September 21, 2010

What are the biggest differences between the Papillon and the Pomeranian?

I've already asked a similar question like this one today, but I want some different answers now. What are the major (and minor, I guess) differences between the Papillon and Pomeranian? Which one do you prefer and why?

I also debated between getting a Pap or Pom and did extensive research and also asked people on yahoo answers for advice.
In the end I chose the papillon and I think I made the right choice for me because:
the papillon has the following advantages
1. Extremely intelligent. Maybe some people don't think this is vital, but I personally want an alert dog that learns fast. Ranked #8 on list of intelligent dogs
2. Has only one coat that does not shed seasonally. Fur is easy to manage, easy to wash, dries fast, hardly gets tangled
3. Very clean. My papillon cleans himself very often and he isn't very hairy so no poop getting stuck problems
4. Doesn't bark much. When I first got him he whined a lot (obviously, he's a puppy in new surroundings) but now he hardly does
5. Very VERY loyal. Papillons are known to follow their owners everywhere and love to cuddle and be with you. Their temperament is also calmer and paps are very sweet dogs

Pomeranian advantages
1. Very fluffy and cute
2. Very active if you love dogs full of energy
3. Also considered a toy breed so they're ideal for apartments

Papillon disadvantages:
1. Extremely intelligent. I have found that while I potty-trained my papillon in about a week, he learned to abuse his walk privileges by peeing more often than he really needed to. Papillons are very clever
2. Tend to have knee and hip problems when they're older because of the way they're built

Pomeranian disadvantages:
1. Somewhat smart. Ranked #23 on dog intelligence list. Trainable but takes much longer
2. Has a double long coat which it sheds seasonally. LOTS of fur to take care of. Lots of grooming needed.
3. Don't like to cuddle and sit around with owner
4. Anal area needs to be shaved/groomed often b/c poop gets stuck in his furry bottom
5. Bark a LOT. Every pomeranian owner I have met tells me they love to bark.

Obviously you can see a slight skew in my opinion, me owning a Papillon and all. But it all depends on what type of dog you want and how much time and space you have for it. Both are adorable and will make great pets but go to a pet store and play with both breeds. And then go to a shelter or rescue or breeder (whatever your preference) and make a final decision. I don't recommend getting one from the pet store b/c they charge ridiculous prices.

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September 21, 2010

bluebonnetgranny @ 5:06 pm

Go to the AKC site & compare their standards.
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I ♥ my papillon @ 5:56 pm

I also debated between getting a Pap or Pom and did extensive research and also asked people on yahoo answers for advice.
In the end I chose the papillon and I think I made the right choice for me because:
the papillon has the following advantages
1. Extremely intelligent. Maybe some people don't think this is vital, but I personally want an alert dog that learns fast. Ranked #8 on list of intelligent dogs
2. Has only one coat that does not shed seasonally. Fur is easy to manage, easy to wash, dries fast, hardly gets tangled
3. Very clean. My papillon cleans himself very often and he isn't very hairy so no poop getting stuck problems
4. Doesn't bark much. When I first got him he whined a lot (obviously, he's a puppy in new surroundings) but now he hardly does
5. Very VERY loyal. Papillons are known to follow their owners everywhere and love to cuddle and be with you. Their temperament is also calmer and paps are very sweet dogs

Pomeranian advantages
1. Very fluffy and cute
2. Very active if you love dogs full of energy
3. Also considered a toy breed so they're ideal for apartments

Papillon disadvantages:
1. Extremely intelligent. I have found that while I potty-trained my papillon in about a week, he learned to abuse his walk privileges by peeing more often than he really needed to. Papillons are very clever
2. Tend to have knee and hip problems when they're older because of the way they're built

Pomeranian disadvantages:
1. Somewhat smart. Ranked #23 on dog intelligence list. Trainable but takes much longer
2. Has a double long coat which it sheds seasonally. LOTS of fur to take care of. Lots of grooming needed.
3. Don't like to cuddle and sit around with owner
4. Anal area needs to be shaved/groomed often b/c poop gets stuck in his furry bottom
5. Bark a LOT. Every pomeranian owner I have met tells me they love to bark.

Obviously you can see a slight skew in my opinion, me owning a Papillon and all. But it all depends on what type of dog you want and how much time and space you have for it. Both are adorable and will make great pets but go to a pet store and play with both breeds. And then go to a shelter or rescue or breeder (whatever your preference) and make a final decision. I don't recommend getting one from the pet store b/c they charge ridiculous prices.
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Same situation a month ago.

kitkatz @ 6:35 pm

papillons weigh 9-10 lbs, have more rounded eads and defined muzzles. generally more friendly towards other dogs and strangers, and more easily traines less tolerant of cold. usually white with patches of any color. sometimes all white. round eyes. tail carried arched over back but higher than pomeranian and with a plume. has "butterfly" ears- you'll have to see a picture to know what im talking about.
pomeranians weigh 3-7 lbs, preferably 4-5. small pointy ears. much thicker coat, can be any color and pattern tail carried arched over back and flat. almond-shaped eyes alsop has a short neck, appears even shorter cuz of all the fluffy fur :)
both need brushing two times a week. pomeranian, i think, shed more. neither can live as outdoor dogs.

i prefer papillon- easier to train, sheds less, more friendly
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