The Pomeranian gets its name from the former Province of Pomerania, which lay on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea between the estuaries of the Oder and Vistula rivers. This region is now shared between Germany and Poland. The Pomeranian comes in three colour varieties: the grey saddleback, the grey and the white. In the UK the grey saddleback is the most common and the standardised colour. The Pomeranian was first standardised in the 1997 British Poultry Standards.