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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 undercoat is also white. White Pomeranian 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.

There Are 2 Types of White Pomeranian Dogs

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.

Pictures of white Pomeranians
Pictures of white Pomeranians

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 instead of white in color.  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 adult color of an all white baby Pomeranian until after the coat change at around 6 months.

Is an all White Pomeranian Dog a Rarity?

Are white Pomeranians rare? True ice White Pomeranians can be considered rare.

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.

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

Breeders receive many enquiries for a white Pom puppies. I receive many emails each day asking if I have a Pomeranian white puppy for sale, any white toy Pomeranian puppies, white mini Pomeranian pups or white miniature Pomeranian dogs. People looking for a Pomeranian puppy also want information about white Pomeranian puppies price.

Where Can I Buy a White Pomeranian?

The most common Pomeranian scam involves advertising white Pomeranian puppies for sale, usually a Pomeranian puppy white female, which does not exist. Read More about Pomeranian Puppy Scams and how to avoid being scammed by clicking here.

Puppy buyers looking for a 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.

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 white Pomeranians. 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.

A study of old pedigrees will reveal past white breeders who gave up on breeding the ice white Pom and used their white bitches 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 white puppies, 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 White Pomeranian 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. 

Pictures of Pure White Pomeranian Dogs
Pictures of Pure White Pomeranian Dogs

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


The first champion of the breed was a white Pomeranian dog: Champion Rob of Rozelle. The breeder and breeding of this first Pom Champion is unknown.

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.

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.

Health Concerns for the White Pomeranian Dog

White Pomeranian Puppies
Pictures of Pomeranian Puppies White Bred by the Author.

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

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. Click here for more details of how to remove or reduce Pomeranian tear stains.

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

Pictures of White Pomeranian Puppies

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Pictures of white Pomeranian puppies
Pictures of white pomeranian dogs
Pictures of white Pomeranian dogs
Pictures of white Pomeranian pups
Pictures of white Pomeranian pups
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Pictures of white Pom dog

 

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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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