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 Pomeranian colors. Experienced breeders know to check the hair color behind the ears on Pomeranian pups.
The actual color of the hair behind a Pom puppy’s ears is a reasonably accurate guide to the Pomeranian puppy’s adult coat color. After more than 40 years breeding Pomeranians, I am often still surprised at Pom color changes from puppy to adulthood.
Some colored Pomeranian pups will have a dramatic coat colour change whilst others will have little change to coat color as an adult Pom. 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.
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, who will often appear to be white at birth and matures to be a cream or orange Pomeranian.
Wolf Sable is another color where beginner breeders sometimes mistakenly register a puppy as a wolf sable Pomeranian. 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.
I am sharing pictures of the different colors of Pomeranians at birth through to Pomeranian dog adulthood.
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
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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.