Pomeranians are very special and adorable but, are they royal dogs? Do Pomeranians have a royal history?
Pomeranians have been a favorite breed of the royal family for generations, especially during the 1700s and 1800s. It’s been said that one Queen would gift Pomeranians to her loved ones and another had over 35 Pomeranians at one time.
Are Pomeranians Royal Dogs
Pomeranians have a long history with the British Royal Family that dates back to the 1700s.
One could say that Pomeranains are royal dogs, they truly act like royal dogs grabbing the attention of those they encounter with confidence like no other.
Who Was The First Royal Person To Have A Pomeranian
We can all thank Queen Charlotte as the first member of the royal family to bring Pomeranians into the limelight.
Queen Charlotte was only 17 years old in 1761 when she married King George III.
When married Queen Charlotte brought her Pomeranians with her to England, from Germany in an area near Pomerania where Pomeranians originate.
The King and Queen loved Pomeranians so much that they often gifted them to family and friends.
What Did Queen Charlottes Pomeranians Look Like
Queen Charlotte Pomeranians were much larger than the petite Pomeranians we are familiar with today.
The size of the Pomeranian really didn’t reduce drastically until later on.
Queen Charlottes Pomeranians would’ve been better at 15 and 40 pounds on average.
Pomeranians did not have such a wide range of coat colors during that time, Queen Charlottes Pomeranians had classic coat colors of white, cream, and the occasional black and tan.
What Queens Owned Pomeranians
There were many members of the royal family that had Pomeranains but, the two Queens that are famous for their love of Pomeranians are Queen Charlotte and her granddaughter Question Vicotria.
What Queen Had The Most Pomeranians
Queen Victoria had the most Pomeranians with claims stating she had over 35 Pomeranians at one point.
What Were Some Of Queen Victoria Pomeranians Names
Queen Victorias Special Pomeranians
Marco was Queen Victoria’s first Pomeranian that came into her life in 1888.
Her beloved Turi was requested by her side when she was on her deathbed and passed away in 1901.
Traveling Royal Pomeranians
Queen Victorias Pomeranians often traveled with her everywhere.
Her dogs often traveled in special compartments under police protection.
What Impact Did Royalty Have On Pomeranians
Queen Victoria had the most impact on the entire Pomeranian Breed.
Queen Victoria developed a breeding program that some have claimed reduced the overall size and stature of the Pomeranian to be more of a “Lapdog”.
There are various reports on whether Queen Victoria truly reduced the size of the Pomeranian breed or not.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what her intentions were beyond a pure love of the breed.
Queen Victoria also made her mark in expanding the coat colors within the breed, importing Pomeranians from all over Europe.
Did Royalty Have Any Famous Pomeranians
In 1891, Queen Victoria entered her first Pomeranian into a dog show.
Displaying her dogs in dog shows brought a lot of newfound attention to the breed making it gain in popularity.
Many of her dogs were champions, including two favorite white Pomeranians Gena and Beppo.
Queen Victoria continue to show her dogs until some caught distemper and brought it back to her dogs at home.
Unfortunately, many of the Queen’s dogs did not survive.
Does Anyone In The Royal Family Have A Pomeranian
At this point in time, none of the British Monarchs have a Pomeranian as a companion.
The current royal family has been very fond of the following breeds.
- Cocker Spaniel
- King Charles Spaniel
- Jack Russel Terrier
- Labrador Retrievers
Is Queen Charlotte The Queen With The Pomeranians In Bridgerton
Bridgerton is a popular Netflix series that is loosely based on the society in the early 1800s.
There is a character that portrays the likes of Queen Charlotte.
If you are a Pomeranian lover like myself you will not miss the scenes with an abundance of Pomeranians.
You will often find five to seven Pomeranians in a scene being held and pampered just like Pomeranians enjoy.
I am fascinated by the connection between Pomeranians and royalty, I almost feel like this amazing breed was always meant to be the center of attention.
I can see exactly what these previous monarchs saw in these amazing little companions.
The love and joy they provide are priceless.