Everything You Need to Know about The White Pomeranian

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A simple look at any White Pomeranian (Pom), and you will fall in love with it immediately. It will be hard for you to resist the urge to bend down and start cuddling and scooping it. According to Pomeranian Organization, the white color is one of the things that makes the White Pom outstanding. Before we look at everything you need to know about the White Pomeranian let’s first look at general characteristics of pomeraneans. The Pomeranian, also known as Dwarf Spitz, Loulou, Zwergspitz, or affectionately Pom, is the smallest member of the Spitz dog family. The name Pomeranian came from Pomerania province in Germany. According to Mental Floss, the Poms became very popular and especially when Queen Victoria adopted a Red one and even went to the extent of allowing a number of her Pomeranians to be presented in a conformation show. Cute, feisty Pomeranians are loyal to their families and intelligent. The dogs have a mind of their own, they are also bold and independent, but you should not allow their cuteness to fool you. They are alert and curious about their surroundings. If not properly socialized, they can harass even other dogs that are bigger than them. However, if well socialized, they get along will them quite well. The head of Poms is wedge-shaped with erect ears. Some individuals describe these faces as baby-doll while others think they are pansy or fox-like. Their almond-shaped eyes show a lot of curiosity and intelligence. Their noses can be either dark or similar to the color of their coats. Despite being small, Poms make great watchdogs because they have a loud bark. However, they can bark and bark at times, unable to tell the time to stop barking. You can, however, train them when to stop barking. Pomeranians are available in different solid colors, including orange, cream, white, red, brown, blue, or black. Poms make great pets for busy and older people because they are not overly dependent. They are also great for people who have no backyards or apartment dwellers. Poms are great at learning tricks, but you must be firm and consistent when training them. This is just general information concerning all the Pomeranians. Let’s narrow down to the White Pomeranian. As mentioned before, the white color makes the White Pom outstanding from Poms of other colors. Once you spot these adorable fluffy balls of joy, resisting them becomes impossible. The White Pom is normally confused for the Japanese Spitz. The coat of this Pomeranian is purely white.

Breed guide of the White Pomeranian

Most people adore the White Pom for its bold, inquisitive and lively nature. Many people also like this dog because it is a brilliant watchdog. It will also engage in various dogs activities. However, this breed enjoys staying near humans. The White Pom was bred from its ancestors Spitz. As aforementioned, Queen Victoria became so fond of the Pomsand even became a breeder. She is believed to have played a role in reducing the breed’s size by thirty pounds during the breeding process. People believe that the White Poms were first seen back in 1892 in the United States of America. However, even after being seen, the American Kennel Club did not recognize them until 1990. Today, the White Pomeranians are also recognized by:

  • The Canadian Kennel Club
  • Australian National Kennel Club
  • New Zealand Kennel Club
  • The UK Kennel Club
  • Federation Cynologique Internationale
  • United Kennel Club

The White Poms Appearance

The White Poms are cocky, alert. People normally describe them as fox-like because their ears are small and erect. Their eyes are also dark and bright. They are square-like, and their backs are short. They are medium-boned and sturdy. The tail of the White Poms is high but lies flat on their back. The fact that they are sturdy and medium-boned means that they are strong regardless of their small size.

Size

These dogs are a toy breed. In general, they grow between three to seven pounds and are about six to seven inches tall. Though small, their fur makes them appear much bigger.

Coat

The White Poms are a double-coated breed, meaning that their undercoat is short and dense, but it is covered with longer guard hairs that keep them from weather elements. Just like other double-coated dogs, according to We Love Doodles, the White Poms will have two major blowouts per year, but in the real sense, they don’t stop shedding. Their fur formation resembles a lion’s mane.

Color

The color of the White Poms, just as the name suggests, is pure white. These dogs do not have any shading of yellow or cream. They have black eyes, a black nose, and black pads.

Lifespan

If well taken care of, with the right diet, and in good health, the White Poms can live between twelve to sixteen years.

Purpose

Many people who buy or adopt the White Pom do so for companionship.

Temperament

The White Poms are normally confident, playful, willful, and curious. They are also intelligent and alert. Although they are active, their small size makes them suitable for individuals living in the city. The White Poms are not known for aggressiveness, but this does not mean that they cannot get yappy and snappy if they are not properly socialized. Like all puppies, it is recommendable to introduce the White Poms to the world early to keep them from developing a condition known as small dog syndrome. The White Pom and other Poms are brilliant house dogs and tend to view almost everything as a threat. Therefore the owner should introduce them to family, friends, regular delivery drivers, and mailmen.

Personality

The White Poms are known to mimic their owner’s behavior. For instance, if the owner is extraverted and confident, they will behave similarly. On the other hand, if the owner is quiet and calm; the Pom will be more relaxed and chilled. These dogs are great companions. They like being close to humans, playing, hiking, cuddling, and relaxing with them. Although they are an active breeds, the White Poms fall a little lower on the everyday exercise chart because of their size.

Suitability

The White Poms are suitable for singles, couples, older owners, and families with teens who understand the importance of having a small dog and know how fragile toy dogs are. They are also suitable for people living in an apartment and those lacking a backyard. In general, the White Poms are friendly and loyal companions. These dogs enjoy playtime and love spending time with their owners, making them perfect companions.

Compatibility with Families

The White Poms are normally quite tolerant with pets, animals, and kids that they have been raised with. As aforementioned, they are better suited to families with teens who understand how fragile they can be. Toddlers can be rough on the puppies, which can be dangerous.

Grooming

Brushing the coat of the White Poms daily is paramount for ensuring that they are in tip-top condition. When brushing them, one should spend more time brushing their tail and ruff since the undercoat normally impacts if one does not take extra time on these areas. Booking an appointment with a groomer once in a while is important to have their feet and feathers trimmed. It is also important to regularly check the teeth of these dogs and brush them. You should also check their nails once in a while and trim them if need be. Like other dogs, most White Poms keep their nails down by walking on concrete or tarmac. Ensure that the end of your pet’s nails are in line with the pad, failure to which the nails will cause pain and other issues to the pet, especially when walking.

The White Pom Care Guide

Food and Dietary

One benefit of owning a White Pom and owning any Pom is that they do not eat a lot of food thanks to their small body size. When buying food for the White Poms, buying the food that suits your budget without compromising on the dog’s nutritional requirements is advisable. Fat and protein are among the most important things in any dog’s diet, and the White Pom is not excluded. According to Cite See RX, the protein that the White Poms take plays a part in the function, growth, and repair of all body parts. Fat, on the other hand, give the Poms energy. Note that fat provides the Poms with twice the amount of energy they can receive from carbohydrates. Fats also ensure that the nerves, body cells, body tissues, and muscles of the White Poms and any other develop and function normally. The White Poms should take about a cup of kibble daily, divided into three meals.

Exercise Requirements

The White Poms are active, but their size affects their activeness. It is important to exercise these dogs for thirty to sixty minutes to keep them healthy and happy. They would like to walk more, but this should depend on your lifestyle. When outside, it is advisable to keep them puppy-proofed or keep a close eye on them because their curiosity makes them look for small holes and escape in them to explore the neighborhood. Although they are trainable, the White Poms can be stubborn, and it is recommendable to walk them on a leash.

Training

When it comes to training, the White Poms are intelligent, but this does not mean that they are great candidates for various activities like obedience, rally, and agility. Sometimes it is challenging to house train them, and therefore patience is an important virtue when training them. To train them effectively, here are some tips for applying:

  • Start a routine the soonest possible
  • Ensure the first thing you do in the morning is letting them out. You should also let them out after mealtimes and playtime.
  • Ensure that you take your White Pom for potty at the same point, and praise him when he does.
  • Ensure that you shower your companion with praises, especially if he does something commendable.
  • If an accident occurs, ensure that you wipe it immediately and clean and disinfect the area thoroughly.

It is important to note that the White Poms respond to reward-based training and positive reinforcement. Therefore, you should encourage Pom’s behavior that you want it to continue with and redirect or ignore the behavior you hate. According to Pomeranian, you should also manage the environment to keep the dog from adopting unwanted behavior. For instance, avoid giving them your shoes to play with to keep them from chewing shoes as they grow.

Health Concerns

As aforementioned, the White Pom is a toy breed, and it is therefore prone to suffering from the luxating patella. This is a condition whereby the kneecap sits outside its normal anatomical position. The illness keeps the White Poms from extending the knee joint. Although not a must, surgery can solve the issue. The Pomeranians, the white one included, also suffer from tracheal collapse. This is a condition whereby the windpipe gets weakened, leading to breathing difficulties. This condition mostly affects middle-aged Poms and can be acquired or congenital. The other condition that the White Poms may suffer from is Black Skin Disease. This disease is also referred to as Alopecia X. A Pom suffering from this disease has dark skin and bald patches. The condition comes as a result of reduced melatonin production and hormonal imbalance. There are different treatment options for this condition, and it is important to discuss them with your veterinary doctor.

The White Pom Puppies

According to Dog Time, newborn White Pom Puppies are less than a couple of ounces during birth. They then grow rapidly during the 1st month, which doubles their size in just some days. The size of the litter varies but is normally between one to five puppies. By the age of one year, the Pom is already mature. Note that how large the White Pom grows is determined by health, activity level, nutrition, and genetics.

The Price of White Pomeranians

The price of a White Pom from a trusted breeder can be up to 4000 dollars. Generally, females are more expensive than males. Adults are cheaper than puppies. You will have to pay an adoption fee of about 200 to 400 dollars for a White Pom at an animal rescue.

Are White Poms Rare?

Finding a White Pom is not that easy. This is because other Pomeranians of different colors are more dominant. According to All Things Dogs, for breeders to get a White Pom, they must breed solid whites, and no other color should appear in the gene for not less than five generations back.

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