Information About Toy Pomeranians
First, we must understand which meaning of the term we are using.
This is because the Pomeranian is a toy dog, in regard to class size determined by the AKC.
Toy are the smallest class and they include not only the Pom, but the Chihuahua, Pug, Shih Tzu, Maltese and other dogs that are small in regard to body structure, weight and height
Therefore, technically, a toy Pomeranian can be a term used to describe the natural size of this breed.
However, one must be very aware that some breeders, pet stores and others may refer to a Pom as a "Toy Pomeranian" and their intention is to claim that they have a special & unique dog that is smaller than the average breed standard.
It must be strongly noted that there is only 1 type of Pomeranian. There is no such official offspring or varieties as the Toy, Miniature, Teacup....Or any other name that implies that the dog will grow up to be smaller than the standard.
A standard, healthy Pom will grow to be an adult weight between 3 and 7 pounds (1.36 to 3.175 kg). Their height (from paw to shoulder) will be between 8 and 11 inches (20.32 to 27.94 cm).
This is small enough. Let's take a look at what can happen when someone breeds puppies to be smaller than this....