Pomeranians and Children

Pomeranians and Children

Pomeranians and children do not mix.  You should avoid purchasing a teacup Pomeranian for a variety of reasons if you currently have children under the age of 13 or are planning on having children.  Additionally, if you frequently have children in your home for whatever reason, we strongly encourage you to seek an alternate breed.

First and foremost, Poms are small dogs with relatively brittle bones and a body structure that is susceptible to serious injury with any sort of rough play.  Many children are incapable of fully understanding or comprehending how vigorous their level of play or interaction is with a tiny animal.  And frankly, Children can be oblivious to their surroundings and consequently step, jump or sit on a tiny Pom and gravely injure it.

If you have children, then you are fully aware of the above arguments.

Also, children are loud, disruptive and filled with quick movements.  This can often result in elevated stress levels within your dog and this combination of fear and stress may result in the biting of a child.  Given the propensity for children to be rather tactile and hands-on with dogs, your dog will be repeatedly picked-up and handled, maybe even fought over in a tug-of-war between two sparring siblings.  All of this handling can easily lead to the dropping of your dog or in the dog leaping out of the arms of one of your children with the resulting landing causing broken bones and internal bleeding.

If you have your heart set on the Pomeranian and have children/or are planning on having children, it can be quite difficult to heed this advice.  Your heart is kind of set on this particular dog.  But, you have to do what is in the best interest of your dog and family and introducing a Pomeranian to this sort of environment is simply not wise.

In the event that you choose to ignore this advice (which, I am sure some of you will), then it is incumbent upon you to ensure that your children are thoroughly trained and given strict rules on how they should interact with the family puppy.

But, let me caution you one more time.  Imagine a situation where one of your children accidentally causes your dog to get injured, perhaps fatally.  Do you really want that on your conscience?  Do you really want your child to suffer through the guilt of knowing that their actions resulted in the death of the family dog?


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