A playful, intelligent, affectionate dog, here’s what to know about this breed of dog with ancient origins. One of the most popular pets.
The Volpino , a dog breed that knows how to assert itself as a guardian for its strong character and its protective attitude towards its master. Its origins are Italian and very ancient , i.e. from the Spitz family, which has always been used for towing, hunting and companionship. Its existence even dates back to the Bronze Age. In Italy it is a very successful dog, bred and loved in an aristocratic environment and as a watchdog and companion in the domestic environment.
The Pomeranian was Michelangelo Buonarroti’s dog in the 18th century. It has a short head, round eyes, long ears and is small in size. The breed risked disappearing in the 1960s, but today it seems to be out of danger. It has a compact physique, soft, straight and long hair, and is agile and agile.
The colors are uniform red and white, it has small, triangular and erect ears and the tail is curled over the back. Its weight is around 5 kg, between 25 and 28 cm tall (females) and between 25-30 cm (males). The Pomeranian loves being with children who prefer him for his exuberance and joy. He can bark a lot, but he knows how to contain himself if well educated. An obedient and easily trainable dog , but can also be grumpy if not well socialized in the first few months of life. A suitable breed for Dog Agility .
The Volpino also enjoys good health , rarely suffers from illnesses, has no hereditary pathologies related to its breed. Good hygiene of the ears and eyes is necessary, brushing the coat often and carrying out the necessary periodic checks. He adapts well to apartment life, but needs daily movement with jogs and walks to avoid overweight. It does not need special food or care and can live up to 14-15 years. There are even more long -lived specimens . An ideal diet is based on modest quantities of meat, rice and vegetables. The price of an Italian Pomeranian puppy is around 900 euros.
- Volpino Italiano, an intelligent, affectionate and playful dog (tuttogreen.it)