A friend of mine has a Pomeranian and she is the cutest thing! So dainty and princess like! And not yappy which can occur with the breed (especially if untrained!)
However, they are a breed popular with backyard breeders, puppy mills and pet stores, so its important to be informed as to where to get a healthy and well bred puppy..
Here are two links to differentiate where and where NOT to get a purebred dog (one is from the American Pomeranian Club site)
(IE, You don't want to get one from the paper, from a pet store or from other suspect sources).http://americanpomeranianclub.org/breeder_referral.htmhttp://www.wonderpuppy.net/breeding.htm
THe best thing to do is to first research the breed and the best place to do that is with your local Pomeranian club (if there isn't one local to you, then there is usually an email address of a contact with the club). They will be MORE than happy to steer you in the right direction of a reputable breeder!
Here is the link to the regional clubs in the US...http://americanpomeranianclub.org/regional_clubs.htm
Or have you thought about rescue? There are many small dog rescues out there! and you save a dog's life...Here are some links to small breed rescue in your area...
Small Breed Dog Rescue Groups In The Kansas area...
These groups have small dogs available for adoption, pure breeds and mixed. Most are in foster homes and photos are posted on their web sites. For a specific breed also check the breed list below.
Forever Friends Animal League (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs)http://www.foreverfriendsanimalleague.org/index.html
L.L. Dog Rescue http://www.lldogrescue.org
Midwest Animal Rescue Sherry 816-358-6499
Pals P.J. 816-678-2126
Pet Connection http://www.pet-connection.com
Second Chance (Kittens, Puppies, Cats & Small Dogs) http://www.2ndchancepets.net
Small Breed & Toy Breed Rescue Kim Goodman 1-888-216-5827
Small Paws Susan 1-785-224-7839 email: IHarleypup@aol.com
Good luck with the process!