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Pomeranian Fur Explained in Detail


by James Bennett


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Pomeranians have a double coat consisting of an undercoat that is short and thick and an outer coat that is longer. This serves to shield them from the cold and hot weather. The Pomeranian’s undercoats don’t shed continually as short-haired dogs do, but they shed a significant amount of their outer coat twice a year.

The undercoat helps keep your Pomeranian warm during the winter months but also allows cool air to stay close to the skin in the summertime. Additionally, the outer coat repels things like snow and harmful UV rays.

Shedding is a totally natural process for all dogs, but Pomeranians, in particular, tend to shed quite a bit because of their thick double coats. Some people think that Pom’s shed all the time. But the truth is that they only do it twice per year. If you’re thinking of getting a Pom, be prepared for some serious shedding!

Must Known Facts About Pomeranian Fur

Pomeranian shedding

#1 Pomeranians have two layers of fur

Pomeranians have two layers of fur a dense, short undercoat and a long outer coat. The top layer is made up of long guard hairs, and the bottom layer is dense and short of providing insulation and keeping the dog warm. The double coat helps to keep the dog cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.

#2 Pomeranians shed their fur twice a year

If you have a Pomeranian, you know that shedding is just a part of life. But did you know that your Pom actually sheds its fur twice a year in the spring and fall? Yes, during these times, you may notice more hair around your house than usual.

To reduce the amount of shedding and make your home less hairy, brush your Pomeranian regularly and give them baths as needed during these seasons.

#3 Pomeranians come in a variety of colours

Pomeranian fur comes in a wide variety of colours. The most popular colours are white, black, and blue, but you can also find Pomeranians in red, cream, brindle, orange, chocolate, sable, and merle. No matter what colour your Pomeranian is, they are sure to bring joy into your life.

Poms have been bred as companion dogs since the 18th century, and their small size makes them perfect for city living.

#4 Pomeranians have three different types of fur

Pomeranians have three types of fur: straight, wavy, and curly. The most common type of Pomeranian fur is straight, followed by wavy, and then curly.

If you see a Pomeranian with curly fur, it’s likely because they’re mixed. Curly-haired Pomeranians are actually Poodle-Pomeranian mixes. All types of Pom fur (straight, wavy, or curly) are adorable!

#5 Pomeranian fur can be groomed in a variety of styles

Pomeranian fur can be groomed in a variety of styles. The most popular style is the teddy bear cut, which gives the dog a cute, cuddly appearance. Other common styles include the lion cut, poodle cut, and schnauzer cut.

Pomeranians can also be shaved down to their undercoat, which is thick and dense. But it involves health risks.

infographic on risk of cutting undercoat

#6 Pomeranians need to be groomed regularly

Pomeranians are small, fluffy dogs. They have a lot of furs and need to be groomed regularly. They have a thick double coat which can become matted and tangled if not brushed regularly – at least once or twice a week. You may also want to get them trimmed every few months to keep their fur looking neat and tidy.

My Experiences

I’ve got a few Pomeranians, and let me tell you; they sure do shed a lot. I mean, their fur is everywhere. If you’re thinking of getting a Pomeranian, or any dog for that matter, be prepared to groom them frequently. Otherwise, there will be fur all around the house.

ADVICE: To keep your Pomeranian’s fur looking its best, brush it every day or two using a dog comb or slicker brush.

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