Pomeranians are fluffy little laps dogs that make wonderful companions but, when do they stop growing?
The majority of Pomeranian puppies will be fully grown at twelve months of age, with some not reaching their full size until eighteen months. There are many factors that can contribute to the rate of growth and full-grown size of your Puppy.
When Is A Pomeranian Puppy Full Grown
The majority of Pomeranians will be fully grown by the time they are a year old.
An incredible amount of physical and mental growth occurs within the first year of life.
A Pomeranian’s first year is equal to 15 years of a human’s life.
Scientists have discovered that dogs don’t age at the same rate making the old-time frame of a dog’s years being equal to 7 humans years not entirely accurate.
Do Some Pomeranians Continue Growing
It is possible for some Pomeranians to continue growing after their first birthday.
Since every dog is different some may not be completely fully grown until they are around 18 months of age.
How Can You Tell When You Pomeranian Is Full Grown
You will have an idea that your Pomeranian is full-grown after it reaches twelve months of age, has its completely adult coat of fur, weighs between 3-7 pounds with a height of 6-7 inches.
What Does A Fully Grown Pomeranian Look Like
A Full-grown Pomeranian has a small stature with a tremendously fluffy coat of fur.
Pomeranians have a signature curly tail that curls over onto its back with a plumb of fur.
A fully grown Pomeranian will have a fox-like face with perky little ears atop their heads.
Can Some Pomeranians Grow Bigger Than Others
Although Pomeranians are traditionally small overall they can still range in size.
On the smallest end of the spectrum, we have tiny Teacup Pomeranians that are smaller than the recognized standard size of 3 to 7 pounds.
On the opposite end are the larger Throwback Pomeranians that tend to have some genetics that goes back to their original ancestors that were much larger.
A Throwback Pomeranians will weigh over 14 pounds, without it due to being overweight.
How Do I Know How Big My Pomeranian WIll Be
There are many factors that can contribute to your Pomeranian’s final size with the biggest contributor being the genetics they receive from their parents.
If both parents are really small or large you will have an idea of how big your Pomeranian will get.
Pomeranians Growth Stages Within The First Year
Pomeranians experience four distinct growth stages within the first year of life.
These four stages are called.
- Neonatal Period (birth to two weeks of age)
- Transitional Period (two to three weeks of age)
- Socialization Period (three to twelve weeks of age)
- Juvenile Period (twelve weeks to a year old)
What Factors Contribute To How Fast A Pomeranian Grows
There are many contributing factors that determine the rate of growth for each Pomeranians puppy.
The biggest factors include.
- Activity Level
How Do Genetics Affect A Puppies Growth
Genetics is often the main factor that contributes to a puppy’s growth rate.
A puppy will receive genetics from both parents, you can even look back farther into your puppy’s bloodlines to see what traits are the most dominant.
How Does Nutrition Affect A Puppies Growth
What your puppy eats is extremely important to its overall health and growth within the first year of life.
Feeding your puppy high-quality food will help them get off to the best start in life.
How Does Activity Level Affect A Puppies Growth
Being healthy overall and getting enough exercise can positively affect the growth of a puppy.
The puppy’s muscles, bones, and organs will all receive positive effects from exercise.
What Factors Contribute To How Big A Pomeranian Gets
The main factor that contributes to how big a Pomeranian puppy will get is its genetics.
Pomeranians weren’t always the small little lap dogs that they are today.
They used to be much larger in size, living a life of hard-working dogs.
Over time Pomeranians have been bred down to their current small stature but, there is still a variety of genetics within the breed.
If a Pomeranian puppy comes from a long line of larger-sized Pomeranians it is likely that your dog will be larger in size.
The same goes for small-sized Pomeranians.
You will need to look back into the bloodlines of a dog at least five generations to see a pattern of genetics.
Can A Pomeranian Puppies Growth Be Stunted
A Pomeranian’s growth can be stunted for many different reasons including.
Stunted growth of a puppy is often a sign of an illness or disease.
If you notice that your puppy isn’t as healthy as it should be or isn’t growing as you would expect it’s best to bring your puppy to your vet.
A Pomeranian puppy will reach its full-grown size by its first birthday in most cases.
It’s incredible the amount of growth that happens within the first year of life.
Each month of a Pomeranian’s puppyhood is equal to over a year in human years.
Don’t blink during your puppy’s first year because before you know it your little Pomeranian puppy is fully grown.