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Hong Kong’s Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds - Pomeranian
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DOG BREED #8 - Pomeranian

Pomeranian dogs, with their fluffy coats and spirited personalities, are adored for their charm and intelligence. These vivacious canines make delightful companions, but there are a few things you should be mindful of to keep them happy and healthy.  

Five Fun Facts

5 Fun Facts-Pomeranian Pomeranians have a double fur coat (a product of their Arctic upbringing), giving them great protection in the cold Pomeranians were a favourite among European royals, particularly Queen Victoria of England. Her interest in the breed helped popularize Pomeranians in the 19th century.
Pomeranians have a double fur coat (a product of their Arctic upbringing), giving them great protection in the cold Poms are excellent watch-dogs and have strong protective instincts. Poms are excellent watch-dogs and have strong protective instincts.

General Care

Pomeranians are affectionate and form strong bonds with their owners. They enjoy being the centre of attention and thrive on human companionship.  

Despite their small size, pomeranians are energetic and require regular exercise and mental stimulation. They’re not designed for very long walks, but frequent short walks will keep them happy and calm.  

It’s also important to remember that thick coat, which requires daily brushing and regular grooming, especially in a warm country such as Hong Kong. An oral supplement for healthy coats such as Omega3 can really help them keep looking their best. 

Training and Socialisation

Pomeranians are intelligent and respond well to positive training (rewarding good behaviour). They can become over-anxious and over-excitable, so early socialization is crucial to ensure they grow up to be well-mannered and confident dogs. 

Health Considerations

Pomeranians are generally healthy dogs, but similar to a number of smaller breeds, are prone to three common issues – dirty teeth, weak knees, and a collapsing windpipe. 

Due to their small mouth, dirt and plaque can accumulate quickly in a Pom’s mouth, and regular brushing or a dental diet will greatly help prevent decay.  

They are also prone to a condition called luxating patella, where kneecap can easily dislocate, causing them to walk with a skipping motion and sometimes causing pain. If you see your Pom walking oddly a vet checkup is definitely recommended. 

Lastly, as with many small dogs, their narrow windpipe can sometimes be weak, affecting their breathing. If you hear your Pom breathing harshly, especially with exercise, a checkup is highly recommended. 

The Bottom Line

Pomeranians are generally sweet and affectionate companions that form strong bonds with their pet-parents. Regular socialisation and training is important, as are regular veterinary check-ups, dental care and grooming. But with a bit of love, these spirited dogs will bring joy and devotion to any household they become a part of. 

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