How Fast Can Pomeranians Run?

Pomeranian running
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Have you ever thought about what breed is super cute and gives lots of love and affection? Well, we certainly thought about it and could you guess what we came up with? The Pomeranian! Pomeranians are highly caring and friendly dogs who love to be with their favourite humans all the time.

The Pomeranian’s most distinguished quality is their love for running and this little breed has pretty fast legs too!

In this article, we go into detail about how fast Pomeranians can run and the average speed you can expect from this tiny breed, plus, other great need-to-knows.

Pomeranians may be small, but they are very fast runners. An average Pomeranian has a reasonable speed and can run up to 8-12 mph (13-19 kilometers per hour).

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Pomeranians may be small, but they are very fast runners. An average Pomeranian has a reasonable speed and can run up to 8-12 mph (13-19 kilometers per hour)
Infographic of How fast a Pomeranian can run by Miniature Friends

Are Pomeranians fast runners?

Pomeranians are super small and full of energy, and this makes them capable of running up to speeds of 8-12 mph (13-19 kilometres per hour). That isn’t very fast when compared to bigger breeds, such as the Boxer, which can run up to 38 to 45 miles per hour, but for a breed with little legs, it’s very impressive.

Picture of a Pomeranian running
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Video of Pomeranians running fast and chasing each other!

Below is a video from Irina La showing her Pomeranians running, chasing and playing! They are beautifully fast.

Pomeranians running very quickly!

Why do Pomeranians run in circles?

Pomeranians love to run and if you have one, or have done your research, you should know this too. They are super athletic and very active dogs, they love to go running and get out and about, and you may find that in the house or garden, they round around in circles or have short bursts of energy throughout the day!

This is a positive sign that your Pomeranian is happy as running is one of their favourite activities! However, if this happens very often, it could also be a sign that you aren’t walking your Pomeranian enough.

Here’s a video of Pomeranians spinning around! Big thanks to Michele Bee for the video!

How much exercise does my Pomeranian need?

A Pomeranian should be walked at least twice a day for 20 to 30 minutes, or 40-60 minutes in a single walk, but you should take breaks to not overwhelm their little legs if you opt for one walk. This could be a walk around the park, playing fetch in a field, or a quick run. Pomeranians are small, so lots of play time in the garden could also be sufficient for a day’s exercise, but shouldn’t be relied upon.

How important is running for Pomeranians?

Dogs have to release all their energy to feel relaxed, and since running is the way to release energy for Pomeranians, this makes running very important for this dog breed. Dog owners must provide ample space for their canine friends for running. Otherwise, Pomeranians can become highly aggressive, cranky, and tough to handle, they could even resort to attacking furniture and breaking other household objects to get rid of this stored energy.

You should regularly walk your Pomeranian for the following reasons;

  • To maintain a healthy weight and keep their bones strong
  • To let them release the energy they have built up in their bodies
  • To allow them to socialise with other dogs and explore new things.
  • To release and prevent any boredom.

Not walking your Pomeranian will only result in weight gain and an unsociable, bored pet, so it’s not great for both parties and the time should be taken to give the exercise a Pomeranian needs.

Can you go running with a Pomeranian?

Pomeranians are fast little runners but we wouldn’t suggest going running with them, as they are very small and have little legs, because of this they will struggle to keep up with your pace and you could risk overwhelming their little bones.

It’s OK for Pomeranians to go on long walks, however, ensure you take breaks every 20 to 30 minutes and give them plenty of water.

Pomeranians and their love for running 

Contrary to their small sizes, Pomeranians carry a lot of energy inside them, and they have to release all that pumped-up energy in some way. All dogs have different ways to expel their energies, and as far as Pomeranians are concerned, these fluffy little fellows have decided running works best for them. And therefore, they take running very seriously, and this is the reason why you often find your Pomeranian just running around in the house (1).

Like all the other dog breeds belonging to the toy group, Pomeranians also prove to be exceptionally well behaved around children and other dogs, as well as cats. This, added with their affectionate personalities, makes Pomeranians the best dog breed for new dog owners and families. Pomeranians are expected to live for as long as 12 years, and this means that adopting a Pomeranian puppy will be like getting you a very loyal and friendly friend for a very long time.

Pomeranians are considered lively, inquisitive, and bold by the American Kennel Club. Pomeranians have always been popular amongst royalty all around the world. This doesn’t mean that Pomeranians are not popular in the modern world as this beautiful dog breed ranks as the 24th most popular dog breed across the United States. Believed to be descendants of German Friz, Pomeranians originated from modern-day Germany.

That’s everything you should know about how fast Pomeranians can run and everything else you should know about this breed!

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