#2 To help a Pomeranian tolerate outdoor elements.
This, of course, is the practical reason for clothing. And it is very warranted for this breed.
Let's look at some reasons why clothing may be needed:
1. Pomeranians can indeed get cold. Though Pomeranians have a double coat of fur (dense inner layer and thick outer layer of guard hairs), this does not mean that a Pom will be invulnerable to the cold and harsh weather conditions.
Since they are a toy sized breed and have very little body fat, Poms can actually get chilled quite easily.
This is particularly true for puppies, seniors, and Pomeranians that are on the lower end of the weigh range (6 lb.s and under).
2. Intolerance can be towards all sorts of weather. Rain, sleet, snow, and even high winds can cause a dog to resist going outside and staying outside.
3. Feeling uncomfortable can interfere with important elements. When a dog is resistant to being outside due to feeling uncomfortable, this can interfere with both housebreaking and with taking daily walks to meet important exercise requirements.
is challenging enough without the added issue of a Pomeranian not wanting to say outside. Most puppies and even some older dogs need 5 to 15 minutes to sniff around for the 'perfect spot' and then for bladder and bowel muscles to relax. And in regard to outdoor exercise, if this is greatly reduced during bad weather, or for the full winter season, this can have quite a few negative effects. Dogs that are not taken out for purposeful walking can develop the canine equivalent of cabin fever. This can lead to restless behavior and/or manifest as excessive barking, destructive chewing, or even depression. #3 To add a layer if a Pom is having a skin or coat issue.
Such issues as allergies or skin conditions may lead to a Pomeranian needing to have some lotion massaged onto hot spots. And fur issues
that include a thinning or balding coat, not only is often treated with topical lotions, but also can cause a Pom to feel uncomfortable without his full coat.
A shirt can be used to help keep applied lotions and other coat products in place, and/or help a Pom feel secure while his coat is recovering.
To summarize, if your Pom seems to dislike being outside in certain weather conditions and if you feel that he needs a bit of help to feel comfortable, or if there are skin or coat issues, clothing would be a good idea.