You’ve decided that you want to add a fluffy Pomeranian to your family but, don’t know where to start.
In this article I’ll help you determine what a fair price for a Pomeranian puppy is, how to determine if a breeder is a good breeder and provide advice on where to find Pomeranian breeders.
Locating a Pomeranian Breeder doesn’t need to be hard, search within your state for local breeders as well as the AKC Marketplace for available puppies. Once you have narrowed down your options, speak with the breeders to confirm if they are a good fit.
How To Get A Pomeranian Puppy
Getting a Pomeranian puppy should be a wonderful experience with a few steps along the way.
There are a few questions you should ask and steps you should follow..
- Evaluate what a fair price shoulde be and determine your budget
- Do you have a color preference?
- Do you want a local breeder?
- Are you willing to travel?
- Search locally or on the AKC Marketplace
- Contact breeders and confirm that they are a great breeder
- Select a puppy and make a down payment
- Wait (the hardest part) until the puppy can come home
- Make arrangements to bring your puppy home
- Bring your puppy home
What Is A Fair Price For A Pomeranian Puppy
Pomeranian puppies have gone up in price within the past couple of years due to high demands and a limited amount of puppies available.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $800 up to $7000 for a Pomeranian puppy.
It is surprising to see such a large range of prices. Many factors go into determining the price point for a Pomeranian puppy.
Some of the main factors that determine a puppy’s price is the location of the puppy, coat color, genetic background, and gender.
On average you can expect to pay around $2000-$3000 for a Pomeranian Puppy.
Who Is The Best Pomeranian Breeder
There isn’t one breeder that can be named as the best but, there are qualities that you should look for that are often found in best breeders.
1. The Breeder Is Very Knowledgeable About The Breed
Of course, you should expect a breeder to be very knowledgeable about the dog breed that they are breeding.
Look for knowledge beyond the basics, as well as a feeling that the breeder is passionate about the breed.
A great breeder should know the breed standards, history, temperament, common health issues, challenges, and joys of the breed.
Your breeder should be able to easily answer all of your questions plus provide you with tidbits and advice that you didn’t know you even needed.
2. A Breeder Should Be Completely Transparent
Your dog’s breeder should be completely transparent about their breeding practices, their dogs, and their history.
A breeder should provide you will your puppy’s health records and have access to the puppy’s parents.
A great breeder is very open with how they raise and treat their puppies and dogs.
3. The Breeder Should Ask About You
A great breeder is going to ask you a lot of questions.
Don’t be offended, it is actually a good thing.
If a breeder is asking you a lot of questions about your pet history and lifestyle, they are showing that truly care about the puppies that they are raising and want to make sure that they go to the best homes.
4. The Breeder Should Have A Contract For You To Sign
The best breeders will have a contract for both of you to sign that gives protects for both parties.
The breeder will be signing off on the health and care of the puppy.
You will be committing to caring for the puppy and possibly confirming that you will neuter or spay.
The contract may also include a clause that states if you do not follow through with the contract that the breeder can take the puppy back.
It may also include a notation that if you were to ever give the dog away that it is to go back to the breeder and no one else.
5. The Puppies Will Not Be Allowed To Go Home Until 8 Weeks Old
A great breeder will not allow a puppy to be separated from its mother until it is at least 8 weeks of age and has a clean bill of health from a vet.
6. The Puppies Will Be Socialized
A great dog breeder will be socializing the puppies and introducing them to a large variety are sounds, textures, and experiences.
A well-adjusted and socialized puppy is a healthier puppy that will adapt easier to going to its forever home.
A breeder that takes the time to introduce a puppy to people and new things shows how much they care about their dogs.
7. A Great Breeder Will Stay In Contact With You
A breeder that stays in contact with you and stays open for you to contact them with any questions cares for their dogs and the people who become their owners.
Where Can I Find A Pomeranian Puppy
There are a variety of places where you can find Pomeranian Puppies with only a couple of them being highly recommended.
- Hobby Breeders
- AKC Marketplace
- Pet Stores
- Backyard Breeders
- Animal Shelters
- Puppy Mills
A hobby breeder is one of your best options for finding a Pomeranian puppy.
Hobby breeders are dedicated to the breed and do it out of the love and passion that they have for these dogs.
They are making money from selling the puppies but, the dollar amount is not a lot compared to all the work, effort, and sometimes heartbreak that they go through.
These breeders may or may not be AKC certified dog breeders.
The AKC Marketplace is a directory of AKC-certified puppies that are available for sale.
The marketplace is not a third party, the listings are created and managed by the breeders themselves.
You will be contacting and communicating directly with the breeder for the purchase of the puppy.
Puppy Brokers are the middle man between the buyer and the breeder.
An example would be Premier Pups.
I don’t recommend this option because you don’t have direct contact with the breeder.
Not having direct contact with the breeder leaves you with the disadvantage of not knowing where the puppy comes from, its history, and how it was bred and cared for.
You may walk into a pet store and fall in love with the adorable Pomeranian Puppy.
My advice is to just stay clear of pet stores that sell puppies, so you aren’t tempted.
Puppies that come from pet stores are overpriced and can come from questionable backgrounds.
You have no idea what the living conditions were, the health history, and the breeding practices that are used.
Overall it’s a bad situation for the buyers and dog breed in general.
You may be confused between hobby breeders and backyard breeders.
The difference between the two is very important. A hobby breeder is one of your best options where a backyard breeder is not.
A backyard breeder is someone who happens to have a dog or dogs and decides they want to breed them.
A backyard breeder is not knowledgeable about the breed and breeding practices.
This can result in unhealthy puppies.
Rescues are always a great option for many but, it could be extremely challenging to find a Pomeranian puppy available through a rescue.
Animal Shelters are very similar to rescues.
You could search years before finding a Pomeranian in an animal shelter.
Puppy Mills are one of the worst places to get a puppy.
The conditions in which the puppies are born and raised are often horrible.
Breeders that are running puppy mills are just in it for the money and are trying to make as much money as they can regardless of the impact and quality of life for their dogs and puppies.
Where Can I Find Cheap Pomeranian Puppy
If you are looking for a cheap Pomeranian puppy, I would first evaluate what you mean by “cheap”.
Are you looking for a cheap Pomeranian puppy because you don’t have the money to purchase and possibly care for a puppy?
If that’s the case, right now may not be the best time to get a puppy since caring for one goes past the initial purchase financially.
On the other hand, you may be wanting to make sure that you get a fair price when you purchase your Pomeranian Puppy.
Currently, you can get a puppy for as low as $800-$1200 in some cases but they are only in certain areas and you may need to travel for one.
On average you can expect to pay $2000-$3000.
I suggest searching through the AKC Marketplace to see what’s available near you.
How To Find Pomeranian Breeders Online
There are a couple of different ways that you can search for Pomeranian Breeders online.
You can simply search for “Pomeranian Breeder near me” or “Pomeranian Breeder in your state”.
Another option is to search on the AKC Marketplace for available puppies and breeders.
Do Pet Stores Breed Dogs
Pet Stores do not breed dogs.
The puppies for sale as pet stores are purchased from breeders, in most cases, those are high volume puppy mill situations.
Is Petland A Dog Breeder
Petland is not a dog breeder.
They obtain their puppies from dog breeders.
Making sure that you get your Pomeranian puppy from a great breeder is extremely important.
We got our dogs from a wonderful hobby breeder that happened to be located in the state we live in and one from a hobby breeder that we found on the AKC Marketplace.
They were both wonderful experiences and we have three Pomeranians that we adore.
We’ve stayed in contact with both breeders occasionally sending them pictures and updates on how the dogs are doing.
They love hearing about how happy their previous puppies are.