Pomeranian Spitz (Pomeranian).
A breed of decorative miniature dogs. Another name is the Pygmy Spitz. Similar to the Pomeranian Spitz dogs were known in the Middle Ages. Gained popularity in Europe. The breed enjoyed a very great success before the appearance of Pekingese. The name of the breed comes from the name of the historical area of Pomerania in Germany, where these dogs apparently originated. In the 18th century the Spitz dogs were much bigger than today (they weighed up to 13,5 kg), but the selection of puppies was towards miniaturization until in 1896 (when the breed was finally formed) recognized two weight categories: up to 3,2 kg and above (Small Spitz). The breed was much admired by Queen Victoria of England. In 1915 the English Club confirmed the Miniature breed (up to 3.2 kg) for good measure and no longer allowed to exhibit. The breed is recognized by the AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC. The Pomeranian Spitz is a solidly built, compact, harmonious dog. The format is square. Height at withers up to 23 cm. Weight 1,4-3,2 kg. The body is short, with a deep chest, the ribs are rounded. The head should be foxy (type chanterelle) or wedge-shaped in outline (type teddy bear), the skull slightly rounded, flattened. The wool on the muzzle and head is smooth and short. The ears are small, not widely spaced. The nose black or in tone with the general background, but never blond or spotted. The tail is fluffy, high planted, thrown on the back. Pomeranian Spitzes have dense, fluffy hair, rather rough by touch, with dense undercoat.
There are 12 recognized colors: white, blue, cream, sandy-zonal, gray-zonal, black, brown, chocolate, dark brown, orange, dark brown and bicolor. Pomeranian Spitz is a cheerful and happy doggie, which feels great in a small apartment or a big house. An indispensable participant of dog shows.