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Last Updated on 28/04/2024 by Denise Leo. Post first published on July 27, 2021.

A Teacup Pomeranian is a tiny dog. Loyal, fluffy, and cute, it is the darling of dog owners who love tiny fluffy dogs. The only thing that worries them is this question: Do Teacup Pomeranians shed?

The answer is Yes. Teacup Pomeranians, like many dogs, do shed their coats. The next thing they ask is: Do Teacup Pomeranians shed a lot? Well, it depends on many factors: Climate, season, and light.

A detailed article is needed to answer these Teacup Pomeranian shedding questions. This article is going to answer all your questions in detail. So, sit tight and read until the end to learn about Teacup Pomeranian Shedding.

Do Teacup Pomeranians Shed?

Teacup Pomeranians are blessed with a double coat. They have a short, soft, fluffy undercoat and a longer topcoat. They have fur over their bodies, which forms a mane of long hair around the neck, chest, and shoulders. These thick fur areas are responsible for developing the Pomeranian ruff.

Due to their double coat, Teacup Pomeranians are often considered heavy shedders. People often develop misconceptions about dogs with double coats. They think that a dog with a double coat sheds twice as much as a dog with a single coat. However, the reality is that a smooth-coated dog sheds a small amount of hair each and every day, while a double-coated dog breed like the Pomeranian only sheds on a seasonal basis.

A Teacup Pomeranian sheds its coat, but quite contrary to popular belief, it is not a heavy shedder. It sheds less than an average shedder. In your daily routine, you would certainly find the Teacup Pomeranian shedding around the house, but it would never be excessive.

Shedding can be found on the floor, in the bed where you just cuddled with your dog, on the living room couch, and on the curtains. However, it can also attach to your clothes, and it sometimes becomes difficult to remove it because of the nature of the fabric.

Do Teacup Poms Shed Seasonally?

A Teacup Pomeranian sheds its coat seasonally. Seasons have a specific impact on temperature, which affects dog shedding. The coat protects the dog from harmful seasonal effects. It is expected that seasons bring changes to the quality of dog coats, and the Teacup Pomeranian is not immune to these changes.

There are two seasons during which Teacup Pomeranian sheds its coat excessively. During Spring and Fall, Teacup Pomeranians undergo a season of shedding. These two seasons are important as they precede summer and winter, respectively. In preparation for summer and winter, the Teacup Pomeranian sheds its coat.

Summer is a warmer month. Dogs need to stay cool in summer, and with a thick coat stretched and covering its whole body, it is extremely difficult for a Teacup Pomeranian to survive a hot summer. Hence, the thick coat sheds and makes way for a thinner coat that keeps the body cool.

A dog needs protection from the cold during winter, and the summer coat cannot provide adequate protection. So, during fall, the summer coat starts shedding. The shedding makes way for a thick winter coat that protects the dog from the cold during a harsh winter.

During the seasonal shedding months of Spring and Fall, you can expect excessive shedding from the dog. Focus on the Teacup Pomeranian grooming during this season to keep the house clean.

Do Teacup Pomeranians Shed?
Cream Pomeranian Teacup Puppy

Teacup Pomeranian Puppy Shedding

The Teacup Pomeranian puppy sheds its coat to replace it with the adult coat. The shedding starts when the puppy is about 4 – 6 months of age. The puppy coat sheds to make way for the new adult coat.

The process of shedding puppy coats is slow. The actual time might differ from one puppy to another. However, the Teacup Pomeranian puppy takes five months on average to shed all its coat, which is replaced by the adult coat.

The adult coat is double-layered. The outer coat consists of long hair, while the inner coat is thick and dense. Quite interestingly, the coat color of a Teacup Pomeranian might change once the adult coat grows.

There is a slight variation in colors. A heavily sabled puppy might take on an orange tinge with the new adult coat, while a white puppy might end up in cream colors.

The shedding of fur can make your puppy look funny at times. That is because, at certain times during the shedding process, your puppy might lose a patch of hair. Although the patch gets replaced, it gives your puppy a funny look.

Don’t worry if your puppy starts shedding hair. It is because of the natural cycle in which the adult coat replaces the baby coat.

Do Teacup Pomeranians Shed?
Cream Pomeranian Teacup Puppy

How to Manage Teacup Pomeranian Shedding?

The Teacup Pomeranian shedding problem can be easily managed. Although the Teacup Pomeranian does not shed much, the shedding can still cause great discomfort around the house. It becomes difficult to keep the surroundings clean in the seasonal shedding months of Spring and Fall.

In this section, we will discuss tips on how to easily manage the Teacup Pomeranian shedding problem.

Focus on the Teacup Pomeranian Grooming
If you are afraid of the Teacup Pomeranian shedding, you can manage it by caring for the Teacup Pomeranian grooming. The grooming includes brushing the coat of your Teacup Pomeranian. Brushing the coat will collect all the loose hair that you can easily remove before their shedding.

Grooming also helps nourish the coat. Brushing distributes natural oils that are essential for the coat’s health. You can use any brush to clean the coat, as long as it is a pet brush. Brushing is required two to three times a week. Bathing is an essential part of grooming, and correct coat care requires that you dry your Teacup Pomeranian with a dog dryer.

Serve Healthy and Nutritious Food to Teacup Pomeranian
Healthy and nutritious food would strengthen the coat of the Teacup Pomeranian. Healthy food ensures less shedding. If you are serving food that is lacking in one or more essential nutrients, then it is likely that the Teacup Pomeranian will shed more.

Feed your Teacup Pomeranian with healthy and nutritious food that will strengthen your dog’s coat. Ensure that your dog food contains enough protein. The protein sources include chicken, pork, beef, fish, and turkey. These animal proteins need to be present in the dog diet. Other than that, it also needs enough carbohydrates and fresh vegetables.

Another essential nutrient that prevents shedding is Omega-3 fatty acid. This acid is present in meat, especially fish, and is essential for the health of the coat. Ensure that your dog is taking the required amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

Keep the cleaning equipment ready
Even after grooming the dog’s coat and ensuring a proper and healthy diet, your dog will still shed. So, it is essential that you be prepared to handle the shedding. The shedding is not excessive, and you can easily clean it.

One thing that helps mask dog hair is a rug. You can place rugs around your house, especially in the living room. A rug acts as a sponge and attracts the dog’s hair. Later, you can clean the rug. Buy a washable rug that makes cleaning convenient.

Other than placing a rug, buy an efficient vacuum cleaner that can suck up pet hair. With the help of a vacuum cleaner, you can easily clean the couch and the living room area. You can also use different attachments to clean the curtains.

The most serious problem is the hair attached to your clothes. Teacup Pomeranian is a loving dog and wants to cuddle all the time. There is a chance that it would come near you and want a hug. If the dog hair gets attached to your clothes, it is very difficult to clean them because of the fabric of the clothes.

In that case, try to avoid cuddling once dressed up and ready to leave for the office.

Do Teacup Pomeranians Shed?
Orange Pomeranian Teacup Puppy


The Teacup Pomeranian is a tiny little dog adored by all dog lovers. The Teacup Pomeranian is blessed with a double coat. This dog sheds but is never a heavy shedder of its coat.

There are two seasons in which you can expect heavy shedding: Spring and Fall. During these seasons, the dog prepares itself for the next season. In Spring, the dog sheds to make way for a lighter coat to sustain the heat of summer. In Fall, it sheds the lighter coat to make way for the heavy coat to resist the harsh, cold, and chilly winters.

A Teacup Pomeranian puppy also sheds all its coat, which is replaced by the adult coat. This process can take as long as five months to complete.

Take care of the Teacup Pomeranian’s grooming and health. Ensure the coat’s health and clean the house with a vacuum cleaner if the coat shedding is significant.

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References and Further Reading:
[1] Official Standard of the Pomeranian (AKC). American Kennel Club, 2011.
[2] English Kennel Club Pomeranian Breed Standard, 2017.
[3] Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.
[4] Milo G. Denlinger “The Complete Pomeranian.”
[5] Kimbering Pomeranians “1891-1991”.
[6] William Taplin’s “The Sportsman’s Cabinet.”
[7]  E. Parker “The Popular Pomeranian.”
[8] Lilla Ives “Show Pomeranians.”



Pomeranians are my passion, and I have shared my life with these darling little dogs for many decades. The creator and face behind this website is published author and Pomeranian breed authority Denise Leo of Dochlaggie Pomeranians.

Denise Leo
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