November 15, 2010

How to tell if my dog is a real pomeranian?

Okay, I got my little pomeranian puppy a year ago, she just turned a year old in July, but she still doesn't have as much fur as the other pomeranians we see. We bought her, and the owner told us she was a genuine, real pomeranian. She doesn't have papers, but she told us she isn't a mixed breed.
She looks like a pomeranian, but doesn't have as much fur.
Will she grow more fur, or is she not a real pom?

Pomeranians go through an ugly stage. But by 12 months it should have its double coat. You could have purchased a mix, which is very possible because of the no papers, or a very poorly bred Pomeranian.

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November 15, 2010

Rosalie @ 3:20 pm

For about 60 bucks, you can get a DNA test at Petco that will tell you what you want to know.
If you find that the breeder sold you a dog that is NOT A Pom, and told you it was, I would report her to the Pom Club.
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Haley Elizabeth @ 4:01 pm

It depends on the genes. I also have a pomeranian and she doesn't have as much hair as all of the other dogs of her breed, that is because we get her cut like that.. well we cut her to look like a lion :) It's adorable.. But maybe you can take her to the local vet or pet shop and see if they can tell you any thing?

Hope I Helped :)
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gawane @ 4:30 pm

Pomeranians go through an ugly stage. But by 12 months it should have its double coat. You could have purchased a mix, which is very possible because of the no papers, or a very poorly bred Pomeranian.
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doglover @ 4:50 pm

Hello! Pomeranians get their coat full grown when about 2 years old. Remember,their coat thickness depends a lot on:
1) genetics - if her parents are fluffy,then she will probably be fluffy like them)
2) gender - males have better coat that females)
3) age - dogs pass threw period called "puppy uglies". That's the time when dogs change their "puppy" coat for "adult" coat. It usually happens between 5-15 months of age. It depends on the puppy. For example,some of them will go threw that period very fast,and their coat will be much less thick and fluffy for a while,but some others will change their coat very slowly,and you may not even notice that.
4) puppy quality - show quality dogs have better and fluffier coats - it is very important for show ring. Pet quality dogs may have less thick coat,which is more flat than fluffy.
If your Pom girl doesn't have characteristic Pom coat when 2 years old,she may be mixed breed,probably long-haired chihuahua mix. I have an idea - you can send an e-mail with picture of your dog to reputable breeders and ask them about her quality,they will know best. Here are some good breeders web-sites
http://www.curiapicta.it/
http://www.none-such-poms.com/
http://www.piccobellos.de/html/home-engl.html
Good luck! Hope I helped! :)
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JenVT @ 5:21 pm

If you had bought from a responsible breeder, she would have come with AKC papers.
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Pom♥Mom Spay & Neuter!! Ni4Ni @ 5:45 pm

She sounds like a poorly bred pom. I highly doubt her coat will come in any thicker.
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