The Pomeranian's ancestors include the Spitz sled dog. The breed was bred down in Pomerania, a land on the southern Baltic coast where Germany and Poland are now located. Britain's Queen Victoria brought a Pomeranian to England from Italy in 1888, and the breed's popularity surged in Great Britain. Pomeranians have inspired classical music and artwork over the years. They appeal as much to royalty and celebrities as to everyday people who admire the Pomeranian's spunky personality.