The Black Pomeranian is very often overlooked or confused for another dog breed. But, a Black Pom is still a purebred Pomeranian. Only a completely black one. And isn’t he breathtakingly beautiful, just the way he is? While orange, parti coloded, red and white Poms are much more common, we would even go so far and say that Black Pomeranians may be the most beautiful ones.
Just like any other Pomeranian breed dog, Black Poms make amazing companions and lapdogs. But, they are also very alert, which makes them extraordinarily watchdogs as well. To learn more about the Black Pom, keep reading.
Pomeranians originate to Pomerania, a region in Northeastern Europe, that today is part of Germany and Poland. They were bred from their Spitz ancestors.
The one person that made Pomeranians so popular was Queen Victoria. She fell in love with this small dog breed during her visit to Italy, and they stayed popular ever since.
Today, the hype for them is still as there. These dogs are popular amongst people with very different lifestyles. Luckily, Poms are very adaptable and get along with many different life tempos.
Due to popular demand, the price of Pomeranians can be pretty up there. This is especially true for black Pomeranian dogs, as they are the rarest ones. The price of a Black Pomeranian could even go up to $5,000. The litter sizes are pretty small, and one litter will only have one to five dogs.
In order for a Black Pomeranian puppy to have the true black color, both of his parents will have to carry the gene. Ensure that both of their parents are healthy, to lower the risks of genetic diseases.
The Black Pomeranian is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). They are also recognized by the Australian National Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, the Continental Kennel Club, the North American Purebred Registry, the United Kennel Club and American Canine Registry.
Temperament And Personality
The personality of a dog does not depend on coat colors. These spitz breed dogs are a highly intelligent dog breed with a big personality. Some people would even go so far as to say that these dogs will match the personality of their owners. However, this isn’t exactly true — they are just very adaptable and will just make sure to fit into your life perfectly.
While Poms aren’t aggressive, they may become a bit snappy if you don’t socialize them from an early age.
Start the training as soon as possible and let your dog become used to having people aroung him. They are very alert and will need some time to trust people. That’s also why Poms make such great watch dogs — they will sense danger before anyone else does.
Poms make great pets and they will keep you company in the most different situations. They enjoy hikes, but also chill evenings on the couch watching TV.
A Black Pomeranian share the same physical features of regular Pomeranians. Except, one significant difference — their coat is black.
People often describe their appearance as “fox-like”. That’s because of their big and fluffy hair, bright eyes and erect ears.
Poms are a medium-sized dogs, with a sturdy frame. They generally grow to between 3-7 pounds in weight and will be around 6-7 inches tall.
Their big and fluffy black coats make them appear much bigger than they actually are.
Pomeranians are double-coated, so you better buy a high quality vacuum after adopting one of them. Because, trust us — you will need it. There dogs shed a lot! Daily brushing can help to keep the shedding under control and their coat in tip-top condition.
Make sure to brush their coat throughly to really brush the coat and undercoat — that way you will lower the risks of tangles.
In addition to that, regular visits to the dog salon will be a must. Truth be told, these dogs aren’t low maintenance at all. Get ready for scheduling frequent appointments to keep their coat as beautiful as it is.
But you will also have to do some additional grooming at home as well. That means regular brushing, cleaning their teeth, clipping their nails. But also — making sure to clean their ears. Because that step is often overlooked.
The Pom is very adaptable when it comes to exercise as well. He will adapt to a routine that works for you.
While most of them absolutely love to be active, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day will be enough. But, they will be fine with even more — if it works for you.
Poms are highly intelligent, which makes them fairly easy to train. But, if you don’t start the training process early, Pomeranians could become pretty stubborn and unlikely to follow your commands.
That’s why starting the training process early is so important. Make sure to give him a lot of praise and rewards in the form of treats.
As always, high-quality food and a well-balanced, healthy diet is essential for a dog’s health. Make sure to portion your dog’s meals and keep track of his weight to prevent obesity.
Pomeranians are intelligent and certainly able to learn new things. The focus should be put on leash training and coming on the call. You will need lots of patience and persistence to train your Pom.
One huge health issue for Black Pomeranians is a medical condition called luxating patella. This is a condition in which the kneecap sits outside of it’s normal anatomical position, causing pain and discomfort.
The Pom also often suffers from tracheal collapse.
Which basically means that their windpipe is weaker than usual. That can very often result in difficulties breathing.
Luckily, most Black Pomeranians live a long, healthy life with their life expectancy being between 12 to 16 years.
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