Are you are a small at-home Pomeranian breeder and would like to be considered as a Recommended Breeder on this site?
If so, please introduce yourself via email to: Contact@PetPom.com
to say hello & tell us about yourself. Please include a link to your website. We'll then start the interview process.
Locating a Reputable Pomeranian Breeder Outside of the US:
The person you select should be just as interested about you as you are about them and the puppies. If you are asked a lot of questions about your past experience as a dog owner, what you know of the breed and your home environment, this is a good sign. If you are asked for personal references, this is even a better sign... the seller cares about their puppies and wants to make sure that they go to good and loving homes. Look for the following:
* A health guarantee for genetic disease is very important. There should be documentation that states that the breeder will replace or take back a puppy with genetic health issues (within a certain amount of allotted time). In most contracts, you will be asked to bring your new puppy (usually within 48 hours) to your own veterinarian.
* While no one wants to "make a return", sometimes events lead to this such as a sudden move to an apartment that does not allow dogs, etc. It is a plus if you are asked to make any return to them...this ensures that dog is never surrendered to a shelter.
* You will be looking for a safe, clean and happy environment. This may be, and commonly is, a part of their home. They will have gated areas for the dogs to exercise and socialize with each other, they will have clean facilities, dogs will be inside the home to receive hands on care and socialization skills, they will have stocks of a high quality dog food and all that is needed to properly care for them in an environment that is healthy and happy.
* Think about the type of registration you wish to have for your dog. In the States, AKC is considered the optimal registration. If you are not planning on showing your dog, you may not need AKC registration. Those with AKC are inspected each year and follow strict guidelines to ensure the health of the dogs. However, for family pets...you do not need this or whichever dog registration your country offers that is considered "the best". Many will give you the option of which type of registration you wish for.
* Medical testing done to both sire and dam before allowing the dogs to mate and have puppies. These tests check for any hereditary medical issues. Ask if testing was done and ask to see the paper work for this.
* A Pomeranian breeder should have experience and knowledge to fully understand the complex colors...and carefully select the pairing of dogs to produce desired colors.
* 1st shots and deworming is vital. You should be provided with full health records.
* There should be full support after the sale... a great breeder will be happy to answer questions should any issues arise.