is proof-positive that Pomeranians are member of the Spitz family.
In fact, in continental Europe, there is no separate breed called
Pomeranian. Instead, the Spitz family—wolf-sled dogs—is
divided according to size, from Very Small Spitz to Very Big Spitz.
the late 1800s, Pomeranians were white, 30-lb dogs that occasionally
whelped 15-lb puppies that were not runts, but rather perfectly
healthy smaller dogs. Those smaller dogs then occasionally whelped
the 7-lb dogs that became so popular in England and America.
the big genes are still there and every once in a while express
themselves in larger puppies. Cutter was born big and grew to
be over twice as big as her parents and her brother. (See the
picture of Susan with Cutter and her mother, Harmony, on the Features!
page.) She was such a hungry puppy that she ended up suckling
both her mom, Harmony, and her grandmom, Orca!
Cutter is a trim 9.5 lbs, with a full double-coat that sparkles
in the sun.
with Cutter's breeder, Julie Clemons, at: Rise
N Shine Poms.
you live in western Washington state and have a small dog you
need to board, Julie has a wonderful facility in the countryside
of Olympia. Check it out at: Little
was a circus gymnast in another life!