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The Truth About White Pomeranian Dogs and Puppies

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A simple glance at any white Pomeranian and you’ll immediately fall in love. You will immediately want to bend down and scoop him up in your hands and start cuddling him for the rest of the day.

The white color is among the most outstanding Pomeranian colors, making it impossible to resist when your eyes spot such an adorable fluffy ball of joy.

White Pomeranian puppies usually have ice-white fluffy coats, and cute little faces with bright, dark black almond-shaped eyes. Who could resist cuddling one of these little darling Pom puppies?

What is a White Pomeranian?

An all-white Pomeranian dog should be a solid white color with no lemon or cream shadings. The guard hairs and the undercoat is also white. White Pom dog eye color must be very dark, if not black. The breed standard calls for dark eyes, not black eyes.

Adult white Pomeranian dogs must have black points i.e. black eye rims, a black nose, black lips, and also black paw pads.

Newborn white baby Pomeranians are ice white with all pink points. By the age of six weeks, these points should have darkened to black; however, the coat will remain snow white.

White Pomeranian Facts

  • A true white Pom dog should appear to be snow white.
  • The white Pomeranian color is one of the original breed colors.
  • The first Pomeranian champion was a white Pom, Champion Rob of Rozelle.
  • White Pomeranians are recognized by all kennel clubs worldwide.
  • Newborn Pomeranian puppies often appear to be white but may mature to be cream or orange Pomeranians.
  • True show quality, ice white Pomeranians are rare.
  • There are two types of white Pomeranian dogs.
  • White Pomeranians may grow larger than show size.
  • White Pomeranian puppies often do not stay white.
  • At birth white pom puppies have pink points ( i.e. nose, eye rims, and pads).
  • Prices asked for white Pom puppies are often higher than for other colored puppies.
  • Eye stains are often an issue with white Poms.

White Pomeranian Video

View the video of the white poms bred here at Dochlaggie Pomeranians. A fluffy white Pomeranian puppy, newborn Pomeranian puppies to 6 weeks old. White baby Pomeranian puppies I have bred happy playing with toys.

Why Pure White Pomeranians Are So Different to Most!

The Pomeranian is already a regal toy breed. When you add fluffy fur that’s whiter than snow to this creature’s unique personality, you’ll fall under the enchantment of this rare beauty that would be equally at home in the pages of any fairy tale book.

You probably wonder… why is a white Pomeranian so different from others of the breed, and what makes it extra special? You’re also wanting to know how to get one of these vivacious, white, snowballs for yourself.

Ice white, show-quality toy breed Pomeranians are indeed a rarity. Each one is carefully bred to ensure the quality of the ice-white coat without losing any of the overall high quality of the Pomeranian’s breed type.

A genuine show-quality American Kennel Club white Pom is usually the painstakingly crafted offspring of many generations of careful breeding.

We’ll discuss breeding ice-white, show-quality Pomeranians in-depth later in this article and why many show breeders give up on this challenging task.

White Pomeranian
White Pomeranian

There Are 2 Types of Pure White Pomeranians

Pomeranian owners and Pom breeders need to understand there are actually two different types of white Poms. 

White Pomeranian dogs bred from parti colors will always be a parti Pomeranian, even if you can’t see the parti patches as they’re so small and the dog appears to be a Pomeranian white dog in appearance.

The other type of white Pomeranian dog is actually really an extremely pale cream Pomeranian. This important Pomeranian fact makes the task for any white reputable Pomeranian breeder very difficult.

Will A White Pomeranian Puppy Stay White?

Unfortunately, the answer is usually no! It can be difficult to determine the full-grown white Pomeranian color of an all-white baby Pomeranian until after the coat change at around 6 months.

Always look at the hair at the back of the pup's ears. is there any color other than snow white? If there are light orange or biscuit shadings behind the pup's ears the dog might be particolored, cream, or even an orange Pom dog. 

Snow White Pomeranian Puppies Color Changes

Cream, Orange, and White Parti Colors and Light Orange, very young Pomeranian puppies are frequently erroneously described as white baby Pomeranians. 

Biscuit or cream hair behind the pup's ears usually means the white baby Pomeranian will turn out cream or a very light orange Pomeranian and is not an ice white pomeranian with a pure white coat. 

Small light biscuit patches on the pup's coat may indicate the Pomeranian white puppy is a parti-colored Pomeranian and won't be an adult white Pomeranian.

Always purchase your puppy from a reputable Pomeranian breeder. If purchasing your puppy as a real white Pomeranian puppy request written assurance that the pup will be this color as an adult.

Are White Pomeranians Rare?

Is an all-white Pomeranian dog a rarity?  Yes, true show quality, ice white Pomeranians can be considered rare.

How Much are White Pomeranian Puppies?

A true white Pomeranian puppy will be priced from $4000 upwards. The white Pomeranian price is usually more expensive than an orange Pomeranian puppy of the same age and quality.

Owing to the simple fact of supply and demand for baby white Pomeranian puppies the white Pomeranian cost can often be double that of a standard colored Pomeranian.

The most common Pomeranian scam involves advertising white Pomeranian puppies for sale, usually a Pomeranian puppy white female, which does not exist.

Of all the Pomeranian colors, white seems to be the most in-demand by people looking for a beautiful pet dog.

Breeders receive many inquiries for white Pom puppies. A lot of white Pomeranian enthusiasts often search for white toy Pomeranian puppies, pure white teacup Pomeranian puppies for sale, or white miniature Pomeranian puppies.

I receive many emails each day asking if I have a Pomeranian white puppy for sale or all white Pomeranian puppies for sale.

Other queries include asking if I have white toy Pomeranian puppies, white mini Pomeranian pups, or white miniature Pomeranian dogs available.

The reality is all Pomeranians are classed as toy dogs, as they are shown in the toy group at shows together with other toy-sized dogs. The actual terms white micro teacup Pomeranian, teacup Pomeranian puppies, and miniature Pom are simply sales gimmicks to trap the naive.

People searching for a white baby Pomeranian puppy additionally require information regarding the white Pomeranian puppies price.

Where Can I Buy a Fluffy White Pomeranian Puppy?

People looking to buy a white puppy should contact a reputable Pomeranian breeder. Unfortunately, there are lots of internet scams involving white Pomeranian puppies.

The most common Pomeranian scam involves advertising white puppies for sale, usually a Pomeranian puppy white female, or a white teacup Pomeranian.

White Pomeranian Dog Facts
White Pomeranian Dog Facts

Is Owning a White Pom Puppy a Wise Choice for Me?

If you already adore Pomeranians but you want a unique dog, a white Pom might be ideal for you. However, because they’re scarcer, the price might be higher than you’re willing to pay.

White Pomeranian Grooming

It’s important to appreciate that Pomeranian ownership requires a big commitment in terms of maintenance and grooming. A white-colored Pom needs more care when looking after his coat and that includes tear stains.

White Pomeranians need more care and maintenance than their colored counterparts simply because it’s much more difficult to ensure their coats don’t become stained permanently, and that swift action is needed the moment they get any marks at all.

White Puppy Pomeranian Grooming and Care

There are a few aspects of his coat that will require a constant focus:

1. Tear stains are more obvious on a white coat than on any other color combination. All Pomeranian dogs have some degree of eye stains or called Pomeranian tear stains, unfortunately, these stains are more obvious on light-colored dogs. Pomeranian eye stains can be easily removed and prevented with proper care.

Pomeranians are susceptible to tears staining their coat so you should make it a daily ritual to wipe around their eyes. Choose a good quality wipe designed for dogs, only use filtered water because it’s clean, and choose a product such as Eye Envy Tear Stain Remover for Dogs to protect the hairs near his eyes from turning an unpleasant, dirty color.

2. On a white Pom, any hair that hangs from his ankles will collect all debris, dirt, and dust, and of course, it will stand out for the world to see. It’s wise to trim around his paws and lower legs because he should then retain his white coloring.

3. After he has been outside, whether it’s for a toilet break or a walk, wipe his lower legs and paws with a dog wipe. An easy way to do this is to store a box by the front door, so he can stand in it while you clean him before allowing him to romp free through the house.

Some white Pom owners have a cleaning spray that enables them to clean particular body parts without giving them a full-blown bath. If you trim his fur around all paws, that helps reduce the amount of dirt he can collect.

A bath should only be carried out once every two to three weeks because a greater frequency can dry his skin out too much. Poms are fairly easy to groom. Brush with a pin brush and a slicker twice a week to ensure his coat is healthy and fluffy.

A little extra time is required in a grooming regime for an ice white Pomeranian. Special shampoos may be needed to keep the coat a sparkly ice white and tear staining is often a problem with the White Pom.

The Author and a prize-winning white Pomeranian puppy.
The Author and a prize-winning white Pomeranian puppy.

Staining from food on the face and feet can also be removed by using the same products. 

Best Products for Pomeranian Eye Issues and Staining

White Pomeranian Size

A question I am asked a lot of time is how big do white Pomeranians get? The white Pomeranian is a toy breed and the size of a white Pom dog should be as stated in the Pomeranian breed standard.

The AKC Pomeranian standard dog generally weighs between 3-7 pounds and his height is usually about 20 cm ( 8 inches) from the floor to the top of his withers (shoulder blades). He’s recognized as a compact breed, but his fur gives him a bigger look.

Pictures of white Pom dog
Pictures of white Pom dog

The truth is that the white puppy Pomeranian size can often be a little bigger than the traditional orange and orange sable Pomeranians. White Pomeranian owners are often disappointed when their tiny white Pomeranian puppies grow into large Pomeranian adults.      

You can all love a standard Pomeranian or a large Pomeranian but it’s wise to do your research if you want a specific sized Pom or you may end up feeling quite disappointed at the end result once your dog has grown into adulthood.

The white Pomeranian is usually classed as an exotic Pomeranian color. What used to be regarded as exotic are the colors that are known today as the original colors.

Today’s exotic colored Poms frequently develop in a different way to the dogs that are show standard today.

American Kennel Club Pomeranian breeders generally focus on breeding Kennel Club Pomeranian standard colors. Many decades of hard work by preservation breeders have contributed to the quality orange and orange sable Pomeranians now gracing the show rings.

Images of white Pomeranian puppies
Images of white Pomeranian puppies

Show Pomeranian breeders often give up efforts to breed show-quality exotic Pomeranians after many years of frustration.

At Dochlaggie Pomeranians, I have been breeding white Pomeranians and particolored Pomeranians for many decades and feel the pain and frustration at the slow results. White Pomeranians quickly revert to the older style Pomeranian in type and size.

White Pomeranian puppies may look tiny and absolutely adorable at eight weeks but do not be surprised if your tiny white Pomeranian puppy matures into a large pale cream Pomeranian that may be too much to handle if you weren’t prepared.

White Pomeranian Health Problems

White poms are prone to the same health issues as other Pomeranians and have a similar lifespan. Pomeranians have an average lifespan of 12 – 16 years, meaning you don’t need to worry about falling in love with a bundle of fur and fear that he won’t live long.

It’s vital that you buy your new bundle of joy from a reputable breeder. Then you’ll have confidence that he has been cared for properly, as that greatly contributes to how long he’s likely to live.

This will help stop him from suffering from certain hereditary health troubles. Although Pomeranians are regarded as a healthy breed, there are certain health issues they’re more likely to face:

  • They can suffer from a collapsed trachea, and this creates a blockage in their airways. Symptoms may include: heavy breathing, making a raspy noise, and/or coughing.
  • Another problem is black skin disease or alopecia x. This isn’t curable but the only harm to the dog is his looks because his fur falls out and his skin turns a black color.
  • Several joint problems are common occurrences. A loose kneecap (aka a luxating patella) can cause the dog agonizing pain. Hip dysplasia is another joint problem that is rare in the Pomeranian.
  • White dogs sometimes have hearing problems so, to avoid this happening, it’s a wise move to take your dog to get his hearing tested. Hearing issues is a health issue related to many white dogs regardless of breed. As a white Pomeranian breeder for many decades,  I have not come across a deaf white pom. On the other hand, I have heard of deaf Pomeranians in a variety of colors.
  • Other health problems you need to be mindful of are hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, distichiasis, and entropion.

You should be purchasing your puppy from a reputable breeder, who does health testing and proves their poms in the show ring prior to breeding. Ask your breeder to have the hearing of a Pomeranian white puppy checked prior to purchase. 

White Pomeranian Temperament Insights

The following applies to all Pomeranians regardless of their coat color:

If you want a dog that’s not vocal, a Pomeranian won’t be a good option. But, if you’re looking for a canine who will notify you when anything suspicious occurs (along with some things that aren’t actually suspicious at all), then you can’t go past a white Pom, as a choice for a new member of your household.

Bear in mind, however, that if you have young children, Pomeranians and young kids can be not a good mix. So, it has to be a consideration if your children are very young.

It’s essential that you socialize any dog you bring into your home, regardless of size. The bottom line is to do your due diligence before making a buying decision because canine ownership is for life, not merely for a whim. 

Breeding White Pomeranians

If your interest is how to breed snow-white Poms and you enjoy a good challenge, then the white Pomeranian is for you.

Many breeders have attempted to breed show-quality small white Pomeranian dogs. The only really successful white breeders have concentrated solely on the white Pom. Numerous breeders, over the years, have tried and quickly given up on this challenge.

White to white breedings can quickly produce problems, including Poms whose quality has reverted back to the old style or original Pomeranian type, loss of pigmentation, lacking head and leg coat, poor coat quality, and more.

"Miss Hamilton, the first President of the Pomeranian Club, also Miss Creswell, bred and exhibited specimens of white Pomeranians and later devoted much time and thought to producing miniature Whites. The experiment was not wholly successful, for though Miss Hamilton bred a few, these could be termed good in quality; they were poor in coat, weedy and timid, possibly the result of inbreeding. A set-back to the movement was administered when the Kennel Club withdrew challenge certificates for “overweights”, i.e. dogs over 7lbs. The effect of this piece of legislation on the part of the governing show body was the almost total disappearance of Whites."
[5] Author: Mrs E. Parker from The Popular Pomeranian

A study of old pedigrees will reveal past reputable Pomeranian breeders gave up on breeding the ice white Pom and used their white Pomeranian girls to a better advantage in an orange breeding program.

My Recommendations Related to White Coat Color Breeding Programs

Based on my personal experience over many decades breeding white Pomeranians, I recommend the following:

When mating for Pomeranian puppies white, the ideal to pair is pure white Pomeranian with white; white with black (as long as the black has white close in its pedigree; white with cream; white with parti (preferably black parti i.e. a Pomeranian black and white), and white with wolf sable or a cream sable.

White Pomeranian Color Breeding Don’ts 

I don’t suggest you breed a white pom with a chocolate sable or a chocolate Pomeranian. Also do not breed a white Pomeranian with an orange Pomeranian if possible. Never mate an adult white Pomeranian with a beaver pom dog.

History of The Pomeranian White Dog

The early Pomeranian dogs were mostly white-colored. Unfortunately, these dogs were also rather larger than desired and more German Spitz dog type or sled dogs in appearance than the modern-day Pomeranian.

These larger white dogs had long, narrow muzzles, lower set tails, flat open coats, bigger ears, and were often longer backed than the breed standard demanded. 

Mrs Pope's White Pomeranians 1909
Mrs. Pope's White Pomeranians 1909

Orange, sable, blue, and chocolate Poms made their appearance in the Pomeranian dog world, and the breeders of these older style white dogs attempted to breed their dogs down in size by outcrossing with the newer colored dogs. The resulting progeny was usually parti-colored or wolf-sable in color.

Those white Pomeranian breeders who attempted to breed the whites down in size faced problems with pigmentation, coat texture, and retaining the ice white coat color.

Many of the dogs had problems with lemon shading and tippings to their coats. Even today UK Kennel Club reputable breeders attempting to breed ice white Poms of show quality face tremendous hurdles.

White is One of the Original Pomeranian Colors

The original Pomeranian colors were: White, Black, and Cream, and occasionally a parti-color was seen. It was not until Queen Victoria visited Italy and bought back different colored Poms did other colored dogs appear in the breed.

Bred by Miss Hamilton, who specialized in white Pomeranians. Champion Rob of Rozelle was also the sire and grandsire of many champion dogs during this era, including another white champion for breeder Miss Chell, Champion Belper Flossie.

The second Pomeranian Champion, Champion Konig of Rozelle.
The second Pomeranian Champion, Champion Konig of Rozelle.

The second Pomeranian Champion was another white Pomeranian dog, Champion Konig of Rozelle. Konig was a son of Champion Rob of Rozelle. The dam was Peggoty.

White Pomeranian Puppy
White Pomeranian Puppy
White Pomeranian Puppy
Early White Pomeranian Puppy - Star of Devon

As one of the original breed colors, Kennel Club recognition is worldwide for this colored Pomeranian dog.

Final Thoughts on White Pomeranian Dogs

The white Pomeranian is a small breed of dog that has been around since the 1800s. They are typically very fluffy and have long, thick hair. White Teacup Pomeranian puppies love to play games with their humans and will do anything they can think of in order to get attention from them.

White poms also tend not to shed as much so if your allergies are an issue, this might be great news for you.If you're thinking about bringing a white Pomeranian into your home and want to know more before doing so, this article will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Pictures of white Pomeranian dogs
Pictures of white Pomeranian dogs

Pictures of White Pomeranian Puppies

Pictures of white Pomeranian puppies
Pictures of white Pomeranian puppies
White Pomeranian Dog
White Pomeranian Dogs

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References and Further Reading:
[1] Official Standard of the Pomeranian (AKC). American Kennel Club, 2011.
[2] Official English Kennel Club Pomeranian Breed Standard, 2017.
[3] Kimbering Pomeranians "1891-1991".
[4] Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.
[5] E.Parker, The Popular Pomeranian.
[6] L.Ives, Show Pomeranians.

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