The white pomeranian is… well… totally adorable to start with! These dogs are so cute, but they can get confused with the Japanese Spitz, a White Pomeranian is just a Pom with a white coat.
The confusion comes from this dog being classed as a Spitz dog so it is actually quite easy to see where the confusion comes from. The difference with a Pomeranian is that they have a slightly shorter muzzle.
Here, we are going to talk about all things White Pomeranians! They are really intelligent creatures and have the sweetest personality, all in a tiny body!
Originally adored by royalty (thanks to Queen Victoria) White Pomeranians are now adored by the general population, this is because their naturally friendly and loving personalities make them the perfect four-legged friend to welcome into your lives.
White Pomeranian Breed Guide
This is the part where we get into the breed of the White Pomeranian. So, this dog is classed as being part of the toy breed, as the White Pom is so small.
This dog is absolutely perfect for singles, couples, the elderly, and families who have older children and can understand what the dog needs. Interestingly, the White Pomeranian is known for being a really great watchdog and it actually engages with a wide range of dog activities.
The White Pom is really loyal, and they will just want to be where you are all the time. So, this dog is named after its location of origin which is an area in Northeastern Europe called Pomerania, which is now part of Poland and Western Germany.
The White Pomeranian was actually bred from its ancestors which are Spitz, and that is how they have become the adorable fluff ball that you see today.
If we jump back in time for a hot minute, we mentioned earlier that the Pomeranian gained popularity because Queen Victoria fell in love with them after she paid Italy a visit. After Queen Victoria took this trip, she became a breeder and also an exhibitor of Pomeranians. Queen Victoria even took her Pomeranians to Crufts in 1891! So yeah, Queen Victoria was a pretty huge part of the popularization of the Pomeranian. It took until 1900 for the White Pomeranian to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, and it is also recognized by multiple other kennel clubs.
Pomeranians are loved all over the world, and this is for very good reason – because they are so adorable! In general, your White Pom will be pretty small – but it has a great lifespan.
Your White Pomeranian’s lifespan should be from 12-16 years and they are the perfect dog if you are looking for a dog to give you complete companionship. When your White Pomeranian puppy is born, it will be no more than a couple of ounces – but it will have a pretty major growth spurt within its first month. Your White Pomeranian puppy can actually double in size in just a few days.
Your White Pomeranian And Their Personality
The White Pomeranian is a very active dog breed, but as an owner, you need to bear in mind that they can only really cope with fairly limited exercise because they are so small. This makes White Pomeranians the most suitable for city living.
One thing to bear in mind when deciding if the White Pomeranian is the right breed for you is that they are quite a snappy and yappy dog breed. So, we would say that you should be pretty mindful if you have neighbors close by, because your neighbors might be inclined to report it. This can be pretty well managed though, so long as you give your White Pomeranian puppy sufficient training.
So, you need to make sure that you expose your White Pomeranian to the outdoor world pretty early on, and this can help to reduce that classic, signature small dog syndrome.
Your White Pom will be pretty stubborn, and they will want to be the most dominant force in your street – but exposing them to the outside world early on will reduce the risk of this happening.
Additionally, the White Pomeranian is not renowned for having a big problem with chasing small prey because they are not the speediest dog breed ever. The best thing that you can do is to manage your White Pom’s environment so as to avoid unwanted behaviors. The White Pomeranian makes a really great house dog because they have a tendency to view most things as a threat.
It is important to find the time to introduce your White Pomeranian to your friends and family, and maybe consider introducing them to your mailman and regular delivery drivers if your Pom gets worked up when they come to your front door.
If we are talking about the personality of your White Pomeranian, then it is a given that they are really friendly and sociable. The White Pomeranian is perfect for you if you are looking for a faithful companion because they are really protective of you and your home.
Your White Pomeranian is really confident and will love to be playful and fun with you. A good thing to note is that they do not have a high prey drive, this is partly because they are so small and also because it is not part of their nature to behave in this way.
You And Your Pomeranian
White Pomeranians are really well-recognized for having a super tight relationship with their owners.
In fact, it can even be said that the White Pomeranian will mirror the behavior of their owner! For instance, if you are a pretty confident and extroverted person, then your White Pom will actually demonstrate similar behavior.
Alternatively, if you are relatively calm and quiet, then your White Pom will be pretty chilled and they will be a lot more relaxed. In all honesty, your White Pomeranian will just love being with you and they will just want to spend as much time with you as they possibly can.
They have a lot of energy so their favorite time of the day will definitely be play time. This is a great opportunity for them to really bond with you and to exert a lot of their energy.
This is a particularly great way to ensure that your White Pom does not overdo it on a hefty hike. Playing with your White Pom indoors or in your backyard will mean that you can monitor them and keep a close eye on them.
If you notice your White Pom getting particularly tired then you can press pause on playtime and then your dog can chill out. Of course, there is nothing stopping play time resuming later on! Just go with the flow and see how your puppy feels.
When it comes to walking your White Pomeranian, bear in mind that they have little legs. They will not enjoy strenuous hikes across miles and miles of rocky terrain. The best thing that you can do for your White Pomeranian is to take them for 1 maybe even 2 short walks per day. You could opt for an early morning stroll and then an early evening stroll around your local park.
We would even say this could range from 30 minutes to 1 hour at most, just so you do not overexert your White Pomeranian because they might be more prone to injury and actually they might even stop wanting to go out for walks, which would not be ideal.
White Pomeranians are actually really affectionate dog breeds. Nothing will make them happier than spending time with you, because they are a super loyal and super protective breed. They will thoroughly enjoy having a cuddle with you at any given opportunity, just because they will enjoy being close to you and being around you.
Your White Pomeranian has a lot of energy, and they will of course adore playtime and having fun. But, your White Pomeranian will also love to relax and chill out – of course with you.
This is again because your White Pom will be super affectionate and just a bit needy – so any chance they get to spend time with you, they will absolutely lap up.
The White Pomeranian actually originates from a larger sled dog, so their heritage is pretty innate and they actually keep hold of their protective nature from these days.
Also, from these days your White Pomeranian still has their well-recognized loud yappy bark which will most definitely let you know if there is something out of place going on.
Will Your White Pomeranian Be Compatible With Your Family?
As we keep saying, the White Pomeranian is super sociable because they are actually quite tolerant of a lot of other pets and also kids in the home. If you raise your White Pomeranian with your kids then they will be really affectionate and protective over them, which is great to see.
One thing to note is that your White Pomeranian might be better suited to older teenagers who will understand that the White Pomeranian is not always up for playtime.
This is because they are so small, they will need to rest in between walks and playtime. Younger kids might not be too happy with your White Pomeranian needing to have a time out just because they get tired.
Pomeranians will need a little bit of time to get used to new people and strangers because they can be pretty weary of strangers. So, you should try and give your White Pomeranian time to adjust and get used to new people or they might be quite nervous and unsettled when someone new comes into their territory.
Essentially, your White Pomeranian will be more suited if you have a slightly more grown-up family, just because toddlers will enjoy a dog that can partake in playtime for longer.
But on the whole, your White Pomeranian is really sociable and will thoroughly enjoy spending time with you as their owner and any other people with who they are familiar with. Strangers will need to be introduced to any new people over a course of time until they get fully comfortable.
What Will My White Pomeranian Look Like?
If you really want to be able to draw any kind of comparison to your White Pomeranian, then you might find that they most look like a fox with their dark, bright eyes and small ears that stick up.
So yeah, this is all pretty fox-like. You White Pomeranian is a relatively square breed when it comes to their build and they have a short back. Additionally, their tail is pretty high and lies relatively flat on their back in terms of its positioning.
Your White Pomeranian is pretty sturdy and they are medium-boned, so they are pretty mighty even though they are so small. We mentioned before that the White Pomeranian is part of the toy breed family so they are one of the smaller kinds of dogs.
They tend to be about 3-7 pounds in weight, and they end up being anywhere between 6-7 inches tall. You might be thinking that this sounds pretty small for a White Pomeranian, and this is because they have so much fur which actually makes their appearance seem a lot bigger.
Your White Pomeranian will be an absolutely gorgeous and pure white color. In fact, the White Pomeranian is a double-coated breed and this means that they have a relatively short and relatively dense undercoat.
This undercoat actually has longer guard hairs that protects them from the elements, hence the double-coat. The formation of the fur is very similar to a lion’s mane, so you will have your very own fluff ball that is not a million miles away from having its own mane!
On the whole, the White Pomeranian will be perfect for you if you are looking for a loyal and sociable companion. This dog would also be perfect if you have a busy schedule that does not necessarily require long walks and big days out.
Your White Pomeranian will love playtime, and they will love spending time with you – we can guarantee that they will make the perfect companion.
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Garrett loves animals and is a huge advocate for all Doodle dog breeds. He owns his own Goldendoodle named Kona. In addition, he volunteers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters dogs and helps animals. Garrett enjoys writing about Doodles and believes that dogs can teach humans more about how to live than humans can teach a dog.
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