General appearance: the pomeranian is a compact, short-backed, active toy dog of nordic descent. The double coat consists of a short dense undercoat with fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma a profuse harsh-textured longer outer coat. The heavily plumed tail is one of the characteristics of fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma the breed. It is set high and lies flat on the 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.
Size, proportion, substance: weight – is from 3 to 7 pounds with the ideal weight fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma for show specimens being 4 to 6 pounds. Any dog over or under the limits is objectionable; however, overall quality should be favored over size. Proportion – the pomeranian is a square breed with a short back. The ratio of body length to height at the withers fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma being 1 to 1. These proportions are measured from the prosternum to the point fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma of buttocks, and from the highest point of the withers to the fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma ground. Substance – sturdy, medium-boned.
Head: head – in balance with the body, when viewed from above, broad at the back tapering to the nose to form fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma a wedge. Expression – may be referred to as fox-like, denoting his alert and intelligent nature. Eyes – dark, bright, medium sized, and almond shaped; set well into the skull with the width between the fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma eyes balancing the other facial features. Eye rims are black, except self-colored in chocolate, beaver and blue. Ears – small, mounted high and carried erect. Proper ear set should be favored over size. Skull – closed, slightly round but not domed. Stop – well pronounced. Muzzle – rather short, straight, free of lippiness, neither coarse nor snipey. Ratio of length of muzzle to skull is 1/3 to 2/3. Nose – pigment is black except self-colored in chocolate, beaver and blue. Bite – scissors, one tooth out of alignment is acceptable. Major faults – round, domed skull. Undershot, overshot or wry bite. Disqualification – eye(s) light blue, blue marbled, blue flecked.
Neck, topline,body: neck – set well into the shoulders with sufficient length to allow fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma the head to be carried proud and high. Topline – level from withers to croup. Body – compact and wellribbed. Chest – oval tapered extending to the point of elbows with a fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma pronounced prosternum. Back – short-coupled, straight and strong. Loin – short with slight tuck-up. Croup is flat. Tail – heavily plumed, set high and lies flat and straight on the back. Major fault – low tail set.
forequarters: shoulders – well laid back. Shoulder blade and upper arm length are equal. Elbows – held close to the body and turn neither in nor fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma out. Legs when viewed from the front are moderately spaced, straight and parallel to each other, set well behind the forechest. Height from withers to elbows approximately equals height from ground fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma to elbow. Shoulders and legs are moderately muscled. Pasterns straight and strong. Feet- round, tight, appearing cat-like, wellarched, compact, and turn neither in nor out, standing well up on toes. Dewclaws may be removed. Major fault – down in pasterns.
Hindquarters: hindquarters – angulation balances that of the forequarters. Buttocks are well behind the set of the tail. Thighs – moderately muscled. Upper thigh and lower leg length are equal. Stifles – strong, moderately bent and clearly defined. Legs – when viewed from the rear straight and parallel to each fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma other. Hocks when viewed from the side are perpendicular to the fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma ground and strong. Feet same as forequarters. Dewclaws may be removed. Major fault – cowhocks, knees turning in or out or lack of soundness in fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma legs or stifles.
Coat: the pomeranian is a double-coated breed. The body should be well covered with a short, dense undercoat with long harsh-textured guard hair growing through, forming the longer abundant outer coat which stands off from fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma the body. The coat should form a ruff around the neck, framing the head, extending over the shoulders and chest. Head and leg coat is tightly packed and shorter in fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma length than that of the body. Forelegs are well-feathered. Thighs and hind legs are heavily coated to the hock fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma forming a skirt. Tail is profusely covered with long, harsh spreading straight hair forming a plume. Females may not carry as thick or long a coat fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma as a male. Puppy coat may be dense and shorter overall and may fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma or may not show guard hair. A cotton type coat is undesirable in an adult. Coat should be in good and healthy condition especially the fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma skirt, tail, and undercarriage. Trimming for neatness and a clean outline is permissible. Major fault – soft, flat or open coat.
Color: all colors, patterns, and variations there-of are allowed and must be judged on an equal fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma basis. Brindle – dark cross stripes on any solid color or allowed pattern. Parti – white base with any solid color or allowed pattern. A white blaze is preferred on the head. Ticking is undesirable. Extreme piebald – white with patches of color on head and base of fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma tail. Piebald – white with patches of color on head, body, and base of tail. Irish – color on the head and body with white legs, chest and collar. Tan points – any solid color or allowed pattern with markings sharply defined fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma above each eye, inside the ears, muzzle, throat, forechest, all lower legs and feet, the underside of the tail and skirt. The richer the tan the more desirable. Tan markings should be readily visible. Major fault – distinct white on whole foot or on one or more fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma whole feet (except white or parti) on any acceptable color or pattern.
Classifications – the open classes at specialty shows may be divided by fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma color as follows: open red, orange, cream, and sable; open black, brown, and blue; open any other color, pattern, or variation. Gait: the pomeranians movement has good reach in the forequarters and fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma strong drive with the hindquarters, displaying efficient, ground covering movement that should never be viewed as ineffective fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma or busy. Head carriage should remain high and proud with the overall fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma outline maintained. Gait is smooth, free, balanced and brisk. When viewed from the front and rear while moving at fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma a walk or slow trot the pomeranian should double track, but as the speed increases the legs converge slightly towards fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma a center line. The forelegs and hind legs are carried straight forward, with neither elbows nor stifles turned in nor out. The topline should remain firm and level with the overall fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma balance maintained.
Temperament: the pomeranian is an extrovert, exhibiting great intelligence and a vivacious spirit, making him a great companion dog as well as a fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma competitive show dog. Even though a toy dog, the pomeranian must be subject to the same requirements of fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma soundness and structure prescribed for all breeds, and any deviation from the ideal described in the standard fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma should be penalized to the extent of the deviation.
Ticks are actually arachnids, which means they’re more closely related to spiders than they are to fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma flies or mosquitos. Ticks…
A 40 year old female presents by EMS with significant fibrous histiocytoma sarcoma dyspnea. She has had a fever and cough for 2 days, and has been…
This is no help at all – in fact, it is positively confusing. The problem here is that the dictionary hasn’t caught up with changes in the language. The…