutes morning, 30 minutes at night. Also try taking it to a dog park to socialize well with other dogs and get exercise at the same time. Pomeranians tend to be nasty towards other dogs if not socialized properly.

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May 30, 2010

Ultra Kawaii - Super Fluffy Pomeranians

What makes a puppy cute? Poofy fluffy fur? A tiny little nose? Little black eyes? Maybe it is the squeaky bark. Well whatever it is, Pomeranians have it all! Poms are one of the cutest breeds of dogs that exist on the earth and today's episode is all about them!

Thanks to all the cute puppies in this video: shanerpoms, anjula4pomeranians, armeleia, nelliedana, grigorexxxcore, 128irish, cutepoms, blusw33tsm, shrimpmobile, geocachingjeff, robinbrodeur, tonypham012, kaemarch, LostNawlinsNative, Leechenyang, angelahjung

Duration : 2 min 45 sec

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May 28, 2010

Where would I find a male pomeranian to breed to my female?

I live in BC and I have a pomeranian and I was wondering where I could look online or something to find a pom or other breed to breed to my dog??


I am not trying to breed my dog to raise money for my horse duhhh! It isn't even my dog it is my moms and yes my parents know about it I am not some little stupid teenager looking to make money. I love and care about animals and only want the best for them I was just curious!

put a ad in your local paper that's how i found stud for my dogs..then i had one picked out and ready when they came in heat…

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May 25, 2010

Dog Breed Characteristics - Small Dogs

Not too sure which type of dog to buy? This is part 1 of 3 articles that addresses the different needs and characteristics of some of the popular dogs. Look out for my other 2 articles on 'Dog Breed Characteristics - medium-sized dogs' and 'Dog Breed Characteristics - large dogs'.


A small, fast-moving toy dog named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. It stands between 15 cm to 25 cm tall, but some grow as tall as 35 cm. There are only 2 recognised varities of Chihuahuas, the long-coat and the short-haired. Long-coat Chihuahuas have a downy undercoat, which makes them look 'fluffy'. Short-haired Chihuahuas, on the other hand, require minimal grooming. Although Chihuahuas are small, they are not suitable for families with very young children because they have the tendency to bite when frightened. They can also be quite picky eaters. OVerfeeding is definitely a no-no because overweight Chihuahuas are prone to joint injuries, diabetes and shortened life span. And they don't really cool that cute.


This is one of the oldest breed around and is believed to be originated from the island of Malta. A Maltese is a toy dog that is covered with long, silky fur and is usually pure white in colour. They have very expressive facial features, which makes them popular as pets. They are companion dogs and love attention from their owners. They are also extremely playful, and are good with children. They thrive well in small enclosed areas, and are popular with those living in the cities. However, Maltese can get very aggressive and they have the behaviour of barking constantly.

Australian Silky Terrier

They are a friendly lot. They orignated from Australia (hence its name) and this breed is classified as a toy dog in Australia but a terrier in Europe. It has a silky coat and it is usually non-shedding. This breed is suitable for those who are allergic to pet hair. Similar to the Maltese, they love the attention of their owners. A playful breed, it is suitable for those families with older children. They respond well to obedience training, coupled with rewards and praise. The only main problem with this breed is that it's coat tangles easily and will need daily grooming.


This is one of my favourite breed. It looks lively and graceful with its trademark tail. They are typically friendly and active, but they can develop a bad habit of barking excessively if allowed to do so. They are also intelligent creatures and can be trained easily. Note that they are extremely loyal and will lay around their owners' feet. Owing to this loyal behaviour, they will follow the owners from room
to room, thus risking getting stepped on. It is important to train them not to do so.

Shih Tsu

It's name was derived because it looks like a lion (Shih Tzu literally means "lion dog" in Chinese), and it originated from China. They are very sensitive to high temperatures, so it is important to keep them in cooler conditions. They need regular grooming to maintain their coats, and they shed little if proper care is given. Supervision is recommended during drinking because water can enter their flat noses easily and cause breathing problems. Not suitable for busy professionals due to its constant grooming needs.

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May 24, 2010

How much should i charge to breed my male pomeranian?

This lady wants me to let her breed her female full blooded pomeranian with my male full blooded pomeranian. My male is registered, up to date on all his shots and vet appointments. He is 4 years old. He is solid white. How much should I charge to let her breed with him?
I know the lady well her pom is registered and stuff also.
there is already people ready to take them and take care of them after they are born and ready to leave their mother.

You should tell her you don't support back yard breeding.

The fact that your dog is registered means nothing. Is he shown? Titled? Health tested? If not, there's no reason to breed him.

Again, being registered is NOT the same as being breed worthy. ANY pure bred dog whose parents were registered can be registered. Unless both of your dogs are wonderful examples of their breed and have proven it in the show ring, there's no reason to add to pet overpopulation.

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