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Sometimes we feel we are familiar with some breeds of dogs but we don’t know the name of the dogs. Pomeranian would be such common breed. Pomeranians are pretty small breed dogs. Their furry appearances make them look cute and pretty. Every time I saw those “furry balls”, I couldn’t help touching them.
Although you might be a Pomeranian lover as well, you may not know the basic information of Pomeranians. If you want to adopt such a cute and pretty dog, you really should know the following facts about this breed.
Pomeranians are also called smiling dogs because they always have smile for their owners. This breed has become one of the most popular pet since Queen Victoria made Pomeranian as her pet in 1880s. Pomeranian was registered as a member of American Kennel Club and was classified into the toy group in 1982.
Pomeranians are smart, sturdy and healthy dogs. Their faces are wedge-shaped and their eyes are dark almond shaped. Pomeranian has dark nose, large rough of the neck and chest and long bush tail. Nowadays, Pomeranians come in various colors, such as black, white, orange, brown, red, cream and combinations of those colors. They have double coat, which includes long and thick outer coat and the short and wooly undercoat.
Pomeranian likes to get attached to its owner. It is interesting that when a Pomeranian is in a large family, it will only follow and be close to one of the members. As a dog lover, I think it is an honor to be this lucky person. So when you are the only person who is cute Pomeranian’s favorite owner in your family, you should cherish the love because Pomeranian will be your loyal companion.
Hypoglycemia is a fatal disease for young Pomeranian. Before you adopt a Pomeranian puppy, you should check out useful information of Pomeranians. I will write more information about this breed.
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog which belongs to the small breed. In 1950, people discovered this breed in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, where the name of Chihuahua comes from. This breed is known for its tiny and graceful appearance, alert and swift-moving expressions. People think highly of Chihuahua’s highly intelligent and cuddly size.
The origin of Chihuahua is still a mystery. Some scholars think that the Chihuahua is the descendent of Chinese hairless dogs. They insist this opinion because they believe the Chinese hairless dogs are the ancient Techichi dog, which have crossed over from Asia to Alaska before continental separation and created modern Chihuahua. But there is no proof to support this theory. The Techichi is said to be a company breed favored by Toltec civilization in Mexico. Some historians believe that this small breed was from the island of Malta in Mediterranean. This assumption seems like to be more reliable because a somewhat resembling breed had appeared in European paintings, which was finished before Columbus reached South American. The first Chihuahua was recognized and registered by the American Kennel Club in 1905.
Generally speaking, from the appearance, Chihuahua is divided into two types: long-coat and the smooth-coat (also called short-haired). From the standpoint of biology, these two types are genetically the same breed. The long-coat Chihuahuas have soft double coats and nice guard hairs. Their long coat make they look fluffy. The other type of Chihuahua has soft glossy but short coat. Compared to the long-coat breed, short-haired Chihuahuas usually need trimming and minimal grooming.
It is complicate to classify Chihuahua colors because Chihuahuas come in a variety of colors and patterns. They can be Fawn, Red, Chocolate, Blue, Cream and Black. The Chihuahuas we usually see have mixed colors or have spotted coat such as Piebald spotting, extreme black spotting and Dalmatian spotting. Although blue Chihuahuas are considered as a rare breed, no color or pattern would be more valuable than the others.
The temperament of Chihuahua depends largely on their parents and grandparents’ genetic temperament. The socialization and training would also affect them temperament. In fact, before you choose a Chihuahua, you should firstly think about your temperament, which would make a difference in the temperament of Chihuahua puppies. Chihuahua would be fiercely loyal to its owner and can be over protective of the owner. This breed tends to be much friendly with other Chihuahuas rather than other breeds. Chihuahuas are unsuitable for families that with impatient children, because Chihuahuas would be defensive to this kind of kids.