Did Pomeranians Used To Be Sled Dogs?

Pomeranians were used for sledding in the Arctic regions of Russia before they became popular as household pets in England due to their toy-like size. This is mentioned under the book “Pomeranian Sled Dogs, 1279–1930.”

The Pomeranian was used for centuries by native Eskimo people to pull sleds over rough ice on the frozen rivers that connect the isolated Alaska villages.

Their small, sturdy frames are well adapted both to pulling loads of heavier dogs on a team and often without any harness or other equipment. The natives believed that successful travel depended on breaking in or training all dogs while puppies. They did occasionally use cages while breaking in adults with undesirable temperaments…

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