Pomeranian: reviews of owners and breeders
Having a dog is a childhood dream
The first one I got was Cupid, a funny 4-month-old puppy bear cub. This is a Pomeranian Spitz rather rare type - bearish. Cupid is my first dog. And I have long dreamed of just such a thing. When they gave it to me, I realized: dreams come true! And that was almost eight years ago. Literally right away, we found a common language with him. He was always good: obedient and, importantly, uncomplicated.
In terms of addiction, there were no problems at all. But until two years the dog was sick a lot. Cupid underwent two operations. The first time he had a patella inserted. Then he broke the front paw (unsuccessfully jumped off the couch), and the fracture was displaced, and a special knitting needle was inserted into it. In conclusion, he also picked up the infection - barely saved. So he had a lot of trouble with me at a young age, he knows well who the vets are.
Now Cupid is an arrogant and lazy dog, but insanely affectionate and gentle.
In the photo: Spitz Amur. Photo: from the personal archive of Tatyana Lentsevich.
The second dog appeared so that the first was not bored
Yes, dreams do come true! I was convinced of it when Lola appeared at home. While jogging in the park, she always looked with envy at the girl who was running with her York. I thought it was great to run with the dog. Cupid due to poor health could not keep me company. In addition to having undergone two paw operations, anesthesia also caused heart complications. He runs when he wants, but not very actively.
I kept thinking: if I had a girl - a red fox ... And once friends called and said that the breeders were selling an adult Spitz, a girl, three and a half years. The reason why they gave the dog was called their employment, they say, Lola needs more attention, which they can not give. But it turned out that she had few puppies in her litter, and these people were breeding. So I got a dog with a bouquet of "female" diseases. And now we periodically treat inflammation.
But this is a wonderful dog! Clever, faithful, faithful. And by the way, we still run together with her, as I wanted!
My Lola has already become a mom twice. The cavalier is always there! Each time she gave birth herself and quite easily. But her maternal instinct is completely absent. She, for example, did not lick puppies. And it did ... Cupid. Although it is advised to isolate the dog in general from puppies, because there have been cases when newly made dads ate babies. And our father just took care of the kids. To feed the crumbs to my mother, I brought.
Photo: from the personal archive of Tatyana Lentsevich.
Mom, dad and prankish Sobolin
The third dog, Sobolin, is a puppy of Lola and Cupid. My favorite mischief! To her, as the youngest, all pranks are always forgiven. In general, I did not plan to leave the dog. I wanted to give her mom so she could move more, more often went for walks. While I tried to persuade my mother, she herself was so used to the baby that there was no thought to give her away.
She called Sobolin, because she looked like a sable puppy, the color is the same. It turns out that sable is a predator. And the name, apparently, greatly influenced the character of the dog. She loves to drive cats on the street, and she drives her mother to the balcony at home, then she guards, does not let her out.
So we have a whole family: dad, mom and naughty Sobolin. And the youngest builds everyone - as she wants, it happens.
Sobolin is soon 4 years old, and she once became a mother. It was a very difficult experience for us - the dog had to be Caesar. As a result, only one of the two puppies was born alive. Now he lives with my relatives, so I know well about his fate. Unlike Lola, Sobolin turned out to be a very good mother: she took care of the puppy, did not let anyone in to him.
Is it easy to raise a spitz?
I had no problems with any of the three dogs. Somehow everything happens by itself.
Spitz are smart dogs.
I heard that scientists came to the conclusion that dogs do not understand words, but are guided by the intonation of a person. I strongly disagree with this. My dogs understand absolutely everything! As for the teams, I even taught an adult Lola many of them.
How to care for a spitz?
If you read the description of the breed, almost everywhere it is advised to wash Spitz once every three weeks. It seems to me that bathing a dog so often is useless. I bathe Lola often. Apparently, the first owners did so. Her coat is quickly contaminated, becomes oily, and a smell appears. I bathe Sobolin and Amur once every three months - this is enough for them. After washing, I always dry it with a hairdryer and comb it.
Spitz, although they are very fluffy dogs, do not need to scratch every day. Their hair does not go astray only if a little behind the ears. Even during the molting period, there is not much wool from them. But after bathing, when we dry and itch, it flies everywhere, gets into a hair dryer.
Spitz - moderately active dogs
Of course, Spitz dogs are nimble. On the street they like to run, to swear for a ball, but they do not need many hours of exhausting walks. We walk in the morning for about half an hour - about forty minutes. In the evening - an hour and a half. On weekends we can take pleasure and take a longer walk. As a rule, we walk all together and without leashes. I take the sable on a leash, and the two older dogs - in my arms only when we cross the road.
Photo: from the personal archive of Tatyana Lentsevich.
On the street, everyone behaves calmly, except for Sable. She can “poop” other dogs: barks, jumps at them. It doesn’t bite, but it thinks it scares.
Although small, but the guards
If someone rings the doorbell or comes to us, all three dogs rush to the door, bark. We have a flock! This is when one dog, then instincts can sometimes become dull. And if there are a lot of them, never. Because of this, sometimes problems arise with neighbors: the Spitz barks loudly and in chorus. Someone will lead, others pick up.
I work a lot, so I have to leave the dogs alone at home. It happens that for a long time. Mostly they sleep, but not always. From the traces that they leave behind, you can guess what they were doing. Someone was lying on the couch, someone had eaten cookies from the table ... But usually this someone is always alone: Sobolin. She is the only one who can climb and jump everywhere.
Dogs sleep, where to whom and how you want. Cupid is my first pet, therefore it is more “humanized”: it likes to lay its head on a pillow. Sometimes I wake up, and we lie with him nose to nose. Girls can lie down at their feet, and even sleep on the spot.
When the dogs grow up, they blur the face of mom-dad-puppy. So Lola for Sobolin is a competitor, and dad is just a dog. When the heat comes, harassment begins. It saves that Amur can’t cope without outside help, so no one will move out during estrus.
Which owner is suitable for the spitz
I would not say that Spitz are very demanding dogs. The main thing is that the owner should be kind, caring, have the opportunity and desire to spend time with funny ponytails. This breed, it seems to me, is suitable for a beginner. Just remember about their delicate paws.
Of course, with the advent of the dog, life changes. There is a responsibility, love and always a good mood. A person becomes more active. You get used to daily walks very quickly. And even in the rain I already want to walk in the evening in the park myself.
I can’t imagine how you can live without these wool balls!
The only drawback is that you cannot leave anywhere for long. So I don’t go anywhere! Holidays we spend all together at home or in the country. But anything can happen in life, and if I had to leave my triple happiness with someone, then only with the person I trust: mom, sister, girlfriend. The zoo hotel is definitely not an option for me.
Positive from Oranges
The old woman Lola is a rather clumsy dog, but at least there is more than enough energy in Sobolin. And then the youngest one flies out of the entrance and rushed, only she was seen. Lola also wanted to.And only she "soaped" when she stumbles and turns over her head. A moment of confusion: “What happened to me?” Then she brushed herself off and importantly ran on.