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Pomeranian Temperament

Pomeranian Temperament

Although small in size, the temperament of a Pomeranian is rather larger than life. Vivacious and active, it will keep you on your toes. The following article will cover some information related to the attitude of the breed and help you know more about these cute dogs.
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The Pomeranian is the smallest member of the Spitz family. They were developed as dog breeds in Pomerania, the Prussian region of Central Europe. This breed was recognized by the AKC in 1900. It is a very intelligent and lively dog. It makes a good watchdog and a great companion.
Temperament
A yappy little puppy, these dogs will make a way to your heart from the start. It is usually described as lively, intelligent, and eager to learn. Other qualities include being alert, curious, and always busy. These loyal, affectionate and docile dogs can become ill tempered and snappy, if not handled carefully.
Other adjectives used to describe the breed include feisty, extroverted, loving, affectionate, bold, cheeky, and cocky. You need to socialize with them from the very beginning along with some strict and consistent dog obedience training. This will help keep the feisty Pomeranian in control. It is natural for them to be snappy towards other dogs, pets, and even kids. Thus, you need to begin with dog training as soon as possible to help him become more sociable and avoid snapping at anyone. They tend to be a bit on the yappy side and will bark at the sight of a stranger. Therefore, they make good watchdogs.
Training
When it comes to training, remember, these are stubborn dogs. They will do what they want and when they feel like it. It is very important to make them learn from the start, that you are the alpha dog of the family. They have to follow you and not the other way round. However, dog training is a bit difficult when it comes to the Pomeranian. They are very bossy and manipulative and are not easy to train. You will have to be very gentle yet firm with your orders and train them consistently. They have a way to charm their dog trainer and get their way. However, no matter what, do not let your heart melt and be firm with your training process. You can use dog treats like a carrot and stick to motivate your Pomeranian to follow your orders. Do not go on with your training sessions for long. Keep them short and sweet. Remember, it is you who decide when the training sessions start and when they end.
These dogs are not meant for families with very small children. This is because they do not have the patience and will power like a German Shepherd when it comes to poking and pulling. The dog is on the possessive side and they will snap at an infant if they try to take away the dog toys. It is very important to teach children to respect the dog and his boundaries to avoid any kind of retaliation.
Teacup Pomeranian
Teacup Pomeranians are small dogs that are just 7 to 12 inches in height and weigh about 3 to 7 pounds. They are great pocket or purse dogs. They are intelligent dogs that are aware of their surroundings. This makes them quick witted and active. They are very playful and loyal. They have a loving nature and natural watchdogs. They love being pampered and remain seated in the owner's lap. This makes them excellent companions. They are basically curious, lively, and playful to sum it all up.
Yorkie Pomeranian
A Yorkie Pomeranian is called a Yoranian dog. This is mixed breed dog between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian. The dog is playful and lively. They are good with children and other pets. They are a bit stubborn and therefore difficult to house train. They have a tendency to bark and are quick in learning new obedience tricks.
A male dog tends to be more stubborn and a bit more aggressive than a female dog. These dogs are very friendly if you socialize them early on. They are very active and you will never have a dull movement when a Pomeranian is around. Once you are able to control the dog with affection and firmness, you will never ever face a problem related to bad dog behavior. Their soft, fluffy appearance will make you fall in love with this dog breed. Make sure you learn all about the dog before you bring one home. I am sure you will be delighted to have one as a pet.