The Pomeranian is a compact, short-backed, active toy dog that is lively, bold, and inquisitive. Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. ?Spritely and intelligent, Pomeranians are easily trained and make for great family pets. Poms are active, but can be thoroughly exercised with indoor play and short walks, so they’re happy both in the city and the suburbs. They will do well in certain dog sports, like agility and tracking, but at the end of the day, they’ll take comfort in curling up on your lap.