Teddy Bear, Baby Doll or Fox Face Pom ?

Teddy Bear, Baby Doll or Fox Face Pom ?

Teddy Bear, Baby Doll and Fox Face are several nicknames often used by Pom lovers when describing specific faces of Pomeranians.

Are there 3 types of pomeranian faces?

Formally, the answer is NO. The standard for Pomeranians contains two phrases: “foxy in outline” and “fox-like expression”.  This isn’t saying that Pomeranians MUST have a face or a head which resembles a fox. This mention of “foxy in outline” and “fox-like” expression has caused much confusion; with some not realising this reference doesn’t mean a long nosed, old fashioned type Pomeranian.




fox face pomeranian
The Pomeranian head pictured left;  is an incorrect Pomeranian face and is more typical of the German Spitz dog. This dog unfortunately doesn’t have enough head coat, he has large ears, this dog lacks a correct stop and he has a long nose. This type of Pomeranian could be described as “Fox Faced “. 

 As a standard guideline, the tip of the nose to the stop and from the stop to the back of the head will measure 1:2 in the majority of Pomeranians.

It is very unfortunate any reference to a fox is included in the Pomeranian breed Standards.

The U.S.A Pom Breed standard includes the following reference “Expression – may be referred to as fox-like, denoting his alert and intelligent nature. “ The U.K. and Canadian Breed Standard refers to the head as “Head and nose foxy in outline “.

The Pomeranian pictured right :

teddy bear face pomeranian

The face of the cute Pom you can see right could be described as having a face like a teddy bear. Multi Best in Show Supreme Champion Dochlaggie Dragon Heart could be described as a “Teddy Bear “Pomeranian.
There’s a distinct difference in the shape of his face. Unlike the above image, this Pom’s nose is significantly shorter with a well defined stop and the cheeks appear to be fuller. This Pom also has correct full head and body coat. 

 


baby doll face pomeranian

 

The photo left is of a Pomeranian bred at Dochlaggie Pomeranians.

This Pomeranian could be described as having a “baby doll” type head.
As you can see, this look is similar to teddy bear Pomeranians, having a very short muzzle or nose, but differs with this type of Pomeranian head being dainty in appearance, not being as chunky and broad as the teddy bear faced Pom.

How many types of Pom heads exist?

Baby doll and teddy bear faces are not official Pomeranian terms or official types mentioned in the Breed Standard. These descriptive nicknames are often used by slick salespeople to sell litters quickly. They’re also used by puppy buyers looking for a top quality Pom that would have similarities to a show Pom.
To guarantee that you get a Pomeranian that matches the breed standard, you should always purchase from an active show breeder of Champions.
Click here to locate the most reputable Pomeranian breeders  within a short distance from where you live.

The Term Teddy Bear Pomeranian may have other meanings.

One reason why you may call a Pomeranian a teddy bear isn’t connected to his face. Instead it’s a nickname sometimes used to describe a type of coat trim. Trimming him to resemble Boo the Pompomeranian dog is just one example and it could be named the teddy bear trim.

In the section called “Clipping the Pomeranian,” I explain that a lot of care must be taken when trimming because many years of  selective breeding has produced the Pom’s thick double coat.

The Standard demands Pomeranians have double layered coats. The outer layer (aka guard hairs) are long and stronger. The inner coat layer is short, soft and dense. If the outer coat is  trimmed right down to the under coat, it’s likely that the Pom’s coat may never grow back properly.
Having explained this, Pomeranians can gain many benefits from being careful trimmed. Careful trimming can create shape and balance and even make him look like a teddy bear Pom.
If you don’t trim enough, you can always touch it up later. If you trim too much in an attempt to get that teddy look, it’s too late and it can easily take years to grow back if at all.

Learn all the tips and tricks of trimming your beloved Pom when you buy the Pomeranian Grooming Video and Book.

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References and Further Reading

[1] Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook”. 

Pomeranian Coat Color Changes from Birth to Maturity

Pomeranian Coat Color Changes from Birth to Maturity

Pomeranian owners are often surprised at how the coat colour of their Pomeranian has changed from puppyhood, during the pom’s adolescent and finally the adult Pom colour. Experienced breeders know to check  the hair color behind the ears on pups. The actual colour of the hair behind a puppy’s ears is a reasonably accurate guide to the Pomeranian puppy’s adult coat colour. After more than 40 years breeding Pomeranians, I am often still surprised at Pom color changes from puppy to adulthood.

Some pups will have a dramatic coat colour change whilst others will have little change to coat color as an adult Pom.

Pomeranian Color Changes from Birth to Maturity

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A New Baby And Your Pomeranian

A New Baby And Your Pomeranian

 New Baby And Your PomeranianYour Pomeranian may be accustomed to being the “baby” of your family. Then you discover you’re about to have a human baby and some big things will need to change. However, if you put some training options in place (both before and after baby has arrived), your household can continue to run quite smoothly. If people have problems with their baby and dog, it’s because they didn’t plan for the changes in advance.

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How Old Is Your Pomeranian?

How Old Is Your Pomeranian?

pomeranian dogEveryone knows that dogs age faster than people. The claim that a dog ages seven years for every one year that a human ages is a fallacy. Breeds vary in the speed that they age. Because there are hundreds of breeds, scientists needed an easy method for calculating the age of a dog. That’s when the “rule” of 1=7 came into being. It’s a method people have used for decades. However, it doesn’t explain how canines actually age. The age of breeds vary according to whether they’re a toy, a small, medium or large dog. The physical body of a breed also affects how fast he ages. The needs of a Pomeranian will differ as he grows old. Like people, dogs within a specific breed are also unique so their age, physical body and other attributes will vary as well. Pomeranians and other small dogs usually live longer than bigger dog breeds. Aging signs in Poms may appear when he’s as young as 7 years, as old as 8 years or anywhere in between. In the 1930s, a dog’s lifespan peaked at 7 years. Today’s dogs can live into their late teens and beyond, if they’re properly cared for and remain in good health. Most vets measure and assess the human age-equivalent of a dog based on how much he weighs. Here is a chart for Pomeranians.

Pomeranian Years to Human Years.

1 = 15 5 = 35 6 = 38 7 = 42 8 = 45 9  = 59 10 = 52 11 = 56 12 = 59 13 = 63 14 = 66 15 = 70 16 = 74 17 = 78 18 = 82 19 = 86 20 = 90

Pomeranian maturity phases.

newborn pomeranian puppy1 – 6 weeks: Newborn. Eyes will open at 2 weeks. Puppies begin to walk by Week 3. Weaning is over by the end of the 6th week. 8 – 12 weeks: ‘New’ puppy. The world is theirs to enjoy. It’s all exciting but they tire easily and need plenty of naps. 8 weeks to 1 year: Puppy will grow a lot during this period. 4 – 6 months old: He’ll undergo teething. 6 – 9 months: Puberty period. Females may come into season. Males possess viable sperm. 3 – 6 months: The ‘puppy uglies’ starts. His puppy coat is slowly being replaced by a new adult coat that may be darker or lighter. His colour may alter during this period. Secondary colours may become stronger or fade. 10 months: Your Pomeranian should be at an adult weight and have a full adult coat. 1 year old: Officially an adult with lots of energy. He’ll be equal to a human teenager of 15 years. He should be housebroken and understand most of the rules. He’ll be awake for more hours and will feel a powerful need to be with his owners. He may feel intense separation anxiety. 8 years old: He’s regarded as a senior. There’s no official age at which he’s classified as a senior. Your vet decides but many wait until he’s 9 or 10 years old. However, it’s essential to declare seniority because that means he needs a bi-yearly health check instead of only being done annually.

First year changes.

3 month old pomeranian puppyPuppies may find it hard to only focus on a single thing at a time. When he’s 3 – 4 months old, there should be the beginning of a close bond between the Pomeranian and his owner. Some owners will see that his coat’s colour changes. Examples: a black dog may become a black and tan parti or a wolf sable may turn a solid grey colour. During the “puppy uglies” phase (aka heavy shedding period) the dog’s baby coat gets shed and the adult coat begins to come in. If a senior develops some grey, there won’t be a full colour change. During your Pomeranian’s first year, he will grow fast. Some Pomeranians will have a growth spurt while others will start and stop a few times. Once he’s one year old, he’ll be roughly the weight and height that you would expect from an adult Pom. Smaller puppies may take longer to mature and, in some cases, may not be fully developed into an adult until around the 18 month mark. Bigger pups, on the other hand, might just be fast developers and be fully grown at 5 months.

Aging signs.

The time from when your Pom is a puppy to the time when he’s a senior will flash by so fast, you’ll wonder where it all went. Older dogs need a different type of care to young dogs. There are visible signs to indicate when your dog is getting old. He’ll eat less food, need a different type of food, won’t be able to exercise the way he did as a young dog and will have more health issues that you need to be aware of. One major sign is that he’ll slow down in many ways. He’ll be slower to walk up any stairs; to get up from his bed, to come when called, to eat and to generally move about and walk. Never assume he’s getting older if you notice these symptoms. He may have health problems such as arthritis and thyroid issues. Medication can treat many problems so he can return to good health. When your Pomeranian is a senior, a major life change is that he’ll need more vet trips. Every six months he needs a complete check-up. Unless otherwise advised, most vets say to change the check-ups once your Pom turns eight. A full physical will include: blood tests, a complete physical exam of every part of his body, from head to toe to butt and tail. He may need an electrocardiogram if certain concerns arise. Depending on his history, other specialised tests may also be carried out. Between his regular check-ups, you need to be vigilant about anything out of the ordinary. You must get your Pom to the vet if you observe any of the following: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA • Sudden weight loss. This may be an extremely serious problem. • Not eating…to the stage that no food passes his lips. • Vomiting and/or diarrhoea. If these signs last more than 24 hours. • Increased appetite but no weight increase. This may indicate diabetes. • Increased thirst and urination with no extra activities. May also indicate diabetes. • Separation anxiety. If left alone, your senior Pomeranian may whine, bark, become destructive and/or have trouble controlling his bladder and/or bowels. • Confusion, disorientation, lack of attentiveness, roaming in circles and being more withdrawn. • Tiring faster than he did as a young dog. While it may simply be a sign of old age, it may indicate lung or heart disease. Excessive panting and coughing can mean heart disease. If he struggles to get his breath back after only a minimum of exertion, he may have pulmonary/cardio troubles and must go to the vet immediately. The vet will advise if he can still do exercises after a thorough exam and tests are conducted. • Trouble getting up from his bed or any movements can mean he has arthritis. The vet will help you find other ways to ease his pain and assist in better mobility of his joints including the possible use of supplements. An orthopaedic bed can help him to sleep better, relaxing muscles and joints, and to assist him in rising in the morning. • Hearing and sight problems are common in senior Poms. With hearing loss, clapping and/or hand signals, instead of calling his name, can get his attention more easily. If he has sight issues, don’t move furniture as he gets accustomed to the position of everything. • Unusual aggressive behaviour: Because his tolerance level for a lot of things has reduced in old age, he may get aggressive if the room is noisy, if other dogs are running around playing, if he has painful joints and/or other parts of body, a bad reaction to medication and anything else that upsets his preferred, comfortable routine Copyright Pomeranian.org. All Rights Reserved

Differences Between Show Pomeranians And Pet Pomeranians

Differences Between Show Pomeranians And Pet Pomeranians

Do  Show Pomeranians And Pet Pomeranians look different ?

If your puppy originated from a Show Pomeranian breeder, pet quality pom pups and show dogs are often in the same litter. The differences between the two types of puppies are often very minor. The breeder will closely watch the litter develop and evaluate how close a puppy meets the Pomeranian breed standard.

You should get a copy of the “official breed standard”  because it specifically lays out everything to look for when it comes to the look of your Pomeranian and whether it meets official standards. Ethical show breeders strive to breed as close as possible to this breed standard, as well as doing extensive health testing and PROVE their Pomeranians in the show ring prior to breeding.

The unfortunate, and very sad, truth is that “breeders” who don’t show usually just breed dogs to produce pups. Every recognised breed of dog has a breed standard. These have been drawn up over a long period of time and, over the years the standards have been revised. Kennel clubs conduct shows to assist breeders to PROVE breeding dogs in the show ring prior to breeding.

Dog judges study the breed standard and look for sound dogs who conform as close as possible to that standard. In other words, the dogs who are sound, and look exactly how they’re supposed to look, win the high awards. Exhibiting their Poms gives breeders the opportunity to learn more about their breed, compare breeding programs and make important contacts with other breeders.

Breed Clubs often run health and grooming seminars in conjunction with their shows. Show Pomeranians compete in the show ring to enable breeders to compare breeding programs. Show dogs compete so they can be judged and measured to see which ones are closest to the breed standard. It’s an extremely important and essential breeding tool for breeders.

Show breeders select the best specimens of the breed to breed with. For example, a Pom breeder will decide, after doing everything required, which dogs meet the Pomeranian Breed standard and which don’t. Even very small problems such as: a curly tail or a tooth out of line means he’s better suited to being a pet or companion. If a Pom puppy is designated as a show prospect, this means he has no discernible flaws.

Owners will know which puppies may develop into show dogs and have a real shot at winning  events. If you’re purchasing a puppy from a show Pom breeder, there will be very little difference in the quality of the pups to the untrained eye. When you check out a show pom and compare it to a pet Pom purchased from a non-show breeder, there will be significant differences.

These are major points to look for:

Weight. A show Pomeranian: Should ideally weight 1.81 to 2.72 kgs. His weight generally will be between 1.6 and 3kgs.

Non-show breeder Pet Pom: Pet Pomeranians  purchased from non-show breeders, i.e. backyard breeders ( registered or not )  or puppy farms often mature much larger, even up to 4.53 kgs.

Pomeranian heads.

Show Pomeranian: Breeders strive to breed Pomeranians with the correct head proportions and, as a standard guideline, the head will measure 1:2 in the majority of show Pomeranians. Show Poms often have smaller and better set ears.

Non-show breeder Pet Pom: Pomeranians not purchased from show breeders usually have longer muzzles, flatter heads and bigger ears than Pomeranians bred from most show Pomeranian bloodlines.

Coat. Show Pomeranian:

A show Pom breeder will strive to breed correct coats. Most Poms from show breeders will have abundant, thick coats,with correct harsh guard hairs and dense undercoat.

Non-show breeder Pet Pom: Poms from non-show breeders, i.e. backyard breeders or puppy farms, generally don’t develop that very thick, correct double coat of the show dogs.

Tails.

Show Pomeranian: Pomeranians bred from show bloodlines usually have high set, glamorous-coated tails.

Non-show breeder Pet Poms: often will have lower set curly tails.

Legs.

Show Breeder Pomeranians often have thick-set chunky “Dolly Peg” type legs with small compact feet in comparison to the backyard/puppy farm Pom’s flat feet and lack of a thick leg coat.

Colour: The American Kennel club accept all colours in show events. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) claims that a merle-coloured Pom is a fault that disqualifies it. Despite all colours being “accepted, Judges will have variations in their preferences. Parti-coloured Poms are preferred to have a white blaze.

Faults.

A Pom may have a flaw that obviously prevents him from becoming a show dog. Flaws may include: lower tailset than desired, poor body formation, too big or too small, an undershot/overshot bite and various others. Such dogs will be marked as pets and  they won’t be bred. Dogs unsuitable for shows still make fabulous, loving pets. To the untrained eye there is often no discernible difference between the two dogs.

A Pet Pomeranian.

It’s essential to understand that Pomeranians are amazing dogs. The “flaws” that make them unsuitable to become show dogs aren’t negatives. Nobody, human or animal, is perfect. Models and celebrities also have flaws. All dogs are loving and very special. Every Pomeranian is beautiful and should be cherished. Some Pomeranians are rescue dogs and carry scars from their past experiences. Poms of all sizes, shapes, colours, personality types, ages and unique quirks are beautiful creatures and will lavish you with unconditional love, and they deserve the same.

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Why Do Pomeranians Spin In Circles?

Why Do Pomeranians Spin In Circles?

pomeranian dogPomeranians are very adorable, partly due to their size, and and partly because they may have odd quirks. Their fun-loving demeanour and great personality appeals to lots of owners who may wonder what they’ll get up to next. One typical quirk they may have is a love of spinning in circles. Owners commonly ask why this happens and if it’s normal behaviour. The habit of spinning in circles is a Pomeranian breed trait and is often referred to as the Pomeranian pirouette.

Judges will often make allowances for this engrained Pomeranian habit in the show ring. Poms often like to give a little spin in the show ring, much to the embarrassment of their handler.

Let’s look at the reasons for this to see if you need to be worried or not.

Reason 1. Spinning is the Pomeranian’s way of telling you he’s enjoying himself and is happy. When you come home and walk in the door, your Pom will be so happy that he’ll start spinning in circles. It’s his way of saying, “hello Mommy, you’re finally home at last and I love you.”

Reason 2. He wants your attention! The Pom is one of the friendliest, most charismatic dogs in the world, as well as being a terrific companion and lap dog. Over the generations, these qualities have become deeply inbred and have enabled Pomeranians to really love their human family and spinning to get your attention so they can demonstrate how much they do love you. Spinning is a rather unique way of getting you to stop whatever you’re doing and pay attention to your beloved Pom. It works very well. If your Pom acts like a shadow, going wherever you go, it’s not something bad.

However, remember to do your tasks because he’s an easy distraction. If you’re very busy and he’s spinning around because he craves attention, take a few minutes each hour to pat and talk to him. Then he understands that you know he’s there and it gives him positive reassurance that you’re not ignoring him. pomeranianYour Pom is also trying to help you, even if you don’t realise it. Taking a few minutes away from your busy life each hour will enable you to reduce your stress levels and, ultimately, it also helps you get more done. So he’s not being entirely selfish. Finally, he needs at least one walk every day. It helps him to burn off excess energy and keeps you both healthy in the process.

Reason 3. Excitement. If your pet spins while you make dinner, when you try to play with him or when you grab his leash because it’s walk time, this is because he’s excited. You shouldn’t be concerned because another side effect can be “excitement urination,” not a problem you want to have.

Reason 4. Playing on his own. Think back to your own childhood. You may have gone outside and literally spun around, just for fun. Canines can be a lot like humans in many ways, including finding their own ways of having enjoying themselves. After all, a dog is a bit like a child. It’s normal to expect him to find funny, silly, even odd, ways to enjoy himself…and this includes spinning. If your Pomeranian is spinning around, there’s no cause for concern. It’s typical behaviour and isn’t dangerous in any way. It’s just that he’s telling you how much he loves you and craves your attention.

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Differences Between Pomeranians and the German Spitz

Differences Between Pomeranians and the German Spitz

Differences Between Pomeranians and the German SpitzDetails of the differences between the Pomeranian and the German Spitz dog breeds.

The German Spitz and the Pomeranian share the same ancestry. The Poms were larger dogs in the early days, and were used for hunting, herding and almost everything else their owners required of them. Because the two breeds are very closely related, they’re similar in many ways and comparing their sizes, colours and physical characteristics helps you better appreciate the ways in which they do differ.

Pomeranians

Both breeds originated in Germany but the Pomeranian, as a breed, was developed in the United Kingdom. Pomeranians are smaller today than 100 years ago and are classified as a toy dog breed because of their small size.

The Pom is a short-backed, compact toy dog who thrives on being active. His double coat comprises of a harsh-textured, profuse, long outer coat and a dense short undercoat.

A breed characteristic of the Pomeranian is the heavily plumed, high set tail. The Pomeranian is the only spitz type dog whose tail should lie flat and straight up his back.

The Pom is inquisitive, alert, intelligent and expressive. He’s sound in action and composition and is buoyant in the way he carries himself. The Pomeranian is animated, commanding and cocky in nature. An average Pomeranian weighs 2 – 3 kgs but if you wish to show your Pom, his weight should be 1.8 – 2.2 kgs.

The FCI Toy Spitz ( Pomeranian) standard stipulates a height requirement of 20 cms at his withers. Poms come in a wide variety of colours: a very common colour is red or orange but other colours include: blue, black, white, cream, brown and sable as well as colour combinations such as blue and tan, black and tan as well as brindle and spotted versions.

You’ll find that Poms are highly intelligent and very friendly. They develop a powerful bond with their family and can live as long as 16 years if they’re healthy, treated well and, most important of all, loved.

The German Spitz

Differences Between Pomeranians and the German Spitz In FCI countries, the  Spitz is a group of Spitz dogs, each governed by size/height.

• Wolfspitz/Keeshond. 49cm +/- 6cm.

• Giant Spitz. 46cm +/- 4cm.

• Medium size Spitz. 34cm +/- 4cm.

• Miniature Spitz. 26cm +/- 3cm.

• Toy Spitz/Pomeranian. 20cm +/- 2cm.

• Dogs under 18 cm are undesirable.

Each separate variety of the Spitz will have a specific weight that matches its size.

They can be any colour or combination of colours and they generally live a long life. As with the Pomeranian, these dogs are generally happy, agile, highly intelligent and buoyant. They’re happy to do as little or as much as you want. However, if left alone for long periods, they can become noisy and misbehave. They do enjoy barking and will warn you if something is happening or if an intruder is at the door.

In the USA and the UK, the German Spitz competes in the utility group. In Australia & New Zealand the German Spitz is in the non-sporting group.

The German Spitz is divided by height:

Klein: 23-29 cms (9-11 5ins) Mittel: 30-38 cms (12-15 ins).

During the late 1970s, the German Spitz were imported into the U.K. in an attempt to resurrect colours lost to the breed in that country. Mrs. Averil Cawthera  imported Spitz wanting to reintroduce the white Pom (as opposed to the German Spitz). Many imports came from Holland and they included Tum-Tum van het Vlinderhof of Lireva.

The introduction of these dogs into the English Pomeranian world caused considerable angst amongst Pomeranian breeders and exhibitors until, in 1984, the kennel club intervened and set up a separate register for the German Spitz. At the Annual Meeting of the Pomeranian Club in 1978, a motion was moved to consider “to note persons placing the Victorian Pomeranians.” In 1982, a special general meeting of the Pomeranian Club was held in an attempt to resolve the issue of the German Spitz. Prior to the separate register, several of the imports had been bred with  Pomeranians and some of the top winning Pomeranians today have German Spitz imports way back in their pedigree. Many years ago dog fanciers brought varieties of the German Spitz from Germany to the US and named them American Eskimos.

What is the difference between Pomeranian and German Spitz?

Differences Between Pomeranians and the German SpitzThe FCI countries include Pomeranians in the group of Spitz dogs as a Toy Spitz/ Pomeranian and the standard states that the height at the withers for Toy Spitz/ Pomeranian needs to be 20 cms +/- 2cm. Australia, the UK, the US, Canada and numerous other countries place the Pom in the toy dog category and he competes in the Toy group.

The heads of the two breeds vary greatly with the Pomeranian having a shorter muzzle: Pom ratio of length of muzzle to skull is 1/3 to 2/3. The small ears are erect and mounted high. The proper set of ears is preferred to the size and ears will often be hidden in the ruff. In contrast the head of a German Spitz is flat on top but is shaped like a broad wedge. The muzzle should be roughly half the length of his head so, when compared to a Pom, the muzzle is longer when factoring the animal’s size. Their ears should be triangle in shape and set high on his head. They will always be visible, unlike Poms where the ears may be too small to notice if they’re hidden in the Pomeranian’s abundant coat.

The Pom’s heavily-plumed tail lies flat and straight on his back. His buttocks are behind the tail’s set. The German Spitz’s tail curls over the back and is carried to one side or curls into a ring shape.

The Pomeranian’s coat: abundant outer coat. Forelegs are well-feathered. His hind legs and thighs have a heavy coat that runs to the hock, creating a skirt. You can trim your Pom to ensure he’s  neat for the show ring. When seen in silhouette, the German Spitz doesn’t have enough coat to resemble the Pom.

The standard is: “Abundant around neck and forequarters with a frill of profuse, but not excessive.” Because the Spitz dogs are usually in bigger proportions, the compact look of the Pomeranian isn’t there. The German Spitz isn’t a breed that needs trimming except for the legs beneath the hocks, the anal area and the feet. Anything else isn’t acceptable.

“Pomeranians” bred by breeders who don’t compete at dog shows will frequently resemble the German Spitz more than the Pomeranian. This is more often a result of poor breeding practises rather than having a German Spitz in the dog’s pedigree. Similar can occur in colour breeding programs. Pomeranian breed type often quickly deteriorates and reverts to German Spitz type. Coat, size, shortness of back and pigmentation are usually the first breed qualities to deteriorate with white to white Pom breedings. This syndrome can be called “return to from whence it came” or “drag of the breed” and is evidence of the breed’s origins.

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White Pomeranians

White Pomeranians

White: A white Pomeranian should be a solid white color with no lemon or cream shadings. The guard hairs and undercoat is also white. White Pomeranians must have black eye rims, a black nose, black lips and also black pads. White Pomeranians are born ice white with all pink points. By the age of six weeks, these points should have darkened to black; however, the coat will remain snow white.

Cream, Orange and White Parti Colors and Light Orange, very young Pom puppies are frequently erroneously described as white.  Always look at the hair at the back of pup’s ears. is there any color other then snow white ? Biscuit or cream hair behind the pup’s ears usually means the puppy will turn out a cream or a very light orange Pom instead of ice white in color.  Small light biscuit patches on the pup’s coat may indicate the puppy is parti colored not white.

It can be difficult to ascertain the color of a Pomeranian pup until after the coat change at around 6 months.

Ice White Poms can be considered rare. Quality White Poms are usually very expensive owing to high demand. The most common Pom scam involves advertising white, teacup Pom pups, usually a female pup or puppies, which do not exist.

Read More about Pomeranian Puppy Scams and how to avoid being scammed by clicking here.

If your interest is how to breed snow white Poms and you enjoy a good challenge, you will find information on how to breed the white colored Pomeranian visit our Breeding Colored Poms page by clicking here.

Many have tried to breed show quality white Poms. The only really successful white breeders have concentrated solely on the white Pom. Numerous breeders, over the years have tried and quickly given up on this challenge. Breeding white to white can quickly produce problems, including Poms whose quality has reverted back to the old style Pomeranian, loss of pigmentation, lacking head and leg coat, poor coat quality and more. A study of old pedigrees will reveal past white breeders who gave up on breeding the Ice White Pom and used their white bitches to better advantage in an orange breeding program.

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