Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques
Oklahoma, United States
Posted July 14, 2012
I owned my Pomeranian, Cheyanna, from the time she was a puppy all the way up until her death five years ago. She was 15 years old when she died - a ripe old age for most any dog! When we first got her as a puppy, I was quite young (only 8 years old at the time) and I had never owned a dog before....she was my first pet. She was very peppy when she was younger - unfortunately she broke both her hips later on in her life, which took a lot out of her. One was due to an attack by another dog - the other time happened years later when she slipped on the kitchen tile while jumping.
She was a very calm, mellow dog after that, and she often walked with a limp. She never played very often, but she loved lots of attention and affection. She barked quite a lot though, as most Poms do. She also shed a lot! All in all, she was a very good dog - the only time she misbehaved was when she would chew things up as a puppy (but all puppies do that!) She was always very friendly to other people and dogs, never even heard her growl in all the years that I owned her!
She eventually grew ill when she was around 13 years old - and the illness came and went off and on over the next two years until she finally passed away at 15 years of age.