Pomeranians are an amazing breed that comes in one of the largest varieties of colors and patterns. In this article, I dig deep into all of the colors a Pomeranian can possibly be and the genetics behind those beautiful colors.
Pomeranians come in a wide variety of twenty-six different colors and patterns ranging from solids like black, red, and orange to lesser-known colors like lavender and beaver. Beyond the beautiful solid colors are unique patterns like parti, merle, and brindle.
- Pomeranian Color Guide
- How Many Colors Do Pomeranians Come In
- Pomeranian Color Explained
- What Was The First Pomeranian Color
- How Did There Get To Be So Many Pomeranian Colors
- What Are The Different Colors Of Pomeranians
- Pomeranian Color Chart
- What Are Brindle Pomeranians
- What Are Sable Pomeranians
- What Are Merle Pomeranians
- What Are Diluted Color Pomeranians
- What Are Beaver Pomeranians
- Are All Pomeranian Colors Accepted By The AKC
- What Colors Can Pomeranians Noses Be
- What Colors Can Pomeranians Eyes Be
- What Color Combinations Do Pomeranians Come In
- Is A Pomeranians Color Important
- Does A Dogs Coat Color Affect It Personality
- Does Fur Color Affect The Coat Quality
- Does Fur Color Affect A Pomeranians Health
- What Coat Colors Do My Dogs Have
- Attention Proud Pomeranian Owners
- Final Thoughts
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Pomeranian Color Guide
The rainbow of colors that a Pomeranian can possibly be is one of the most exciting and unique features of the Pomeranian breed.
I have packed a lot of information and photos into this article with the hopes of answering all of your Pomeranian color questions.
First off I dig deep into the genetics behind a dog’s coat color.
Next, I provide a detailed description of each dog color with photos.
Following that, I provide a quick Pomeranian Color Chart for easy reference.
Lastly, I answer some commonly asked questions regarding Pomeranian colors.
How Many Colors Do Pomeranians Come In
Pomeranians are one of the breeds with the most color variations.
At this time there are twenty-six different colors of Pomeranians.
One could argue that the colors of Pomeranians are really endless when you combine the different color optiona and patterns.
Pomeranian Color Explained
Let’s start off with a deep dive into the genetics of a dog’s coat coloring.
If you would rather just see the list of Pomeranian colors you can jump ahead.
How does a dog’s genetics determine it’s coat color
Every dog inherits 39 pairs of chromosomes from each parent within each cell.
One of the pairs will determine the gender of the dog while the rest will determine everything else.
Chromosomes themselves are made up of thousands of genes that carry DNA.
Each gene has a pair of alleles (one given from each parent), these are located on a specific spot on the chromosome called loci. When dogs are bred each parent contributes randomly one allele from each locus.
This results in each allele having a 50% chance of being passed on to the puppy.
One allele at each locus will be dominant and end up determining the dog’s traits like color.
Coat Color Starts With Only Two Colors
It may seem crazy that all of the different fur colors begin with only two colors but, it’s true.
There are only two colors that determine a dog’s coat eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red).
These two pigments are both forms of melanin. All of the different coat colors are created by these two pigments.
Melanocytes are cells that are within the hair follicles that add melanin to the fur as it grows to determine its color.
The more melanin in the fur the darker the color will be.
The production of melanin is not always done at a consistent rate which results in some fur having darker tips.
How Does Two Fur Colors Become Many Colors
Each base color eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red) has its default color that can be altered by genes.
Genes control the intensity of the color making it stronger or diluted.
These two colors can create many different coat color, eye color, and point (eyelids, nose, mouth, and paw pads) combinations.
Which Genes Alter The Two Base Colors
A dog’s genome contains approximately three billion base pairs of DNA and thousands of genes.
Within all of that DNA there are only 8 genes that contribute to a dog’s coat color.
A (agouti) locus: The agouti protein is responsible for the amount of melanin that is released into the hair follicle as well as switching between the two base pigments of black and red.
E (extension) locus: This locus is responsible for creating the black face mask look as well as yellow and red coats.
K (dominant black) locus: The dominant black locus is responsible for black and brindle coloring.
B (brown) locus: There are two brown alleles a dominant and a recessive. There needs to be two recessive genes in order to dilute the black gene into a chocolate brown color. For dogs the are orange or red a brown allele can create brown noses and paw pads.
D (dilute) locus: There are two alleles associated with dilution a dominant and a recessive. A dog needs to have two recessive genes in order to dilute a black gene to gray or blue or a red gene to cream.
M (merle) locus: The merle locus has been found to create the diluted patches of fur that we all know as merle. The merle gene is only able to dilute the black pigment. Dogs that are red can not be merle but, can produce a merle puppy.
H (harlequin) locus: This locus is responsible for white dogs that have patches of black or merle.
S (spotting) locus: This locus is connected to coat patterns like parti that have patches of white fur.
Each loci works together with the others or alone in determining a dog’s coat color. They determine the output of eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red), ultimately determining what a dog looks like.
Why Don’t Puppies Look Just Like Their Parents
Although a dog’s genetics decides what it will look like they may actually carry genes within their genetics for other traits.
When two dogs are bred these hidden genes may appear in their puppies.
What Genes Are Domenint
A gene is considered dominant when it only needs one copy to present itself.
On the A (agouti) locus the Ay gene is dominant. If present the dog will have a fawn/sable coat, which is a coat with black or darker tips on the fur.
The E (exertion) locus will have a dominant E allele that will result in a black pigmented mask.
On the B (brown) locus the B allele (dominant black) only one copy of the B allele needs to be present to result in a black dog, two recessive genes must be present for a dog to be brown.
The genes that cause a dilution of color are recessive the full color will always be dominant on the D (dilute) locus unless two copies of the recessive gene are present. If a dog has one dominant gene and one recessive gene they will be full-color themselves but, could pass on the dilute gene to a puppy.
Why Are Merle Genes Different
The merle gene on the M (merle) locus is very interesting, the merle allele is considered an incomplete dominant which means each gene is not completely dominant.
There are things to consider when breeding dogs the carry the merle allele. A dog that has two merle genes (double merle) is often born white and deaf among other possible health concerns that they can encounter.
Due to the negative effects on double merle dogs, it’s best to only breed a dog with a merle gene to a dog that does not carry the merle gene to eliminate this possibility.
It can be tricky because a dog may not appear like a merle but, can carry the merle gene. This is called a hidden or cryptic merle gene.
What Was The First Pomeranian Color
The first Pomeranians were white much like their bigger cousin the Samoyed.
Occasionally a Pomeranian may have been brown or black.
How Did There Get To Be So Many Pomeranian Colors
Amazingly through history, there hasn’t been a Pomeranian color that has been deemed “undesirable” as some other breeds have experienced.
With an incredible variety of genetics to consider breeders have been able to explore and celebrate a rainbow of colors and patterns.
What Are The Different Colors Of Pomeranians
Now it’s time to take a closer look at each coat color that a Pomeranian can have.
Orange Pomeranians can vary in color from pale apricot to almost deep russet.
Medium-toned orange Pomeranians are what’s most known as a classic orange Pomeranian.
When orange puppies are born they may be a very light color even sometimes appearing white, cream, or butterscotch. They may also be darker with dark tips on their fur.
Orange Pomeranians may have some patches of white fur. The white spots are often found on a dog’s head, chest, or paws. This dog would be labeled as an “orange dog with white markings”.
For a show standard orange Pomeranian it should have black points meaning the skin pigmentation its nose, lips, and eyelids, and paw pads should be black.
Where Do Orange Pomeranians Come From
There are two genes responsible for orange-colored Pomeranians.
The first is on the A (agouti) locus. Two recessive a(y) genes will be present in an orange dog.
On the E (extension) locus the recessive e gene will result in a clear orange coat without any black markings.
Orange Pomeranians have a long history and date back into the 1700s.
An orange sable Pomeranian is a Pomeranian that has orange fur with a sable pattern.
Sabling is what’s referred to as the black tips or banding that appears on the outer layer of a dog’s coat.
Sometimes it can appear as if the dog is wearing a dark saddle.
The results of the sable gene can vary in appearance from a light sable to a very dark and pronounced sabling.
Orange sable puppies are usually very dark in color when they are born and lighten up as they grow.
What Is A Heavy Orange Sable
A heavy orange sable Pomeranian will have a large amount of dark black guard hairs forming their sable pattern.
Heavy orange sables often look very similar to black and tan Pomeranians but, they have a lot more orange fur in comparison.
What Is Clearing
Some orange puppies may look like they are sables when they are born when they are actually not.
If an orange puppy is born without any dark tips on its coat it is considered “clear”. Clear Pomeranian puppies will also be born with clear or straw-colored whiskers.
Some orange Pomeranians may be born with darker or black tips on their fur making them appear as if they have an orange sable coat.
As a puppy’s coat transitions into an adult coat, the darkness in the fur may shed away and not appear in its adult coat.
When this happens a dog’s coat is referred to as “cleared”.
Red Pomeranians are a deep rust color almost appearing like a very dark orange.
It can be very difficult to determine if a puppy will end up being a red or orange dog during its puppyhood.
As a puppy transitions from its puppy coat into its adult coat (puppy uglies) it may become lighter in color and end up being an orange dog or darken and be a deep red dog.
A red Pomeranian will always have black points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads).
In a red sable dog, the base color of the coat is red with dark or black sabling.
Red sables have been a very popular color combination dating back to Queen Victoria’s dog Marco.
Cream Pomeranians are a very pale orange or yellow color.
The guard hair on a cream Pomeranian may appear darker than the undercoat.
All cream Pomeranains will have black points (eyelids, noses, lips, and paw pads).
There are two types of solid cream Pomeranians the clear cream and non-clear cream.
A clear cream Pomeranian is based on the E (extension) locus which turns all of the black pigment to yellow.
Clear creams are born almost white with clear or straw-colored whiskers.
A non-clear cream on the other hand is born with a silver appearance and can have some black pigmentation and whiskers.
A non-clear creams puppy coat may appear very silvery and change into the cream color after it transitions into its adult coat.
A cream sable dog has a cream coat with a tipped sable pattern.
Cream sable Pomeranians are usually born grey with the grey coloring fading over time.
A cream sable Pomeranian will have black points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads).
White Pomeranians can range from a bright snow white to an almost light lemon coloring.
A white Pomeranian is born all white with pink points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads) as the puppy grows the points will turn black.
White Pomeranians are the result of mixing cream or white dogs with a dog that carries parti genetics.
Black Pomeranians are considered self-colored which is a dog that is entirely one color.
An all-black Pomeranian is generally a dark coal color without any white, brown, or red fur.
A black Pomeranian will be entirely black but, sometimes the outer guard hairs can lighten in the sun to brown or red color the inner coat can also lighten during the shedding process.
Black Pomeranians will have black points.
A Pomeranian will be black if it has a dominant K allele.
Black Pomeranians will be born black.
Black And White
Many black Pomeranians can have white chests or patches of white on their paws.
This color combination is often referred to as a mismarked color.
Black And Tan
A black and tan Pomeranian will be all black with tan markings above each eye, both sides of its muzzle, inside its ears, cheeks, throat, chest, legs, feet, the underside of the tail, and skirt.
The tan coloring can range from an almost cream color to a deep red rust color with the undercoat being lighter in color than its outer coat.
A black and tan puppy will be born black with visible tan markings. As they grow the tan markings will become larger and more visible.
A black and Tan Pomeranian will have black points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads).
A dog is a black and tan dog if it carries two recessive a(t) genes on the A (agouti) locus.
Black And Brindle
A black and brindle Pomeranian is a black dog with a brindle striped pattern.
Brindle is not a color itself but, is a pattern of colors.
The brindle pattern is caused by a dominant gene K(br) when found on the K (dominant black) locus.
A brindle pattern can also be found in dogs with other patterns like the parti, merle, and black and tan.
Brindle patterns can also be hidden within a self-colored dominant black dog.
A chocolate Pomeranian can range from a very light brown color to a deep chocolate brown.
All of the points (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw pads) will be brown on a chocolate Pomeranian due to Chocolate Pomeranians being self-colored.
Chocolate Pomeranians will often have hazel-colored eyes.
A chocolate brown puppy will always be born brown.
Similar to Pomeranians with black coats if a chocolate Pomeranian spends a lot of time in the sun the fur can become lighter.
In order for a Pomeranian to have a chocolate brown color coat, it will need to have two recessive genes found on the B (brown) locus.
Chocolate And Tan
A chocolate and tan dog is similar to a black and tan Pomeranian except its base color is chocolate brown.
A chocolate and tan dog can range in color from beaver with pale rust or tan to a dark chocolate brown with tan.
A chocolate and tan Pomeranian will have brown points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads) that match the color of its base coat.
A chocolate and tan dog will have the two recessive genes on the B (brown) locus plus two recessive genes on the A (agouti) locus.
A chocolate sable Pomeranian will have a base of chocolate brown coloring with darker tipped guard hairs in a darker brown to back, providing the sable pattern.
A chocolate sable will have brown points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads).
A chocolate sable puppy will often look very similar to a chocolate and tan puppy when it is born.
A chocolate sable Pomeranian will have two recessive genes on the B (brown) locus as well as the A(y) gene on the A (agouti) locus.
A chocolate merle Pomeranian is a chocolate brown dog with a merle pattern.
Chocolate merle puppies will have brown points (nose, eyelids, lips, and paw pads).
A chocolate merle will have the two recessive genes on the B (brown) locus giving it its chocolate coloring as well as an M (merle ) gene on the M (merle) locus.
Wolf sable Pomeranians have a distinct look with a light white to grey undercoat with black sabling and black “spectacles” on their faces.
A wolf-sable Pomeranian looks like a Keeshond or Norweigan Elkhound.
A wolf sable puppy and an orange sable puppy look very much alike when they are born. During the first couple of weeks, a breeder will monitor the puppy closely to determine which color they actually are.
One of the tricks a breeder may use is looking at the back of the puppy’s ears, the fur color behind the ears is usually a good guide to what their true fur color is.
The fur color should not have any orange or orange tint to it, if it does the dog is actually an orange sable.
A dominant a(w) gene on the A (agouti) locus is responsible for the wolf sable pattern and coloring.
A blue Pomeranian is a solid light to dark grey colored coat that has a bluish tint to it.
Blue Pomeranian puppies can be born appearing as if they are all black or have a silvery appearance to them.
Blue Pomeranians are considered self-colored meaning the points (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw pads) on a blue dog will be the grey-blue color.
Two copies of the recessive d gene needs to be present on the D (dilute) locus in order to produce a blue-colored dog.
A blue dog is actually a black dog that has the d (dilute) genes. Everything that would be black becomes the dilute blue.
Blue Pomeranians can be the result of breeding two black Pomeranians together.
A blue merle Pomeranian will have that classic grey, black, white, and even tan mixed pattern that can be found in many dog breeds including the Shetland Sheepdog and Collie.
The blue merle pattern is very unique with some patches of fur exhibiting the dilution of color while some patches of fur are at 100% saturation.
The points (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw pads) will be determined by the base coat color.
A blue merle dog will have a copy of the M merle gene on the M (merle) locus.
A blue merle dog is actually a black or black and tan dog with merle genetics.
A blue sable will have a base of blue fur with the sable pattern.
The sabling can range from a dark blue color to deep black tips on the guard hair. If there is orange within the coat it will appear as a copper color.
Blue sable puppies will often look blue at birth with the sabling appearing later as they grow.
The genes responsible for a blue sable coat are two recessive d genes on the D (dilute) locus making the dog’s fur blue with the dominant Ay gene on the A (agouti) locus.
Blue & Tan
A blue and tan Pomeranian will have a blue base of fur with tan markings above each eye, both sides of its muzzle, inside its ears, cheeks, throat, chest, legs, feet, the underside of the tail, and skirt.
A blue and tan dog will have blue points (eyelids, lips, nose, and paw pads).
A blue and tan puppy may appear as if it is a black and tan or all blue puppy at birth.
A blue and tan dog is created when the d dilute gene is present on the D (dilute) locus along with two recessive genes a(t) on the A (agouti) locus.
A blue and tan dog is the same as a black and tan dog plus the addition of the dilute gene which makes all of the black fur and points the lighter diluted grey-blue color.
A blue brindle dog is similar in appearance to a black and brindle with a blue base and brindle stripes.
The points (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw pads) on a brindle dog will always match their base color, in this case making them blue.
The brindle pattern is caused by a dominant gene K(br) when found on the K (dominant black) locus. In order for the dog to be blue, it will also have the d dilute gene located on the D (dilute) locus.
The term Parti refers to any dog that has white markings that can vary in degree.
The random white patches of fur are actually patches of fur that are lacking in color due to half a dozen different genetics.
More than 25 different dog breeds and other animals like cats and horses can end up with parti or pie-blad colored coats.
The pointed (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw prints) will match the base color of the dog’s colored patches.
It is most desirable for a parti Pomeranian to have a symmetrical white patch on its forehead.
What Genes Create A Parti Dog
The genes that cause the delegation of color or white markings are found on the S locus. If a dog has two copies of the S gene they will be particolored and always pass on the parti coat to their puppies.
If a dog only has one copy of the s gene on the S locus they may or may not be particolored as well as may or may not create parti puppies.
If a dog doesn’t have any S genes on the S locus it will not be particolored and can not have particolored offspring.
What Colored Dogs Can Be Parti
The recessive S gene causing a parti colored dog can show up in many different colors and patterns.
- Black and white
- Blue and white
- Cream and white
- Orange and white
- Red and white
- Lavender and white
- Chocolate and white
- Beaver and white
- Brindle and white
- Blue sable and white
- Chocolate sable and white
- Cream sable and white
- Orange sable and white
- Red sable and white
- Wolf sable and white
- Black and tan and white
- Blue and tan and white
- Chocolate and tan and white
A tri-colored Pomeranian is one who is Particolored but, also has the “and tan” genetics.
Tri-colored dogs can have the following color combinations.
- Black, tan and white
- Blue, tan and white
- Chocolate, tan and white
The points on a tri-colored dog will always match their base color of black, blue, or chocolate.
A beaver-colored Pomeranian is a dilute brown that can range from a cream beige color to orange-brown color, the beaver color can also include taupe and a silvery-blue hue.
Beaver coloring was once referred to as biscuit colored.
A beaver-colored Pomeranian will not have any black fur on its body.
The points (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw pads) on a beaver Pomeranian will always be chocolate self-color which can vary in intensity.
If a dog appears to be beaver colored but, has black points it is not a beaver colored dog instead it is probably an orange or sable coated dog.
Beaver Pomeranians will usually have hazel eyes.
Beaver Pomeranians are produced when two Pomeranians are bred together that both carry the dilute gene on the D locus.
Merle And Tan
A merle and tan Pomeranian can be either a blue merle or a chocolate merle with tan markings above each eye, both sides of its muzzle, inside its ears, cheeks, throat, chest, legs, feet, the underside of the tail, and skirt.
A merle and tan dog will have points (eyelids, lips, nose, and paw pads) that match their base color being either blue or chocolate.
The genetics required for a merle and tan dog would be an M gene on the M locus and two recessive a(t) genes on the A (agouti) locus.
A chocolate merle and tan would also need two recessive d dilute genes on the D (dilute) locus.
Lavender Pomeranians are similar in color to Weimaraners. They have a soft grey-brown colored coat.
The grey-brown purple hue will vary from dog to dog
Lavender Pomeranians are also referred to as Isabella, lilac, dilute liver or dilute chocolate.
The Isabella name has an interesting story behind it. Isabella the daughter of Phillip II of Spain pledged not to change her underwear until the fortress was taken during the eight years war. That battle took almost three years and it’s said that Isabella’s underwear took on a grey-brown mousy color during that time.
That color became known as “Isabella”. I don’t know how much of that story is true but, it’s an interesting one.
Lavender Pomeranains are self-colored and will have lavender-colored points (eyelids, nose, lips, and paw pads).
A soft lavender-colored Pomeranian is the result of two dilute-colored Pomeranians like a blue and chocolate being bred together.
The genetics of a lavender Pomeranian will include two d dilute genes on the D (dilute) locus.
Pomeranian Color Chart
What Are Brindle Pomeranians
Brindle is a coat pattern that can be described as subtle stripes of color within the dog’s coat.
There are many different dog breeds that can spot this pretty coat pattern including the Boxer, Great Dane, and Dashound.
In order for a dog to have the brindle pattern, they will need to have a Kbr allele present on the K locus without the Kb dominant black gene.
What Are Sable Pomeranians
Sabling is a fur pattern that results in dark banding or dark tips on a dog’s outer guard hair.
The sabling on a dog’s coat can range from light to heavy.
The majority of dogs with a sable coat will be darker on their backs appearing as if they are wearing a saddle.
Sabling may also appear on a dog’s head, legs, chest, and tail.
The genes found on the A (agouti) locus will determine the base color of a dog. The Ay gene associated with sabling is dominant and only needs one copy to result in a sabled dog.
What Are Merle Pomeranians
Merle is a genetic pattern that causes certain portions of the dog’s coat to be diluted while other portions of the coat are at 100% of the base color.
A merle dog is very unique and looks like a kaleidoscope of colors.
Many different dog breeds are known for having beautiful merle coats like the Australian Shepherd and Border Collie.
Merles will have one copy of the M merle genotype on the M (merle) locus. If a dog has two non-merle genes on the M (merle) locus it will not have a merle coat.
Merle genetics can be a little tricky. It is not recommended to breed two merles together resulting in a dog the has two M merle genes. These dogs are referred to as double merles and are often born all white and deaf.
What Are Diluted Color Pomeranians
Diluted colored coats are blue and chocolate.
The dilute gene can also show up in patterned dogs like black and tan turning it blue and tan or sables diluting their dark tips.
In order for a dog to have a diluted coat, it would need to have two copies of the recessive dilute gene on the D (dilute) locus.
What Are Beaver Pomeranians
Beaver Pomeranians are a dilution of a chocolate brown colored Pomeranian.
A beaver-colored puppy is a result of breeding two dogs that carry the d (dilute) gene.
Are All Pomeranian Colors Accepted By The AKC
Not all colors of Pomeranians are accepted by the AKC.
The AKC standard on Pomeranian colors is pretty vague. The wording on color states.
All colors, patterns, and variations there-of are allowed and must be judged on an equal basis.
This isn’t really true, lavender Pomeranians are not accepted by the AKC and must be registered under a different color.
Merles have not always been accepted and certain colored eyes light a very light blue (in a non-merle dog) or blue marbled or flecked.
What Colors Can Pomeranians Noses Be
Pomeranians can have black, chocolate, beaver, or blue noses.
A Pomeranian puppy will be born with a nose that is one of these main colors or it can be pink.
If a puppy is born with a pink nose the coloring of the nose may change over time. If the nose color is going to change this usually happens before the eight-week mark when you bring your new puppy home.
A nose color and point color will be considered “self-colored” if it is blue, chocolate, or beaver, meaning the dog have a nose the same color as its base fur.
Pomeranians can have spotted noses if they happen to carry the merle gene.
A black colored nose is the most common color in Pomeranians.
What Colors Can Pomeranians Eyes Be
The AKC standard for a Pomeranains eye color is also very vague.
dark, bright, medium sized, and almond shaped; set well into the skull
with the width between the eyes balancing the other facial features. Eye rims are black, except
self-colored in chocolate, beaver and blue.
Many Pomeranians have eye colors that would not be described as “dark”.
Hazel: A dog may have green-brown eyes known as hazel. This is a common color in chocolate brown or beaver-colored dogs.
Amber: The light golden color that can be found in some dogs, generally those white chocolate or beaver fur.
Blue: Blue eyes can be found in dogs that have merle genetics.
Two Different Colored Eyes: If a dog is of merle genetics it is possible for it to have two different colored eyes.
Brown: Shades of brown from medium to dark are the most common eye color in Pomeranians and the one that is most widely accepted by the AKC.
Self-Colored Eyes: A dog that is a self-colored blue or beaver may end up with an eye color that is also self-colored and matches its fur coloring.
What Color Combinations Do Pomeranians Come In
With Pomeranian genetics, there is pretty much an endless list of color combinations that can be found.
Is A Pomeranians Color Important
It really depends on your opinion if a Pomeranian’s color is important.
The only time I would be concerned about a Pomeranian’s coloring is when it is a double merle. Double merles are prone to many health conditions in comparison to other Pomeranians.
With so many different colors and patterns, it’s easy to be drawn to some over others.
When considering a new Pomeranian consider if color is important and if you have any preferences.
Pomeranian litters are very small, you may not have a choice in color. Would you be ok with that?
Does A Dogs Coat Color Affect It Personality
There are many different theories regarding a dog’s coat color and its personality being connected.
Although it can seem like certain colored dogs act certain ways and that some are more friendly and easy-going, coat color has not been proven to affect a dog’s personality.
Does Fur Color Affect The Coat Quality
A dog’s fur color doesn’t affect the coat’s overall quality.
A dog’s genetics and care will affect how silky and shiny the coat is as well as how full a Pomeranains coat is.
My dogs have very different coats. Our cream dog rarely gets tangles and is always silky smooth. Our black Pomeranian Willow has a very thick undercoat that is almost like wool. She looks a lot more Poofy than Murphy but, her fur gets tangled in knots so easily.
Does Fur Color Affect A Pomeranians Health
You would not think that a dog’s fur color would affect its overall health but, studies have shown that it may.
A study done in Sydney compares the overall health and lifespan of chocolate, yellow and black Labrador Retrievers.
Shockingly the study discovered that yellow and black labs live 10% longer than chocolate labs and that chocolate labs are more likely to have ear infections and skin disease.
The scientists involved in this study are not quite sure what is causing the differences in health and lifespan amongst different colored dogs, they believe it may have to do with the inadvertent consequence of breeding certain colors and genetics.
It doesn’t appear that a similar study has been done for Pomeranians. One can’t automatically assume that the finding regarding Labrador Retrievers would extend into other breeds without research.
It is food for thought and something to think about.
What Coat Colors Do My Dogs Have
Writing this article really got me thinking about my dogs and their genetics.
Our little female Willow is a black dog with white markings. She has a white spot on her chest and a touch of white on one of her toes.
When she was born she also had a little white patch on her back that has pretty much disappeared.
Her mom was a blue merle and her dad with a black and tan. The litter of puppies had two other puppies besides our Willow, there was a merle and a sable.
Our dog Murphy is a little harder to define. We call him a cream Pomeranian since that is what he looks like at first glance but, he may genetically be a clear orange.
His story is a classic case of his dad jumping the fence in order to get to his mom. They were never an intended breeding pair.
His dad was a chocolate Pomeranian and his mom was black and tan.
In Murphy’s litter, there was a black and white and a couple of sables.
Attention Proud Pomeranian Owners
I would love to include more photos from proud Pomeranian owners in this article.
I have a couple of colors but, I can’t have them all. Lol (wouldn’t I like to)
If you have a Pomeranian that you would like included in this article please contact me.
You are your proud pup will be celebrated and acknowledged.
Wow, that was a lot!
With the incredible amount of color and pattern options in Pomeranians it can be hard to decide which one you want (I’ll take all of them please!).
I hope you found this article both informational and entertaining.
It goes without saying that Pomeranians are one of the most unique breeds of dogs and will always have a special place in my heart regardless of their coat colors.