And the outer layer is made up of long, thinner, hairs that create that fluff appearance. The longer hairs can be slightly trimmed to create a neater appearance and in certain places such as under the tail for hygiene reasons and under the paws so that there are no hairs that the dog walks on.
The natural length of hair will range from 1 inch (on puppies) to 4 inches (adults, varying lengths, but longer ones found on the saddle and/or chest). It will be normal for an adult to have shorter hairs on the legs and top of head and longer ones on the saddle (back and sides) and the chest. The stomach may seem patchy and it is normal for skin to show.
If that top layer is shaved off and one goes even further than this and the clipper goes down and shaves into that thick, protective inner layer…This is when problems occur. Doing that, in most cases, will affect how and even if the outer layer ever properly grows back again.
With this being said, there are some things that you can do to help a shaved Pomeranian with fur growth. These methods can also help for anyone who is looking for help to stimulate the coat to grow in thicker (after the reason for the loss has been diagnosed and treated).
The 7 elements that will help with Pomeranian hair growth are:
1. Massaging the skin when grooming
2. Taking care of any matt immediately
3. Using a high quality and proper canine shampoo and condition (We have a list of recommendations under "Grooming" in the Pomeranian Specialty Shoppe)
4. Using a leave-in conditioner
5. Using the proper grooming tool to help with any extra fur loss that could occur otherwise.
6. Providing baths a bit more often than normal (extra baths are a good thing if the right products are used).
7. Eliminating elements that may interfere with growth.