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Last Updated on 24/04/2024 by Dochlaggie. Post first published on January 20, 2023.

Pomeranians are one of those popular dog breeds that nearly anyone can recognize easily. They’re often prized for their adorable looks and charm. If you’ve ever considered getting a Fox Face Pomeranian, this post may guide you in the right direction.

What Are Fox Face Pomeranians?

You might be confused by “Fox Face” terminology and think this refers to a long-nosed fox face Pomeranian. Fox Face Pomeranians are Poms with a “foxy” expression; their heads are foxy in outline. Officially, there is only one recognized Pomeranian breed, and “Fox Face Pomeranian” is not an officially accepted term.

During the breed’s early days, the breed standards for Pomeranians adopted the terms “Fox Face” or “Fox Like Appearance” to describe the head of the Pomeranian.

A fox-like expression and foxy in outline are called for in different breed standards.

The AKC Pomeranian 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.”

This terminology can confuse dog lovers into believing that the muzzle on a Pomeranian should be longer and pointy, which isn’t true.

All About the Fox-Face Pomeranian
All About the Fox-Face Pomeranian

Fox Face Pomeranian Facts

  • Fox Face Pomeranians are a type of Pomeranian with a “foxy” expression and the longest muzzles.
  • Fox Face Pomeranians are not a separate breed – only one kind of Pomeranian exists.
  • They usually have longer muzzles than required by the breed standard.
  • Fox Face Pomeranians typically grow to 8-11 inches tall and weigh 3-7 pounds when fully grown.
  • Throwback varieties may be larger than this.
  • Their life expectancy ranges from 12-16 years, depending on the diet and care they receive throughout their lives.
  • The colors they come in include orange, cream, black, white, and wolf sable merle patterned coats, among others, as per AKC standards for all colors being allowed equal consideration during judging events.
  • Fox Face Pomeranians are generally moderately healthy with fewer health issues than others. Common health concerns include allergies, epilepsy, eye issues, Legg-Perthes disease, and collapsed trachea.
  • Fox Face Pomeranian puppies can cost between $1400 – $6000 depending on the breeder’s location and other factors such as lineage, age, and gender.
  • These small dogs have big personalities; they are affectionate, intelligent watchdogs who love to play but can be independent. They require regular grooming efforts, including brushing their coats regularly for shedding control and trimming their nails.
  • To keep your Fox Face Pom in tip-top shape, provide good nutrition with an ideal diet; maintain a healthy weight through exercise and mental stimulation; groom them regularly to check lumps or bumps on the skin, etc.; give plenty of love & attention plus ensure annual vet visits for vaccinations.

Are Fox Face Pomeranians Their Own Breed?

There are lots of different terms or nicknames given to Pomeranians. These terms are based on physical features that Pomeranians can have. Fox Face Pomeranians are one of those names. They’re not their own separate breed. There is only ONE breed of Pomeranians.

Are Fox Face Pomeranians Rare?

What some people call a fox face Pomeranian is usually a bigger dog than show size and looks more like what some call throwback Pomeranians.

The Fox Face Pomeranian usually has a longer muzzle than the breed standard requires. Breed standard Pomeranians should have the correct head proportions of 1:2.

It is easy to find a good breeder breeding to the standards. You can look at the breeder’s previous dogs and their current breeding pairs. This will give you an idea of what their puppies will look like.

How Big Do Fox Face Pomeranians Get?

You don’t need a big dog to provide plenty of love. Fox Face Pomeranians offer ample joy, loyalty, and companionship – all in a compact, adorable size.

  • A full-grown preservation breeder’s Pomeranian average height is 8 to 11 inches.
  • The average weight of a full-grown Fox Face Pomeranian is 3 to 7 pounds.

If the fox-faced Pomeranian is similar in type to a throwback Pomeranian, this dog may grow larger than the breed’s standard size.

Fox Face Pomeranian Dog
Fox Face Pomeranian Dog

How Long Do Fox Face Pomeranians Live?

One of the advantages of owning a Fox-Faced Pomeranian puppy is that they have a longer life expectancy than many other breeds. Fox Face Pomeranians have the same life expectancy as a standard Pomeranian.

Fox-looking Pomeranian’s gender doesn’t affect their lifespan, and has the same estimated expectancy. However, the diet influences their lifespan and care they receive. 

Fox Face Pomeranians have a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years. This can only be so if proper care and nutrition are given to them. Regular vet check-ups are also important to help your Fox Pomeranian hit his life expectancy.

Fox Face Pomeranian
Fox Face Pomeranian

What Colors Do Fox Face Pomeranians Come In?

Like all Poms, fox Pomeranians come in a variety of colors. The AKC standard on Pomeranian colors is pretty vague. “All colors, patterns, and variations thereof are allowed and must be judged equally.” The popular Pomeranian colors are:

All Pomeranian colors bring the same grooming requirements and challenges.

Fox Face Pomeranian Dog
Fox Face Pomeranian Dog

Are Fox Face Pomeranians Healthy?

Fox Face Pomeranian is generally a moderately healthy breed with fewer health issues. They do not have any additional health concerns compared to other Pomeranians. The health conditions that may affect this breed are:

  • Allergies: Fox Face Pomeranians are prone to a variety of allergies. These dogs may be allergic to pollens, dust, molds, certain foods, bedding, shampoos, etc.
  • Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures and fits and is seen in fox-face Pomeranians as young as six months old. It is abnormal, uncontrolled bursts of electrical activity in your dog’s brain. A fox face Pomeranian can fall to the side and make paddling motions with its legs.
  • Eye Issues: Eye defects in the fox face Pomeranians are serious and should not be understated or overlooked. Eye problems include cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
  • Legg-Perthes Disease: This is a condition in which the head of the femur spontaneously degenerates. This starts with a decrease in the blood supply to the head of the femur bone. Over time, this degeneration will cause inflammation of the hip joint, and collapse of the hip, and may lead to arthritis.
  • Collapsed Trachea: Collapsing trachea is a genetic problem when the trachea of fox face Pomeranians becomes narrow due to the softening of the cartilage that holds the windpipe. 
  • Luxating Patella is a common cause of lameness in the Fox Face Pomeranians. This condition occurs when your fox Pomeranian’s patella or kneecap shifts out of alignment.
  • Dental Problems: Fox Face Pomeranians are prone to tooth and gum problems and early tooth loss. Regularly check for dental problems and take your fox Looking Pom to the vet for regular dental exams.

Remember, the sooner you seek medical attention, the better the outcome for your fox face, Pomeranian. Treatment or medication may greatly improve your dog’s overall health and life expectancy.

How Much Does a Fox Face Pomeranian Cost?

You should expect to pay between $1400 and $6000 for fox-faced Pomeranian puppies. The price of a fox-faced Pomeranian Puppy varies depending on many factors, including lineage, breeder’s location, puppy age, gender, and more. 

Reputable and high-quality breeders tend to breed dogs with the correct head shape and are usually on the upper end of the price spectrum. Female puppies are priced higher when the breeders are selling for breeding purposes. What is included in the price also depends on country laws and the breeder himself.

Fox Face Pomeranian Dog
Fox Face Pomeranian Dog

Fox Pomeranian Temperament

Fox Face Pomeranians combine a tiny body and a big personality. They seem unaware of their small size and are always eager for adventures. Some of the Fox Poms are mischievous, outgoing, and into everything.

Despite their small size, Fox Pomeranians are quite active dogs.

Fox Face Pomeranians share the following personalities:

  • Intelligent: You can expect to get an intelligent dog that will quickly learn commands and tricks. Due to the Fox Pomeranian’s intelligence, they can start to show stubborn traits if they are not properly socialized and trained from a young age.
  • Great watchdogs: Fox Face Pomeranians are alert and aware of their surroundings. They are highly protective of their family and make great watchdogs. 
  • Barkers: Fox Face Pomeranians are vocal dogs with high barking potential. They will bark every time someone approaches. You can train them to stop excessive barking and avoid unpleasant situations.
  • Independent: Even though they are eager to please, Fox Face Pomeranians are independent and have their own minds. 
  • Playful: Fox Face Pomeranians are playful pups and love to spend time with their owners. Their playful antics often help them get the adoration they crave.  
  • Highly sensitive: Fox-face Pomeranians are highly sensitive dogs and prefer to be around their owners. So, it makes them much more difficult to be left alone by their owners for long periods. They tend to have separation anxiety when their owners leave them alone at home.
Why does my Pomeranian look like a fox?
White Fox and White Pomeranian

Are Fox Pomeranians Good Apartment Dwellers?

Fox-face Pomeranians can thrive in a variety of living conditions. These little dogs are well suited to city life in apartments or condos, as they don’t need much space to get their energy out and tend to be easy-going even when there’s commotion around them.

Grooming your Fox Pomeranians

  • Medium to Low shedders: Fox face Pomeranians are considered to shed moderately. Males generally shed their undercoats once a year. Unspayed females often shed their undercoats after a season, after giving birth.
  • Low drooling potential: Fox-face Pomeranians have low drooling potential. So, these dogs are a perfect choice if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes.

Easy to groom: Fox face Pomeranians require routine grooming efforts, including regular brushing, bathing, nail trimming, and maintaining dental hygiene to stay clean and healthy.

Begin accustoming your fox-face Pomeranians to being brushed and examined when they are a puppy. As you groom, check for sores, bumps, or rashes. Also, check for signs of infection, such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, nose, mouth, eyes, and feet.

What Are The Other Types of Pomeranians?

There is only one breed of Pomeranian. However, many variables contribute to the differences in Pomeranian appearances. Poms can vary in stature, face shape, coat color, texture, and pattern.

There are many terms or nicknames given to differences in appearances that we can find within the Pomeranian breed.

Fox Face Pomeranian Dog
Fox Face Pomeranian Dog

What’s The Difference Between a Fox Face and a Teddy Bear Pomeranian?

There is no official breed variation of the Teddy Bear Pomeranian. It is an unofficial term given to Pomeranians based on facial features.

Fox face Pomeranians have a longer, finer muzzle than a teddy bear Pomeranian. Teddy bear Pomeranian dogs are dramatically shorter, typically just about 1/4 of the overall length of the skull. The coat on a teddy bear Pomeranian is often dense, the cheeks are fuller, and the body is more compact. 

What’s The Difference Between a Fox Face and a Baby Doll Face Pomeranian?

There is no official breed variation of the Baby Doll Face Pomeranian. It is an unofficial term given to Pomeranians based on facial features.

The baby doll Face Pomeranians are slightly finer than Fox Face Pomeranians. Baby doll face Poms have a finer muzzle than the standard fox face Pom. They usually do not have the dense coat of the teddy bear Pomeranian.

Why does my Pomeranian look like a fox?
Orange Fox and Orange Pomeranian

Tips on Keeping your Fox Face Pomeranians Healthy

Keeping your fox-faced Pomeranian in tip-top shape takes love, effort, and useful tips. Keep reading to learn useful tips to keep your fox-looking Pomeranian healthy.

  • Good nutrition

A healthy diet and good nutrition contribute to the overall health and happiness of your Fox Pomeranian. The ideal diet for your Fox Face Pomeranian is the one that ensures all the nutrients for your pet’s growth and development. 

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

Keeping your Fox Face Pomeranian at an ideal body weight contributes to your pet’s well-being. Obesity can decrease their quality of life and increase the risks of major health issues.

  • Regular grooming.

Regular grooming is essential for your Fox Pomeranian’s overall wellness. It will help you to notice lumps, bumps, rashes, inflammation, and potential health problems.

  • Provide a comfy area to relax. 

All Pomeranians need a designated and comfortable space to live. A clean and safe area enhances their safety and security and keeps them healthy.

  • Vaccination and vet visits.

Regular vet visits are essential for your Fox Face Pomeranians to stay healthy. This is an easy change if you are not taking your Pom to the vet annually.

  • Give plenty of love.

Love and affection are among the most important things you can give your Fox Face Pomeranian. Give them attention and let them know how much you love them. 

  • Regular exercise and mental stimulation

Like all dog breeds, the fox-faced Pomeranian should be given regular exercise and mental stimulation to avoid health problems. Physical and mental activities will make your pup more capable of participating in the activities it enjoys.

What Are Fox Face Pomeranians?
What Are Fox Face Pomeranians?

Final Thoughts on The Fox faced Pomeranian Dog

All Pomeranians are a wonderful addition to your family. It’s a matter of preference which look you prefer in your Pom puppy.

Make sure you select a reputable breeder and get a healthy Fox-Faced Pomeranian. These Fox-looking Pomeranians are ideal for people with small apartments or who adore small, lovable dogs.

Like all toy breeds, Fox-Faced Pomeranians have an incredible, intuitive ability to make people happy. Call us crazy, but it might be their cute eyes, adorable fur, small size, and undying devotion. You couldn’t ask for a better companion dog than the Fox-Faced Pomeranian. You are sure to have lots of love and cuddles.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article! Feel free to share your thoughts and questions. We would be happy to hear from you!

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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
Denise Leo