GETTING YOUR FIRST POM
Ok, you finally decided on a breed, did your home work (did you?) and read all the characteristics of a pomeranian, its pros and cons (ok there are no cons, let’s be honest! :D), its health issues and its breed standard.
Well done! First step among dozen accomplished!
Now it is time to search for the perfect little puppy. But where to start?
Avoid pages that sells puppies of different breeds, usually with no papers and from the backyard self named breeders. Search among registered breeders, with their own kennel and website. Website is the shop window of the breeder, attractive and up-to-date website, with nice pictures of the poms, tells you that you found a reputable breeder. Send a message. Usually pomeranians are not waiting for new owners in the line, it is other way round, so you need to be patient and persistent. It might take some months or even years to first find the breeder that fullfil your wishes in how pomeranian should look like and finally find a pomeranian you wished for so much. Searching length depends on how demanding you are. If looking for a show pomeranian there are so many criteria, from the perfect scissor 6×6 bite, correct size, nice head and muzzle, correct pigmentation, good proportions, square shape, rich coat, nice movement, vivid character and so on, so it really can last for ages to find a perfect pom. But if you are searching only for beloved pet and companion you might find your on ball-of-fur little faster. Another thing to be careful when buying your puppy is its pedigree. First of all buy a pomeranian with papers! This give you at least a bit of feeling how your puppy will develop and rather he will look more like mamma or papa or any of the ancestors behind. Be sure you ask the breeder to send you pictures from its parents and relatives, if you like what you see, this might be your wanted puppy.
If you are new in this breed, guess you never have seen the pomeranian puppy before, not in real not via the picture. Do a little research, Google finds all kinds of pictures of poms and puppies. Research a bit and make sure how your puppy should look like. There are lot of scams selling pomeranian, but in real it is a small german spitz- totally different breed. When they are puppies both breeds look the same (ok, if you have seen few pictures of puppy poms, you would know the difference right away), so you need to be extra careful. It is never the less long term commitment and it is better to really get the good quality puppy. Difference between the breeds and main things to be aware you could read in one of my next posts.
And the last but not least, the price!
Remember, good quality is never cheap, so don’t expect that you will get a top pomeranian for 1000 euros. Pomeranians are expensive, I would say that they are one of the most expensive breeds, so if you can’t afford it, better don’t have it. Better save up and buy it when the time is right, that way you will be proud and happy with your fur ball. Price depends of many different things-good pedigree with many titled dogs in it, colour, gender, quality and purpose (pet/show/breeding quality).
And what was my experience?
When I discovered the pomeranian breed I immediately knew this is the breed for me. I’m more big dog person and when I was reading the characteristics of a pom I knew this is a big dog in a small package. Vivid, enthusiastic, clever and clown like, those are the words that first pop up when describing a pom. I have done a research of breeders worldwide, contacted them and search for my first pom nearly half the year. It was long process started from scratch as I didn’t ever seen the breed in person before, and at the end all the waiting and researching paid off.
I have got what I wanted.
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