Well i think it is about time for another photo update of two of my pom pups. I've posted many pictures of them previously, when they were little balls of fluff and also during their puppy uglies. Now that Vanna is 7 months and Kahlua is 6 months both are out/coming out of the uglies phase. It was an enjoyable phase full of akward shedding lol but we are all glad its over.
There are a couple before and during shots for those that never saw my old threads.
hi Lovebug, those babies are SOOO adorable! as a family, we are considering a pom, but would like to know some pros and cons. what do you find their good and bad points. also do they shed excessivly? i will be having them with my sister at my mums, so i would need to know things before we decide (as a family) weather they are the correct breed :) adorable pics 100% PERFECT the brown one is an angel the black/white is angelic lol xx
Hmmm well i'm pretty biased but i will do my best to give pros and cons.
Lets see. Well their size is a number one pro on my list. Being small they are easy to control, easy to travel with, easy to contain, smaller poops too :)
The only bad thing about being small is they have to potty often so potty training takes longer then usual.
They do shed but you don't find clumps of hair. The house just needs vaccumed an extra time per week to keep all the hair out of the air. A 5 minute brushing each day really helps to maintain the problem while their in shedding season.
Another big pro for me is the extreme amount of love they give. Most dogs are loving but poms are worshipers LoL. They'll follow you around and dance and spin if you have something they want. I can ask one of my 5 poms questions like "do you want food?" and she'll spin like crazy if she wants it and stare at me if she doesn't.
A super con in most peoples eyes is the yapping. They're very vocal, not just barking but lots of other crazy noises. Chriping and Warbling and squeaking! And they do bark when something starles them. With mine its a little harder to control becaus ei have 5 that run free through the house so if somebody comes to the door one goes nuts and makes the others go nuts ya know...But if you had a single one they'd be easier to get after when they bark... I don't mind it so much but other family memebers do lol.
Oh and one thing i want to mention that some people don't know, they come in about abillion colors. The ones i have shown here are a chocolate and a black/tan. I also own a black w/white, an orange sable, and a cream sable.
I'm not really great on potty training advise. What works for one person does not always work for the next. It depends on your schedule and your household set up. For me i'm home almost all the time so taking them out often enough is easy and i'm always with them so i catch mastakes and correct them right away with a trip outside. I have a front door right in the living room so everyone can go to the door and spin to say they need out. The younger ones still make mastakes. If you don't notice them wanting to go out they won't wait for you they'll just go. Thats why we got wood floors.... Easy clean up=No hard feelings
It takes time and from what i've read from other threads the 9 month old pup you speak of might be pregnant?? Thats going to make her need to go even more often.
Lovebug, they are GORGEOUS! It makes me want more than one, to wake up to those faces each day is priceless. They're growing up so fast and they're coats even look stunning during the uglies. Simply beautiful..
I have to agree with everything lovebug said. They crave real human attention, and love people. It's a constant craze of happiness when new people are around, and excitement. I have to say I love the 'little poops', just because it's easy if there's any accidents. Don't get me wrong, they're not an easy dog, they need a lot of time/effort like any other dog, so read up on the breed before making a final decision. But shedding's never a problem for me.