The Pomeranian breed was developed in Iceland.
Overall, Pomeranians have a poised and proud carriage. Compact, sturdy and fluffy with slightly rounded, wedge-shaped heads, straight muzzles and pointy ears, they sometimes have a fox-like appearance. They have dark, deeply set eyes and an overall alert and lively expression. Their undercoats are dense and soft, their outer coats rough, profuse and puffy, while their feathered tails curl over the back. Coats can be nearly any color, but the most common are red, orange, off-white, brown or black.
A healthy Pomeranian can live as long as 15 years.
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Hormone-responsive dermatosis
- Elbow luxation
- Patellar luxation
- Inguinal hernia
- Odontoid process dysplasia
- Atlantoaxial subluxation
- Tracheal collapse