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The evolution of the Pomeranian puppy


Pomeranian puppies at 8 weeks of age are usually a beautiful round ball of fluff. At this stage, it's hard to imagine your puppy will change . 

Most puppies of Pomeranian goes through what some breeders call "the monkey or ugly phase".


Around 4-6 months you will notice that the hair on the muzzle changes color, it is the beginning of adolescence.


Now we will explain the stages your puppy will go through including before and after pictures and full details on puppy care during the transition period.


In this period, the puppy may seem a little unkempt, it is a phase that can worry owners who may not be aware of the fact that it is normal; however it is a necessary phase for the hair to evolve into its final structure.


Puppy fur must fall to allow the double adult coat to come out. Coat color can also change during this period of transition.

Within the first year of life of puppy, the coat is lost to be replaced by the adult one.Other changes will also occur in the same period.

The proportions of their bodies alter, making it appear that their paws are longer than they should be, their ears grow into large ears, and various other alterations can occur depending on each individual puppy: they are going through the "phase"

of adolescence ".

The adult Pomeranian has a double coat that is strikingly beautiful . 

The inner layer of fur (the undercoat) is soft, fluffy and dense, while the outer guard hairs are long, hard and stand out from the body.


There is a sometimes heavy wetsuit e sometimes drastic during the transition phase from the puppy coat to the adult coat.

This process takes a few months to complete.

The coat may appear patchy, with short hair in some places and long hair in others. The fur can appear sparse, so much so that the skin is seen through the thinning of the hair on certain parts of the body such as legs or hips.

Hair may fall out a tufts when stroking your Pomeranian or after the bath.


A Pom's coat color will also change as it goes through its transition phase.

Colors can lighten or darken . For example from dark orange to light orange or the other way around.

Sometimes white born puppies change to cream . 

In general, dark colors will lighten and light colors will become darker.

At the end of the moult your dog will be genetically colored predetermined at the time of conception. The adult color of a Pomeranian can often vary from what is reported on the pedigree (which is required by the breeder by the puppy's three months of age).

When does Pomeranian puppy moult begin?

The worst time of the Pomeranian bad phase is between 4 and 10 months of age. After 10 months, their coat is full and thick again and they regain their good looks.

The moult can last from 3 to 6 months.


The puppy's fur must fall out for the adult coat to grow, it is a phase

natural growth.

To help the new cloak a grow as healthy and fast as possible, there are steps you can take to speed this up

process. Here are some tips.


  1. Regular brushing.

Brush her regularly cloak to eliminate the remnants of the old dead coat. The faster the dead cloak is cleared, the faster the new cloak can begin to grow strong.

In general this breed does not need to be washed very frequently, except at this stage, but be sure to brush it properly and that ALL dead hair has been removed before the bath begins. If this is not done correctly, the cloak may get ruffled. Brushing helps stimulate blood circulation to the hair follicles, and this will help new hair grow.

You must remember that the skin of un puppy is more sensitive than that of an adult Pomeranian and softer tools should be used.

      Baths every three weeks. To bathe your Pom, you need to have a good quality conditioner and shampoo that are both specifically suitable for Pomeranians. During moulting, your Pom puppy's skin is extremely sensitive and if it has been washed with the wrong products, irritation and / or damage may occur.


      Make sure your Pom puppy stays warm.

Pomeranian puppies don't have double coats, so they can feel the cold at this stage.

You can choose to dress the your puppy with a coat if he goes out in the cold (only at this stage!).


Outside this phase (4/10 months) the Pomeranians should not shed, except during the normal summer moult that drops the undercoat to better withstand the heat.

However Pomeranians may have hair loss due to allergies environmental or dietary problems, thyroid problems, alopecia X, mites and other health problems. Most problems can be treated, therefore it is essential take the dog to the vet if there is significant shedding.

L’evoluzione del cucciolo di Pomerania
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