Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Pomeranian Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Germany from the breeding of small varieties of the German Spitz. Has the typical Spitz-type tail and mane. The dense undercoat covered by the long straight topcoat gives the dog a fluffy appearance. Will require diligent grooming to keep this coat looking good. Size makes it an ideal companion in town environments. Propensity to bark also makes it a good watchdog. Spirited breed. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Tietien S B (1987) The New Pomeranian. Howell Book House. ISBN: 0 8760 5251 0. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit theAmerican Kennel Clubwebsite to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Pomeranian Club: www.americanpomeranianclub.org.