Poms are generally delightful, curious and playful by nature. They are proud, alert, and lively. They are known for their self-confidence and eagerness to learn. The breed is also favored for their intelligence. Their docile temper and being affectionate make them really endearing to many people. While quite aloof towards strangers and other pets, Poms are very faithful to their family owners. Properly introducing the Pom pet will help them bond well with other dogs and animals. They generally make wonderful companions and show dogs. The breed has the propensity to bark a lot; making them good guard dogs. Because of their diminutive stature, the breed is rather temperamental.
The long, double coat of Pomeranians require frequent brushing. Their cottony coat tend to shed only once or a couple of times a year. Try to dry shampoo them when needed. It is also advisable that owners clean the Pom’s eyes and ears on a daily basis. Dental check-ups are also highly recommended. Poms, in general, are constant shedders.
The Pomeranian breed is basically prone to quite a few dog health issues. Some of these include dislocated patella, heart problems, slipped stifle, skin irritations, eye infections, and tooth decay. Nevertheless, with proper nutrition and exercise, Pomeranians can live for as long as 12 to 16 years.
More often than not, Poms can thrive well in living in an apartment. They tend to become extremely active indoors, and will do just fine for dwellings with no yard. Owners only have to be extra careful that Poms do not over-heat during hot weather.