Thanks KatzPomDogz! Basically, I don't have a specific question for you, but more of what their temperment(sp?) is like. And, how do they get along with other dogs - of their own breed and of other breeds. Also, you can add anything you'd like. ;-)
well, lets see, it really depends on the parents and the socialization of the puppy. My dogs are truly exceptions to the breed. They are very quiet, love everyone and even love my kids. Most poms are barkers, however, with LOTS of socialization and some basic training it is really pretty easy to get a handle on if you do it from the start. Same thing goes for liking people and animals. A pom who has not seen anyone before is probably going to bark adn act tough and be freaked out, that's typical. But if you take them with you, pretty much everywhere(I can't resist taking them everywhere, I like to show them off) they do not think of new things as 'new', Does that make sense? Same goes for other animals, get em started while they are babies. My Poms love to play with our three cats, however, Kenai, my 8 month old barks like crazy at the hamster. I am not altogether sure what he thinks it is. But taking them to the park and petstore and other peoples houses and letting them play with other animals and see new people and places is great for socialization. They are a very affectionate breed that likes to be right on your chest when you are watching T.V. They are high energy but not obnoxious like a Jack Russell(no offense to any J.R. owners) Super friendly, great spirited little dogs. They most definitely think that they are 100+ pounds at times. They are a breed that needs companionship and loves attention and need to be part of the family. They are a medium maintenance breed as far as their coat goes, regular brushing keeps them looking good but if neglected their coat goes bad fast! It is so easy and a good routine to get into to brush a Pomeranian a few times a week, I do mine every other day plus mine go to the groomer twice a year. (more if neccesary) I think I covered most of that, there is so much too love about these dogs. It is not a breed that I personally reccomend to a 'normal' family with young kids, not because of the dog but more because most kids are not taught how to handle the puppy correctly. And Pomeranian puppies are very fragile, they can break their legs just jumping off the couch. They get stronger as they get older but I still get paranoid about mine sometimes. They are only 6 pounds but feel like they can jump from anywhere. Anything else you want to know??
Thanks for all the information. Right now I can't think of any other question excpet, what do you say is reasonable for pricing? I also don't have small children in my house. I'm the youngest (13 years old, almost 14). Although my neighbors are young, they don't come over that much. Thanks again! This site looks really expensive, but responsible. If famous people get their Poms from there it must be pretty good. www.pompuppy.com (On www.puppyfind.com their pups were $3,750. I would never pay that unless I'm fifthy rich.)
I didn't look into the website except the pictures but 2 things. Just because they are famous doesn't mean they know how to pick a good breeder. I'm sure that they are as educated on dog breeders as most people are (not on this board) Also, I saw Nicole Richie on Jay Leno awhile back complaining about how sick her new pup was and that she was taking the people to court and wanted her money back, etc. I don't know if it was these people and that puppy though. Nikki
Well, it depends on what you are looking for. A good pet quality pom should be anywhere from $200 to $600 where a good quality show Pomeranian can verage $500 and up. We are waiting to get a pup now that is AKC registered and is from very high champion showlines, and she will be $1200-$2000 It all depends on the breeder. Where do you live?