Pomeranian Puppies for Sale in Scotland
If you’re looking for a Pomeranian puppy in Scotland, then you should know that the Pomeranian is a lively little dog! There isn’t any doubt that he’s a tiny package with a big personality!
The Pomeranian is a sweet, intelligent, little bundle that’s popular the world over because of his fluff-ball appearance, loving personality and eagerness to please.
Celebrities from the glamorous Gwen Stefani, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osborne and even Sylvester Stallone are all owned by Pomeranians!
One of the breeds used to create the Pomeranian breed was the much larger German Spitz type dog which originally came from Russia and dates back before the 1700, however, the Pomeranian had almost halved in size by the time he became very popular during Queen Victoria’s reign in the 1800s.
Queen Victoria had a very favourite and tiny red-sable coloured Pomeranian called ‘Windsor’s Marco’ and that was when the tiny Pomeranian became the preferred standard size. The Pomeranian is now considered a toy dog breed.
It’s a little known fact but two Pomeranians were among the survivors of the Titanic in 1912!
If you’re looking for a Pomeranian puppy in Scotland, know that for a small dog, the Pomeranian is really quite the extrovert!
He’s a courageous, feisty little fellow that has no idea of his size as he seems willing to take on any dog regardless of its size! He’s also keen to know exactly what’s going on around him and will alert his owner to any approaching strangers. All of this can lead to unwanted yappy-ness if this miniature dog isn’t socialized properly in the early days, so socialisation with as many humans other dogs and pets in puppyhood is key to the Pomeranian becoming a well mannered little pet.
The Pomeranian needs to know his place from day one otherwise he could display some unwanted small dog syndrome dominant behaviours. He tends to become very attached to one person and this can manifest in him being over-protective, so the Pomeranian is probably not the best type of dog for a first time owner and best for someone who is familiar with this type of breed.
The Pomeranian is also not a particularly good breed to have around small children – his toy dog stature is pretty delicate and the assertive Pomeranian would just not stand for any messing about and he could become a bit snappy. As with all dogs any interaction with children should be closely supervised.
Once alpha-dog status has been established by his owner, the Pomeranian will form a strong bond with his trusted master and become relatively easy to train. Just remember he can learn good and bad habits just as quickly and any wilful behaviour needs to be nipped in the bud.
That said, with training that includes repetition of commands, lots of praise, treats and lots and lots socialisation with other dogs, pets and humans in the early days, the Pomeranian can become a brilliant, affectionate and little dog who is eager to please.
House training can be a bit of a challenge but firm, fair consistent commands and treats will soon see the Pomeranian clean up his act!
He’s a good dog for apartment-dwelling as he doesn’t need a great amount of exercise, however, he would also prefer to spend most of his time with his owner and doesn’t like to spend much time on his own or separation anxiety can set in.
Description of the Pomeranian
The Pomeranian was named after a region between Poland and Germany called Pomerania where they were bred. The larger German Spitz type dog was used in the breeding programme and they originally came from Russia , Siberian and Arctic regions.
The Pomeranian which we know today first became popular in Queen Victoria’s time and it was she who first has a preference for the tiny Pomeranian!
With his thick, furry, double coats and little foxy faces, the Pomeranian is a cutie. He has a compact build with fine boned, soft, feathered legs and small paws. His head is a bit larger in relation to his fine muzzle and this is accentuated by his furry neck and chest. His eyes are oval in shape and black-rimmed, while his ears are small and sit just so on the top of their head, neither too high nor low, giving this little dog a proud appearance. The Pom’s tail is bushy, again a bit like a fox, and curves high and proudly over the dog’s back.
Acceptable Kennel Club breed standard colours for the Pomeranian include orange, red, sable, white, black, light or dark brown, pale blue and orange.
Pomeranians stand at a height of between 13cm-28cm and they weigh in at between 2-2.5kgs.
If you’re looking for a Pomeranian puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that this breed can live between 12-16 years. It’s a fair commitment to a dog who will become a little character in your life, but know that he will make a lovely companion and follow you around like a shadow.
The Pomeranian doesn’t need to be given a huge amount of exercise but he does need a 30 minute –walk per day. He likes to roam around a garden as often as possible, but the Pomeranian needs to be well fenced in or he will chase the neighbours cats. That said, he will get on with a pet cat in the family if he’s brought up with one in the home.
Those considering buying a Pomeranian puppy in Scotland should know that grooming is an important part of life with one of these dogs. The Pomeranian has a double coat and needs to be brushed regularly, so it’s important to make this a routine that he actually looks forward to.
The Pomeranian boast a long and flat outer coat– while his undercoat is soft and fluffy. Special extra brushing may be required in the Spring and Autumn months when the Pomeranian will shed.
Poms will also need to have their nails clipped and ears cleaned regularly.
The Pomeranian isn’t a fussy little eater and he’s best kept on two meals per day. Owners need to keep an eye on the Pomeranian’s diet to avoid their dog getting overweight and keep in mind that treats should make up only 20% of their dog’s diet. The Pomeranian must also have access to drinking water at all times.
Cost of Keeping a Pomeranian
Those looking for a Pomeranian puppy in Scotland, should know that the average price to buy a one ranges between £700 to £2500 for a well-bred dog!
Owners should do their homework before buying and always ask to see the puppy with its mother and in its place of birth before agreeing to buy. It will costs on average between around £50 to £80 per month to keep a sweet, little Pom in your life. This includes all food, pet insurance, grooming, vaccinations and neutering.