What kind of dog is Boo?

This post will talk about Boo’s breed. In this post, we will present a brief description of the dog Boo, we will discover the breed of this famous dog and finally the physical and behavioral characteristics of his breed.

What kind of dog was boo?

Boo and all his cuteness was a dog of the Pomerania breed.

Who was Boo?

Boo was a dog who became famous for expressing his cuteness on a Facebook page. With his millions of followers, he became famous all over the world. In 2019 due to heart problems, Boo passed away. Boo was 12 years old and left several videos, photos and even advertising campaigns, television shows and a book.

About the Pomeranian breed

Pomeranians are considered to be the oldest breed in central Europe, descended from stone age dogs the Torhundes. Next we will talk about their physical characteristics and behaviors.

Physical characteristics

Pomeranians are very small dogs with a fox head, short, pointed ears and black eyes, always showing alertness. The muzzle is not very long and is in harmony with the skull. It has a raised, curled and thick tail carried over the back.

They are captivated by the beauty of their coat, made to stand out externally to the abundant undercoat. As mini lions, they are called in some countries, impressed with the strong fur around its neck, like a mane. And their colors can be diverse like White, black, brown, orange, gray shaded.

Behavior/temperament

The Pomeranian is a docile dog, attentive, happy and very close to its owner. And an easy dog to train. It is very energetic, and therefore needs control by the tutors, reducing the chances of the dog getting too stressed or showing aggressive attitudes.

The animals of this breed are also extremely playful. They have a balanced temperament and are not a destructive type of dog. For being sociable and cheerful, it makes the ideal companion as a companion and guard dog for home and apartment.

Health care

Pomeranian dogs are very healthy dogs. However, some dogs may have diseases such as patellar deviation, allergies and wooly syndrome.

Patellar deviation is a disease where the animal may limp and feel local pain, as the patella leaves the anatomical place. The treatment for this pathology is surgical.

Allergies can be a reaction of the body to external particles. Food allergies are common in Pomeranians, so the animal should only be given appropriate food. The most common symptoms are hair loss, redness, itching, and some dogs may have diarrhea.

Wooly syndrome is a disease related to hormonal changes in the adrenal glands. Causing hair loss that can be focal or generalized in more severe cases. The diagnosis is made by hormonal tests.

As for reproduction, dogs tend to have few reproductive problems. But diseases such as cryptorchidism in males have already been reported. Cryptorchidism happens when one or all of the testicles are not located in the scrotum. Thus, castration surgery is indicated since the ectopic testicle is predisposed to tumors.

Even though they are extremely healthy dogs, it is important that regular visits to the veterinarian are made. For general check ups, vaccination and deworming. Thus preventing the sweetening of the animal.

Breed care

Daily care is important to prevent the dog from getting sick. Below we will talk about some care with the Pomeranians as:

  • Food care;
  • Bath care;
  • Ear care;
  • Fur care;
  • Nail care;
  • Teeth care.

Food care

Due to predisposition to food allergies, these dogs need good food, and a well-balanced diet. Pomeranian dogs can have a natural diet balanced by a veterinary nutritionist, or they can eat industrial foods specific to the size of the animal.

These dogs must eat the appropriate amount for the weight and age of the animals. For industrialized foods, the use of specific foods for the Pomeranian breed is indicated.

Bath care

This breed does not need to be bathed very often. Bathing should be done very carefully, especially to avoid getting water into the ear. Due to the dense coat, dogs should always be very dry after bathing to avoid the growth of microorganisms in the skin that lead to dermatitis.

Ear care

This breed has erect ears which can predispose to ear infections. Ear cleaning should be done with specific products for dogs every week. This way it is possible to avoid serious such as otitis.

Fur care

Pomeranian breed dogs have dense coats, it is a breed that constantly renews its fur. These dogs can be trimmed, as Boo, and this coat should be brushed two to three times a week to prevent dead fur from accumulating around the house.

Nail care

As for nail clipping, it is recommended to cut the dog’s nail once or twice a month. Clipping the nails prevents the animal from getting hurt or even hurting the tutor.

Teeth care

Dogs of this breed should brush their teeth every 48 hours with a dog-specific toothpaste. Constant brushing of your dog’s teeth helps prevent tartar buildup and the resulting problems.

Conclusion

In this blog post we were able to find out more about the Pomeranian breed. Themes such as the physical characteristics of Pomeranian breed, in addition to its intelligence, attention, and energetic behaviors which makes it an excellent companion dog. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): What kind of dog is boo?

 

Is a Pomeranian a good dog?

Yes, the Pomeranian is a docile dog, attentive, happy and very close to its owner. The animals of this breed are also extremely playful. Being sociable and cheerful makes him the ideal companion as a companion and guard dog for home and apartment.

How often should you wash your Pomeranian?

Every 3 weeks. But the coat should be brushed at least once a day. Your lush coat may need special shampoos and care that a pet store can provide.

Reference 

CBKC – Brazilian Canine Cyanophilic Confederation, 2018 Official Breed Standard: Spitz Alemao. Available in: https://cbkc.org/application/views/docs/padroes/padrao-raca_275.pdfAccessed 12th Jan 2022.

Lee, J. H. (2011). Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog (Halloween Books for Kids, Halloween Books for Toddlers, Cute Halloween Stories). Chronicle Books.

Picture from Flirk.com

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