Few breeds attract as much adoring attention as the Pomeranian. This diminutive breed packs a mighty punch of spirit and personality in their tiny, foxy frame. They are descended from a larger, Spitz-like ancestor that was used as a sheepherder in what is modern day Germany and Poland. Queen Victoria was captivated by these “Spitz dogs” and brought them from Florence, Italy back to England in 1888. This was a pivotal moment in the history of the breed and popularity ensued. They are intelligent, fun-loving companions and make great family pets when trained and properly socialized. Their small size makes them suitable for apartment living but they are an active breed that thrives on mental stimulation and lots of attention. Their thick double will need regular grooming to keep them comfortable and tangle free.