Toy Pom: History, care and temperament

Are you thinking of adopting a Toy Pom? Whether you are a proud Toy Pom owner or you are thinking of getting a new dog, it is advisable to find out more about this breed. There are both adult dogs and Toy Pom puppies looking for a loving home.

The Toy Pom breed originated in Pomerania. The breed descended from the Spitz breed which was used to herd sheep. Starting off as large dogs, Toy Poms were bred to be smaller over the years.


Toy Poms are typically black or white. Orange is also a common colour for Toy Poms. This breed is also available in brown, cream and tan. The best way to find a purebred Toy Pom is to buy your dog from a licenced Toy Pom breeder. Your dog should come with documents that prove that it is purebred. If you are unsure of the origins of your dog you can check that it has features that are typical of the Toy Pom breed. Although the appearance of Toy Poms can vary they usually are 13 to 28 centimetres high. They usually have a thick coat and a flat tail which is set high.


It is important that your Toy Pom receives outstanding dental care. This breed is known to have problems with their teeth if they are not cared for properly. Clean your dog’s teeth regularly to keep them healthy. It is also advisable to feed your dog dry food as this contributes to healthy teeth. Your dog’s teeth should be checked and cleaned by a vet regularly.

Your Toy Pom’s coat should be brushed a minimum of once a week. Although you should brush your dog regularly, don’t brush them too often as this can have an adverse effect on their fur. Clean the eyes and ears of your dog regularly.

To keep your dog happy take it for walks often. Playtime with other dogs is important. Toy poms will also enjoy play time with you and your family.

The lifespan of a Toy Pom is 15 years on average. This breed is known for having heart problems, eye infections as well as skin problems.


Toy Poms are a relatively intelligent breed and they are fast to learn. To train your dog use firm instructions. Although this breed can take longer to housetrain, consistent praise is an effective method of training. It is advisable to train your dog so that it does not become snappy. Toy Poms are best suited to families who have children older than eight years.

The Toy Pom is a clever and active dog. While the Toy Pom enjoys spending time with people, it is an independent dog. This breed is bold and they will often bark at strangers. Although they can be temperamental, they are known to have an affectionate and curious nature.

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Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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3 Responses

  1. Rip says:

    There is no such thing as a Toy Pom! Those are Pomeranians!

  2. Sue Simpkins says:

    My little Toy Pom weighs 2.4kgs – is the most wonderful, sweet-natured little girl – I called her Sassy, and she is the love of our life.

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