Did the Kennel Club first recognise the Pomeranian as a Spitz dog in 1870?
No this is incorrect! The Kennel Club was founded in April 1873 and did not exist in 1870. The Pomeranian was one of the original breeds recognised in the non-sporting variety in 1873. In the first Kennel Club Stud Book of 1874 the breed was classified as a Pomeranian and not by the term Spitz Dog. left – From the KC’s first Stud Book of 1874 showing Pomeranians were one of the original breeds recognised by the KC Only in Pom books do you find the 1870 date and this comes about because of misleading information given in Mr G Hicks’ book of 1906 and subsequent authors depending too heavily on his accuracy repeated this date. According to E.W. Jacquet (for many years the Secretary of the Kennel Club and in charge of compiling the Stud Book 1903 – 1921), – Mr Shirley and some like-minded individuals felt there was a need to regulate dog showing and the exhibition of dogs to minimise fraud and irregular practices – in much the same way as the Jockey Club regulated equine matters. Of the ma