The Pomeranian is a small Spitz-type dog, but definitely not a working variety. He is suitable as a companion dog but only for those who are prepared to spend time grooming his abundant coat. The soft undercoat and coarser outer coat will need daily grooming to keep clean and tangle-free. His character is typically sweet-tempered and affectionate but by no means docile. He will adapt to any type of home environment. He needs regular exercise every day.