White Pomeranian Puppies

What Makes White Pomeranian Puppies So Special?

 

White Pomeranian puppies are indeed very special. Both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the American Pomeranian Club (APC) recognize the White Pomeranian as having one of the acceptable colors of the breed as far as standards and sow regulations are concerned. The Pomeranian can come in many colors. There are basically three recognized classes of colors for this breed. There's a red, orange, cream and sable class, a black, brown, and blue class, and "other". “Other”, includes white, colors in combination with tan, brindle, and parti (a patterned coat, with patches of any color on a white coat). A White Pomeranian will have a pure white coat, often referred to as ice white. It's only coloration will appear on its points, which are its eye rims, nose, lips and pads. These points are black. White Pomeranian puppies often have pink points, but these will turn black as the puppy ages.

 

Background Of The Pomeranian - The Pomeranian is classified by the AKC as a member of the Toy Group, and was first recognized by the AKC in 1888. It comes from northern Europe, particularly the Pomern area of Germany, which in English is called Pomerania. Its ancestors were larger dogs, weighing in the neighborhood of 30 pounds and were often used in herding sheep. Even the Pomeranians first appearing in dog shows at the beginning of the 20th century were somewhat larger than today's breed.

 

The White Pomeranian is noted for its pure white double coat and heavily plumed tail. Even White Pomeranian puppies have this lush double coat, though the tail takes a while to develop into its full glory. The Pomeranian's undercoat is very thick and makes the sleek and somewhat harsh outer coat stand out from the body, making a tiny dog appear to be a somewhat larger tiny dog. With its pointed muzzle, the Pomeranian looks like a small fluffy fox.

 

Pure White (And Pure Black) - Difficult To Breed

 

What makes White Pomeranian puppies so special is that they are rather difficult to come by, or put another way, it is a challenge to breed Pomeranians and get a litter containing White Pomeranian puppies in the process. The breed standard basically says that a White Pomeranian must be white - period. The difficulty breeders face is breeding our other colors. For example, in breeding out the orange color, remnants of orange tend to remain, as a lemon shading, which as far as standards are concerned, is not an acceptable color.

 

Even if the lemon shading is reduced, a puppy may still have a color that is a little off white, some call it ivory white. According to both the AKC and APC, Ivory-white Pomeranian puppies are NOT White Pomeranian puppies. Breeders have found that working with Pomeranians having a wolf sable coloring often gives the best results. No matter what the approach, it can take years of breeding to produce a genuine White Pomeranian. For that matter, it is very nearly as difficult to produce a purely Black Pomeranian. How often have you bought something black, and found it isn't true black, but has shades of other dark colors such as browns or purples in it?

 

Make Sure You're Getting What You Pay For

 

You can therefore expect to pay a premium for White Pomeranian puppies, and in this case it will pay to see what you're getting, unless you know for certain that the breeder has an excellent reputation, and is well trusted. It would be all to easy to end up with an almost white dog which would be penalized on account of its color in a major dog show, no matter how fine its other attributes might be. If you are getting a genuine White Pomeranian, the puppy will have the color it’s going to grow up with, so get a genuinely white, "ice white", puppy.