This breed was developed in Germany, in the Pomerania region, from where it gets its name and it is a descendant of the German Spitz dog. The breed was created in Great Britain in the 19th century, reducing the size of the Mittel Spitz through selective crossbreedings. The interest of Queen Victoria for this breed led to its increased popularity. The selective crossbreedings in the 20th century led to an increase of the fur and a decrease of its size.
It is a small-sized dog that looks like a fox, look that is characteristic of the Spitz dogs. The skull is large compared to the muzzle, with a prominent stop, a conical muzzle with a black nose. The eyes are medium-sized, round, almond-shaped, dark and wide apart. The ears are small, placed high and erect. The tail is of medium length and it is carried on the back. It has a double-layered fur, with a fluffy, thick, soft inner layer and an outer layer made of long, straight, thick and fuzzy hair. The most common colours are orange, brown, gray, black and white.
It is an intelligent, cheerful, noisy, brave dog, but sometimes reckless. It is watchful, dynamic and eager to learn. Very loyal to the family, it accepts children only if they do not bother it too much. Generally it gets along well with other dogs and other household animals. Sometimes they are overly confident with larger dogs so they must be protected. It is vigilant about strangers.
It is a very clean dog, somewhat like a cat. It must be combed and brushed about once every three weeks. Brushing too often or too insistently can affect the inner layer of the coat.
It is a dog that can adapt very well to apartment life, having a moderate level of activity, it doesn't require many or long walks or intense activity. It is suitable for a less active person. It needs socialization and training.
It is an easy to train dog, because it is intelligent and eager to learn. It has to be taught to bark less in the presence of guests, not disturb by being too noisy. It likes walks and playing.
It is a good watchdog and a loving and devoted companion.