Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kate Walsh with a pomeranian at Pedigree Dog Store

Actress Kate Walsh, the star of the TV show Private Practice, and formerly of Gray's Anatomy, holds a Pomeranian dog at the opening of the Pedigree Dog Store in Times Square which Pedigree set up to promote animal adoption.

The Pomeranian, often called a Pom or Pom Pom by pet lovers, is a breed of dog of the Spitz family. The Pomeranian is named after Pomerania region in Central Europe, now part of eastern Germany and northern Poland. It is classified a toy dog breed because of its small size. As determined by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale the Pomeranian is part of the German Spitz breed, and in many countries, they are also known as the Zwergspitz (Dwarf Spitz), or Toy German Spitz.

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