Pomeranians are a seriously cool breed, but I bet there are a few things you never knew about them. Let’s check it out.
1. They Have A Super Cool Genealogy
Pomeranians are “Spitz” dogs. This basically means they share common ancestry and traits with several breeds. Akitas, Huskies, Malamutes and Samoyeds are all Spitz dogs, with the Pomeranian being the smallest of the group.
2. Many Famous People Have Owned Pomeranians
It is said that the Pomeranian belonging to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the great Italian sculptor and painter, was actually present at the painting of the Sistine chapel. The pup sat patiently, watching the master work on one of the greatest art treasures of all time. Other famous people to have owned Pomeranians include Mozart and Isaac Newton just to name a few.
3. Named For A Region On The Shore Baltic Sea
Although their great ancestors were the sturdy sled dogs of Lapland ( the largest and northernmost region of Finland) , Pomeranians were named after Pomerania, which spreads over Germany and Poland, and is located on the south shore of the Baltic Sea.
4. AKC Approved
Pomeranians were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888, and are currently ranked the 20th most popular breed.
5. A Colorful Breed
Pomeranians come in 18 different colors and 9 different markings which are accepted by the AKC.
6. Titanic Survivors
Out of the twelve dogs on board, three survived the sinking. Two of them were Pomeranians.
7. World’s Cutest Dog
Although Boo is the self-proclaimed World’s Cutest Dog, he is in fact the most famous Pomeranian, probably ever with 16 million fans on Facebook alone. Yes, we can see why his title is well deserved. He even has his own book.
8. Life Long Companions
Pomeranians live between 12 and 16 years. They are loyal and if given proper nutrition, exercise and check ups, your Pom will be with you through it all.