The dainty, regal Pomeranian has been a beloved favorite of royalty since the 17th century. Queen Victoria of England was a known enthusiast of this breed and Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon I of France, and King George IV of England have all kept the Pomeranian as a cherished pet. Named for the Pomerania region of Central Europe (today part of Poland and Eastern Germany) this tiny member of the Spitz family has been stealing hearts for centuries. These puppies love to be pampered, spoiled and they absolutely love attention and are arguably one of the cutest breed of dogs available. According to the AKC, Pomeranians have been one of the most popular dogs to own for the last ten years.

Pomeranians are a small, sturdy, healthy breed and adults typically weigh 5 to 8 pounds and stand 5 to 11 inches at the shoulder. They are characterized by a thick double coat that is fluffy and oh-so-irresistible to cuddle. Pomeranians make great companion dogs that travel easily. They are the perfect size for a purse or small carrier and love to accompany their owners wherever they go. Because of their small size they do well in any environment and are preferred by condo owners. They do well with children but because of their delicate nature and miniscule stature Pomeranians are not recommended for families with children under ten. These dogs carry themselves with self-confidence and grace that you will be hard pressed to find in any other breed and generally have wonderful, quiet personalities.

How to care for your Pomeranian puppy: Pomeranian puppies are easy to love due to their overwhelming cuteness and playful nature. The thick coat should be brushed daily to avoid mats and tangling and professional grooming is required every 4 to 6 weeks to keep your puppy healthy and clean. Feed your puppy a high quality dog food and brush their teeth weekly to prevent dental issues. Pomeranian puppies and adults require only light exercise such as a daily walk or an hour of brisk play. Training and socialization from an early age is essential for a well-mannered adult.

What to look for when choosing a Pomeranian puppy for sale: Choose a puppy that has a bold, bouncy personality. Make sure the coat is plush, soft and healthy and the eyes are bright, alert and clear. Good breeders of Pomeranian puppies for sale are useful sources of information and should recommend a healthy diet and exercise plan for your new puppy. The Pomeranian is a wonderful addition to any household that has lots of love and attention to spare and will warm your lap and heart for its' entire life.