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An Insight Into The History Of Pomeranians

Pom HistoryAlthough the pomeranian has been noted back in almost ancient times there is still no real detailed information on the history of pomeranians.

It is pretty obvious that just by looking at him, his ancestors were the Spitz, Samoyed and Norwegian Elkhound as the pomeranian closely resembles these breeds and even more so about 80 years ago.

The pomeranian dog is believed to have been named because of its origins in Pomerania Germany. He was not always the little lap dog as he is known today.

Back then the pom weighed in at about 30 to 35 lbs and were known to be hard working dogs. This included pulling sleds and herding sheep. I tend to believe this as my Molly is a great herder. We have a 14 year old Australian Terrier who is partially sighted and nearly deaf.When we call him and if he doesn't respond immediately, our pomeranian Molly goes and herds him in for us.

The pomeranian dog became very popular especially after Queen Victoria took a liking to them and started to breed and exhibit them. Her dogs were a lot smaller than the original one that her grandmother Queen Charlotte first brought into the country from Italy in 1767. This was the start of the pomeranian dog that we know and love to this day.

The breed received official Kennel Club recognition in 1870 as the Spitz Dog and then the English Pomeranian Club was formed in 1891. The first pom in the American Kennel Club was in 1888. Then just a few years later, show entries of pomeranians in America had reached a high of nearly 200 entries.

So in 1900 the breed received official recognition and the American Pomeranian Club was formed. The club was affiliated to the American Kennel Club in 1909 and in 1911 held its first speciality show in New York which has now become an annual event.

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