While you likely didn’t think much about the Pomeranian the last time you saw one, the truth is that they have an extremely rich and interesting history. Whether you’re thinking about getting one for yourself or just want to learn a bit more about the breed, you’ve come to the right place.
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Active families, apartment dwellers, first-time dog owners, and experienced handlers
Loving, energetic, eager to please, intelligent, and sometimes nippy
Today there aren’t a ton of different variations of the Pomeranian, but there are a few different versions of the cream Pomeranian. These Pomeranians simply come with different color variations though, and they all possess the same large personality that has helped make the Pomeranian such a popular breed through the years.
Pomeranians are incredibly loving and intelligent companion dogs that are great options for first-time and experienced dog owners alike.
Cream Pomeranian Breed Characteristics
The Earliest Records of Cream Pomeranians in History
If you’re looking for the oldest records of the Pomeranian, you need to head north, far north. Once you reach the frozen Arctic of Iceland, you’ve found where the Pomeranians originate. The dogs there, from the Spitz family, acted as herding dogs, sled dogs, and guard dogs.
This is where the breed stayed for quite some time, until the middle of the 18th century when Queen Charlotte of England took a liking to the dogs. Queen Charlotte owned two Pomeranians, although they weighed between 30 and 50 pounds!
Meanwhile, when her granddaughter took a liking to the breed over 100 years later in 1888, she preferred the much smaller versions. Queen Victoria had two Pomeranians that weighed 12 and 7.5 pounds, and soon everyone was looking for a smaller Pomeranian.
How the Cream Pomeranian Gained Popularity
The Pomeranian originally descended from the Spitz dog, and they were popular sled dogs with high energy levels that could withstand colder temperatures.
But while the Pomeranian has a rich and long history, the modern Pomeranian started to gain popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries when Queen Charlotte in England took a liking to the small dogs. Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria, preferred smaller Pomeranians, and people started breeding the dogs to be smaller and smaller.
While this was the start of their popularity, the Pomeranian has remained popular ever since, and today, many people want them for a mixture of their small stature, outsized personalities, and loving demeanor.
Formal Recognition of the Cream Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, and they’ve enjoyed formal recognition for quite some time. And ever since clubs like the American Kennel Association (AKC) formally accepted the Pomeranian in 1888, they’ve also accepted cream as a color.
In fact, the Pomeranian has some of the laxest color standards out there, accepting all solid-color Pomeranians. However, in order for the AKC to accept a cream Pomeranian, they must have black noses and eye rims.
Considering the AKC itself didn’t form until 1884, the fact that Pomeranian made the cut just 4 years after its inception is quite impressive!
Top 4 Unique Facts About Cream Pomeranians
With a rich and long history, it’s no surprise that the Pomeranian has tons of interesting facts to pick from. We’ve highlighted four of our favorites for you here, but there are plenty more out there for you to track down and learn about if you find these interesting!
1. Pomeranians Descend From Sled Dogs
When you see a Pomeranian, the last thing you think of is a sled dog. But that’s exactly where they get their roots. Pomeranians were once much larger dogs in Northern Europe, and people used them to pull sleds across the frozen tundra.
2. Martin Luther Owned a Pomeranian Named Belferlein
Martin Luther founded the protestant church, and when he was doing this, he had a Pomeranian named Belferlein right by his side. Not only did he have a Pomeranian, but you can find plenty of references to Belferlein in his writings.
3. Mozart Owned a Pomeranian Named Pimperl
Another extremely famous person who had a pet Pomeranian is Mozart. Mozart named his Pomeranian Pimperl, and he even dedicated an aria to his beloved pup.
4. Pomeranians Have a Royal History
Both Queen Charlotte and Queen Victoria of England took a liking to the breed in the 18th and 19th centuries, and it’s largely because of their interest that the breed gained so much popularity that it has continued to today!
Do Cream Pomeranians Make Good Pets?
Yes! While the Pomeranian doesn’t always get along the best with other dogs or small children, overall, they tend to make great family pets. And with the proper socialization early on, these small dogs will typically get along fine with other animals, they just sometimes forget just how small they are.
You’ll want to keep an eye on them to keep them safe, but other than that, they’re outstanding pets that tend to get along great with just about everyone!
Even better, they live a long time and usually don’t have a ton of health issues. They’re great dogs for first-time dog owners and experienced handlers alike.
Few dogs have quite the history of the Pomeranian, and that rich and full history matches their personalities. While they’re small dogs, they certainly don’t act that way, and it’s because of this that they’re such a joy to own.
Whether you’re watching one from afar or bringing one home yourself, a cream Pomeranian is nothing but a delight!
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