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Pomeranian Growth Chart – 2024 Updated


by James Bennett



If you own or want to own a Pomeranian, you may wonder how big they can get. So, you can use our Pomeranian growth chart to track your puppy’s growth. 

Pomeranian puppies are undeniably adorable. But the problem is that they grow too quickly, and become overweight. And it can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

If the puppy is growing slowly, it can also lead to serious health issues. Slow growth can be caused by worms, intestinal parasites, or inheritance. Although slow growth is uncommon in Pomeranians, it can occur.

Pomeranian Growth Table

The given Pomeranian growth table shows the growth of males and females separately. If your pom’s weight is above or below the below range, you may have to weigh your dog’s food and adjust the amount based on their age and activity level. 

Male Weight RangeFemale Weight Range
AgeMale PomeranianFemale Pomeranian
At Birth3 – 5.5 oz / 85 – 156 g2.5 – 4.6 oz / 71 – 130 g
1 Weeks5.4 – 9.5 oz / 153 – 269 g4.5 – 7.9 oz / 128 – 224 g
2 Weeks7.2 – 13.5 oz / 204 – 383 g6 – 11.3 oz / 170 – 320 g
1 Month9.6 – 21 oz / 272 – 595 g8 – 17.5 oz / 227 – 496 g
2 Months14.4 – 32 oz / 408 – 907 g12 – 26.7 oz / 340 – 757 g
3 Months19.2 – 45 oz / 544 – 1276 g16 – 37.5 oz / 454 – 1063 g
6 Months31.2 – 78 oz / 885 – 2211 g26 – 65 oz / 737 – 1843 g
9 Months45.6 – 82 oz / 1293 – 2325 g38 – 68.3 oz / 1077 – 1936 g
12 Months37.2 – 91 oz / 1055 – 2580 g31 – 75.8 oz / 879 – 2149 g
15 Months38.4 – 96 oz / 1089 – 2722 g32 – 80 oz / 907 – 2268 g

BEWARE: The weight table contains the average values of researched Pomeranians. Consult your veterinarian, if you have concerns about your Pomeranian’s weight.

You need to become more aware of your puppy’s diets and exercises as you watch their growth and weight gain. And, it’ll surely be helpful for your Pom to get healthy, and have a long life. 

Pomeranian Growth Chart

Pomeranian Growth Chart in Oz
Pomeranian Growth Chart in Oz
Pomeranian Growth Chart in Grams
Pomeranian Growth Chart in Grams

Cause of Unhealthy Growth

The most common cause of unhealthy growth is overfeeding. Because of that, my first Pomeranian puppy became overweight. Then, she had to follow a special diet plan as instructed by my vet.

There are individual and genetic differences in healthy growth rates. From the growth chart and table, you can get to know how big your puppy should be at a certain age. 

To get a rough idea about their weight, I tried to find a good growth chart all over the internet and I couldn’t. So I had to contact my vet and ask for a growth chart of Pomeranians.

How much bigger will my Pomeranian get? When is Do Pomeranians Stop Growing?

A fully grown male Pomeranian should be 7 to 13 inches in height and weigh 2.4 – 6 lbs (1 – 2.7 kg). And Female Pomeranians should be 6 to 11 inches in height and weigh 2 – 5 lbs (0.9 – 2.2 kg). 

Pomeranians stop growing after one year. Your Pomeranian puppy will be fully grown by 15 months. 

Most Pomeranians reach their adult height and weight by nine months. And then their rapid growth slows down. However, to the first year and a half, your Pomeranian is likely still growing slowly. 

After that, their skeletal system is fully developed, and their weight should remain steady. You can use our Pomeranian growth chart to estimate the weight. 

Also, check your Pomeranian’s paws. Do they seem big, compared to their body and legs? This is a sign that your Pomeranian puppy is still growing!

Please contact the breeder if you have any questions about your Pomeranian’s eventual size and height based on their parents’ previous litters. 

Pomeranian Growth Stages

Pomeranians go through 3 main growth stages during their lifetime, from puppyhood to adolescence to adulthood. During each stage, they experience different physical and mental changes that require different levels of care from their owners. It’s important to be aware of these different stages so that you can provide your Pom with the best possible care throughout his or her life.

  1. Puppy Stage
  2. Adolescence Stage (also known as Teenage Stage)
  3. Adult Stage
Age RangeStageKey Characteristics
1 – 6 WeeksPuppy– Eyes open at 2 weeks
– Begin walking at 3 weeks
– Weaning starts at 4 weeks
– Rapid growth and learning
– Require vaccinations and a lot of care
8 – 12 WeeksPuppy– Vaccinations should be complete
– Time to leave the mother
– Important socialization period
– High sleep requirements (up to 18 hours/day)
– Rapid physical and mental development
2 – 4 MonthsEarly Adolescence– Teething begins
– Noticeable growth spurts
– Need for more food and frequent potty breaks
– Beginning of independence, testing limits
– Possible start of fear/anxiety responses
– Spaying/neutering often occurs in this period
4 – 7 MonthsLate Adolescence– Puberty begins
– Females may enter heat; males develop viable sperm
– Coat color and texture changes due to hormonal shifts
7 – 12 MonthsTeenage– Completion of teething
– Reaching near adult weight
– Adult coat development
– Continued socialization is crucial
1 – 8 YearsAdulthood– Considered adults
– High energy levels
– Potential for separation anxiety
– Established routines and understanding of house rules
8 – 10 YearsSenior– Signs of aging begin
– Reduced activity levels
– Potential weight gain
– Regular vet check-ups are recommended for monitoring health
11+ YearsGeriatric– Enters golden years
– Increased risk of serious health issues due to weakened immune system and declining organ function
– Vigilant health monitoring and adherence to vet recommendations essential

Puppy Stage

1 – 6 Weeks

A Pomeranian’s eyes will open for the first time at two weeks old. By three weeks, they can usually walk pretty well on their own. Around four weeks is when weaning starts – this is when puppies start to eat food other than their mother’s milk.

During these early stages of life, puppies grow rapidly and learn quickly. It’s important to provide them with plenty of love and attention and a clean and comfortable place to sleep and play. Puppies also need vaccinations during this time to protect them from disease later on in life.

If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, remember that they require a lot of care during those crucial first few months. But it’ll all be worth it once you see that adorable little face looking up at you!

8 – 12 Weeks

Puppies undergo many changes in their first few months of life. They’re born, learn to walk and play, and grow into adults. During this time, puppies also need lots of care and attention from their owners. Here’s what you need to know about the Pomeranian growth stages from 8-12 weeks old.

At around eight weeks old, most puppies have had all their vaccinations and are ready to leave their mother’s side for good. It is an exciting but scary time for them – everything is new! Puppyhood is a great time to socialize your pup with other Pomeranians (and people), as they’ll be much more open to new experiences now than when they’re older. Just make sure you do it slowly and carefully at first so that your puppy doesn’t get overwhelmed or scared.

During these early weeks, pups will spend a lot of time sleeping – sometimes up to 18 hours a day! It is because growing takes a lot of energy, so don’t worry if your puppy seems lazy or tired all the time; it’s normal behavior during this stage of development. As well as physical growth, mental development happens rapidly, too. By 12 weeks old, most pups will have developed basic obedience skills like sit down and come here commands.

2 – 4 Months

Your puppy is officially an adolescent at around two to four months old. They’re growing fast and learning many new things – including how to chew on almost everything. It can be an exciting (sometimes frustrating) time for you and your pup as they explore their world and try out their independence.

Here are some things you can expect from your 2-4-month-old puppy:

  • Teething: Just like human babies, puppies go through a teething phase where they start losing their baby teeth and getting adult ones. Usually happens between 3-6 months old, but some pups may start earlier or later. During this time, your pup will probably be chewing on everything in sight to help relieve the pain of those pesky tooth buds coming in. Be sure to have plenty of chew toys available, and keep an eye on anything else that might pose as a choking hazard.
  • Growth Spurts: Puppies grow rapidly during their first year – sometimes gaining up to 5 pounds per week! All that growth means they need lots of food to fuel them. It also means more potty breaks (up to every 30 minutes). Keep an eye on how much water they’re drinking so you don’t end up with a sick puppy on your hands; too much water can cause bloat, which is very dangerous for Pomeranians. If you notice any sudden weight gain or loss, contact your vet immediately, as it could indicate another health issue.
  • Independence: Around this age, many puppies start testing their limits and asserting themselves more. Things that used to not bother them – such as being left alone or being handled – may now trigger reactions ranging from mild anxiety/fearfulness up to barking/biting aggression. During these formative weeks/months, it’s critical not to force anything upon them that induces fear. Nevertheless, we need to be aware of our reactions to situations so we do not inadvertently reinforce fearful behavior.

2-7 months is also when most puppies are spayed or neutered.

4-7 months

At around 4-7 months old, your pup will hit puberty. For female pups, this means they’ll enter heat (when they’re able to mate and have puppies). Male pups will develop viable sperm during this time.

You may also notice your Pom’s coat changing during this time – it may lighten or darken, and colors may fade or become more pronounced. This change is due to the hormones – a dramatic transformation from puppy coat to adult coat. Don’t worry; eventually, your pup will grow out of it!

Adolescence/ Teenage Stage

7-12 Months

Once your cute little Pom hits around seven months old, he or she is officially a teenager in Pomeranian years—and going through some changes. The teething stage should be winding down by now, and they’re just about reaching their adult weight. Their coat is also starting to look more like an adult’s—shiny and full!

During this time, it’s important to continue socializing with your pup as much as possible. Join a local puppy class or Pomeraniangy daycare once or twice a week so it can interact with other Pomeranians and get used to different types of people and environments. It will help them become well-rounded adults that are comfortable in any situation.


As your Pomeranian Pomeranian grows from a puppy into an adult, there are several key stages you’ll want to be aware of. Here’s a quick guide to the different growth stages of your Pom:

1-8 Years:

Adult; officially an adult at this age (and the human equivalent of a 15-year-old teenager). The 1-year-old Pomeranian has lots of energy. While housebreaking is accomplished by now & the Pom understands many of the rules with more time awake & often having a strong need to be with his humans, separation anxiety can be stronger than ever.

8-10 years:

Senior: Most Pomeranians will start showing signs of aging, reduced activity levels, and weight gain at this point in their lives. Make sure to keep up with regular vet checkups and take any necessary precautions your veterinarian recommends regarding diet or exercise for older Pomeranians.

11+ years

Geriatric: Once your Pomeranian hits double digits in age, he enters his golden years and becomes what’s known as geriatric. It doesn’t mean that he automatically needs special care – but it does mean that any health problems he develops are likely to become more serious due to his weakened immune system and declining organ function. Be extra vigilant about keeping up with vet appointments and following any treatment plans prescribed by your veterinarian during this stage.

There are various ways to estimate your Pomeranian’s size:

Age of Your Pomeranian

You can use our Pomeranian Growth Table and Chart to get an idea about the weight with age. Poms grow rapidly for 9 months and then slowly grow till one and a half years old.

Genetics of Your Pomeranian

Your Pomeranian’s adult weight and height could be obtained from the breeder. Your breeder can offer you a more precise estimate depending on your Pomeranian’s parents and past litters.

Paw size of Your Pomeranian

The size of your puppy’s paws can be a good predictor of his size. Larger feet are usually associated with a larger adult dog’s height and weight. 

The large paws of an adult compared to your puppy’s paws can indicate that your puppy is still growing and filling out. But paws are not a good indicator.


Do Pomeranians grow fast?

Pomeranians, small to medium-sized dogs, mature around their first birthday. The larger the dog breeds, the longer it takes to develop. Your Pomeranian will stop growing after one and a half years, but their rapid growth stops at 9 months.

At what age is a Pomeranian fully grown? When is Pomeranians Stop Growing?

Pomeranians reach adult height and weight in about nine months. However, if they grow rapidly after 9 months, they are surely becoming fat. Obesity is common in Pomeranians.

How accurate is the given Pomeranian growth chart?

The above chart is given to me by my veteran. She stated that it was taken from research which is done with more than five hundred Pomeranians.

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