Chocolate Pomeranians or the Brown Pomeranian :
Chocolate Pomeranians are a rich brown colour. The chocolate Pomeranian is also often referred to as Brown. Both chocolate and brown are correct terms for this colored Pom.
In many versions of the Pomeranian breed standard, the color “chocolate” is referred to as brown and this Pom dog color is one of the original Pomeranian Dog breed colors. Many important early champions in the history of the Pom Dog breed were chocolate in color.
What to Look for in a True Chocolate Pomeranian Dog.
The color brown includes many shades of chocolate color, through to the darkest chocolate brown colours. The chocolate color in the Pomeranian is rich, dark and candy-like in colour that’s a self-color right through his body.
If your Pomeranian spends time outside, his coat may have some red, or “sun burn,” on it. His points (pads, lips, nose, rims and eyes) will be brown. If he’s a genuine chocolate Pomeranian, his coat will be dark brown and his nose, pads, rims and lips will be a dark brown colour.
If your dog has any black colouring on his points or coat, he’s not a chocolate or brown dog. Because Pomeranians can be found in a wide variety of color, it’s not uncommon for people to feel confused when it come to chocolate-colored Pomeranians.
Cream and beaver colors are at times mistaken as chocolate.
Apart from solid colors, a brown Pomeranian may also have be a pattern. Some examples are: chocolate and tan, chocolate and white parti-color and chocolate merle.
Beaver is the dilute of the chocolate color in the Pomeranian breed.
DNA testing is easy to access today, and this makes the breeding of the chocolate brown and all of the other Pomeranian Dog colors much simpler.
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References and Further Reading:
Official Standard of the Pomeranian (AKC). American Kennel Club, 2011.
Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.