Do Pomeranians Shed?
Do Pomeranians shed, and if yes, then how badly do they shed are some things you might like to know when deciding between adopting a Pomeranian puppy or not.
To answer you question, Pomeranians have a rather thick coat, and therefore they do shed.
Do Pomeranians Shed a Lot?
Yes, you could say that Pomeranians shed quite a lot, and frequently. While Pomeranians just like most other dogs would naturally shed in the springtime when the temperature is getting warmer, and they are exposed to more and more sunlight, modern pet dogs are surrounded by artificial light all year long, and that’s why they intend to shed a little all year long. While some dogs seem to shed fairly evenly all year long, Pomeranians still seem to shed more intensively during the springtime, and in the fall as well.
Why Do Pomeranians Shed in the Fall?
While it’s normal for dogs to lose their winter coat in the spring or summer, you might find it a bit odd when your Pomeranian starts to shed more intensively in the fall as well. However there’s nothing to worry about. It’s just a way for them to prepare their skin for growing a heavier coat for the winter period.
The Puppy Uglies
Pomeranian puppies shed quite a lot as well. At about 3 months of age, Pomeranian puppies start shedding their puppy fur, and replace it with an adult coat. This process can take up to 5 months, and during this process your dog’s face might look slick, and the hair on her back will fall out in stripes, but don’t worry, that’s all part of the natural shedding process.
How to Deal with a Shedding Pomeranian?
I hope this article hasn’t put you totally off the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Shedding is a normal part of dogs’ hair growth cycle, and while there dogs that shed a lot less than Pomeranians, there are ways to control the shedding, and the fact that Pomeranians are shredders, shouldn’t be a reason not to adopt one (unless you are hypersensitive to allergens).
Brushing your Pomeranian dog regularly is the best to control her shedding. I’d recommend to brush your Pomeranian dog at least once or twice a week. Also, it’s a good idea to start the habit of regularly brushing your Pomeranian dog when she is still a little pup. For one, Pomeranian puppies shed as well. For two, it’s easier for your dog to get used to being brushed when she is introduced to the procedure at an early age.
Choosing the Right Brush
As Pomeranians have a rather thick coat, I’d recommend to get a brush with long bristles and combs with wide teeth.
How to Clean up After a Shedding Pomeranian
Even if you brush your dog regularly, you are still likely to find some dog hair from time to time. Luckily, there’s quite a lot of products available that can help you with the problem. One of the products I’ve heard only good things about is StickySheets. It’s basically a giant piece of tape — perfect for removing dog hair from the coach.
My Pomeranian Is Shedding More Than Usual, Should I be Concerned
While shedding is definitely normal for Pomeranians, stress, poor nutrition and health issues can cause unusual excessive shedding. If you suspect that your dog is shedding more than usual, I’d recommend to take her to a veterinarian. A veterinarian can determine whether your dog is going through the natural shedding process or there’s something wrong with her. Let’s hope there isn’t.
Dogs That Don’t Shed Much
While regular brushing and different cleaning products can help dog owners deal with the shedding, brushing and cleaning up for a heavy shedder takes quite a lot of time. Also, dog’s who are heavy shedders can trigger allergic reactions in people who are hypersensitive to allergens. Fortunately, though, there are dog breeds which shed less, and are therefore less luckily to trigger allergic reactions.
If the fact that Pomeranians shed quite a lot is deal-breaker for you, the following are some dog breeds you might be interested in instead (they don’t shed that much):
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Shih Tzu
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Boston Terrier
- West Highlands White Terrier
- Bichon Frise
In conclusion, Pomeranians shed. In fact, they shed all year long, and have more intense shedding periods in the spring and autumn. Don’t worry, though, unless you really do not have the time to clean up after a constant shedder or you are hypersensitive to allergens, the shedding shouldn’t be an issue. However, if you decide to adopt a Pomeranian puppy, you do have to be ready to brush her at least once or twice a week, and occasionally clean up dog hair from the couch or the car seat