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Overview of Colors
Here is some help to explain the colors of a Pomeranian dog:

Chocolate: A medium brown
Beaver:  A mix of white, grey, brown and black
Cream:  A lowly saturated  light to medium yellow
Sable: Black tipped hairs on a background color of silver, gold, grey or brown
Red: Actually a reddish orange color  Pomeranian
Brindle: This Pomeranian has a base color of gold, red or Orange - with strong black cross stripes
Blue: A blue Pomeranian is a diluted black color, there is blue pigment on the nose and eyes.  A true blue will not have a full black nose.
Parti-color:  A white with any other color patches

More details about colors

Not just humans have allergies, a Pomeranian can have allergies too. More than 20% of all dogs suffer from allergies, with flea allergy dermatitis being the most common form. Your Pom may also suffer from food allergies or inhalant allergies. You may think they have a cold or are having tummy issues, but this could be allergies and easy to fix if you know what to look for.  More about allergies

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Different Types of Pomeranians
While there is only 1 Pomeranian breed as there are set AKC standards, there are a lot of variations of appearance.

Here we discuss:

Miniatures and Toys
While there is no such recognized breed as the Miniature or Tea Cup Pomeranian, there are owners of Poms who are smaller than the standard. Let's look at this issue to discuss the ethics of purposefully breeding for smaller than standards and care of these tiny Poms, including possible health issues to be aware of. 

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Pomeranian Dog Stat Information
Family: Spitz
Breed Group: Toy
8 - 11 inches (20.32 - 27.94 cm)
Weight: 3 - 7 lbs ( 1.36 - 3.175 kg)
According to the breed standard, a
Pomeranian should not weigh more than 7 lbs (3.175 kg), and not less than 3 lbs (1.36 kg). However, some Poms have been known to weigh as much as more than 18 pounds (8.165kg).
Life Expectancy: 12 - 16 yrs. They will live well into their late teens if given proper care. See Age
Alternate Names: Deutscher Zwergspitz, Toy German Spitz,Dwarf Spitz
Nickname: Pom (Poms)
Well Known Bloodlines: Valcopy, Pettistree, Emcee, Rosewood, Millamor, Bev-Nor, Chriscendo, Golden Aires

Yummy, Healthy Home Cooking for the Pomeranian

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Worried About Leaving Your Pomeranian Home Alone?
Many Pomeranian owners will need to learn about the facts of Separation Anxiety. You will know your pet Pomeranian is suffering from this if you return to a home that appears destroyed , if your Pomeranian who is usually house trained begins to eliminate in your home, or if they bark endlessly when you are not home.There are a couple of ways to help.

We have a great section on this, with lots of details to help you with all of the aspects of Separation Anxiety

Dental Care
Dogs will get cavities and decay just as humans do, if their teeth are not cleaned. and for toy breeds, this can cause serious issues.  Infection may cause not only loose teeth, but infection that spreads into the lungs, heart and other parts of the body.

There are methods to teach a Pom to tolerate this grooming aspect and also other options from standard brushing.   It is a fact that dogs can die from dental disease that is left untreated.

Some dogs, when finally brought to the vet for a dental cleaning, will have decay that is so bad their teeth need to be extracted. While some chews and dental snacks can be beneficial; these should be considered supplemental cleaning methods on top of at home dental care.
More on Dental Care
 Shedding & Fur Loss
Pomeranians have two coats of hair, an undercoat and a top coat. The undercoat is soft, thick and fluffy. The Pom's overcoat is long, and straight. Pomeranians go through a period which is called "Puppies Uglies", this stage happens between the ages of 5 to 6 months. During this time, your pet is going through it's "adolescence". This is a naturally occurring event and is nothing to be alarmed about. When your Pomeranian reaches the approximate age of 8 to 10 months, it will have grown a beautiful new coat. 

With proper care, that coat can remain beautiful.  Normally shedding cycles will never be so severe as the pup to adult change over. At the one year mark, most Poms will begin the shed of their
first adult coat. Once your dog is an adult the details of the shedding process are vastly different, depending if you have a male or a female.  If your Pomeranian is suddenly and unexpectedly losing fur, there are several reasons for this and we offer guidance and advice for all of them.

Males: Once reaching 18 months of age, a male Pom's coat will stay relatively the same for it's life. There will be a light shed, this can be once or twice per year, depending on where you the seasons and temperature will have a direct affect.

Females: Normal changes and the change of seasons greatly affect a female 's coat. Female Pomeranians will also shed after pregnancy (an average size litter is 1 - 3 pups, however a litter can be as large as 7) and her coat will regrow back in about 6 months. She will also shed when she is in heat due to a fluctuation in hormone levels.

Both Genders: Any anesthetics can  will dramatically affect his/her coat. Certain health issues can affect the coat. There is a breed specific issue termed BSD which, while rare, can cause dramatic changes.  Both males and females may shed when experiencing extreme stress.

We have sections on Pomeranian Hair Growth, Fur Issues and the question of Shaved Poms including Lion Cuts.


"The great pleasure of a dog, is that you can make a fool of yourself and he will not scold you...he will make a fool of himself also."           


Pomeranians are sometimes called "Puffballs with feet" and require careful grooming. Poms do not need as much grooming as some other long haired dogs, however you should brush your Pom 2 or 3 times a week.  Brushing and then combing will be important to keep tangles away.   Be prepared to do extra brushing when your dog is shedding.

This toy dog's coat should not be brushed when it is dry. It is best to mist the coat with a bit of water first. If you desire, you may add a bit of conditioner to the water, as well. A bristle or a pin brush is recommended for a Pomeranian dog. All loose hair from the dog must be removed or the Pomeranian's may get matts which would then need to be removed by clipping.

In the case of pet Pomeranians, for the purpose of cleanliness, it is recommended to clip the hair around the Pom's anus. When brushing your pet, make sure to pay attention to the area behind the ears and the groin area, as these areas are problem areas prone to knots and tangles.

Ear mites will cause your pet to scratch at his/her ears, which will cause the hair in that area to matt very quickly.   A quick run down is that you should bath your Pomeranian on a regular basis. It is very important to wash your Pom often because dirt and dust are abrasive to it's coat.

Show dogs should be bathed weekly and at 4 to 6 week intervals during winter
months. Bathing is helpful in stopping many of the skin irritations that Poms can have. It is recommended that show dogs be bathed 2 to 3 days before a show.  The use of talcum powder should be done very sparingly.

Nails should be kept as short as possible on this toy dog. Trimming should be done at least every 3 months. If your pet has any unremoved dewclaws, keep those trimmed short also. If nails are not trimmed regularly, they will become overgrown and continueb to grow inside the dog's flesh.  Read Pomeranian grooming

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