White Pomeranian: Full Breed Guide

Cute white Pom

Few sights can compare to watching as an adorable fluffy ball of perfectly white fur bounds toward you with love in its cute little eyes. 

White Pomeranians bring you the classic fluffy coat and intelligent personality you know and love from the Pomeranian breed, but with stunning white hair. You’ll swear you have brought home your very own living snowball. Of course, it will be the warmest and cuddliest snowball you’ve ever seen! 

What is it like to have your own white Pomeranian? This guide will teach you all about these lovable balls of white hair and boundless energy. By the time you finish reading, you will have learned about this breed's physical traits, personality and care needs. We will also tell you where you can buy a white Pom from a reputable breeder.

Height6-7 inches
Weight3-7 pounds
Life Span12-16 years
Good withChildren, other pets
TemperamentCurious, playful, energetic
IntelligenceHigh
Shedding amountModerate
GroomingHigh
Energy levelModerate
Barking levelHigh
Drool amountLow
Coat length/textureDouble/long/fluffy
ColorsWhite

History of the White Pomeranian

Before we discuss white Pomeranians in-depth, it helps to know what a white Pomeranian is. White Pomeranians are simply regular Pomeranians that have all-white hair. 

Pomeranians come in a wide variety of colors, including black, black & brindle, black & tan, blue, blue & tan, blue merle, blue brindle, brindle, chocolate, cream, orange, red, tri-colored and more. 

The color white is quite rare on a Pomeranian and is highly desirable. Given the resemblance of a white Pomeranian to a little snowball, you will be interested to learn that this breed is descended from Arctic sled dogs.

In fact, the name "Pomeranian" refers to the region in Poland and Western Germany where these toy-sized dogs were bred from sled dogs. That area is called Pomerania. 

Queen Victoria did a lot to popularize Pomeranians and even bred show dogs. Marie Antoinette, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Emile Zola also all owned Pomeranians. 

Fun Facts About White Pomeranians

  • Another name for Pomeranian dogs is “Zwergspitz.”
  • Pomeranians are renowned for their protective natures. Even though this tiny dog would not be able to defend you from a burglar, you can trust your Pom to sound the alarm.

White Pomeranian Appearance and Genetics

White Pom posing

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White Pomeranians are toy dogs, like all Poms. That means these cute little dogs are just 6-12 inches tall and weigh up to 7 pounds. 

This dog's head is wedge-shaped and may make you think of a fox. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark, and the ears stand up straight. The most common color for the nose is black, but sometimes you will see blue, chocolate, or beaver. 

What stands out the most about the Pom is this breed’s luxurious double coat, however. The undercoat is short, while the outer coat is long. The tail also has a plume, adding even more to the fluffy appearance of the dog.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) provides an in-depth description of the Pomeranian’s characteristics in the official breed guide. As we mentioned before, truly white Pomeranians are rare. White Pomeranians must be white through and through without hinting at other hues.

That means a cream Pomeranian, for example, is not a white Pomeranian. It may be close, but it is not the same. You might also sometimes see Poms with white hair, but other colors are also present. These Poms are classified differently. One example is the parti color. A parti Pomeranian has a white base color, but other colors or patterns also appear in the coat.

Breeding white Pomeranians with beautiful coats can be a challenge. Sometimes breeders may use white Poms to produce a new generation of white Poms, but the coat often doesn't have an ideal texture. A more popular approach is to cross cream sable and wolf sable Poms to get white.

Finally, one more thing to be aware of regarding white Pomeranians is some may be born with this coat color but grow out of it. Until your puppy is around 12 weeks old, there is no way for you to know for certain whether he is truly a white Pomeranian or actually going to grow up to be a cream or parti Pom. This coloration tends to show up first behind the ears and then spread.

Temperament

A white Pom may look like a little ball of snow, but the personality of this breed is anything but cold. AKC describes the Pom as “an extrovert, exhibiting great intelligence and a vivacious spirit, making him a great companion dog as well as a competitive show dog.” 

Other words that can describe the personality of the white Pomeranian include lively, energetic, curious, vigilant and intelligent. 

Environment Needs

White Pomeranian running

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Now you know what the white Pomeranian looks like and this dog's personality. But is a white Pom right for you? To help you figure that out, let's review what kind of environment this breed needs to thrive.

Space

One great thing about having a toy dog breed like the Pomeranian is that you will not need to provide your pet with a lot of space. Your Pomeranian can be healthy and happy even if you live in a tiny house or small apartment. You do not need to have a backyard so long as you can take your dog out on walks.

Do White Pomeranians Get Along With Children?

With their energetic and fun-loving personalities, Pomeranians can make excellent companions for children. But before bringing a Pomeranian into your home, you need to be mindful that not all children are suitable companions for such tiny dogs. 

Very young children may not understand that Pomeranians can be easy to injure. That means that this is usually a pet better suited to a household with older children. But it really depends on the dispositions and maturity of your kids.

Do White Pomeranians Get Along With Other Pets?

Whether or not your Pomeranian will get along well with other pets depends on your dog’s individual personality and socialization. Some Pomeranians are very sociable with other animals, while others may try to assert dominance obnoxiously.

Also, just as you need to make sure that you only let your Pomeranian play with children who will be safe for your dog, you need to make sure you do not expose your Pomeranian to much larger dogs that might injure him.

White Pomeranian Care

White Pomeranian resting his head

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Along with ensuring a suitable environment for a white Pomeranian, you also need to make sure that you are up for the duties of care. Let's check out what white Poms need regarding grooming, exercise, health and more.

Exercise

Your white Pomeranian will need about half an hour a day of exercise. That can include indoor play, outdoor play and walks. Keep in mind that since Pomeranians are such small dogs, you need to be mindful of them when you are outside. They can more easily get lost or injured than larger dogs.

Training

Are Pomeranians easy to train? Yes. For the most part, you should find it a breeze to teach your dog new commands and tricks, thanks to Pomeranians' high intelligence.

Poms can sometimes get themselves into trouble though. AKC says they love to jump off furniture but can hurt themselves in the process. So, it may take some time to curb these impulses.

Grooming

The long coat of the Pomeranian is beautiful to behold, but it is also prone to matting. So, you will need to brush it weekly using a pin brush and a slicker brush. You also will need to keep up with brushing your dog’s teeth, cleaning his ears, trimming his nails and giving him baths.

White Pomeranian Diet and Nutrition

The exact amount of food your Pomeranian needs depends on his size. At the lower end of the weight scale, anywhere from ¾ of a cup to a cup and a half of food per day is good. At the upper end, some Pomeranians need more than 3-4 cups of food. It is recommended that you give your Pomeranian several meals a day.

Health Conditions 

Pomeranians are usually pretty healthy dogs, and white Poms are no exception. But these dogs can be prone to certain health conditions like:

  • Medial patellar luxation (a kneecap issue)
  • Dental problems
  • Coat loss
  • Eye problems
  • Tracheal collapse

The best way to ensure your white Pomeranian stays healthy is to take him to the vet yearly for regular checkups. The sooner you catch any potential problems, the more rapidly you can treat them. Early treatment usually improves the prognosis.

Cost of a White Pomeranian

Because white Poms are rare, they can also be expensive. At the lower end, white Pomeranian puppies tend to start at around $500. at the upper end, you might pay about $4,000.

Where to Adopt or Buy a White Pomeranian

White Pom with bowtie

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Adopting a white Pomeranian can help you save money and give a pet in need a home. Due to their rarity, you will unlikely find a white Pom at a local shelter. That means you will probably need to buy your white Pomeranian from a breeder.

As with shopping for any other breed of dog, it is important that you buy a white Pom only from a reputable breeder who is following responsible practices.

You should also note that buying a white Pom puppy entails some degree of uncertainty. Remember, many Poms with different coat colors have white coats when they are born. If you buy a puppy that is still under 8-12 weeks of age, there is no way for you or the breeder to be certain he will grow up to be a white Pom.

Some breeders may be better at predicting coat colors than others. So, try and choose a breeder who has a reputation for accuracy.

If you somehow end up with a non-white Pom, you may feel disappointed. But remember, you will still have a sweet, adorable, lovable pet. Pomeranians are fantastic no matter their appearance; you really cannot lose.

Where can you adopt a white Pom? Here are a few options to consider:

Avalon Poms: This breeder has been around since 1992 and has received recognition as AKC Breeders of Merit. They also belong to the American Pomeranian Club (APC). As you explore their site, you will see that they do breed white Poms, as well as cream Poms and Poms in other colors.

Cream Puffs: This adorably-named breeder is based in Georgia. White Pomeranians are their primary specialty. They take great care to keep the puppies they breed healthy and to socialize them properly, writing, “Each one of our pups are held, loved on, and played with daily which helps encourage the lap tendencies many people desire in a small breed dog.”

Yuma Poms: This Arizona-based business is owned by a breeder named Sheila. She writes, “I work with a small network of breeders who breed only my line of white Pomeranians.” She also states that she is the only AKC-registered breeder of white Poms with a three-year health guarantee.

Keen Pomeranians: If you are looking for a Pom with an exotic coat color—including white—you can find it at Keen Pomeranians. The breeder says, “We do have what gets called teddy bear faces. Ours are a bit more Baby Doll faced. Please see the page on Pomeranian faces on our site for more information on that. We have a few of the classic Pomeranian fox-type faces as well.”

Pombrazen White & Wolf Pomeranians: This breeder is a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) member and specializes in producing white Poms and wolf sable Poms. If you adopt from this breeder, you will receive weekly updates—including videos and photos—of your puppy. While the breeder is based in Montreal, you can order from them anywhere. 

AKC Marketplace: One more option for getting a white Pom from a trustworthy breeder is to search the AKC Marketplace. You can enter your location and what you are looking for and get a list of puppies for sale.

Pros of White Pomeranians:

  • White Pomeranians have a stunning appearance. They will remind you of snowballs, plush toys, and even little polar bears.
  • You can have a white Pom anywhere. A small living space will not hold you back.
  • This breed is typically healthy, especially with routine vet checks and ongoing preventative care.
  • Grooming requirements are not too high, despite what you would expect to be a high-maintenance coat.
  • Your dog's exercise needs are moderate; managing half an hour a day is not too hard.
  • A white Pomeranian is the ultimate lapdog and loves running around and playing.
  • Training is usually quick and easy for such intelligent dogs.

Cons of White Pomeranians:

  • Because white Poms are small and fragile, they can more easily be injured than many other dog breeds.
  • Pomeranians can be noisy barkers. This is great for detecting intruders, but it can get annoying for some people with very vocal dogs.

Summary

While all dogs are cute, the white Pomeranian is pretty hard to match with its fluffy ball of white hair and dark, intelligent eyes.

Because these dogs are so small, you should have space for one no matter where you live. Their grooming and exercise routines are moderate, they play well with children and other pets and will love snuggling up on your lap as you watch TV.

Take good care of your white Pomeranian, and you will have a sweet and energetic companion who will fill your days with countless “awwws” and endless love.

Frequently Asked Questions

To wrap up our post about white Pomeranians, let’s answer a few questions about these toy dogs. 

Do Pomeranians like to cuddle? Yes, Pomeranians are every bit as cuddly as they look.   

Do white Pomeranians stay white? True white Pomeranians stay white for their entire lives. Other types of Pomeranians may appear white as puppies but outgrow it.  

Do white Pomeranians get tear stains? Sometimes, yes. If your white Pom develops tear stains, you will need to investigate the cause. It could be allergies, eye problems, etc. 

Are white Pomeranians more expensive than other Poms? White Pomeranians can sometimes cost more than other Poms due to their rarity.

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