After more than 45 years breeding Pomeranians, I am often still surprised at the Pomeranian color change from puppy to adulthood.
It is not surprising many Pomeranian owners are also surprised at how the coat color of their Pomeranian has changed from puppy-hood, during the pom’s adolescent and finally the adult Pomeranian colors.
Pomeranian Puppy Colors Explained
Pom puppies usually go through a Pomeranian fur color change at the time of changing from puppy Pomeranian fur to adult Pomeranian coat.
The Pomeranian puppy color change lasts a few months and some breeders refer to this as the Pomeranian puppy uglies or puppy transition.
Experienced breeders usually have a good idea of true adult Pomeranian color and know to check the hair color behind the ears on Pomeranian pups.
The actual color of the hair behind a Pom puppy’s ears at only a few weeks of age is a reasonably accurate guide to the Pomeranian puppy’s adult coat color.
Pomeranian puppy owners concerned about what color their Pomeranian puppy will be should chat to their breeder about any concerns.
Pomeranian Color Change
Some colored Pomeranian pups will have a dramatic coat colour change whilst others will have little change to coat color as an adult Pom.
Cream Pomeranian Color Change
Light colored Pom pups often are very light at birth and darken as they mature. A good example of this is a cream or light orange Pomeranian puppy. This puppy who will often appear to be white at birth and matures to be a cream or orange Pomeranian.
Do Black Pomeranian Puppies Change Color?
Usually no, although the puppy fur may lose any light shadings during the puppy coat change and appear darker. Wolf sable and Black and Tan Pomeranian do often appear to be whole blacks as newborn Pomeranians.
Sable Pomeranian Color Change
A sable Pomeranian color change is probably the most dramatic color change in the baby Pomeranian to adult Pomeranian. Sable Pomeranians are usually very dark at birth, as the hair grows the dark sable colored hair tips grows out to the end of the hair shaft.
Orange sable Pomeranian puppies often appear more grey than orange at six weeks. However, as they mature, the orange comes through. If in doubt have your Vet organise a DNA test prior to registration.
For more pictures and full descriptions of different colors of Pomeranians: Pomeranian Colors visit our page on this subject.
Colors of Pomeranians from Birth to Adulthood. Pomeranian Color Change Chart
Final Thoughts on Pomeranian Color Change
While we do not have an accurate Pomeranian color change chart as yet, I have provided color photos of puppies and adult to guide you through your pup’s Pomeranian color change.
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References and Further Reading:
Official Standard of the Pomeranian (AKC). American Kennel Club, 2011.
Official English Kennel Club Pomeranian Breed Standard , 2017.
Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.