what is an Orange Pomeranian

What Is An Orange Pomeranian (Orange Pom Info)

When you think of Pomeranians as a breed the Orange Pomeranian is usually the color that comes to mind.

Orange Pomeranians are the most traditional coat color for Pomeranians. This classic color can have one of three different types of Orange Coats and two different whisker colors. An Orange Pomeranians coat can vary in color from warm cream to almost red.

In this article, I discuss everything related to Orange Pomeranians and what makes them different when compared to other Pomeranians.

What Is An Orange Pomeranian

Orange Pomeranians are Pomeranians with a distinct orange coat that can vary in intensity.

An Orange Pomeranian is lighter than a Red Pomeranian but, darker than Cream Pomeranian.

What Does An Orange Pomeranian Look Like

Orange Pomeranians have a large range of coat variations from a very deep dark orange that is almost red to a very light almost cream color.

All Orange Pomeranians have black points (eyelids, noses, lips, and paw pads).

Orange Pomeranians are beautiful and are viewed as the “classic look” for Pomeranians.

Is There More Than One Type Of Orange Pomeranian

Besides the variety of orange color intensity within Orange Pomeranians, there is also another Pomeranian color pattern that includes orange fur, the Orange Sable.

An Orange Sable has orange fur with some outer hairs having black tips that vary in intensity.

The dark tips give the sabling pattern and the appearance of the orange dog “wearing a saddle”.

Are Orange Pomeranians Rare

What Is A Clear Orange Pomeranian

A clear Orange Pomeranian often looks like a White Pomeranian when it is born.

The coat on a clear Orange Pomeranian will deepen over time from the extremely light cream or white color to a beautiful orange coat that is free of any black fur.

A clear Orange Pomeranians coat can vary in intensity from light orange to a darker orange once it has transitioned into its adult coat.

Clear Orange Pomeranians will have light straw-colored whiskers at birth.

What Is A Non Clear Orange Pomeranian

There are Orange Pomeranians that are born with black fur that transitions into an Orange coat within the first year of life.

These puppies are still considered Orange Pomeranians even though they might not look like it at first.

The coat on a non clear Orange Pomeranian can look black or grey in places making it looks as if it is a sable Pomeranian.

Non-Clear Orange Pomeranians will have black whiskers at birth.

As the puppy grows and goes through the transition into its adult coat called “The Puppy Uglies”, the black fur will disappear and an orange coat will appear.

The process of losing the dark fur is referred to as “clearing”.

Why Are There Clear And Non-Clear Orange Pomeranians

Its the wonderful world of genetics that gives us clear and non-clear Orange Pomeranians.

They are both genetically Orange Pomeranians but, there are some differences that create the differences in appearance at birth.

All Orange Pomeranians have two recessive a(y) genes on the Agouti Locus, making the fur orange.

Clear Orange Pomeranians will also have the recessive e gene on the “e Extention” locus. This gene blocks out any production of black fur when it is present, resulting in the light clear Orange Pomeranian at birth.

If you are interested in more information on how a Pomeranians genetics impacts its coat color I’ve provided detailed information about the genetics of each color in my Pomeranian Color Guide.

What Does An Orange Pomeranian Look Like

Are Orange Pomeranians The Same As Cream Pomeranians

Orange Pomeranians are not the same as Cream Pomeranians although they can often be had to distinguish.

Some very light Orange Pomeranians and dark Cream Pomeranians can look the same but, the genetics that are determining the coat color will be different.

Are Orange Pomeranians The Same As Red Pomeranians

Orange and Red Pomeranains are not the same.

A Red Pomeranian will have a much darker coat that looks like a deep russet color.

What Is An Orange Pomeranians Temperment

Pomeranians are small dogs with big dog personalities.

It’s almost like they have no idea that they are little dogs. You can expect a Pomeranian to be an alert guard dog and jump to your defense without any concern for themselves.

This can get them into trouble. Our Pomeranians are always on watchdog duty when the neighbor’s German Shepherds are outside. Luckily for my dogs, there is a fence in between them.

Pomeranians are known to be.

  • Loyal
  • Sassy
  • Bold
  • Protective
  • Cuddly
  • Intelligent
  • Playful
  • Sociable
  • Extroverted
How big do orange Pomeranians get

How Big Do Orange Pomeranians Get

Orange Pomeranians will usually weigh between 3 to 7 pounds with an average height of 6 to 7 inches.

That said, many Pomeranians will fall outside of this AKC Breed Standard and be a small “Teacup Pomeranian” or a larger “Throwback Pomeranian“.

Do Orange Pomeranians Have Health Problems

Orange Pomeranians are not at higher risk for health problems when compared to any other Pomeranian coat color.

Overall Pomeranians are usually healthy dogs. They do have a higher risk for some health conditions.

What Is The Average Lifespan Of An Orange Pomeranian

Pomeranians on average can live between 12 to 14 years of age.

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Are Orange Pomeranians Orange At Birth

Orange Pomeranians can be many colors at birth ranging from a light cream to a deep grey or black color.

An Orange Pomeranians coat can change drastically within the first year of life as it goes through the transition lovingly known as the “puppy uglies”.

Are orange Pomeranians orange at birth

Are Orange Pomeranians Hard To Clean

Orange Pomeranians are not any harder to groom when compared to other Pomeranian colors.

The lighter-colored coats do require a little more maintenance to clean eye stains that are more visible.

Pomeranians need regular brushing, nail clipping, and the occasional bath as needed.

Are Orange Pomeranians Rare

Orange Pomeranians are not rare, they are actually one of the most common and popular Pomeranian coat colors.

Are Orange Pomeranians Hard To Find

How hard it is to find an Orange Pomeranian will depend on the area you live in, how far you are willing to travel, and the current supply and demand.

At this time it is hard to find any Pomeranian puppy for sale, and those that you can find are much higher in price than they were a few years ago.

Two years ago when we got our Pomeranian Murphy our breeder had a hard time finding new owners for their puppies, a year later when we got our other Pomeranian Willow they had a waiting list of over 200 people.

The demand for Pomeranian puppies can fluctuate. The best thing you can do if you are looking for a puppy is to get connected to a breeder and get added to a waitlist if needed.

How much do Orange Pomeranians cost

Where Did Orange Pomeranians Come From

The original Pomeranian coat colors were white, cream, and grey beige.

Orange Pomeranians have been around since the 1800s or earlier.

During the 1800’s Queen Victoria’s dog Marco who had a red sable coat increased the recognition and popularity of the warmer colored coats like red and orange.

In the 1900s the AKC’s Breed Standard was updated to include orange coats.

How Much Does An Orange Pomeranian Cost

Orange Pomeranians will cost between $1400 and $6000.

The difference in price will depend on a few factors like bloodlines, availability, and travel needs for delivery.

Where Can I Get An Orange Pomeranian

In order to locate an Orange Pomeranian I puppy, I would seek out a breeder that specializes in the orange color.

A breeder that specializes in Orange Pomeranians will also have experience in determining the differences between each type of orange coat and what the expectations should be for each puppy.

Do Orange Pomeranians Make Good Show Dogs

Orange Pomeranians have been known as being a favored Pomeranian color when inside of the show ring.

It may be due to the history and classic look that an Orange Pomeranian provides.

Many of the 26 different colors and patterns make wonderful show dogs.

If you are considering entering into the world of showing Pomeranians I would do some research and gain some experience as a handler before selecting your own dog to show.

List Of Orange Colored Dogs

Pomeranians are not the only breed of dog that comes in a pretty orange-colored coat. Some of the other dog breeds with the warm coat color are.

  • Chow Chow
  • Golden Border Retriever
  • Bloodhound
  • Border Terrier
  • Australian Terrier
  • Cavapoo
  • Chow Shepherd
  • Labradoodle
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Vizsla
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback

Orange Pomeranian Facts

  • There are two types of Orange Pomeranians
  • Orange Pomeranians are one of the most popular coat colors
  • An Orange Pomeranians coat can be almost cream or almost red
  • Clear Orange Pomeranians will not have any black fur in their coats
  • Orange Pomeranians are considered that most classic Pomeranian color
  • Orange Pomeranians are often favored as show dog champions
  • Orange Pomeranians weigh between 3 to 7 pounds
  • An Orange Pomeranian may not look orange at birth
  • Orange Pomeranians can have black or straw colored whiskers
  • Very light Orange Pomeranians and Cream Pomeranians can look the same
  • Orange Pomeranians can live up to 14 years
  • An Orange Pomeranian can cost between $1400 and $6000

Final Thoughts

When many people think of Pomeranians it’s the Orange Pomeranian that comes to mind.

This classic warm coat color has easily become a favorite of many including many judges within the show circuit.

I don’t see the popularity of Orange Pomeranian decreasing at any time.

I am one on those people that loves all of the Pomeranian coat colors and feel very fortunate that this breed has so many unique color and patterns.

It doesn’t matter which color Pomeranian you prefer, having a Pomeranian in your life is a complete joy.

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