July 10, 2010

What kind of problems are there with Pomeranian dogs?

I want to get a Pomeranian dog but i need to know what kind of things i need to look for when buying one.

Pomeranians have lots of individual character. They're prone to jealousy (family members), so unless it's very well trained, I wouldn't recommend them around little kids.

I don't know about the majority of poms, but mine was easy to house train. Like everyone said, shaving around the butt would be good, though they tend to be self-cleaning dogs, poo tends to get stuck… ick!

A bit yappy and vocal. Tons of personality that comes with tons of bark and sometimes bite. I'm sure if we trained ours, she would bark/bite less. Plus, when you choose your puppy out of a litter, go for the quiet ones if you don't like barking. Mine was the loudest one out of the bunch, which would explain her uh vocal behavior.

On the outside, cute looking. Poms adapt well to owners schedules, as do some other little dogs. I.e., they know when it's a weekday and when it's a weekend.

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July 10, 2010

flyingbumblebee @ 2:37 am

One problem they have is poop gets stuck in their butt fur!
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Shelby C @ 2:56 am

i think their hips go bad when they get older.. they are really yappy too. my bf had one who had three legs, cute but really yappy.
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republicansarecruel @ 3:16 am

I know that poms can have severe skin and knee problems. I'm going to find some info for you and be right back. : )

Consider rescue. This way you pretty much know the issues right off the bat.

As with all dogs, if you can't rescue, buying from a reputable breeder is essential. This means no pet stores, backyard breeders, or people who haven't done their homework with the breed (breeding for fun or money).

I've linked to the breed flyer, rescue organizations, and information on how to buy a puppy. Good luck to you.
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http://www.akc.org/pdfs/breeds/ClubFlierPDFs/Pomeranian.pdf
http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm#511
http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_adoption_information/buying_a_puppy/
http://www.petfinder.com

Laurie M @ 3:25 am

The Pom ,is a dog that requires lots of brushing,they have adense under coat.they like cold weather,can be trained relativly easy . And like any small dog they are of course brave little guysthat are unaware of there size.If you have children they should be like all dogs raised together. Plus you can live in an apartment.Hope this help.
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jaybird @ 3:35 am

I think that they are probably one of the cutest breeds. However - be sure to buy from a reputable breeder (or rescue one) as many come from puppy mills because they are such a popular breed. They are a nice compact size, portable, easy to handle and don't need a big yard. They do need A LOT of grooming attention - their coat can be a nightmare. They can be really spunky - good and bad. They want to rule the roost be the boss and they can get spoiled. They can be barkers. They can sometimes compete with other dogs and children in the house for dominance. They can become protective of their pack. They can try to take on big dogs. They can be great lapdogs. I would recommend obedience training.
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Jan H @ 4:04 am

They need training…too many little dogs are "cute" so aren't trained. The one's Ive seen can be nippy. And there is a case of a fatal attack with one.
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oghma2006 @ 4:45 am

Yes, their coats get tangled and matted if you don't take care and brush a lot. And we have found it easiest to just keep the butt area shaved, so that poo won't get squished and matted in it.
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Ellie @ 5:35 am

The problems that I have experienced with these dogs is that they are very VERY vocal and will yap at anything that moves. They are also very territorial with other dogs, and also with humans. They aren't the best family dogs because of this. They are very high maintenance and very jealous. If you like small dogs, I would look into something else. I suggest a Shih Tzu. They are very friendly, very obedient and it is much easier to find a more laid back one.
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http://www.akc.org

hope that I helped! Good luck and have a wonderful day!

yupgigirl @ 5:59 am

Pomeranians have lots of individual character. They're prone to jealousy (family members), so unless it's very well trained, I wouldn't recommend them around little kids.

I don't know about the majority of poms, but mine was easy to house train. Like everyone said, shaving around the butt would be good, though they tend to be self-cleaning dogs, poo tends to get stuck… ick!

A bit yappy and vocal. Tons of personality that comes with tons of bark and sometimes bite. I'm sure if we trained ours, she would bark/bite less. Plus, when you choose your puppy out of a litter, go for the quiet ones if you don't like barking. Mine was the loudest one out of the bunch, which would explain her uh vocal behavior.

On the outside, cute looking. Poms adapt well to owners schedules, as do some other little dogs. I.e., they know when it's a weekday and when it's a weekend.
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