The Pomeranian is an extrovert, exhibiting great intelligence and a vivacious spirit, making him a great companion dog as well as a competitive show dog.
The Pomeranian is a compact, short-backed, active toy dog. He has a soft, dense undercoat with a profuse harsh-textured outer coat. His heavily plumed tail is set high and lies flat on his back. He is alert in character, exhibits intelligence in expression, is buoyant in deportment, and is inquisitive by nature. The Pomeranian is cocky, commanding, and animated as he gaits. He is sound in composition and action.
Pomeranians larger ancestors were used for herding sheep and as sled dogs. Once arriving to Europe, they were bred down to the small size of today. Aside from the herding and sledding duties, Pomeranians have been used for search and rescue of small, tight spaces, hearing assistance, and therapy dogs.