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Types of Pomeranians ? Teacup Pomeranians, Miniature Pomeranians

Are there Different Types of Pomeranian or Even Different Breeds of Pomeranian ?

Authoritatively there are no different types of Pomeranian or different breeds of Pomeranian. There is just one Pomeranian.

Are there Teacup Pomeranian , Toy Pomeranians, Miniature Pomeranian, Pocket Poms, Mini Pom,  Teddy bear, Throwback Pomeranian,  Standard Pomeranians  or even a teacup teddy bear Pomeranian ?

Simply no, nearly all of these terms are not utilized by registered show Pomeranian  breeders.

Frequently, prospective Pomeranian owners wanting to obtain a typical high quality, correctly sized Pomeranian ask for a Teacup  Pomeranian, Toy Pomeranian or Miniature Pomeranian. Officially these varieties of Pomeranian do not exist.

The Pomeranian is classed as a toy dog because he competes at dog shows, in all countries other than F.C.I. shows in the toy group against other toy dog breeds.

Purchasing your puppy from a registered show breeder will ensure that your Pomeranian will mature correct to the breed standard.

What is the Pomeranian breed standard you ask ?

The breed standard is the “blueprint” of the breed. Dedicated show breeders carefully select for the traits and characteristics described in the breed standard.

By participating at dog shows, show Pomeranian breeders are able to evaluate and compare breeding programs.  

Different Types of Pomeranian Pictured above Pomeranian puppies bred by a registered show Pomeranian breeder. These puppies can be expected to mature to be typical examples of the Pomeranian breed. As pictured below in the 3 photos.

Pomeranians bred by a Show Pomeranian Breeder.
Pomeranians bred by a Show Pomeranian Breeder.

Without study of the breed standard, meticulous selection for breed quality and regular evaluation of breeding programs by participating at dog shows the very essence of the pomeranian is quickly lost. Breeders who are dedicated to the breed do extensive health testing and prove their Pomeranians in the show ring prior to breeding. These type of breeders are often referred to as conservation breeders, as they are working to preserve the Pomeranian dog.

Types of Pomeranians ? Teacup Pomeranians, Miniature Pomeranians
Types of Pomeranians ? Teacup Pomeranians, Miniature Pomeranians

Pomeranians bred by people who do not show their Pomeranians may look adorable and very cute as young puppies.

New owners are often captivated with the appealing ball of fluff, but are purchasing a totally different dog to the “show” type Pomeranian.These puppies frequently mature considerably larger than the Pomeranian breed standard, lack the correct Pomeranian double coat, becoming very long in back, long nosed, having big ears & a low set curly tail.

Many pet Pomeranian purchasers are dismayed when their Pomeranian puppy does not grow up to look similar to Pomeranian Boo .

It should be explained, I don’t see show flaws as detrimental in pet Pomeranians.  I adore each and every Pomeranian which exists. All dogs are lovely, but if you intend to purchase a Pomeranian safeguard yourself by spending a little extra time selecting your Pomeranian and purchase from a show Pomeranian breeder. 

Another Pomeranian Myth is the term Throwback Pomeranian

Is there a throwback Pomeranian? Simply No! There is no dog breed called a throwback Pomeranian and there is not an official term “throwback Pomeranian”.  Perhaps this term could be used to describe a pet shop/puppy farm or  backyard breeder type Pomeranian, which often resemble a German Spitz more than a Pomeranian.

poor pomeranian puppy   throwback pomeranian ?

Pictured above the type of Pomeranian puppy sold via pet shops, newspaper advertisements, back yard breeders etc.

This type of Pomeranian puppy can be expected to mature into a dog of the quality pictured above right. While these little dogs are adorable and make great family pets, the usual reason they grow larger than breed standard requirements and don’t have the glamor looks of the show Pomeranian is because of poor breeding practises. 

If this is the type you favour consider researching the German Spitz. Puppies of this breed seem to be easier to locate and sell for much less than Pomeranian puppies.

As a Pomeranian lover I consider ALL Pomeranians to be BEAUTIFUL and special little individuals. The purpose of this article is to help this looking to buy a Pom puppy purchase exactly the type of dog they desire.

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


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