25 Pomeranian Colors, Markings & Patterns (With Pictures!)

Different Pomeranian colors and markings

Pomeranians are renowned for their active personalities and, of course, the different Pomeranian coat colors. Interestingly, their coats can come in 25 different variations.

Perhaps their popular deep orange coat will win your heart, or maybe you’ll prefer the rarer coat colors. Fortunately, if you can’t decide yet, this guide will help you out.

Here, you will learn all about the different Pomeranian coat colors. You’ll also see pictures and get to know a bit about the unique genetics of each Pomeranian color. Read along to learn more.

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How Many Pomeranian Colors Are There?

Three Pomeranians with different colors sitting on the couch

The American Kennel Club (AKC) lists 18 different standard coat colors for Pomeranians, plus seven that are considered non-standard. 

Hence, once you’ve decided that a Pomeranian is a perfect pooch for you, you’ll have a total of 25 colors to choose from. 

Before you dig any deeper into the different Pomeranian coat colors, here’s a quick summary:

  • Black
  • Black and Tan
  • Blue
  • Blue and Tan
  • Blue Merle
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate and Tan
  • Cream
  • Orange
  • Orange Sable
  • Red
  • Red Sable
  • White
  • Wolf Sable
  • Cream Sable
  • Beaver
  • Tri-Colored
  • Blue Sable
  • Black and Brindle 
  • Blue Brindle
  • Parti-Colored
  • Chocolate Sable
  • Chocolate Merle
  • Beaver Sable
  • Lavender

Each Pomeranian has its own distinct charm and beauty, but which coat color is best for your new pet? 

If you want a more unique-looking dog than the typical orange Pomeranian, read along to learn the nitty-gritty facts about both common and rare Pomeranian colors.

25 Pomeranian Colors

Interestingly, Pomeranians were originally only available in a few basic colors, including white, black, cream, and occasionally parti-color. Many different coat colors of this breed have emerged as it evolved over time.

Now, Pomeranians can be found in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Here are the stunning varieties of their coat colors that will deepen your affection for these adorable dogs:

1. Black Pomeranian

Black Pomeranian

A black Pom’s entire coat, from undercoat to guard hairs, has a uniform dark color. Thus, the AKC states that the black color should not be diluted with any other shades to be considered standard. 

However, the black Pom may develop a few white hairs on its chest, especially as it ages. Fortunately, these hairs are usually barely noticeable.

Furthermore, sun exposure can cause black Pomeranians’ coats to turn shades of red or pink, so keeping them out of the sun is important.

In the 17th century, the black Pomeranian was widely available and easy to breed. As a result of years of breeding and the addition of new colors, a solid black puppy is becoming a rarity.

2. Black and Tan Pomeranian

Black and tan Pomeranian

It’s easiest to picture the black and tan Pomeranian as a black Pomeranian with a rusty or tan coat pattern on its head, neck, chest, and legs. The outer layer of their fur, as well as their nose, lips, and pads, should be black.

Black and tan Pomeranians do better in conformation events if their tan markings are produced in darker tones than light brown spots.

To produce a litter of black and tan Pomeranians, two carriers of the black-and-tan gene are required since this coat variant results from a recessive gene.

Moreover, a black and tan pattern will not have white markings. That said, in order to qualify for the standards of a black and tan Pomeranian puppy, the dog’s entire coat must have no other colors.

3. Blue Pomeranian

Blue Pomeranian
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The standard blue Pomeranian is a toned-down variation of the traditional black Pom. They have a uniform color all over their coats, with no patterns or other tints.

Despite their name, blue Pomeranians tend to have more of a grayish hue to their coats. 

Typically, blue Pomeranian puppies will have a blue undercoat, dark gray guard hairs, and a silvery top coat when they are born. After about six months of life, they begin to develop their distinctive slate blue color.

Some blue Pomeranians can be mistaken for black Pomeranians, but you can distinguish between them by looking at their noses and paws. No matter the age, though, a blue Pom will always have a blue nose and paws.

Blue pigmentation can also appear on their lips, paw pads, and the rims of their eyes. 

4. Blue and Tan Pomeranian

Blue and tan Pomeranian

Blue and tan markings on Pomeranians are quite alike in appearance to those on black and tan Pomeranians. Similar to black and tan, these dogs have tan patterns on their faces, necks, chests, and paws.

The term “tan” encompasses a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from beige to a blend of orange and brown.

The only noticeable difference between the blue & tan and the black & tan patterns is that the blue coat completely replaces the black one. Nonetheless, they are both standard colors.

In addition, blue and tan Pomeranians can have blue coats that range in intensity from ashy gray to deep blue. These colors are diluted shades of the black coat.

5. Blue Merle Pomeranian

Blue merle Pomeranian

Blue merle Pomeranians are extremely uncommon and thus more expensive than other coat colors. Blue merles are distinguished by their blue coat color, which is complemented by a merle pattern.

Large sections of their coat have a distinctive speckled appearance due to the presence of merle patterns. Hence, the blue merle Pomeranian coat looks as though it were splattered with paint.

Despite the fact that blue merle is a standard color of Poms, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has declared that blue merle Pomeranian is not permitted to compete in dog shows or conformation events.

Reasons for this limitation include concerns that the offspring of two merles, known as double merles, are more likely to have vision and hearing problems.

6. Chocolate Pomeranian

Chocolate Pomeranian

Chocolate Pomeranian colors can be any shade of brown, from light to dark. Hence, the majority of these Pomeranians have coats that are a deep chocolate brown in hue.

Chocolate is a standard color. All of their features, including their lips, eyelids, pads, and nose, should be a uniform deep brown. The eye color is also often brown, ranging from hazel to a very dark brown.

In general, chocolate Pomeranian retains its deep chocolate coat color from birth throughout its life. However, its natural brown hue can fade or change to a reddish brown when exposed to the sun.

7. Chocolate and Tan Pomeranian

Chocolate and tan Pomeranian
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When a Pom puppy’s coat contains varying shades of brown, including both lighter and darker tones, it is most likely a chocolate and tan Pomeranian.

As opposed to tri-colored dogs, these pups only come in brown hues. Thus, they do not feature any white markings.

Similar to other tan variations, the chocolate and tan marks are standard colors that adhere to a regular pattern. 

A striking brown color covers most of the Pomeranian’s coat, while tan markings are shown on its head, chest, legs, and tail.

Additionally, tan and chocolate Pomeranians look even fluffier when they sport a huge mane that wraps around their entire heads, making these puppies even cuter.

8. Cream Pomeranian

Cream Pomeranian

The cream color is one of the most typical standard coat colors and is seen not only in Pomeranians but also in other dog breeds such as Shiba Inus and Dachshunds.

It is characterized by a light beige color that resembles a combination of brown and orange in various shades.

In some circumstances, Pomeranian puppies have white coats, and as they mature, their coats turn a creamy shade.

If you’re unsure of your Pomeranian’s color, it would be best to wait and see if the cream tint will show up in specific areas of your pup’s body, as many people mistake cream Pomeranians for white Pomeranians.

9. Orange Pomeranian

Orange Pomeranian

The orange Pomeranian is by far the most popular standard Pomeranian color, ranging from a light orange tone to a powerful, deep orange. Its shade is somewhere between a light cream and a deep red.

The general public often mistakes them for tan Pomeranians, but their color is officially classified as orange.

Furthermore, breed standards established by the American Kennel Club (AKC) require orange Pomeranians to have black noses, mouths, pads, and eyes.

Interestingly, there are two distinct genetic origins from which the orange color can be acquired.

One can have a sable pattern at birth that fades to a solid orange as the dog matures, while the other retains its single orange color throughout its life.

10. Orange Sable Pomeranian

Orange sable Pomeranian
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The orange sable Pomeranian is distinguished by its orange undercoat and its black markings on the guard hairs. The black marks make it look like there are stripes of some kind running through their coat.

Their undercoat is an extremely pale orange color rather than white, setting them apart from cream sables. 

As with the classic orange Pomeranian, orange sable is a standard color of Pom that features black color around the eyes, lips, paws, and nose.

Moreover, orange sable Pomeranians, like all sable Pomeranians, have exceptionally dark coats when they’re young. 

In fact, the majority of them appear almost black during their puppyhood. As they mature, their color changes into an orange sable.

As a breeder of multiple breeds for over 10 years, I started with a couple of orange sable Pomeranians, Burnell and Molly. The very first litter they produced was made up of two orange sables and one wolf sable puppy.

The orange sable puppies started out with much darker shades, almost looking like brown or chocolate. They eventually lightened up close toward the end of their second month, having a similar shade that resembled their parents closely.

11. Red Pomeranian

Red Pomeranian

Red Pomeranian colors are rusty in appearance and deep red in color, comparable to a red fox Labrador.

The coat of a red Pomeranian will be noticeably darker than that of an orange Pomeranian, particularly after it goes through its color shift at roughly six months of age.

That said, Pomeranian puppies with an initial, faint orange coat may develop a deeper red as they mature.

Interestingly, there aren’t nearly as many standard red Poms around as there are oranges. So, if you’re unsure about the real color of your Pom, the odds are really high that you have an orange Pom.

12. Red Sable Pomeranian

Red sable Pomeranian

Red sable Pomeranians are distinguished by their red coats and sable markings with black tips. These black-tipped sable markings, which may be seen as black highlights on the fur, give a Pom a stylish, dusted appearance. 

When red sable Pomeranian puppies are born, their colors are often dark, and they gradually become lighter as they age. 

Their eyes are typically a dark brown color, and the fur around their eyebrows, nose, and chest is a lighter shade of red. 

The standard red sable Pomeranian may likely bring to mind images of an Irish Setter’s coat. The only difference is that the Setter has no black hair at all.

13. White Pomeranian

White Pomeranian

Due to their strikingly snowy white coloring, white Pomeranians are sure to draw attention. They are distinguished by their pure white coats without any other colors or markings. Thus, white is also a standard color of Poms.

Similar to white Chihuahuas and white Maltipoos, no black, orange, blue, or any other color undertones will be present, and there also won’t be any cream-colored accents in white Poms.

That said, any trace of another color on an otherwise white Pomeranian’s coat indicates that it’s more likely to be cream Pomeranian than white.

As a Pomeranian enthusiast, I have always been mesmerized by the sheer white beauty of this shade of Pomeranian. I was eventually able to own one and named her Snow. Snow instantly became my favorite.

However, the reality of owning a pure white Pomeranian is that it entails a lot of responsibility, especially in terms of maintaining its coat as white as it should be. I use a specialized whitening shampoo, and I always make sure to wipe any food or urine debris almost immediately.

14. Wolf Sable Pomeranian

Wolf sable Pomeranian

A wolf sable Pomeranian usually has a gray coat, but the top of it is dusted with either black or a silver-gray tint, giving it a wolf-like impression.

In addition, their eyes have distinctive black rims, which distinguish them from other sables and make it simple to spot them in a group.

Wolf sable is a standard Pomeranian color that cannot have any oranges on its coat. 

Hence, before purchasing a wolf sable Pomeranian, take note that many orange sable puppies are sold as wolf sable prior to their coat changing color.

Wolf sable Pomeranian never turns orange; it will always be a uniform gray with black or silvery highlights. Their rarity among Pomeranian coat colors makes them more costly. 

15. Cream Sable Pomeranian

Cream sable Pomeranian

The standard coat color of a cream sable Pomeranian is widely regarded as among the most stunning. 

It has a remarkable contrast between the creamy undercoat and the black-tipped guard hairs, which is surely a sight to behold. 

The cream sable, in contrast to the standard cream Pomeranian coat, has black eyelids, whiskers, lips, nose, and paw pads.

Moreover, cream sable Pomeranians have a coat color that’s more similar to silver while they’re young. 

However, as they get older, this silver color transforms into a cream color with black tips at the very points of their guard hairs.

16. Beaver Pomeranian

Beaver Pomeranian
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The Pomeranian with a beaver-colored coat is often referred to as a beige or light biscuit dog. 

They are commonly called biscuits because they are a color that is neither black nor white but rather somewhere in the middle, between orange-brown and cream. 

Occasionally, they will have a shiny blue or silver sheen on the tips of their hair. Their eyes are often a hazel or light brown color. 

In addition, the beaver coat pattern is created by a gene that dilutes the pigmentation of the typical chocolate brown coat. Therefore, it is recognized as a standard color of Poms.

17. Tri-Colored Pomeranian

Tri colored Pomeranian

Tri-colored Pomeranians, as their name suggests, have coats that are a mix of three colors. These include areas that are white, a shade of black, and a tinge of brown. 

In most cases, their coats will be predominantly white with tan and black markings. There are various canine breeds that can also develop this type of coat color, including Border Collies and English Bulldogs. 

Furthermore, the AKC still recognizes the tri-color Pomeranian as a standard color despite the fact that solid coat colors are preferred.

18. Blue Sable Pomeranian

Blue sable Pomeranian puppy

Blue sable Pomeranians are distinguished by their blue undercoat, dark blue guard hairs, and black-tipped hairs. 

Due to the shading effect, the blue sable appears almost black, and the fullness of the coat’s hair blurs the sharp edges of the coat. 

Blue sable Poms normally have silvery tails, legs, and chests, while black is reserved for the area around their eyes, noses, and mouths.

To be considered a standard blue sable Pomeranian, a dog’s coat and markings must be uniform. The markings must be consistent and free of self-coloring, comparable to those of sable German Shepherds.

19. Black and Brindle Pomeranian

Black and brindle Pomeranian
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Pomeranians with coats that are a combination of black and brindle are particularly eye-catching.

An orange, dark red, or golden base color is usually mixed with black lines in a black and brindle pattern. This combination gives the black and brindle Pomeranian a tiger-like appearance. 

Such striping may be thin or thick and may show only on certain areas of the body. However, since their coats are lengthy and dense, brindle patterns aren’t often easy to spot. 

Keeping your attention on the head, back, and paws, which is typically where these stripes can be found, is the most effective approach to spotting them.

Moreover, the black and brindle combination is a non-standard color of Pomeranians. 

20. Blue Brindle Pomeranian

Blue brindle Pomeranian
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Now that you’re familiar with black brindle Pomeranians, you’ll notice that the blue brindle Poms are nearly identical to them. Gold, orange, and red serve as the same foundation color. 

Blue brindle is a non-standard color. The only real distinction between blue brindle and black brindle is that blue-brindle Pomeranians will possess blue stripes rather than black ones. 

Given that brindles can appear anywhere from dark gray to silver, the blue brindle coat color is notably difficult to recognize.

If you have a brindle Pomeranian and you want to know if it’s black or blue, you’ll have to look closely at the stripes. 

These striped lines can be rather faint, making them even more difficult to spot in the Pomeranian’s thick, puffy coat.

21. Parti-Colored Pomeranian

Parti colored Pomeranian

The non-standard parti-colored Pomeranians have a white coat and patches of another color, such as black, chocolate, or blue, or patterns like sable, merle, or brindle.

Their head, back, and paws will have the majority of these patches. Moreover, the three recognized secondary patches on parti colors are chocolate, blue, and black.

The breed standard does not specify a minimum percentage of white fur for a parti-color. However, 50 percent solid white coat coloration is preferred.

Another variation is the Irish parti-color, where the head of the Pomeranian is painted a solid color like cream, black, blue, orange, lavender, or red. Meanwhile, the rest of the body is covered by a white-colored coat.

22. Chocolate Sable Pomeranian

Chocolate sable Pomeranian
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Chocolate sable Pomeranians have brown coats with dark hair tips, giving them a darker shade of chocolate than the standard chocolate Pomeranians.

This non-standard color also has darker chocolate guard hairs. Its darker-haired areas generate a shadowing look on its coat, making it appear quite similar to other sable Pomeranians.

Furthermore, chocolate sables frequently resemble tan and chocolate when they are puppies. Their chocolate coat color may continue to be the same as it was at birth, or it may become lighter or darker.

Chocolate sable Pomeranian colors are quite similar to their orange fellow pups. However, they have two copies of the B locus instead of one. Hence, the B locus alters the appearance of all black shades to a brown color. 

23. Chocolate Merle Pomeranian

Chocolate merle Pomeranian
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Chocolate merle Pomeranians are mainly chocolate in color with merle patterns. Technically, the term “merle” refers to a coat pattern rather than a color. It normally makes the coat appear to be speckled.

Both genders of Pomeranians have equal chances of inheriting the merle gene. Additionally, merles on Pomeranians typically appear in chocolate and blue shades.

The chocolate-covered bodies of chocolate merle Poms are coated in splotchy markings. The appearance and pattern of these markings vary from one chocolate merle Pom to another.

24. Beaver Sable Pomeranian

Beaver sable Pomeranian
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A beaver sable Pomeranian has the appearance of a little, fluffy dog with a unique sable coat color. 

This puppy coat color can be anywhere from a very pale beige to a deep chocolate brown, and it often features a sprinkling of either black or red hairs.

With the combination of sable and beaver Pomeranian, the non-standard beaver sable Pomeranian has an exceptional, gleaming appearance.

Breeding for the beaver sable coloration can be challenging and may require the assistance of a professional breeder due to its genetic complexity and rarity.

25. Lavender Pomeranian

Lavender Pomeranian
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A blue and a beaver Pomeranian were crossed to produce the rarest and most exquisite of all the hues and patterns found in Pomeranians — the lavender or lilac color.

As a result, the coat takes on a pinkish-chocolate hue. The eye rims, nose, lips, and paw pads must also be of lavender shade.

While a pure lavender or lilac Pomeranian won’t have any additional markings, they may occasionally appear parti-colored and have white patterns.

Indeed, lavender Pomeranians are exceptionally stunning. However, they are not recognized as a Pomeranian breed color by the AKC or other organizations.

9 Pomeranian Marking and Patterns

While the majority of Pomeranians have uniform coat colors, those with markings and patterns are not uncommon. 

In addition to the standard solid colors, Poms can also have striking multicolored coats with brindle, white markings, or sable.

The following coat patterns in Pomeranians are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

1. White Markings

White Pomeranian markings

White Pomeranian markings are a frequent trait among Pomeranians and can be seen in a wide variety of coat colors and patterns. 

They only cover a modest percentage of the coat — even less than the percentage covered by Pomeranians with parti-color.

These Pomeranians tend to have a consistent pattern to their white markings. Small spots of white fur are especially prevalent on their face, neck, and paws.

2. Merle Markings

Pomeranians with merle markings

The Pomeranians with merle markings are covered in charming, mottled patches that appear in an unpredictable pattern. 

The patches can be seen all over the Pom’s lighter white or gray coat, and they can be found in a variety of forms and sizes. Typically, the patches are black in color.

Blue is the most common eye color in merle Pomeranians, but brown and hazel eyes are also possible. 

The merle gene that causes these marks is linked to a higher risk of developing vision and hearing problems. Thus, in certain circumstances, this gorgeous marking comes at a cost.

To further visualize what a Pomeranian with merle markings looks like, watch the video below: 

Loki My Merle Pomeranian Stud with his Summer hair cut.

3. Tan Markings

Pomeranians with rust or tan markings

It’s not unusual for Pomeranians to have rust or tan markings. This is a pattern in which tan fur only covers portions of the coat.

The placement of the tan marks is rather consistent, similar to the pattern of white markings in Pomeranians.

A Pomeranian dog’s face will typically be marked with the same tan marking pattern around the muzzle and with a cluster of dots around each eye. 

Poms with tan markings can also develop little patches on the neck or chest, as well as on the paws.

4. Tri-Colored Markings

Pomeranian with tri colored markings

Pomeranians that are tri-colored have really unique markings. Tri-colored markings appear to be a mix between a parti-color and a tan Pomeranian.

A wide variety of hues can be found among them. Thus, they may be easily identified by the presence of three distinct tones in their coat. 

A Pomeranian with tri-colored markings may have mostly white fur with large black or chocolate spots and minor tan patterns. 

It is also possible that fur will be primarily black or blue, with tan and white markings spread typically on the face, belly, and paws.

They can look very different from one another in terms of how their colors and patterns are distributed. 

5. Brindle

Brindle Pomeranian
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Pomeranians with a brindle coat have unique stripe marks all over their coat, which gives them an appearance that is similar to that of a tiger in a more subdued way.

Thus, their fur is tan or brown, with black stripes all over. Because of their long, fluffy coats, Pomeranians’ stripes can be challenging to recognize. 

But occasionally, the marks can be observed very clearly, particularly on the forehead, paws, and back.

6. Sable

Pomeranian with sable markings

Sable markings appear as small black splotches dispersed throughout the fur of a lighter-colored Pomeranian. They have a coat with at least three different tones, ranging from light to dark.

The shading should be consistent all over, without any obvious blotches. Furthermore, the sable marking features darkened bands on its rough, long guard hairs. 

The sable markings look more recognizable on Pomeranians with lighter coat colors, such as cream, beaver, orange, or red. Wolf Pomeranians frequently feature sable patterns as well.

7. Irish-Marked

Irish marked Pomeranian
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The Irish-marked Pomeranian is a patterned variety of the Pomeranian defined by the presence of white markings. In this particular instance, the white fur covers approximately fifty percent of the overall area of the coat.

Due to this, the other hues that are present, such as black, chocolate, tan, or blue, are theoretically considered to be the markings. Pomeranians with Irish markings have darker patches of fur, most prominently on the head.

These marks can also be found around their faces, snouts, and ears. Furthermore, they may even have markings on their neck.

8. Parti-Color

Parti color or piebald Pomeranian
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The parti-color or piebald Pomeranian has white fur with patches of any other color. The white blaze on its head is the most favorable. Moreover, its head should have markings that are symmetrical with one another.

The term “parti-color” refers to dogs that have varying amounts of white markings. It’s part of the S gene, a recessive gene where multiple alleles can occur and give rise to a wide variety of patterns.

Both parents of a Pomeranian puppy need to carry the gene in order for their offspring to have the chance to sport parti-color markings.

9. Mask

Mask marking in Pomeranian
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The mask marking in Pomeranians, as its name implies, is a mask-like black fur covering a portion of the dog’s face. Typically, the mask marking is visible on the snout, but it can also appear on the forehead and eyelids.

The mask marks can be seen more strongly on lighter Pomeranian coat colors. This includes Pomeranians with a tan coat, those that are primarily white, and even the wolf sable Pomeranian.

Moreover, although mask markings are occasionally seen in this dog breed, they are relatively rare.

Pomeranian Breed Standards & Disqualifications

The Pomeranian is just one of many dog breeds whose standards are set by the American Kennel Club (AKC). 

The AKC states that all shades, patterns, and color combinations that adhere to the standard colors and markings of Pomeranians will be judged equally. 

Non-standard colors may be recognized in their pedigrees but are not permitted to compete in conformation shows. 

On the other hand, only the lavender Pomeranian is not recognized as a color that may exist in a Pom’s pedigree. It is also not permitted to compete in AKC conformation shows. 

Furthermore, white feet in Pomeranians are considered a major fault. Hence, all canines with white paws are not allowed in shows. 

Red Pomeranians are not allowed to have any trace of blue or liver pigment, either in the coat as sable patterns or on the skin.

On the other hand, merle Pomeranians are accepted by the breed standard, except for those with blue eyes, which indicates the presence of the double merle gene.

Pomeranian Coat Color Genetics

Three Pomeranians with different colors in a studio

Surprisingly, the wide array of Pomeranian coat colors all stems from just two colors. Firstly, the pigment eumelanin, which is linked with black, and secondly, phaeomelanin, which is associated with red.

The richness or diluted nature of a Pomeranian’s color is determined by these two pigments alongside other alleles.

For starters, only eight genes determine the color of a dog’s coat. The E locus regulates eumelanin synthesis, which is responsible for Poms’ black, red, and yellow coloration.

The B locus is in charge of phaeomelanin production, which is accountable for the brown and chocolate base coat. 

Color dilution, which results in lighter coat colors like gray, blue, and light brown, is caused by the D locus. Meanwhile, the K locus affects how much black and brindle pigment is present in the coat.

White patchy coat patterns, such as parti-color, are associated with the S locus, while the M locus produces the merle pattern. 

How much melanin is produced in hair follicles and whether or not the hair is naturally black or red are both controlled by the A locus. Finally, the H locus is responsible for white canines having merle or black patches.

That said, each Pomeranian’s unique coat color is the consequence of a complex interaction between these eight genes.

Do Pomeranian Colors Affect Behavior and Health?

There is no correlation between the color of a Pomeranian’s coat and its behavior. Coat color is entirely controlled by genetics and has no effect on a dog’s temperament or well-being.

That being said, orange Pomeranians can be as affectionate, loving, and independent as white, red, or cream Pomeranians. 

Moreover, it’s worth noting that a Pomeranian’s personality and temperament are ultimately influenced by its upbringing, training, and genetics. 

On the other hand, it’s important to remember that some genetic disorders can be linked to particular coat colors. 

For instance, certain health conditions, including vision and hearing loss, can be associated with the merle gene, a pattern that results in a patchy or mottled coat. 

Overall, the health and temperament of a dog should be disclosed by the breeder. Most often than not, a veterinary checkup can help guarantee that your dog is in good health.

Do Pomeranian Puppies Change Colors as They Grow?

Pomeranian puppies in varying colors

A Pomeranian puppy’s coat color can change as it matures. This process can happen slowly or abruptly. 

The transition from a darker to a lighter color is among the most frequent color changes that Pomeranian puppies experience. 

For example, due to the dilution gene, a black Pomeranian puppy may eventually turn silver or white. Likewise, a Pomeranian’s light brown coat may fade to a white or cream coat as it grows. 

A change in the pattern of their coat color may also occur in Pomeranian puppies. This may occur in the form of changes to the way colors are distributed or the introduction of new tints or markings on their coat.

For instance, a Pomeranian puppy with a solid-color coat at birth could acquire markings or patterns as it ages.

These changes to the coat’s color and pattern are typical for Pomeranians and do not indicate any serious health problems.

What Color Will My Pomeranian Puppy Be?

Since the Pomeranian breed can have a variety of different coat colors, it can be challenging to anticipate what color a puppy will be. 

Orange, cream, black, and brown coats are among the most commonly encountered. Pomeranians could, however, also have sable, blue, or even white coats.

The genetic makeup of the parents influences the color of a Pomeranian puppy’s coat. Therefore, observing both parent breeds could give you an insight into what color your future puppy will be. 

Performing DNA testing on the breeding stock is another option. This allows you to determine whether they have the genes for Pomeranian patterns like tri-color, merle, and brindle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Two Pomeranians playing on the grass

Are White Pomeranians Rare?

Yes, white Pomeranians are regarded as a rare color variant of the Pomeranian breed. 

This is due to the fact that solid whites are difficult to develop because there are many other colors in the bloodline that are more prominent. 

Are Black Pomeranians Rare?

When first discovered, black was a common Pomeranian color. While formerly common, pure black Poms have become increasingly rare due to increased selective breeding.

While breeding black Pomeranians is still possible, finding a pure black Pom is more challenging than you may think. Even with two fully black parents, producing a pure black variation still poses a challenge.

What Is the Rarest Pomeranian Color?

The rarest color for a Pomeranian is lavender. It is thought to be the most uncommon color in Pomeranians because lavender is a diluted form of blue.

The blue gene is a rare, recessive gene that is uncommon in Pomeranians. Having two copies of the blue gene, one from each parent, is required for a Pomeranian to be lavender.

What Is the Most Common Pomeranian Color?

With Pomeranians, orange is by far the most common color. Since it is such a vibrant and eye-catching shade, it is a favorite among pet owners and breeders alike.

Furthermore, the breed standard of the American Kennel Club (AKC) for the Pomeranian recognizes orange as a suitable color for the breed. Likewise, breeding orange Poms are relatively easier than breeding other colors.

Final Thoughts

Pomeranians are little, affectionate dogs that are adorable and a perfect choice for new and even experienced owners. 

If you’re lucky enough to bring home a Pomeranian, you’ll fall in love with its quirky personality and sweet disposition, no matter what color its coat is.

However, it’s important to remember that some Poms, particularly merles, may be genetically susceptible to certain health issues. 

Hence, it’s wise to only acquire a Pomeranian from reputable breeders and rescues who provide health guarantees for their puppies.

So, which color did you find most appealing? Make sure to leave your thoughts about the different Pomeranian colors in the comments section!


Grace December 3, 2023 - 11:59 am

I have a black & white Pomeranian. She is beautiful. Would love to share a pic of her!

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Spencer Walker January 1, 2024 - 1:18 am

Thank you for your comment! It’s wonderful to hear about your beautiful black & white Pomeranian. Pomeranians are known for their stunning variety of colors and patterns, and it sounds like yours is a great example of this!


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