You want to buy your first puppy? Maybe even a small Pomeranian for you or your family? Then you surely have many questions! Here you will find the answers, among others to questions like “how much does a Pomeranian cost?”, “what do you have to look out for in a Dwarf Pomeranian?”, “how much does a Pomeranian shed?” and “how do you groom a Pomeranian?”. – First of all, Pomeranians are really cute as sugar. Grown up they are only 25-30 inches tall and as a puppy, barely a handful of dog. Walking, peeing, Pomeranian care, our little guide to your first puppies. Tip. Also read part 2 now, the 1st year with Pomeranian.
Buy Pomeranian: Dog and cost
The following questions are divided into clear blocks, so you can find the right answers to your question(s) quickly and easily! Everything for your start in life, with the basics for your Pomeranian. At the end of the article you will find more interesting articles on the subject of Pomeranian puppies and buying a dog, in general, as well as the initial equipment and other tips for beginners and your first dog.
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- What is the difference between a Miniature Spitz and a Pomeranian?
- What is the difference between Kleinspitz and Zwergspitz?
- What do you have to consider with dwarf spitz?
- How much does a Pomeranian cost?
- Is a Miniature Spitz a family dog?
First and foremost, the central question for many who have seen Pomeranians downtown or on Instagram and then set out to find them on the internet:
What is the difference between a Miniature Spitz and a Pomeranian?
There is no difference between Pomeranian and Zwergspitz. “Zwergspitz” is the German name. “Pomeranian” is the international or English name for the dog breed. If someone speaks of a Pomeranian, he always speaks of a Zwergspitz at the same time.
There is no difference between Pomeranian and Miniature Spitz.
What do you have to consider with dwarf spitz?
Basically, a Pomeranian is no different from any other puppy. Even though they are extremely small and cute, they are still small dogs. They need a lot of love from you, which means time and attention, regular eating, walking and a safe and warm place to sleep. Then there is the grooming.
In a nutshell:
- Time and love from you (attention)
- Regular eating, more on that in a moment.
- Go walkies
- Safe, warm place to sleep
- Coat care
Here’s another tip! Pomeranian puppies are really, really small dogs. Therefore, properly assess your strength and the strength of other dogs!
Evaluate your strength when playing and on the leash correctly
If your dog wears a harness, the danger is less, if he wears a collar, it is greater. Hectic movements from you, can quickly cause damage to the neck, or the cervical vertebrae in the little ones. Why? The neck and all the muscles are so delicate when puppies are Miniature Pointers that you must always be careful when playing and taking the dog out.
Also pay attention when you pull on the leash. Just like when playing, your movements should not be too frantic or forceful. The good thing is, once you have your Pomeranian puppy in hand, you can quickly gauge how much strength you can muster. Much more important then are strange, large dogs.
Beware of big dogs
Miniature spitz puppies are actually so small, you might think they are big guinea pigs. That’s exactly what some big dogs think! Even if they just want to play, their strength can be enough to snap the little puppies’ necks. Just like with frantic movements, you should make sure your puppy is protected even with big dogs.
How much does a Pomeranian cost?
If you want to buy a Pomeranian, you have to calculate with costs of 1.800 to 2.500 Euro.
Price approx. 1.800 Euro to 2.500 Euro
In addition to the purchase price, you will have to pay for basic equipment for your puppy, as well as the first visit to the vet and groomer.
The basic equipment for the little puppy costs about 80 euros. This already includes food, leash, harness, blanket, treats – everything you need for your beds in the first days. At the vet you will pay about 80 to 150 euros, depending on whether you still have to put the chip or give vaccinations. With good breeders everything is already done:
- Deworming, chip and the vaccinations.
At the groomer you pay about 50 to 70 euros for a haircut. During the first visit, you and your puppy will have a taster day at a good dog groomer, not a “full programme”. The first visit is dedicated to getting to know the dog salon.
- Price for Pomeranian: 1.800 to 2.500 Euro
- First equipment for your puppy: 80 Euro
- Visit to the vet: 80 to 150 euros
- Dog groomer: 50 to 70 Euro
So all in all, the first month will cost you Round About:
Costs (total): 2.010 – 2.800 Euro
Is a Miniature Spitz a family dog?
What are Miniature Spitz like? Dwarf Spitz are absolute family dogs and are good with everyone, children, adults and even older people. They are very sweet, have a play instinct that is not too pronounced, as well as with the urge to move. If you were to rate the characteristics: Exercise, play drive, all 3 out of 5 stars. A super, little mix, not too hyper, not too calm.
Miniature spitzes are absolute family dogs
Also advantageous for children who themselves can not yet walk for miles, but would like to walk themselves. But also for us adults a comfortable advantage, especially if you live in the city and do not have direct access to long posts and meadows.
Life & Everyday Life
- How long can you leave a Pomeranian alone?
- How big do Pomeranian puppies grow?
How long can you leave a Pomeranian alone?
Leaving your Pomeranian alone takes practice! Your dog needs to learn and train, just like all other dogs. If you have a Pomeranian puppy, make sure from the beginning that he or she spends time alone, even for short periods of time. This way, your dog will quickly get used to being alone at times. So it’s best to start early after the first day.
As you can read in my article Pomeranian: The first week, I started directly on the third day to leave her alone sometimes. First for a small time window of 20, 30 minutes, after about 10 days I have served this time out for me to an hour.
- Day 1-2: 2-5 minutes alone (for example kitchen)
- Day 3-5: 20-30 minutes alone
- Day 6-9: 20-50 minutes alone
- From day 10: Up to 1 hour alone
- From 2nd month: More flexible
Your Pomeranian is a pack animal like other dogs, but also very independent! My tip at this point, don’t make a drama out of it, when you leave or come back your dog, treat it like a normal situation. This is the fastest way for your dog to get used to being downstairs, so it’s a normal thing.
Don’t make a drama out of leaving and seeing each other again, it’s normal that you’re away sometimes.
How big do Pomeranian puppies grow?
Pomeranian puppies are very small, their shoulder height is usually only 12 to 15 cm. Grown up pomeranians are then about 20 to 30 cm tall. Thus they belong to the minis among the dogs.
- Puppies: 12-15 centimeters
- Adult: 20-30 centimeters
How old do pygmy tips get?
Pomeranians live on average 12 to 16 years. So you should consider well before buying whether a small and later “big” dog fits into your life.
- Age: 12 to 16 years
Care & Hairstyle
- How do you care for Pomeranians?
- How much hair Pomeranian?
- How often does a Pomeranian need a haircut?
How do you care for Pomeranians?
Daily combing – Pomeranians are mainly made of fur, you will notice that very quickly! Therefore, your most important task is coat care. For you, that means daily combing ideally. If you have a puppy, you should make sure that he or she also has a lot of undercoat. You need to comb this out extra carefully. This will prevent the little puppy’s fur from matting.
Clean eyes – Your little puppy is on the move here and sniffs at many things, so sometimes small remnants get stuck in the fine eye hairs. You can remove these either with your hand, or one or two fingers, or with a soft, damp cloth. All this of course gently and carefully! Your dog will not like this at the beginning, but he or she has to get used to it, after all you only want the best for the little puppy!
Popo säubern – Especially for puppy owners the almost daily ritual, the butt to be cleaned! Pomeranians have a lot of fur and accordingly, something always gets stuck. Sitting wrong, a little too much grass under the butt, already your puppy has rest on the fur. The good news, for all those who are buying their first dog, from my experience, the shyness of your dog’s poop goes away quickly – that is, if it’s your own cute little Pomeranian!
Regular bathing – We (Peppa and I) have so far settled our bathing routine that I always take her briefly into the shower with me on Sundays. Every three or four weeks I wash her completely, otherwise I mainly take care of her back part. Quasi the quick cat wash!
Care for your Pomeranian summarized:
- Comb daily
- With puppies additionally pay attention to the undercoat
- Hairdresser every six weeks to two months
- Butt cleaning
- Regular bathing
How often do you need a haircut?
If you are buying your very first puppy, you may be asking yourself the question, how often do you need to take a Pomeranian to the groomer? As a general rule, you should go to the groomer every 45 to 60 days. A tip for puppy owners: first comes the taster day! The very first visit to the groomer is a taster day for little ones. This way your little Pomeranian puppy can get to know the groomer and the dog salon, as well as the different tools, for example scissors and hair dryer.
- Dog groomer every 45 to 60 days
- First day: Taster day to get to know each other
Especially if you have a young Pomeranian puppy, it is important that his or her undercoat is regularly removed by you and the groomer. This way, the little puppy will never get too warm and the fur will not mat.
How much hair Pomeranian?
Pomeranians hair fortunately very little, after all, they are also very little dog! In fact, the little hairs are so fine that you can barely see them. And the few hairs that are spread around your apartment or house are hardly worth mentioning. In relation to larger dog breeds and longhaired breeds, you have drawn a really good lot here.
Food and feed for puppies
- How much can a Pomeranian eat? How much can a Miniature Spitz eat?
- What can not eat dwarf tip?
- How heavy can a dwarf spitz be?
How much can a Pomeranian eat? How much can a Miniature Spitz eat?
Give your Pomeranian food to eat 3x a day, this will give you a good spread of meals for your Pomeranian.
Like in the puppy guide, you will learn how to distribute the food quantities for your puppy ideally over the day. In the morning you should give your puppy wet food, at lunchtime dry food mixed with a little water and in the evening there is again wet food for the little Pomeranian puppy. Here is a brief summary:
- Wet food in the morning and evening (chicken, lamb, beef …)
- At noon dry food (mix with 50% water)
- Tip: Fruit and vegetables cut into small pieces as a snack
What can not eat dwarf tip?
This question can not be answered in a general way. Some dogs are allergic to certain types of meat, e.g. beef, chicken or lamb. In general, as for all dog breeds, protect the small stomach from sharp objects, poisonous objects, liquids and plants, as well as the following foods.
Dogs are not allowed to eat that among other things:
- Onions and garlic
- Chocolate and cocoa
- Certain types of nuts
- Raw pork
- Stone fruit
How heavy can a dwarf spitz be?
If you feed your Pomeranian regularly, i.e. the correct, species-appropriate food, then you should have no problem with the weight of one of us. If you have given your Pomeranian too much for food and too many treats, then you can roughly stick to these weights. It is important to keep in mind the size of your Pomeranian. Dwarf Pomeranians grow to be between 20 and 30 cm tall when fully grown. Depending on this, the overall build and weight of the little one(s) will differ.
Weight of a Pomeranian (full grown):
- Weight: 1.8 to 3.4 kg
Accessories & Toys
- What all do you need to buy for a dwarf spitz?
- What do you need for a dwarf spitz?
- What do you need for a Pomeranian?
What all do you need to buy for a dwarf spitz?
What do you need for a Pomeranian? The basic equipment for your Pomeranian is relatively simple, this includes briefly summarized:
- 2-4 toys for the start
- Later 5, 6 small toys are enough
- Puppy friendly, easy and chewable
But most important is love and attention from your side! Especially if you have a young puppy at home.
Advantages and disadvantages: Pomeranian (Dwarf Spitz).
Let’s sum it all up again, in super short!
The relatively high purchase price, compared to other dog breeds, many buyers see as a disadvantage, but the dogs save a lot of money in maintenance throughout their lifetime of 12 to 16 years. They eat relatively little, a small can is enough for 4 meals. Accessories are smaller, so they are also cheaper, and veterinary costs are somewhat lower.
If you are looking for a very active dog, the advantage “medium play instinct / urge to move” may also be perceived as a disadvantage of the dog breed. But for the city they are perfect. Alone the apartment with 80 or 120 square meters is already relatively much free space for the small.
Here is an overview of the most important advantages and disadvantages.
- Medium play instinct / urge to move
- Cheaper to maintain (food, accessories, also vet)
- High purchase price compared to other dog breeds
- Somewhat more elaborate coat care
These were the most important questions and answers for young Pomeranian puppies. If you have any other questions, drop us a line! With buying my first dog or puppy? Then maybe check out these free guides from us too!
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Walk the dog, stay alone & Co.
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Part 2: The first year with Pomeranian (Peppa)
The first year with my little dwarf spitz, she is called Peppa. I have told you about the first days in detail, in the article my first dog. Hard to believe, but true, Pomeranians remain just as cute as they were when they were puppies. Want to prepare for the first few months with your dog? Then learn what to do after the first few weeks here! My experiences and tips on walking, housetraining, food times, low barking, off-leash walking, giving commands – part 2 of the guide for little Pomeranians.
- Pomeranian, the first year – part 2
So small and cute, “Peppa” was as a puppy – Before.
So small and cute, she still is – After.
That’s how fast a Pomeranian grows up, or rather becomes full grown.