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What is the Pomeranian Ugly Stage or also called the Puppy Transition?

What a strange description. Will it mean your puppy will actually turn out ugly? Definitely NOT! There is no such thing as an ugly Pomeranian puppy.

Do Pomeranians Go Through Ugly Stage?

Yes most Pomeranian pups go through an ugly puppy stage. This period is called many names including the Pomeranian monkey stage, ugly stage of Pomeranian, Pom uglies, monkey stage of Pomeranian, Pomeranian transformation and the Pom puppy uglies.

How Do I Know When My Pomeranian is Going Through the Pom Puppy Uglies?

He may seem a little scraggly but still cute, in an initial period of time but never ugly. The Pomeranian is among the most beautiful of all dog breeds anywhere on the planet and it’s regarded as a “necessary evil.” It’s simply one step along the path towards your beloved pet’s becoming the amazing fluffy dog that she or he will become in time.

Pomeranian Puppy Uglies
Pomeranian Puppy Uglies Before and After Pictures

The coats of Pom pups are full, thick double coats that give them the general “fluffy cotton ball” look. The Pomeranian puppy ugly stage is just a period of growth all Poms go through. It will be more obvious in some than in others.

In most Pomeranians, it will be a moderate to severe phase that can worry owners who may not be aware that it’s normal for this breed of puppy to shed so much fur.

Within the puppy’s first year of life, the puppy coat is shed and the adult coat replaces it, giving the beloved puppy that lush full coat instead.

Pomeranian Puppy Uglies is Normal

Pom puppy owners should not stress about the Pomeranian ugly stage. The Pomeranian puppy shedding  is common and normal during the Pom puppy stage and most Pomeranians will spend a few months of their puppyhood looking a little scruffy. 

Should I Be Concerned If My Pomeranian Puppy Does Not Go Through the Uglies?

Usually not a reason for concern as owners see their Pom babies each day, and often may not notice any changes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and most Pom parents see their Pomeranian as beautiful irrespective of coat quantity.

If a Pomeranian puppy doesn’t go through the “ugly” phase and/or fails to shed the puppy coat, the owner should be worried as this may mean that your Pom could face major coat loss problems in the future.

Exactly What are the Pomeranian Puppy Uglies Stages?

During the Pomeranian ugly stage, Pom puppies will lose their coats but other changes also happen. The proportions of their bodies alter, making them look like their legs are longer than they should be, their ears grow into super-sized ears and various other alterations may occur, depending on each individual pup.

It’s often described as they’re going through the awkward “teenager phase.

When Does the Puppy Uglies Happen?

The worst time of the Pomeranian ugly phase is when they’re between 4-10 months old. After 10 months, their coat is full and thick once more as they regain their good looks.

How Long Do Pomeranian Uglies Last?

Pomeranian Puppy uglies stage can last for a period of 3 to 6 months.

Looking After Your Pom During The Puppy Transition Period

Regularly brush his coat to get rid of the remnants of the older, dead coat. The faster the dead coat is eliminated, the quicker the new coat can begin to grow strong. Maintain his regular washing schedule but make sure you brush him properly and that ALL of the dead fur has been removed before bathing commences. If this isn’t done right, the coat can become severely matted.

Other Causes Of Pomeranian Fur Loss?

Apart from the Pomeranian puppy uglies, your pup can lose fur as a result of environmental or food allergies, thyroid issues, Alopecia X, mites and numerous other health problems. Most problems can be treated so it’s critical to take your dog to the vet if anything is happening with your dog that seems wrong.

However, if Pomeranian puppy is at the age where baby fur will be shed, that’s not a reason to see the vet because he can’t do anything about it and there’s no point anyway as it’s just a part of puppy growing up and gaining that permanent, glorious adult Pomeranian coat.

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References and Further Reading:
[1] Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook”.

For complete and detailed Pomeranian information, Pomeranian Colors and Patterns, How to choose the right Pomeranian puppy for your family, Feeding your new Pomeranian puppy, toilet and crate training your Pomeranian, Socializing your Pomeranian Puppy, Common Health Issues Affecting Poms, Choosing Your Pomeranian’s Veterinarian. The Pomeranian colors explained, Breeding & Exhibiting Pomeranians. Download the Pomeranian Book by Pomeranian Breed Authority Denise Leo.


Pomeranian Puppy Uglies Before and After Pictures

Pomeranian Puppy Uglies Before and After Pictures
Pomeranian Puppy Uglies Before and After Pictures
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