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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 of 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, 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.

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

Why White Pomeranians Are So Different to Most!

The Pomeranian is already a regal dog 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 to 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 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 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 Facts

  • The white Pomeranian color is one of the original breed colors.
  • 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.
  • White Pomeranians may grown larger than show size.

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Video of fluffy white Pomeranian puppy, newborn Pomeranian puppies to 6 week old white baby Pomeranian puppies happy playing with toys.

There Are 2 Types of White Pomeranians

Pomeranian owners and Pom breeders need to understand there is actually two different type 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 white Pomeranian breeders very difficult.

Snow White Pomeranian Puppies Color Changes

Will A White Pomeranian Puppy Stay White?

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

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

Biscuit or cream hair behind the pup’s ears usually means the white baby Pomeranian will turn out a cream or a very light orange Pomeranian not a ice white pomeranian. 

Small light biscuit patches on the pup’s coat may indicate the Pomeranian white puppy is a parti colored Pomeranian and wont be an adult white Pomeranian.

It can be difficult to ascertain the full grown white Pomeranian color of an all white baby Pomeranian until after the coat change at around 6 months.

Always purchase your puppy from a reputable Pomeranian breeder. If purchasing your puppy as a white Pomeranian request written assurance that the puppy 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.

Little White Pomeranian Puppies Price

How much is a pure white Pomeranian and how much are white Pomeranian puppies?

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 be 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 enquiries for a white Pom puppies. A lot of white Pomeranian enthusiasts often search for white toy Pomeranian puppies, pure white teacup Pomeranian for sale, white teacup Pomeranian or white miniature Pomeranian puppies.

White Pomeranian Dog Facts
White Pomeranian Dog Facts

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, toy and miniature Pom are simply sales gimmicks to trap the naive.

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

Where Can I Buy a Fluffy White Pomeranian Puppy?

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

Puppy buyers looking for a small white Pomeranian puppy should contact a reputable Pomeranian breeder.

Grooming Requirements For An All White Pomeranian Dog

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.

White Pomeranian Size

How big do white Pomeranians get? The White Pomeranian is a toy breed.

The AKC Pomeranian standard dog generally weighs between 3-7 pounds 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 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 grows 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.

Show Pomeranian breeders generally focus on breeding AKC Pomeranian standard colors. Many decades of hard work by preservation breeders has 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 parti-colored 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.

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

My Recommendations Related to White Pom 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 are: pure white Pomeranian with white; white with black (as long as the black has white close in it’s 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 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 type in appearance than the modern day Pomeranian.

These larger white dogs had longer, 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 Poms attempted to breed their dogs down in size by outcrossing with 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 breeders attempting to breed ice white Pomeranian dogs of show quality  face tremendous hurdles.

White is One of the Original Pomeranian Colors

The original Pomeranian colors being: White, Black, 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.

The first Pomeranian Champion- A Pomeranian white dog called Champion Rob of Rozelle.
The first Pomeranian Champion- A Pomeranian white dog called Champion Rob of Rozelle.
The second Pomeranian Champion, Champion Konig of Rozelle.
The second Pomeranian Champion, Champion Konig of Rozelle.

Bred by Miss Hamilton, who specialised 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. 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.

Health Concerns for the White Pomeranian Dog

White poms are prone to the same health issues as other Pomeranians and have a similar lifespan.

Pictures of white Pomeranian dogs
Pictures of white Pomeranian dogs

One health issue related to many white dogs, regardless of breed is deafness.

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.

You should be purchasing your puppy from a show 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 Grooming and Care

All Pomeranian dogs have some degree of eye stains or called Pomeranian tear stains, unfortunately these stains are more obvious on light coloured dogs. Pomeranian eye stains can be easily removed and prevented with proper care.

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

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

Best Products for Pomeranian Eye Issues and Staining

Pictures of White Pomeranian Puppies

Pictures of white Pomeranian puppies
Pictures of white Pomeranian puppies
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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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