The tiny Pomeranian, long a favorite of royals and commoners alike, has been called the ideal companion. The glorious coat, smiling, foxy face, and vivacious personality have helped make the Pom one of the world’s most popular toy breeds.

The Journey of Ruth Beam

During the Great Depression, a young, college-educated divorcee emerged from the hills of North Carolina to one day take the Pomeranian breed to a high that no one has since been able to match—a Westminster Best in Show. To say ...