And/or there has not been enough time for the stains to build up.
This are also less common with older adult Pomeranians (5, 6, 7 years) as long as there have not been any changes in care.
This is because if an owner has been taking steps (knowingly or not) to avoid these from developing and/or has been performing regular upkeep on the eyes, stains will be kept at bay.
What these are and are not:
It is important to note what tear stains are not. They are not a natural color. If you have a Pomeranian puppy and he developed darker rings or streaks of color right around his eyes as he has matured, this is not a natural occurrence.
When hairs around the eyes are rust, brown, or pinkish, this means that lighters hairs that should be visible are being covered up by stains (technically yeast, more ahead).
If you work to remove them, you'll see that your Pom is not
supposed to have that coloring, and his eyes will look beautiful once the discoloration is gone.
No matter the color of your Pom, his eye area should match
his facial hairs like this little cutie;
there should not be any sort of staining under or around his eyes.
If so, this means that it's time to take steps to clear up the stains
and prevent them from returning.
Bella, photo courtesy of Frances Behrens