POMERANIAN “PRINCE”

From British Royalty to the pages of history books and everywhere in between, the Pomeranian dubbed the, “Pomeranian Prince”, due to its regal background, has graced the world with its charm for centuries. This pure breed exhibits a strong character, gracious beauty and a delightful, yet curious personality.

A descendant of the larger sized Spitz dog breeds, the Pomeranian is the smallest of this breed lineage. Dogs of the Spitz breed have been displayed on and within various artifacts dating as far back as 400 B.C. It wasn’t until the 18th century, however, that the Pomeranian, formerly referred to as the, “Wolf Dog”, became popular among the English Monarchy, where it would become its own established breed and earn its title as the, Pomeranian.

It was in 1761 when, then Queen Charlotte, from the Duchy of Mecklenburg, married King Charles III of England and brought with her, her beloved dogs from her neighboring region of Pomerania in Germany. At this time, Queen Charlotte began referring to this breed as the Pomeranian and thus the name stuck. Years later, Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria would make the Pomeranians even more popular, often traveling with them wherever she went. And this wasn’t simple travel – these little cuties had their own security detail and their very own secure compartment in the train car.

In accordance to Queen Victoria, in regards to this royal breed, “a dog’s coat is thick and long and appears to be standing out from his body. His tail curls over and lays near to his back. His ears are erect and small and he has a foxy head. His legs and back are fairly short and his overall appearance is of a thick set square dog. Despite all these factors, he seems to be as energetic as a kitten.” She also, was steadfast in the belief that a Pomeranian should be in the weight range of 6 to 12 lbs.

By the late 1800’s this popular breed made its way into the United Stated and earned its way into the widely recognized, American Kennel Club, and by the early 1900’s the Pomeranian had its very own club. Having graced the world with their adoring and loving personalities for many years, it is no wonder that this breed is still ranked among one of the most popular breeds today, both among royalty, still, and in the homes and hearts of the rest of the great nations.

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