My hubbs and myself are looking into Pomeranians. Anyone out there have one?
Pros and cons?
Experiences with breeders?
Recommend any breeders?
PS: While I was growing up, my mom bred dogs, and I know how to spot a bad breeder, etc.
Also, I understand that there are plenty of dogs out there in shelters, and my husband and I have looked at many shelters for the past couple of months (not just at poms). But, we really haven't found the right dog for us. We want a good fit. And, this is just an avenue for us to explore (because we haven't yet).
My late dog was a Pom, he was such an amazing dog. He was smart, eager, loving and verrrry loyal. He was even protective lol. He was always on my lap or at my side which is sadly what caused him to die :( (my sisters dog attacked him for coming in the room to sit by me) he was great in the car and did the cutest tricks lol I have to say the only cons were his bark was kinda high pitched, he couldn't defend himself to dogs bigger than a cat and if I didn't trim his butt hair he got poop stuck to it lol. Otherwise he was perfect :) their hair is so fun to play with too lol I always gave him the lion man cut in the summer :)
They taste great but all the little seeds get stuck in my teeth and they stain clothes red if you're not careful.
Oh wait, you're talking about dogs, Sorry. ;)
I don't have any experience with pomeranians but I do have a lot of experience with dogs. I'm glad to hear you know your way around breeders because that is very important. I always try to emphasize how important it is for prospective dog owners to do their due diligence regarding the breeder AND the bitch and stud. It's good to meet both and get a good handle on their temperaments. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as they say. It's good to get references from other buyers too, if possible.
You can't choose your parents of your children, but you can choose your dog, so be selective. :)
Ignore all the rude answers. Poms can be great dogs, especially if trained the right way. I agree with what Ioodle says. They are very feisty dogs that love to try to get their way lol, so you must try to show them your the boss! They do love their owners though and yes, can develop separation anxiety. Grooming daily helps too, since they have long fur. Also getting a few books on the breed and reading up can certainly help too, that's definitely what I would do. Also sorry about all my comments to people on here, I just know a lot about dogs lol!
I've never had a pom as a pet but used to work at a vet clinic as an assistant. Just a word of advice, please socialize your pom well (like with most dogs!) - I've met more nasty ones than sweet ones unfortunately. Poms are very alert, watchful and feisty dogs that like to vocalize alot. If poorly socialized they could become a handful, in particular aggressive and food/toy possessive. Get it used to having its paws and ears handled, nothing like being unable to groom or trim your 10 pound dog's nails because it's trying to eat your fingers. And read up on separation anxiety! Not uncommon with Poms. Good luck with finding the right one! :)
I would say they are super pretty but don’t get one. My aunt has one , cutest little thing ever .BUT that thing never shuts the hell up ! SO loud and high pitched bark. She sheads more than any other dog i’ve had or seen.And i’ve had labs, pits, golden retreviers, huskys, and a few others and the poms shed like crazy. Even if you give it a short hair cute that fur grows back within a month and it’s back long again. My friend got one and then gave it away cause it was so annoying. Also their bones are really breakable, my aunts 4 year old broke it’s front right leg like 3 or 4 times already just from playing. She was running and triped and broke it. I would say if you like small dogs maby get a shiapoo sh*t zu and poodle mix. I have a choclate one and omg so cute , long hair like the poms and no sheading or annoying barking. Or even a yorkie they have some big ones . Good luck on whatever you end up getting tho!
I have a Pom mix. She's 1/2 Pom though. Very hyper and yappy, but sweet. She's my sisters dog and wasn't socialized as much as she should have so she's very afraid of other dogs, other than out bullmastiff. I'd reccomend getting one, but be prepared for shedding and barking!
I would recommend looking at breed specific rescues. That way you can help a shelter dog and still get the breed you want.