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7 Crazy Things That Are Perfectly Normal for Pomeranians

Written by: Ejay Camposano
A college graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Ejay has a diverse background that combines technical expertise with a passion for pets and is now one of the content writers at IHD. Read more
| Published on May 10, 2024

Pomeranians, those tiny fluffs of attitude, might just be the embodiment of the phrase “small dog, big personality.” Weighing in at just a few pounds, these pint-sized pups are not just lap dogs; they’re lap dogs who believe they’re the boss. With their poofy coats and fox-like expressions, Pomeranians have charmed their way into the hearts of many, including a few historical figures like Queen Victoria. Owning a Pomeranian means getting used to their royal demeanor and often hilarious eccentricities, as they run their households with the confidence of a creature ten times their size. Here are seven crazy yet perfectly normal things about Pomeranians that make life with them anything but boring.

1. The Pomeranian Spin

The infamous ‘Pommy’ spin isn’t just for show. These little dynamos can suddenly burst into whirls of excitement, spinning in tight circles when something pleases them—or when they want your dinner. This whirlwind activity is a spectacle, often accompanied by a series of enthusiastic yips. It’s as if they’re trying to become canine tornadoes, and it’s their way of expressing maximum excitement in a minimum amount of space.

2. Sounding the Alarm

With a Pomeranian in the house, who needs a doorbell—or a security system, for that matter? These dogs take their watchdog role very seriously, often barking at the slightest noise. Whether it’s the mailman, a falling leaf, or a car door closing half a block away, your Pom will let you know. Their high-pitched bark can be surprisingly loud for such small creatures, proving that their vocal cords are definitely not size proportionate.

3. The Royal Ignore

Pomeranians have mastered the art of ‘the royal ignore.’ This occurs when they decide that something (or someone) is not worthy of their attention. They’ll turn their fluffy heads away with all the disdain of a monarch dismissing a court jester. This selective hearing can be both amusing and frustrating, especially when you’re trying to coax them away from a muddy puddle or an unwanted snack.

4. Nap Fit for a King

When a Pomeranian sleeps, they do it with flair. No simple dog bed will do—preferably, something that resembles a human pillow or, even better, a spot on your bed. Pomeranians love comfort and will often be found snoozing in the most luxurious spot they can find. Their sleeping positions can range from adorably curled up to dramatically sprawled out, sometimes changing positions so often it looks like they’re performing sleep yoga.

5. The Majestic Fluff Maintenance

Grooming a Pomeranian is less of a chore and more of a full-time job. Their glorious double coat needs regular brushing to avoid tangles and mats—unless, of course, they decide grooming time is over. A Pom might sit regally for a brush one day and the next, play a lively game of “catch me if you can” when they see the grooming tools.

6. Pocket-Sized Shadow

Despite their independent streak, Pomeranians often like to keep their humans in sight at all times. This ‘pocket-sized shadow’ behavior means they’ll follow you from room to room, often so quietly that you’ll only notice them when you nearly trip over them. Their stealthy following is a mix of loyalty and curiosity, plus a dash of “I need to supervise my human.”

7. Toy Hoarder Extraordinaire

A Pomeranian’s toy collection can rival that of a small toy store. They often have a favorite, but every toy must be kept close—just in case. This hoarding can lead to a colorful array of squeakers, chews, and balls that you’ll find stashed in their beds, under furniture, and occasionally, in your shoes. Their joy at rediscovering an old toy can spark another round of the Pommy spin, turning your living room into a fluffy playground.

In conclusion, life with a Pomeranian is filled with laughter, a bit of drama, and lots of fluff. Their quirks—from the ecstatic Pommy spin to their vigilant guard dog duties—make every day unpredictable and joyfully ridiculous. Owning a Pom means embracing their big personalities packed into tiny bodies, and loving every minute of their over-the-top antics. These dogs may be small, but their impact on your life will be anything but.