The Pomeranian(often known as a Pom or Pom Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe (today part of northern Poland and eastern Germany).
Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from the larger Spitz type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.
It has been determined by the Federation Cynologique Internationale to be part of the German Spitz breed, and in many countries, they are known as the Zwergspitz (Dwarf Spitz).
Life span: 12 to 16 years
Higher classification: Dog
Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent, Extroverted, Playful, Sociable, Active
Colors: Brown, White, Orange, Grey-shaded, Tan, Black
Origin: Poland, Germany