You are considering adding a fluffy Pomeranian to your family and are not sure how much you should expect to pay for your Pomeranian.
In this article, I am comparing the prices from every state in order to bring you the average cost that you can expect to pay for a Pomeranian puppy, lower-end price points, and the high-end price.
I will provide the factors that influence the price the most as well as my experiences and tips for saving money while buying your Pomeranian puppy.
Let’s jump in.
You can expect to pay between $800 up to $7000 for a Pomeranian Puppy. The majority of puppies fall within that range of $2000-$3000, with many contributing factors that influence the final price.
- How Much Do Pomeranian Puppies Cost
- What Is The Average Price Of A Pomeranian
- Why Does The Price For A Pomeranian Vary
- 50 State Pomeranian Price Comparison
- Does It Cost More To Buy A Pomeranian From A Store
- Does It Cost More To Buy A Pomeranian From A Broker
- Does It Less To Buy A Pomeranian From A Breeder
- Have Pomeranians Gone Up In Price
- Why Does It Cost More If I Want To Breed My Pomeranian
- Why Does A Show Pomeranian Cost More Than A Pet
- Tips For Buying A Pomeranian Puppy
- Final Thoughts
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How Much Do Pomeranian Puppies Cost
The price for a Pomeranian Puppy has drastically changed within the past couple of years with a price that currently ranges between $800 and $7000.
What Is The Average Price Of A Pomeranian
The average cost for a Pomeranian puppy in 2022 is $2423.00
You can find some puppies on the lower end of the spectrum at $800-$1500.
The majority of Pomeranian puppies now cost over $2000.
The high end of Pomeranian pricing does include many puppies around $3500 or more.
Why Does The Price For A Pomeranian Vary
There are many different variables that determine the price of a Pomeranian.
The main variables that influence a Pomeranians price are.
- Breeders Choice
- The Dogs Age
- The Color Of The Dogs Coat
- How Close The Dog Is To The Ideal Standards
- The Dogs Health
- Litter Size
- The Dogs Gender
- The Dogs Size
How Does Location Influence A Pomeranians Price
The area in which the Pomeranian breeder is located influences a puppy’s price more than you would assume.
Areas that have a large population or a high cost of living like California will have higher price tags for their puppies.
While researching I found many breeders in California that were asking 6K to 7K for a puppy, which was drastically higher than the average.
That said it was possible to find a puppy within California that was 1500 and there were other variables on this list that contributed to that one puppy being 7K.
How Does Travel Influence A Pomeranians Price
I have to mention travel expenses while discussing the overall price of purchasing a Pomeranian.
The majority of Pomeranian buyers will have some travel expenses when they bring home their puppy.
It may only be a short drive or could end up being a flight, hotel room, and rental car.
We’ve personally done both. Our first two Poms came from a wonderful local breeder that was only an hour and a half drive from our home.
Unfortunately, they are currently on a break from breeding.
When we wanted to add another fluffy puppy to our family this past fall we had to look elsewhere.
At first, we had to adjust to the sticker shock of how fast the price for Pomeranian puppies has increased.
The next step was to make a plan, we knew that we didn’t want to pay towards the higher end of prices that we were seeing but, we were willing to travel for the right puppy as long as it was within our overall puppy budget.
My husband ended up traveling out of state to get our little Duke.
How Does A Breeder Influcence The Price Of A Pomeranian Puppy
Ultimately, the breeder is the owner of the puppies.
They end up having a variety of expenses to care for the pregnant mom, puppies, and even the father of the puppies in most cases.
It is not inexpensive to take care of pregnant Pomeranians and newborn puppies. There are often emergencies and a number of health crises that can occur while raising puppies.
The breeder can set their price at their own will, depending on the amount they feel is fair for their puppies.
How Does A Pomeranians Age Affect Its Price
A Pomeranian puppy that is 8-10 weeks of age will always be priced the highest.
Older puppies and dogs generally go for less money since they are older.
Honestly, I am seeing less of a difference recently.
Since there is a high demand for Pomeranians currently, you can expect to pay the same in most cases for a 6-month-old puppy or an adult leaving a breeding program as you would for an 8-week old puppy.
How Does The Color Of A Dogs Coat Affect It’s Price
At first, you wouldn’t think the color of a Pomeranians coat would make a difference in its price but, in actuality is it one of the biggest contributors to price differences.
Genetically, some colors are rarer than others and are less likely to appear in litters.
If you remember the seven thousand dollar puppies in California that I mentioned earlier, those puppies are a stark snow white color that is often rare and highly sought after.
How Do Dog Standards Affect A Pomeranians Price
The closer that a puppy and its parents are to the ideal Pomeranian standard the more the breeder can ask for the puppy.
For most of us, it doesn’t matter how close the puppy is to the standards since the dog is intended as a companion only.
The standards exist for show purposes but, are a measurable guideline that breeders can use as a tool for “quality” and pricing as well.
How Does A Pomeranians Health Influence It’s Price
A Pomeranian’s health is extremely important.
If a puppy has health issues or if there are any major health issues in its bloodlines it will affect the price and should be a major consideration on if you should get the dog or not.
Pomeranians overall are prone to some health conditions. Some of them may not be anything to worry about whereas others can be life-threatening.
Your new puppy should have a vet visit before it is given the ok to go to its forever home.
You should find out then if there are any health concerns to consider.
How Does A Pomeranians Litter Size Influence The Price
In comparison to many other breeds, Pomeranians have extremely small litters that are often met with a lot of pregnancy and delivery challenges.
You can expect 1 to 3 puppies from a litter and often the mom will require a C-Section for delivery.
Pomeranians are known as the “heartbreak” breed because so many puppies and mothers are often lost during the pregnancy and birth process.
We’ve personally experienced this heartbreak. Out first breeder had a significant loss that made them take a break from breeding.
When we got our little Duke this past fall we were actually planning on getting his little sister.
When she went in for her final vet appointment a few days before she would come home, the vet discovered that she had hypoglycemia.
Sadly, a couple of days later she passed away. We were completely heartbroken and crushed.
We do feel blessed that we were able to welcome her brother Duke into our family but, we will never forget that little girl.
How Does A Pomeranians Gender Influence The Price
Female dogs often are sought after more often than males (although, I think males are more cuddly).
Since more people ask for females, breeders can ask for a higher price for them.
How Does A Pomeranians Size Influence The Price
Tiny “Teacup” dogs of all breeds have become extremely popular in recent years.
Between the adorable looks and Celebrities flaunting miniature dogs on tv and social media, everyone wants a tiny dog.
The smaller they are the better, so it seems.
I personally think it is a tragedy to Pomeranians and possibly other breeds as well.
Pomeranians are very small dogs, to begin with, but, the questionable breeding practices that are used and the health ramifications delt to these tiny dogs is sad.
Regardless, of the projected size of a puppy trigger words like “Teacup”, ‘Miniature”, and “Tiny” are often used in advertisements to describe puppies and ask for a higher price.
50 State Pomeranian Price Comparison
There are many breeders all over the country and the world, for comparison purposes I looked at and documented every listing that is currently on the AKC Marketplace.
We personally used the AKC Marketplace to locate our most recent addition Duke to our family.
|STATE||LOW PRICE||HIGH PRICE||NOTES|
|ALABAMA||2800||Only one breeder – female sable|
|ARIZONA||2000||2800||Black males and females |
Cream Sable male
Black and Tan Males
|CALIFORNIA||1500||4000-7000||7K was ice white, the majority are priced between 2-3K|
|COLORADO||1 litter, no price was given|
|FLORIDA||1450||4000||Various colors and litters|
|GEORGIA||1200||3500||Various Colors and litters|
|ILLINOIS||2 Litters without prices|
|INDIANA||1250||1500||2 Litters from the same breeder|
|IOWA||1 litter without prices|
|NEW HAMPSHIRE||none available|
|NEW JERSEY||1850||2500||2 litters|
|NEW MEXICO||none available|
|NEW YORK||2000||4000||2 litters|
|NORTH DAKOTA||1 litter without prices|
|RHODE ISLAND||1 litter without prices|
|SOUTH CAROLINA||1800||2100||2 litters|
|SOUTH DAKOTA||3000||1 litter|
|VERMONT||1 litter without prices|
Does It Cost More To Buy A Pomeranian From A Store
I suggest never purchasing a puppy from a pet store for a variety of reasons with only one of them being the price.
Pomeranians from pet stores will cost more than if you were to get your puppy directly from a breeder.
You can expect to pay anywhere between $3000 and $10,000 for a puppy at a pet store.
Three years ago we were in a pet store and asked how much their Pomeranian puppy was. At the time it was $4500. I can only imagine it would be more today.
Does It Cost More To Buy A Pomeranian From A Broker
A broker is a middle man that collaborates with breeders and sells their puppies to new owners.
An example would be Premier Pups.
I looked at their pricing for Pomeranian puppies and found that their prices are comparable to the going rates for a puppy directly from a breeder.
It may be a good option for some as long as the broker is reputable. Personally, I would rather have direct contact with the breeder.
Does It Less To Buy A Pomeranian From A Breeder
Generally, It costs less to buy a Pomeranian puppy directly from the breeder.
You also have the added benefits of speaking with the breeder, seeing your puppy’s parents, knowing your puppy’s history and bloodlines.
Have Pomeranians Gone Up In Price
Pomeranians have gone up in price over the past few years.
I think the current state of the world over the past couple of years has contributed to more people getting dogs and Pomeranians were already a very popular breed.
It’s good old-fashioned supply and demand that is rapidly driving up the prices of Pomeranian puppies.
Why Does It Cost More If I Want To Breed My Pomeranian
If you want to get a Pomeranian puppy that you intend on breeding it will cost you significantly more money.
If you are breeding Pomeranians then you have the desire to make money off of the dog that you are purchasing.
A breeder will ask for a higher price or may not even allow you to breed the dog that you purchase.
Why Does A Show Pomeranian Cost More Than A Pet
Show dogs fit into the ideal of what a Pomeranian should look like and can possibly win money at dog shows.
Any dog that is intended for show purposes or fits the standard will cost more money than a dog that will solely be a pet.
Tips For Buying A Pomeranian Puppy
We’ve looked closely at what contributes to the price of a Pomeranian puppy, now I want to provide my best tips and advice for getting the puppy that best suits you and your budget.
- Be Realistic
- Be Patient
- Consider Traveling
- Be Flexible With Coat Colors
- Consider Both Genders
- Be Open To Larger Dogs
Be Realistic With Your Budget
After reading this article you will know what the going rates are for Pomeranian puppies.
You can’t expect to get a puppy less than $800. That said, there are fewer puppies in the lower end of the price point. You may get lucky and find a puppy under $2000 near you.
If not, you may need to travel for that lower-priced pup.
Be Patient With Your Puppy Search
Although, it’s tempting to jump at the first puppy you see.
First, consider what is most important to you and your budget first.
We searched for months until the right puppy “spoke” to us within our budget and considerations.
Be Willing To Travel
Think about and be open to the idea of traveling.
If you find the right puppy at the right price point in a different state, evaluate how much travel costs would add.
The puppy price plus travel expenses may be significantly less than higher-priced puppies available in your local area.
Be Open To A WIde Range Of Coat Colors
If you have your heart set on one of the more rare colors like white, wolf sable or lavender than you may be destined to pay a higher price.
If you are open to more common colors or any color that happens to be available you then open up your chances at a lower-priced puppy.
Consider A Boy Puppy
Quite often female puppies are priced higher than males.
Consider a male puppy to lower your price.
Consider A Larger Puppy
I’m not saying to seek out a full Throwback Pomeranian. That may actually be harder to find.
What I am saying is to look for those puppies they may be tracking to be a little larger that can’t be advertised as being tiny little “teacups”.
These aren’t different dogs than “teacups” most of it is truly advertising and perception.
If you find a completely healthy Pomeranian Puppy that has been bred to parents that fit within the breed standard you are sure to have a beautiful Pomeranian that will be less than ten pounds.
Most Pomeranians will average between 4 to 7 pounds.
I have a big 10 pound boy that thinks he is the smallest, a slightly overweight 8-pound girl (she should be closer to 6 pounds), and a puppy that should be around 6-8 pounds when fully grown.
They are all perfect in every way possible.
There is a lot of information here, I hope it gave you the answers you needed to help you on your journey to adding a Pomeranian to your family.
I plan on this article going beyond the “set it and forget it” type of article. I plan of updating it as needed to make sure that anyone interested in the current pricing of Pomeranians will have up-to-date information and the full scope of pricing.
It’s funny to say but, with all of our puppies, we just have this gut feeling of knowing that, that puppy was meant to be part of our family.
You may or may not have a similar experience but, I do wish you the very best on your hunt for a Pomeranian.
They are really the best dogs and add so much joy and love to our lives.