Pomeranians are a highly diverse breed of dogs, and are one of the most diverse breeds and are highly sought after. Black Pomeranian is regarded as belonging to the same class/breed as the other Pomeranians.

Black Pomeranians are simply Pomeranians with a different (and rare) coloration. The high diversity of Pomeranians is why there are different colors like brown, white, orange, black and more.

 Black Pomeranians are highly sought after due to the rarity of their coloration, though this is the only thing that separates them from other Pomeranians; they share all other characteristic with the other Poms. 

Black Pomeranians like the other poms are classified as toy breed dogs and are regarded as companion dogs as well. They are one of the most popular and loved dogs of this class due to their unique combination of a bubbling personality, high amount of energy, intelligence and loyalty.

The intelligence of black poms in particular is quite glaring, and enables this special breed to perform well at canine sports of different kinds. They’re as agile as they are obedient.

In this article, we’re going to examine the Black Pomeranian and discuss its history, characteristics, genetics, temperament and more.

Origin and History of Black Pomeranians

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The Arctic Spitz is the dog from which black poms were bred. This is a bit surprising considering black poms are so little (they weigh only seven pounds), and the Arctic Spitz I quite the burly dog.

Other members of the Spitz family are Eikhounds, Samoyeds which are working dogs, as well as other dogs used for sled-pulling and work.

The origin of the black pom’s small size is the German Spitz that weighed thirty to thirty-five pounds. This kind of Spitz was linked to some parts of Poland, and Germany which is how the name stuck.

Black Pomeranians are believed to have originated from Pomerania as the name suggests, though there are several breeds in Europe that are not linked to Pomerania at all. These cute dogs are called different names in different countries. The Italians particularly love them have as many as six names for them, with the Italian breed of this dog being typically colored yellow or orange.

Queen Victoria was particularly fond of Pomeranian, and she was a big part of them now being a member of the toy breed family. She bred several color variants of Pomeranians, and is believed to have affected the size outcome of Pomeranians over the years.

What makes Black Pomeranians so rare?

The black Pomeranian is regarded as the rarest color of Pomeranians as it is harder to find than other colors like Orange and white. Their minute size’s desirability is due to Queen Victoria’s adoption of a particularly small Pomeranian which made small Pomeranians more appealing to dog lovers.

Queen Victoria became a breeder of Pomeranians and helped develop the different colors of Pomeranians, as well as helping the bog scale down in size to the portable and cute minute size of today that they are.

However, researchers and historians alike believe that black poms are not as rare as they seem. We’ve already talked about how German Spitz is the origin of Pomeranians, and they make up the majority of a black pom’s genetics.

Pomeranians are also highly-sought after to mix with other breeds of dogs, though their minute size makes breeding a bit challenging, and breeders have to work around this dilemma. Breeding a black pom is more challenging than other breeds, and it’s even harder to get a pom that’s completely black in color.

Black Pomeranian Temperament and Features

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Black poms have bubbling personalities and act like they’re a lot larger than they really are. These dogs are usually friendly, full of life and playful, and can be very loving to their families.  They have a lot of love in them to give and are not shy to show their emotions when required.

Black poms love getting all the attention and being the centre of attention, and also enjoy time spent with their family, and would rather be around people than be isolated. 

Completely of their own volition, black poms’ instincts are sufficient to help it provide protection to its owner and family, though they’re not usually fond of strangers.

Problems only arise when other dog pieces and humans come into contact with black poms, which can make them aggressive to prove their presence to them. These dogs don’t have a small mindset at all, and they’re known to mimick the temperament of their owners.

They have an especially deep sense of responsibility towards their owners, and will always want to protect their owners at every opportunity.

They believe they’re a lot bigger than their actual size and do not shy away from attacking much larger dogs when provoked.

Factors such as socialization, training and other factors affect a black pom’s temperament.

Black poms have a fox-like face, and ears that are like foxes’ and stand upright. The eyes of black poms are blue colored. These dogs have a distinctive coat that helps add to their appeal.

 The black Pomeranian has puffy fur is soft and thick, though the hairs have a rough texture that belies the soft-looking nature of the fur.

How to exercise Black Pomeranian and their preferred activities

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Black Pomeranians have an activity level that’s classified as moderate, which is why they enjoy daily strolls, and play sessions with familiar faces. Playing with the black pom all day long when together is highly-recommended as it is a great activity for black poms.

The amount of exercise that these dogs need is reasonable and can be squeezed into the dog owner’s scheldule.

Black Poms Health and Lifespan

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Pomeranians are often prone to health conditions. Black Pomeranians are not immune to these same health conditions that affect their siblings.

Entropion: The eyelid rolls and can injure or irritate the eyeball when this happens. Surgery is required to correct this condition.

Distichiasis: This condition is when another set of lashes grows in the dog’s eye and extends to the eyelid’s edge. This condition can also be corrected with surgery.

Food and Diet

Black poms are small dogs and don’t eat so much food as a result. These dogs only need to eat about half of a cup of food that equates to about 200 calories per day.

 Individual dog food requirements differ and should be determined by the dog’s weight. Black Pomeranians need good quality food to stay in optimal condition.

Training and Socializing

Black Poms are highly-intelligent and they love to please their owners. This makes training them an uncomplicated venture, and they can be trained as therapy dogs as well. 

Black poms respond well to training in which rewards are offered; both verbal reward/encouragement and treats.

The Black Pomeranian particularly excel at obedience and agility training.

Black Pomeranians do not mix well with strangers, and need a lot of socialization to thrive. They can become aggressive toward strangers and might bark at them especially if the dog wasn’t well socialized with. The important thing is to be calm and controlled when training a black Pomeranian.

Black Pomeranian is a minute, toy-sized breed that is great family pets. They’re quite adorable and will pamper their owner with lots of love. They have no problem getting along with family members, though strangers are likely to receive a hostile welcome from these dogs. Socialization and a steady, assured owner is the key to having these dogs turn out great behaviorally. 

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