Pomeranians make for excellent show dogs, thanks to their hightened intelligence and their lively personality. They are inquisitive, cocky, and affectionate, which makes them a great companion to many, including those who typically think less of smaller dogs. They excel at learning tricks because of their heightened intelligence, which can act like a double edged sword, inasmuch as they are able to perceive any weakness in your role as pack leader and are unafraid to usurp your place. One must be careful not to play to their cute exterior, letting them get away with anything. They must be trained just like you would a larger dog, lest you end up with a miniature terror on your hands.
Pomeranian patterns and colors include black and tan, brindle, parti-color, and solid colors such as black, blue, tan, cream, brown, red, and sable. Blue and black Pomeranians are particularly valued in North America, but a large number of Pomeranians are parti-colored, often with a darker face than the rest of their bodies.