Pomeranian Breed History
The Pomeranian originated from the sled dogs of Iceland and
Lapland. The Germans bred the dogs in a way as to make them smaller and improve their coats. However they were still relatively large (over 20 pounds) when they reached England.
The Pomeranian is small today and this is credited to the English selectively breeding the dogs to reduce their size. This selective breeding was also responsible for creating a variety of colours in the Pomeranian breed. Despite the small size
the breed still retains the hardy disposition and thick coat
typical of dogs in cold climates.
The Pomeranian became internationally popular when Queen
Victoria returned from vacation in Florence, Italy with a
Pomeranian named Marco.