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 5, 2010

castle h @ 6:03 pm

They are sweet dogs with lots of energy and will demand lots of attention. They have a multi-layered coat which requires constant care.
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al l @ 6:51 pm

Pomeranians have a tri-layer coat in the winter so they are not suseptible to cold but I would not recommend you leave one outside for extended periods of time in extreme cold. In the summer they have a bi-layer coat which consists of a sun protecive layer and outter semi-water proof layer. The insulation layer is shed during warm months.
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nyc36376 @ 7:21 pm

they are sweet dogs but tend to skick to one person, but skill inturact with everyone. i have one and when it gets to hot she cant breath well so i would check wit a vet before you get one if its hot were you live
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lewlew @ 7:27 pm

I think you would love owning a pom puppie! They are a very loving and loyal breed of dog. They are also very smart and very stubborn. I have owned a pom for ten years and would not trade him for the world. The only down side would be grooming. They are furry little guys and need to be brushed frequentlly. As for the climate being a factor, I usually shave my dog short in the summer as they do get matted in humid weather. However, I would not let that deter you from owning one of these lovable dogs!
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LaMorte @ 8:14 pm

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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bluejay_24_2002@yahoo.com @ 8:45 pm

by the way I forgot to mention that the shade is best for the dog, when going to the beach make sure you take an umbrella so it can lay under it , if you take it out side don't do it for long , if there is a breeze it is better for the dog. make sure you give it fresh water.
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