Pomeranian are known for their BEAUTIFUL full coats. When they're puppies they are little FLUFF balls! But there are times when a Pomeranian does NOT LOOK like a Pomeranian at all! The poor little thing might just look downright ugly! Hence the name "Puppy Uglies" or the "Ugly Duckling" Stage. But DON'T worry, your Pomeranian Puppy WILL turn into a LOVELY swan again!
A few times in a Pomeranians life they may look bald, or their hair may come out in chunks, their hair may thin, or shed in excess, and it might scare you! Most people don't like to see their dog looking bad! You might think "Does my Pomeranian have mites?" "Is my Pomeranian going bald?" or "Did I buy a purebred?"
Read on to understand how things work with Pomeranians and learn the different stages of Pomeranian fur
the Naked Truth
Some Pomeranian Fur Facts!
This is the first stage you will notice shortly after bringing your lovely FLUFFY Pomeranian puppy home. Your puppy will have a nice, thick, poofy looking coat. Then at approx. 4-6 months your Pom will suddenly seem to look like some poorly bred Pomeranian experiment. You might even wonder if the dog is a pure bred? You might think it is ill or has mites, etc.. The nose will suddenly look longer. the body will look longer and skinnier too. Even the tail may look long and skinny, curled up on the back. DON'T PANIC, this is NORMAL!!
What happens is the puppy fur stops growing. Then adult hair starts to come in. In the transition, the dog looses the puppy hair nd looks bald. The new adult hair grows in slow. So for a few months it looks like you brought home some kind of rat/possum/fox looking critter, not a Purebred Pomeranian.
At approx. 6-9 months of age, the adult coat will be visibly thicker.
At approx. 9-12 months of age, your little one will start looking like a Pomeranian again and the coat will start to fluff up. There are no set times for this. Some puppies start to lose the hair at 4 months of age, some at 7-8 months mark. Some grow the adult coat in and are full by the 1 year mark, some later. But by the age of 2 years old most Pomeranians look AMAZING! with their full, thick, Pomeranian adult coats.