Did you know that Pomeranians originally come from Iceland? Even so, these cute dogs get their name from the fact that they became a huge hit in Pomerania, a historical region of the Baltic Sea that runs between Germany and Poland.
Today, they are widely regarded as the cutest of all dogs, signified by their fluffy coat.
- Pomeranians have long been one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. In fact, they rank #14 on the Most Popular Dog list by the AKC.
- There isn’t just one color of a Pomeranian. In fact, you will find an impressive 23 different color combinations when it comes to this breed, which is far more than any other type of dog.
- As Pomeranians get older, they can actually change color. An example is a cream Pomeranian that will often become a mixture of brown and white as it matures.
- Many classical artists have actually found a great deal of artistic inspiration from the Pomeranian companions. Mozart and Chopin are just two of many famous examples. For his part, Mozart had a Pomeranian name Pimperl that is rumored to have gone with him everywhere.
- Michelangelo used to have his pet Pomeranian sit with him as he painted for hours. This included his work on the Sistine Chapel.
- Pomeranians really grew in popularity thanks to Queen Victoria. She had a deep love for Pomeranians and started to breed them on her own.
- U.S. Presidents have also owned Pomeranians. Teddy Roosevelt is probably the best known.
- In generations past, Pomeranians would pull sleds and herd reindeer. This is because they are closely related to other dogs, such as the Akitas, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Huskies.
- Pomeranians are one of the rare breeds that can actually give birth to twins.
- Pomeranians are so loved by their owners that they will not be left behind as the ship sinks. In fact, two of them survived the sinking of the Titanic because of how they were guarded by their owners.