Facts About Teacup Pomeranians

By Tiffany Raiford

According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association 2009-2010 National Pet Owners survey, 39 percent of households in America own dogs. You can find a dog in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, breeds or temperament. Each breed of dog has different character traits and each individual dog has his own personality.


According to Pet Pom, teacup, or miniature, breeds of Pomeranians do not exist because they are small dogs by nature. Pet Pom calls breeders who specifically breed Pomeranians that do not reach acceptable weight limits unethical. Pomeranians that do not meet their natural weight are in danger of health problems.


Pomeranians are very small dogs that average in size between 3 and 7 lbs. Pomeranians originated in Iceland. During that time, they were solid white with thick, heavy coats and reached up to 20 pounds. They were used then as sled dogs.


Dogs of all breeds age at different rates. Your Pomeranian may take seven to 12 years go begin showing signs of age. Because of their size Pomeranians tend to have a longer life span than larger breeds. Your Pomeranian may live until his late teens as long as you properly care for him.


No two Pomeranians will look ever look alike. Pomeranians come in any color, solid or multi-colored, and it is one of the few breeds of dog that does. Pomeranians do possess the ability to birth twins, though the twin puppies will have different color coats.


Your Pomeranian may be small but he is a good watchdog. Your Pomeranian's size prohibits him from attacking the way larger dogs attack, but Pomeranians are very loyal to you. Pomeranians bark to alert you of potential danger, and experts at Pet Pom say that while Pomeranians are small dogs, they do not realize that.