Pomeranian Colors

Pomeranian Colors

Orange

Orange is the most popular of the Pomeranian colors.This hue can range from light to dark.If it’s too deep then it’s considered red (although, this shade is actually more rust than red).If an orange Pomeranian has black strips it’s considered orange brindle.An orange base color with black tips is an orange sable.

Black

True black Poms are rare. They will be pure black and will have no secondary color or markings on their coats. Black skin pigmentation means the nose, lips, paw pads, and eye rims will all be black. If any other color exists they’re considered to be a parti.

White

A true white Pomeranian will have no lemon or cream patches.

Tan Points

Pomeranians with tan points come in black, brown, and blue. All three base colors will have the same tan marking pattern.

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Blue

A blue Pomeranian is a less commonly see. This is a beautiful color almost a silver color. 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 genetically be a blue.

Wolf sable

light grey undercoat with a darker shade of steel grey guard hairs with black tips

Chocolate

Chocolate coat or dark deep brunette

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Brindle

base undercoat of a light color (tan, orange, etc.) and then there will be stripes running over that color. The stripes can run thin or thick. With some, this brindling will only be apparent on the saddle

Merle

The merle gene creates a splattering effect of color on the coat. Most often you will see a light blue, grey, black, tans, or reds blended in, usually in patches or ‘dots’, giving the dog an interesting speckled appearance you can have many different colors of merle poms. There are many types of merle colors. Some examples are True blue merle , The blue merle, Sable merle, Lavender merle, and the Merle parti.

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Lavender

This is an exotic Pomeranian color, is very rare, and is not an accepted color. Sometimes it is referred to as lilac. These Poms will have a sheen to the coat that appears to be light purple.

 

Beaver

Beaver is an interesting color. Pomeranians that are beaver are so based on their skin pigmentation. The actual color of the coat will be somewhere in the brown range; this can be as light as a cream or as dark as a chocolate.

The nose, eye rims, lips, and paw pads will be a beaver color

 

Parti-colored

Any Pomeranian that has more than just a small patch of white (which could be classified as a marking, i.e. black with white marking) will be designated as a parti (two colors in the coat

Sable

solid base and the sable comes into play via guard hairs that have dark tips

Red

reddish-orange colored dog that is often described as a rust color.

Cream

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 light brown.