One of the most frequent questions asked of a Pom Breeder is "what color will my pup be?"
Here is a chart and a description of the more "uncommon" colors of the Pomeranian.
Hard to believe they all descended from the pure white Spitz Dog.
Lavender - This is an exotic Pomeranian...imagine a grey, lightened with a touch of purple! Truly amazing. It is
believed that lavender is a diluted blue, which is a diluted black and it is a difficult color to breed for.
Beaver - Beaver is an interesting color. It is a dilute chocolate. Some may mistake a cream Pom for a beaver;
however this is determined by the skin pigmentation. Creams always have black noses (and paws and eye rims).
Abeaver colored Pomeranian will have beaver skin pigmentation (which is a diluted chocolate, which will be light brown skin)
Chocolate - Many, but not all, chocolates will remind you of a Hershey's chocolate bar. More often than not, it is a
deep, dark, thick brunette. However, any hue as light as what may appear to be a cream is considered a chocolate
as long as skin pigmentation is dark brown (beaver has a lighter noise).
Wolf sable - Such a wonderful coat...This is a light grey undercoat with a darker shade of steel grey guard hairs with black tips. There will not be cream or an orange tint to the grey base color. With a wolf sable Pomeranian, eye rims, nose, lips and pads are black.
Blue - A blue Pomeranian is a less commonly seen, yet beautiful color. The easiest way to spot a blue is by looking
at the nose. All true blue Poms will have blue skin; this is what sets them apart from black coats; with blue, the coat may appear black but if the skin pigmentation is blue, the Pom will be a blue.
Blue is a diluted black. Sometimes the fur will look dull; with other dogs it may have a metallic tinge to it. The skin
points (nose, eye rims, paws. lips) will have a blue tint (sometimes only noticeable in bright sunlight)... Blue eyes are more common in blue Pomeranians and merles.
Parti - Colored Pomeranians
Any Pomeranian that has a second solid color is deemed to be parti-color. A parti-colored is just as valuable and
highly regarded as a solid. Parti Poms are very popular...as each dog will be unique and the patterns can be quite
There are 3 basic types of Parti Pomeranians: Irish Parti, Piebald Parti and Spotted Parti
Irish Parti This dog will have a white collar, chest, legs and most often blaze.
Piebald Parti This type will have 50/50 coloring .
Extreme Parti This dog will have 80% or more of white fur and will have spots of other color on its back.
Brindle - This is actually a pattern. This Pomeranian dog will have a base under coat of golden tan, deep red or
light orange and then have black fur crossing over in stripes, which can run thin or thick. With some, this brindling will only be apparent on the saddle (back).
Merle- Merling is the dilution of any color that falls into the coat. Most often you will see a light blue, grey or red
blended in, usually in patches or "dots", giving the dog an interesting speckled appearance. More on the Merle.
White - A true white will be a pure snow, there will not be any shading to the coat, otherwise this places the dog into the cream category.
The color will be solid without another hue mixed in. A secondary color will move the Pomeranian to a parti (2 colors).
Cream - With a cream Pomeranian, color can actually range quite a bit. This can be very light - one "step" darker
than a white, and it goes through shade gradients all the way to what one would consider to be brown.
How do you distinguish a dark cream from chocolate (brown)? It will show in the skin pigmentation of the Pom. A deep cream Pom will have black pigmentation, and a chocolate will have brown points (eye rims, nose, lips, paw pads).some creams are often born white.
Red, Orange, Orange Sable and Black are the more common colors and are pretty self explanatory.
Sabling is the black hairs mixed into the primary coat color