When we got Naku, we were told he was a Pomeranian and that he was just larger than standard, which is why he is getting fixed next week. We fell in love with his personality but had are suspicions that he was propably a mix or something because of his size, although I know some Poms can revert and get large. Well, we found out that the previous owners didn't know he was registered, we contacted the owners before that who had to give up the pup because the lady was in the hospital for four months and so a friend found the pup a home but apparently thought he was a pom. Turns out that our 10 pound Pomeranian, is actually a purebred Japanese Spitz! I found out that there really isn't much difference, and to a novice person who doesn't know dog breeds, it is a common mistake. Apparently, they have been sold as purebred Miniature Eskimos too. I am shocked, luckily he has never been bred, and he is getting fixed next Wednesday. (We were going to do that anyway, as we had no background on him and he was to big) What a shock huh??
japaneses spitz do look like eskies. we have 2 eskies. the look of the eskies, the j-spitz and white poms- the similarities are uncanny. no matter what as long as you love him and give him a good home, you'll all be happy! post pics!!
He is not a good dog for breeding, and I am not into breeding Japanese Spitzes, I prefer Pomeranians. He has a tiny bit of an under bite and I just don't feel good about breeding him. His personality would be the main reason I would ever breed him but that being the only reason, is enough reason for me to get him fixed. He is just a good pet and my fiancee' is in seventh heaven. He has always wanted a mini eskimo but I wanted poms, so we started with our poms and I told him the next dog we got he could get a mini eskie but then we found Naku(who was named Casper) and he was in love. LOL I swear he loves that dog more than me!!!
I also had an encounter like this, unfortunatly I was not so lucky as you. I purchased two puppies that were supposed to be full blooded Rat Terriers, but because the AKC dosen't register RT's I had no proof of this when I bought them. When they got older it was obvious that they were not RT's but just mutts, they looked like RT and Basset crosses or something LOL! The worst part of this was I didn't buy them for myself I had bought them for a family member who wanted an RT, so when I found out they were not purebreds I was stuck with them. But Rositia and Chiquita were very sweet puppies and I found them a nice home even though I had to give them away! I learned my lesson always buy from a reputable breeder and don't buy for friends or family, let them choose their own.
do poms come in white ? because i have never seen a white pom so if someone were to try and tell me that it was a pom and it was all white in color i never would believe them. i would have immed. thought of one of the spitz breeds.
Pomeranians and american eskimos are actually very close, and I think that poms were actually developed by breedings with eskies. Average weight is 4 to 7 lbs, but the ibgger the dog being bred, the more puppies it is likely to have. This is why many poorly bred poms end up being far larger than the 7 lb max average. How'd you find out for sure he was a japanese spitz? It seems far more likely that he is just a big pom to me, japanese spitzs are pretty darned rare.
Minniyar, I know he is a Japanese Spitz because he is registered and also I met the breeder who raises them as well as Pomeranians. He was one she was going to keep but when she had to go into the hospital she had a friend sell the pup for her because she didn't know how long she would be in there. The pup was staying with the friend while she was in the hospital. She knew someone who was looking for a pup and so she sold the pup to them. For some reason, even the breeder is stumped on why no one asked or was told the breed of the dog. The new owner just assumed it was a Pomeranian. It was a pup then and probably looked real similar. Well that little Pom got pretty big. lol Anyway, after 4 years they decided they didn't have enough time for him and he was put up for sale. I fell in love with him and so did my fiancee'. Like I said we thought he was either poorly bred and was reverting back or was a mix but he is the sweetest dog and so we bought him. Through going back, we found out that he is registered and is a purebred Japanese Spitz. This lady has two females and a male. The mom of this pup is named Little Ball of Snow(Snow) and the Dad is Snowy Mt. Aspen (Aspen) I get to meet the parents on Next Friday. I can't wait. Naku, however won't be going because he is getting fixed that Wednesday(next week) By the way, White Pomeranians are really not that rare but many breeders still say that they are. I asked on here not too long ago. Then I called a few breeders to find out.
That happened to my friend, too. She bought what she was told was a Pug at a local pet shop (PET SHOP...), and he looked 100% like a Pug puppy! But at five months, the puppy was thrice as big as a full grown Pug! I'm not sure why, but my friend waited for two years, and the dog was Irish Wolfhound size by then! She contacted the breeder who had sent the dog to the pet shop, and they told her the dog was a Mastiff, and she was certainly shocked. The pet shop refused to take back or refund the Mastiff. The dog had such a sweet personality, but my friend didn't have the time to give it much exercise and she didn't have the space for him, either. Heartbroken, she returned the Mastiff to his breeder, and she didn't receive a penny back. She searched for a whole year for an extremely reputable breeder that was less then a five hour drive away. My friend found one, and they often talked on the phone and sent e-mails back and forth, and finally an appointment was set. She visited the breeder, made sure the parents and the grandparents acted like the standard, and they were. Now she is happily living with her four year old Pug, who is an above average Pug! My friend couldn't be any happier. This story was long, but these are the steps people should take if they are planning to get a dog from a breeder!
talk about a case of mistaken identity. A pom vs an eskimo spitz i can understand.. a pug vs a 150 to 200 lb mastiff though? Geez seems like an 8 week old mastiff puppy would be the same size as a full grown pug!