So you’re interested in buying a Pomeranian in Perth?
The Pomeranian is a breed of dog that is characterised by curiousness, playfulness and intelligence. Affectionately labelled ‘Poms’ and falling under the Toy category, they have high levels of energy and enjoy watching the events of the world pass them by whilst sitting by a window. This breed barks at everything, but can be trained to respect owners and other family members. Their lifespan is approximately 12-16 years, while they grow up to 30cm in height and 3kg in weight. Pomeranians come in a range of colours, including black, grey, white, tan, orange and white. Considered companion dogs, a Pomeranian is a great best friend who is challenging, bold and ready for an adventure.
Unlike many breeds of dog, Pomeranians are suitable for all situations; they can live in a limited-spaced apartment or run around in a large house or backyard. They are attention-seekers and thrive in a family environment, and are especially happy with older people who can devote more time to their needs. While humorous and playful, this breed can clash with small children (snapping, growling) as they like to be the centre of attention. Known for being mischievous, Pomeranians love to run and exert their energy. They can be difficult to train due to their desire to be the boss and their nature towards strangers is problematic, so it is highly advised to have them around other dogs in their early years of life. Small Dog Syndrome is as common amongst this breed as any other, so beware of how you treat your pet; bad habits can creep into their behaviour. They know they’re cute and use this to their advantage, demonstrating high intelligence.
Pomeranians are susceptible to teeth and gum problems, so their diet is extremely important. Due to their small size, this breed can be quite fragile and require high care when growing from a puppy to an adult. They can struggle in warm temperatures, so it is best to leave a fan or air conditioning on when you’re not home in summer; otherwise, they are capable dogs that know how to find comfort and shelter. Daily walking is a requirement as they do have energy that needs to be burned, and simply running around the house/apartment will not be enough to satisfy needs. If exercised and taken to the vet often, this breed is quite healthy and will likely live a full life without many complications. Unlike other types, hip issues are rarely a problem due to their size. Expect to see bald spots as they age.
Pomeranians are easy to groom, but do shed frequently; regular brushing is a wise way to keep control of where the hair is falling. As they are constantly running, barking and playing it is best to have water available at multiple points in their living environment. Dry food (twice a day) is the general diet, although other options are available. Overall the ‘Pom’ is an affordable pet and is a favourite amongst many age groups. They love to have an assortment of toys that squeak, stretch and can be used for fetch, and also take well to blankets and socks; their inquisitive nature may lead them into your wardrobe, so ensure all clothing is put away.
Pomeranian Boarding in Perth
Given how playful a Pomeranian is, the space available at West Coast Pet Care Centre is ideal for them to roam around in. The staff here will love playing with them! Contact us today to enquire about Perth’s best dog boarding facilities.