Where Were Pomeranians Bred From?

In Germany, “Pomeranian” was a word describing a type of metal product rather than a breed of dog. In these times, this confusion likely comes from panels on auction sites often being called Pomeranians even if they have no relation to the actual breed. The confusion is exacerbated by popular culture’s tendency to use the name King Charles Spaniel for both breeds interchangeably

A common theory is that Joan II Stuart, Queen of Scotland and half-sister to James I of England crossed her toy spaniels with German dwarf pointers because she prized their small size. Generations later these dogs became well established in England as evidenced by an engraving by Johannes Grimmer made in 1698 which records its popularity…

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