6-Month Old Pomeranians are fun!
At this stage, you have a teenager on your hands.
Your puppy will be full of a sassy attitude and look a little awkward.
To help you better understand this unique Pomeranian stage I have written this article to highlight the key stages and what to expect during this time of life.
In this article your will learn:
- How big your puppy should be
- How much to feed your puppy
- How to ensure you are getting exercise safely
- Training concerns
- “The Puppy Uglies”
- and much more
6-Month-Old Pomeranians: Halfway Between Puppyhood And Adulthood
Pomeranians are amazing little companions that adore being by your side.
By six months you have formed a deep bond with your new puppy and have started to really settle into life and a family.
Pomeranians are very smart which can often lead them to be very mischievous at times.
A Six-Month Old Pomerian is now in the adolescent stage of life that is full of growth and learning.
By six months of age your Pomeranian will be:
- Expressing itself more
- Starting to act as a guard dog
- Possibly come into a first heat cycle (for females)
- Still chew everything in sight
- Be potty trained
- Start the transition into “the puppy uglies”
Welcome to your Pomeranians’ teenage years.
6-Month-Old Pomeranian Size
Pomeranians are small in stature even when fully grown but, you have seen a lot of growth within the past six months from birth.
A Pomeranian is not considered fully grown until it reaches its first birthday.
Some Pomeranians may continue growing until they are around fifteen months old.
At six months old, you can expect your Pomeranian puppy to weigh between 1.63 lbs and 5.63 pounds.
The size of your Pomeranian puppy at this point is largely determined by its birth weight, genetics, and health.
View this article, and see an entire chart of what you can expect for your Pomeranian’s weight within the first year of life.
6-Month-Old Pomeranians Coat
If you have never had a Pomeranian before you may be shocked when they start to go through what’s called “The Puppy Uglies”.
It sounds mean but, this is the time when people may question if you actually have a Pomeranian.
During this stage of life, a Pomeranian puppy will have a major coat change, going from its fluffy puppy coat to its glorious adult coat.
The puppy fur will fall out with the adult fur growing to replace it.
Since the fur loss and growth do not all happen at once, your Pomeranian can look a little odd at times.
You may notice some thin patches and long patches at the same time.
Don’t worry, this phase will pass and your Pomeranian will eventually have its full and fluffy Pomeranian coat we all know and love.
6-Month-Old Pomeranians Eating Habits
Since Pomeranians are small dogs, making sure we feed them the correct food full of nutrients as well as the correct portion size is extremely important.
As a general reference, Pomeranians at six months or older should eat 1/3 to 1 cup of food per day.
This amount of food should also be spaced out into at least two meals.
It’s best to speak with your vet about your dog’s particular needs.
Overfeeding or underfeeding your Pomeranian could have lifelong effects.
It’s very easy for Pomeranians to become overweight.
6-Month-Old Pomeranian Exercise Needs
Exercise is great for both you and your Pomeranian.
At six months old exercise provide social opportunities and positively affects your dog’s emotional and physical health.
Pomeranians love going outside to play.
At six months old try to get in at least one 15-20 minute slow-paced walk a dog or playtime in your yard or dog park.
You do need to make sure that you do not overdo it and provide the safest experience possible.
Some things to remember when taking your Pomeranians outside.
- Be aware of hot days, Pomeranians can overheat. Only exercise in the early mornings or evening on those days
- Even though Pomeranians have a lot of fur also be aware of cold temperatures
- Watch for hot or cold surfaces, sidewalks can burn your dogs paw pads
- Watch for “ice melt” chemicals in cold conditions
- Bring plenty of water
- Take breaks when needed
6-Month-Old Pomeranian Puppy Biting
I have good news and bad news.
By six months old your Pomeranian Puppy should have all of its adult teeth.
The bad news is, this usually doesn’t stop Pomeranians from wanting to chew and bite everything.
The best thing that we can do for our Pomeranians at this point is to provide many opportunities for chewing with chew toys.
If your Pomeranian still chews inappropriate objects or nibbles too hard on your hand continued training may be needed.
Adolescent Pomeranians often need to be reminded of what good behavior is.
Obviously, do this in a manner that is positive.
You can speak with your trainer for specific advice for your Puppy.
Behaviors: What To Expect At Six Months
At six months old your Pomeranian puppy thinks he or she is the King or Queen.
You can expect a spunky little dog that may appear a little awkward but, is full of vibrance and curiosity.
Potty training can sometimes be challenging for small dogs like Pomeranians.
You may still have some accidents now and then.
It’s best to be positive and keep practicing good habits like bringing your dog out to go potty more often.
You are very much so in between having a puppy and an adult dog.
You will experience adolescent joy every day.
Training Your 6-Month Old Pomeranian
I previously mentioned that potty training can be challenging for Pomeranians.
Obedience training may also lead to some challenges since Pomeranians can often be too smart for their own good.
In addition to being smart, Pomeranians are often very stubborn and feisty
This little dog thinks it’s the boss.
Consistent positive training is the only way through, it will happen and every dog is different.
Basic obedience training is necessary for the safety and happiness of both you and your dog.
Some of the most important things to practice include.
- Walking beside you
- Waiting patiently while you put on a harness and leash
- Being calm during grooming
- Not running ahead of your through doors
- Bark control (learning when it’s ok to bark and when to stop)
If needed speak with your vet or a trainer for specific needs for your dog.
Rest Of Our Pomeranian Puppy Series:
You are at the six months mark!
Savor the last of the puppy days, they grow so fast.
Although, within the next six months your Pomeranian will look like an adult its behavior and spirit are still that of a puppy.
You are a seasoned Pomeranian owner now, or do I say you are now owned by a Pomeranian?
These little dogs can have a life-changing effect on you.
- 6-Month-Old Pomeranians: Halfway Between Puppyhood And Adulthood
- 6-Month-Old Pomeranian Size
- 6-Month-Old Pomeranians Coat
- 6-Month-Old Pomeranians Eating Habits
- 6-Month-Old Pomeranian Exercise Needs
- 6-Month-Old Pomeranian Puppy Biting
- Behaviors: What To Expect At Six Months
- Training Your 6-Month Old Pomeranian
- Final Thoughts