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Hello everyone! I joined this wonderful forum just so I could ask this question. Recently my parents went on a trip and they found this cute little dog. I don't know much about dog breeds, I used to have a miniature schnauzer but he passed away. I am wondering what breed this sweet little dog is so I can learn more about it and see if I can purchase or adopt one of this kind in the future. He is a very good natured and sweet little dog named Zorry.

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Looks like a Pomeranian.

I'm kind of wondering what you mean when you say they went on a trip and found the dog. Do you mean that they literally found the dog? If so, did they have it scanned for a microchip try to find the owners, report finding to local Animal Control, and the like?
 

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Looks like a Pomeranian.

I'm kind of wondering what you mean when you say they went on a trip and found the dog. Do you mean that they literally found the dog? If so, did they have it scanned for a microchip try to find the owners, report finding to local Animal Control, and the like?
Don’t worry, he’s a pet. He was with his owners, he’s safe. Thanks for the info!
 

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This is definitely a Pomeranian. I have 1 Pom and you can tell when you see a Pom just like yours. If you want small dogs like the Pom in the picture, you can search for micro or toy species. I had a poodle who was really small, like the size of this pomeranian in the photo because they mixed breeds to make smaller poodles. I mean, real poodles are big. Small dogs are cute:love:
 

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I had a poodle who was really small, like the size of this pomeranian in the photo because they mixed breeds to make smaller poodles. I mean, real poodles are big. Small dogs are cute:love:
Last I looked, Toy Poodles were real Poodles. The Toys and Miniatures were just bred for smaller and smaller size over the years. Pomeranians were originally much larger as well, in the 40 to 50 pound range. Even at the turn of the 20th century, dogs upwards of 20 pounds weren't uncommon.

The current AKC standard calls for Poms to be from 3 to 7 pounds. Avoid anyone who uses advertising catch phrases like "micro", "tiny", or "teacup", since they most likely aren't reputable breeders.
 

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Yes, there are 3 sizes of Poodles; Toy, Miniature, Standard. These are all "real poodles". The other designer sizes like teacup and micro or similar are mutts.

Poodles of all sizes are highly intelligent, robust, athletic, active dogs.

IIRC, the Toy will be under 10 lbs, the Miniature will be about 20 lbs and the Standard can be about 60 lbs.

There are many breeds that will remain small. Look into Terriers or Companion breeds. These are the groups with numerous smaller breeds.
 

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Four sizes, actually, it's just that the US doesn't recognize the 'medium' (between mini and standard, also called moyen, klein, mellom, etc.) for some reason. FCI does though.

Poms can be great little dogs! They tend to be barkers - a lot of the little guys were originally bred in part to alert to unusual things - and that fluffy coat needs regular care to keep it looking fabulous. Like all small dogs, they need to be trained just like big dogs and have their emotions respected. Unfortunately a lot of little dogs get grabbed, picked up, etc. because it's easy, and are never allowed to say 'no' when this makes them uncomfortable, which is why they tend to get a reputation for being nippy and having attitudes - it's the only way they've found to get people to stop.

Agree with avoiding anyone advertising 'teacup' or 'micro' dogs. These breeders are either liars (often they sell the puppies too young but claim they're 8 weeks so they look smaller) or breeding unhealthy dogs to get those tiny puppies. Heartbreaking, really, because they care more about slapping a crazy price tag on then the lifelong health and happiness of their dogs.
 

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Four sizes, actually, it's just that the US doesn't recognize the 'medium' (between mini and standard, also called moyen, klein, mellom, etc.) for some reason. FCI does though.
In the US, depending on what lines they are from, the moyen are considered either over-sized miniatures or small standards.

FCI also recognizes a third Dachshund size, the rabbit dog (called teckel, I believe), which is between the standard and miniature sizes. Interestingly enough, they determine Dachshund size by measuring the chest circumference,not height or weight.
 

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Those klein poodles are a nice, practical size. They're big enough to do work like hunting, but small enough to be easier to travel with.
 

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Poodles's coat is usually curly, wiry and thick and wiry and when is well groomed when you pet them there is a feeling you are touching a smooth carpet. Their ears are normally large and wide and hang close to the head. usually, poodle’s tail is large but owners usually dog and breeders custmoized the length to half of the size . Poodle’s eyes have standard dark color, but there are some poodles with a brown or apricot color coat brown with the color of the eyes lighter. The size of a standard poodle is average 15 inches taller average with a weight range of 45 to 70 pounds.
 
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