Top 10 Pros and Cons of Owning a Miniature Pomeranian

The Miniature Pomeranian makes an excellent pet, but it’s not without its challenges. As you learn more about this playful and intelligent breed, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of owning a miniature Pomeranian to make sure that it’s right for you and your family. Check out this list of top 10 pros and cons to help you decide whether or not this cute pooch is right for you!

 

1) Easiest dog to train

  1. Pomeranians are considered to be one of the easiest dogs to train, so much so that they’re often used as guide dogs for vision-impaired individuals.
  2. They also get along famously with children and make terrific pets for older adults who don’t have time to put in too much effort when it comes to training their furry friends.
  3. Poms can take up an extensive amount of space in your home, however, particularly if you own one with thick fur.
  4. These dogs shed A LOT; weekly brushing is recommended, as well as vacuuming every few days, or else your floors will get very dirty very quickly.

 

2) Grooming isn’t that bad

  1. If you or your family members have allergies, owning a Pomeranian can be an excellent option.
  2. Pomeranians’ fur is also fairly low-maintenance; most owners only need to brush their dogs once or twice per week to prevent tangles.
  3. A regularly groomed Pomeranian will have smooth, glossy fur that resembles silk.
  4. Your dog will enjoy more time outside if he isn’t constantly shedding and scratching.

 

3) Perfect for singles, the elderly, or people with allergies

  1. Many people adopt Pomeranians as companions to fill a void in their lives.
  2. If you’re single, elderly, or have allergies (including pet allergies), chances are you’ve considered adopting or buying one.
  3. It’s an excellent choice — Pom-poms are loyal, affectionate dogs that bond strongly with their owners.
  4. They make ideal apartment pets, as they don’t shed much (or at all) and require minimal upkeep.
  5. Whether your goal is to be greeted with excited yapping every day at home or to give someone else lifelong love, miniature Pomeranians are worth considering.

4) They are smart, easy-going, and friendly

  1. Pomeranians are on average very friendly dogs.
  2. They are known to become attached to their owners at an early age.
  3. Their small size makes them easy to manage and handle, making them good dogs for first-time dog owners or those who live in an apartment or condominium.
  4. Pomeranians have a lot of energy so they will need several short walks throughout each day.

However, be aware that Pomeranians are known to grow up fast and can reach full maturity between one year and 18 months old, which is roughly half their life span of 5–8 years, depending on health factors including breed line.

 

5) Exotic look, still quite affordable

  1. Pomeranians have long been considered royal dogs because they were introduced to European royals during their time in England, though these dogs have become less common as time has passed.
  2. Pomeranians are easy to groom and there are many dogs shows that exist for them where you can show off your pet.
  3. They come in many different colors and shades but tend to be more pricey than other breeds.
  4. Pomeranian puppies are high-maintenance dogs that often will not eat unless they’re getting hand-fed.
  5. On top of their exotic looks, these miniature pups make great companions due to their affectionate nature; but, like any other puppy, be prepared for an excitable little guy who needs constant attention!

6) Smart little dogs with high energy levels

  1. These adorable little pups might be small, but they’re also mighty.
  2. A Pomeranian has been ranked as one of America’s Top 100 Most Popular Dog Breeds for over two decades.
  3. They are hard-working, highly intelligent dogs that enjoy being active both indoors and out.
  4. They are affectionate to their owners but aloof with strangers.
  5. While some Poms can be standoffish with new people, they will warm up to loved ones quickly once they learn that you mean no harm to them or their family.

 

7) Always makes a great companion, loving pet

  1. Every dog has their pros and cons, but in general, Pomeranians are an incredibly loyal breed.
  2. They’re also affectionate towards their owners and make a great companion for single people or families with kids.
  3. They’re typically very independent and not as needy as other breeds may be, making them great house pets that can occupy themselves while you go to work or relax.
  4. Poms do have one quirk: they tend to be wary of strangers, so you must socialize your Pomeranian at an early age.
  5. Like all dogs, they also require regular exercise – especially if you live in an apartment where they don’t get access to outside space regularly!

8) They need daily exercise

  1. They need daily exercise to stay healthy.
  2. Despite their small size, Pomeranians still have an extremely high energy level which means they require a lot of attention when it comes to exercise.
  3. A good walk or game will be adequate in satisfying their high activity level.
  4. Due to their small size, they also do not need much space making them perfect for apartments, condos, or homes with small yards.
  5. However, if you own a larger breed dog as well, your pom might get jealous if it is not getting enough attention from you.
  6. Make sure to spend plenty of time with him so he does not become lonely or feel left out by other bigger dogs in your home.

 

9) They are delicate creatures with special needs

  1. When you adopt a Pomeranian puppy, he’s going to need all kinds of special care for at least his first couple of years.
  2. For example, miniature Pomeranians require frequent grooming, including daily brushing or combing.
  3. Additionally, they need annual trips to their veterinarian to have their teeth brushed and their nails clipped.
  4. Of course, owning a Pomeranian is no small feat, but with love and training from their owner (and obedience school!), these critters will be well-behaved companions in no time.

10) Breeding can be challenging

  1. Pomeranians are tiny dogs. Very tiny. As in, your pet could easily fit in a pocket.
  2. This is one reason why many people love these little furballs—they’re fun to carry around!
  3. They’re also quite playful and energetic, so Pomeranians can be ideal if you like energetic pets.
  4. On top of that, they are incredibly cute puppies (aren’t they all?), meaning they often make great companions for lonely kids or adults.
  5. Unfortunately, like most other dog breeds, Pomeranians require regular grooming care and feeding as well as extra attention to keep them happy and healthy.