What is the average lifespan of a Pomeranian?


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The average lifespan of a Pomeranian is between 12 and 16 years. Pomeranians do sometimes have problems with their joints and heart that can affect quality of life.

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This is a small breed in which both males and females weigh up to 7 pounds and can reach 11 inches in height. Pomeranians originated in the 1800s in Germany, and they have always been considered a companion breed of dog. These dogs are friendly but shy, high energy and playful. Its coat requires moderate maintenance, though it is suited for both cold and warm climates. An affectionate breed, the Pomeranian is easy to train.

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