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Pomeranian Color Changes from Birth to Maturity

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After more than 45 years of 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 adolescence, 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 color 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 will often appear to be white at birth and matures to be a cream or orange Pomeranian.

White Pomeranian puppies often darken. What is often referred to as a white Pomeranian puppy will mature to be an orange Pomeranian at maturity.

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 grow out to the end of the hair shaft.

Wolf Sable is another color where beginner breeders sometimes mistakenly register an orange sable Pomeranian puppy as a wolf sable Pomeranian.

Orange sable Pomeranian puppies often appear greyer than orange at six weeks. However, as they mature, the orange comes through. If in doubt have your Vet organize a DNA test prior to registration.

I am sharing pictures of the different colors of Pomeranians at birth bred here at Dochlaggie Pomeranians through to Pomeranian dog adulthood.

For more pictures and full descriptions of different colors of Pomeranians: Pomeranian Colors visit our page on this subject.

Pomeranian Color Changes from Birth to Maturity
This Pomeranian is Bette or officially Champion Dochlaggie Double Delight.
Pictured left at 6 weeks of age.
Middle at 8 months of age.
Finally pictured as a mature Pomeranian on the right at 2 years.
Pomeranian Color Changes from Birth to Maturity

Colors of Pomeranians from Birth to Adulthood. Pomeranian Color Change Chart

Cream Pomeranian Puppies
Cream Pomeranian Puppies
Adult Cream Pomeranians
Adult Cream Pomeranians
Orange Pomeranian
Orange Pomeranian. This Pomeranian was born very light-colored. As a newborn Pomeranian puppy, she appeared to be a white Pomeranian. Left: The Pom puppy looks to now be a cream Pomeranian. Right: At maturity, this Pom is a clear orange Pomeranian.
Cream Sable Pomeranian Puppy
Cream Sable Pomeranian Puppy
Cream Sable Pomeranian
Cream Sable Pomeranian
Champion Cream Sable Pomeranian Adult
Champion Cream Sable Pomeranian Adult
Wolf Sable Puppy and Wolf Sable Pomeranian Adult
Wolf Sable Puppy and Wolf Sable Pomeranian Adult
Blue Pomeranians bred by Beau James Pomeranians.
Blue Pomeranian adult and blue Pomeranian puppy bred by Beau James Pomeranians.
Pomeranian Puppy bred by Dochlaggie Pomeranians. Chocolate Sable Pomeranian Adult. Breeder Cynthia Wallen, Beau James Pomeranians.” src=”https://pomeranian.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/choclatesablepomeranians.jpg” alt=”Chocolate Sable Pomeranian Puppy bred by Dochlaggie Pomeranians. Chocolate Sable Pomeranian Adult. Breeder Cynthia Wallen, Beau James Pomeranians.” class=”wp-image-7971″/>
Chocolate Sable Pomeranian Puppy bred by Dochlaggie Pomeranians.
Chocolate Sable Pomeranian Adult. Breeder Cynthia Wallen, Beau James Pomeranians.
Chocolate Pomeranian Adult
Chocolate Pomeranian Adult
Beaver Pomeranian Puppy
Beaver Pomeranian Puppy
Beaver Pomeranian Adult
Beaver Pomeranian Adult
Pictures of black Pomeranians
Pictures of black Pomeranians
Black and Tan Pomeranians
Black and Tan Pomeranian Puppy and Black and Tan Pomeranian Adult. The tan on a this colored Pomeranian is usually lighter on a puppy. The tan often darkens with maturity.
Orange Sable Pomeranian Puppies
Orange Sable Pomeranian Puppies
Orange Sable Pomeranians
Orange Sable Pomeranian Adults
Brindle Pomeranians. New brindle Pomeranian puppy. Adult Pomeranian is Beau James Stripe Up The Band. Breeder Cynthia Wallen, Beau James Pomeranians.
Brindle Pomeranians.
New brindle Pomeranian puppy.
Adult Pomeranian is Beau James Stripe Up The Band. Breeder Cynthia Wallen, Beau James Pomeranians.
white pomeranian puppies
white Pomeranian puppies
Pomeranian Puppy Color Changes
Pomeranian Puppy Color Changes

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 adults 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.

The Pomeranian Handbook

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