True black Pomeranians will have black skin pigmentation. Eye rims, lips, nose, and paw pads will be black.
Some owners, potential owners (and even some inexperienced breeders) can become a bit confused over what constitutes a true black Pomeranian dog. Many incorrectly label dogs as being black when in fact - technically - they are not.
An official black Pom is fully black. There are no other colors at all. They also have black pigmentation on the skin: lips, eye rims, paw pads and nose.
Poms that are incorrectly dubbed black:
Dogs with a touch
of another color - here are some examples:
- If a Pom has a black body and has tan paws, the dog is black and tan.
- If a Pomeranian has a touch of white on the chest, he is a black mis-mark or a black with white markings (depending on the size of the white). If the puppy matures and his coat loses that touch of white, leaving a fully solid black body, he would be registered as a black mis-mark, but would be a solid black as an adult.
- If a Pomeranian is mostly black with a touch of white and a touch of tan, he is a tri-colored Pom (black, tan, white).
A sable Pom
has a brown, orange, or other colored coat with black on the tips of each hair. Sometimes, if the sable is very dark and very thick, the coat may appear black. The overall 'feel' may be black, but this is not the same as a true black coat. Blue-
This coat is a watered down, diluted black. Blues are designated as so due to skin pigmentation. The coat may very well appear to be black; however if - in bright sunlight - the nose is blue
(that diluted black), the Pom will be a blue. It is rare for anyone to dub a blue a black since blue is a very rare color, and therefore would be seen as more desirable by many.