Pomeranian Colors

We know it can be a bit confusing with so many colors to choose from. Here is a guide on colors.

Black

Orion
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Baby Bear
Baby Bear 70
Little Prince 16 weeks
Wicket 4 Weeks
Wicket 68 Weeks
Sugar Bear 2
Black Boy 0-1
Black Boy 0-2
Black 4-1
Midnight 2-1
Midnight 2-2
Midnight 2-3
Midnight 4-1
Spot 1-1
Spot 1-2
Spot 1-3
Bear 6-1
Bear 6-2
Bear 6-3
Bear 6-4
Bear 6-5
Socks 1-1
Socks 1-2
Socks 1-3
Beauty 2-1
Beauty 2-2
Beauty 2-3
Beauty 2-4
Beauty 2-5
Abbie 3-1
Abbie 6-1
Abbie 3-2
Abbie 6-2
Abbie 3-3
Abbie 6-3
Abbie 3-4
Abbie 6-4
Abbie 3-5
Abbie 6-5
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Orion is a good example of a black dog, Black can be a base for many other colors.

Chocolate

Bear 6

Chocolate color in dogs results when the otherwise black coat is modified by two recessive genes. The dog must have both genes in order for the chocolate coloring to manifest. Bear is the perfect example of a Chocolate Pomeranian. Without the chocolate gene, he would be a black dog.

Blue

Sonya

Blue color in dogs, like chocolate, results from a dog possessing two copies of a different recessive gene which modifies their coat. The blue gene is also known as the dilute gene as it dilutes all coloring, whereas the chocolate gene specifically modifies the black coat only. The level of intensity in this dilution can vary. Sonya is a blue Pomeranian, though sometimes you can only tell by comparison to a black dog, such as Orion.

Cream

Lil Cream 1-1
Lil Cream 1-2
Cream Boy 6-1
CreamBoy6-2
CreamBoy7-1
CreamBoy7-2
CreamBoy7-3
CreamBoy7-4
Lots o Cream 1-2
Zeus15-1
Zeus18-1
Lots o Cream 1-1
Zeus15-2
Zeus18-2
Zeus18-3
Zeus15-3
Zeus15-4
Gloria 2-1
01 Gloria 3-1
Gloria4-1
Gloria7-1
Gloria9-1
02 Gloria 3-2
Gloria4-2
Gloria7-2
Gloria9-2
03 Gloria 3-3
Gloria4-3
Gloria7-3
Gloria9-3
Gloria 2-2
04 Gloria 3-4
Gloria4-4
Gloria7-4
Gloria9-4
Gloria 2-3
05 Gloria 3-5
Gloria4-5
Gloria7-5
Gloria9-5
Dreamy 2-1
01 Dreamy 3-1
Dreamy4-1
Dreamy7-1
02 Dreamy 3-2
Dreamy4-2
Dreamy7-2
03 Dreamy 3-3
Dreamy4-3
Dreamy7-3
Dreamy 2-2
04 Dreamy 3-4
Dreamy4-4
Dreamy7-4
Dreamy 2-3
05 Dreamy 3-5
Dreamy4-5
Dreamy7-5
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Cream coloring comes from two recessive genes. Both cream genes must be present to create these beautiful tan coats. If both cream genes are present, they override most other colors and patterns.

Lavender
or Beaver

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A Lavender Pomeranian results when a dog possesses both Chocolate genes as well as both dilute genes. So a Lavender is a Dilute Chocolate. It can be difficult to breed for the lavender color as the chocolate and dilute genes in the past have only been known by the color of the dog or their offspring. With the advent of genetic profiling, it becomes easier to identify which dogs have these genes. Even then, if one dog is chocolate with a single recessive dilute and another dog is dilute with a single recessive chocolate there is only a one in four chance of producing a lavender.

Other Colors We Don't Breed

Orange, Red, White

Color Patterns

Sable

Levi
Bastion 3 weeks
Bastion 40 weeks
Breezie
Breezie 51 Weeks
Jordy 2
Jordy 41 Weeks
Geronimo 2-1
Geronimo4-1
King 7-1
Geronimo 4-2
King 7-2
Geronimo 4-3
King 7-3
Geronimo 2-2
Geronimo 4-4
King 7-4
Geronimo 4-5
King 7-5
Brinlee
Brinlee 31
Tilly
Delight
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Sable can come in many colors.  Orange, Red, Wolf, Cream, Blue (Fawn), and Chocolate,

Orange Sable is the most iconic coloring for a Pomeranian. If you see a Pomeranian in the movies, it is most likely an Orange Sable.

As a rule, when they are young, sables have a much darker coat. It lightens over time as they become adults.

& Tan

Poppy Day46 1
Poppy36
Rocket D36 1
Marley 10 Weeks
Badger13-1
Duke
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The & Tan pattern is distinguished by the tan eyebrows, cheeks, paws, tush, and chest. Duke is a stunning example of large tan cheeks.

The color can be modified by the chocolate, dilute, merle, and/or parti genes. Marley is a Chocolate & Tan.

Parti

Galileo
Oreo 4-1
Breezie
Breezie 51 Weeks
Milo 2
Milo 41 weeks
Ruby Tuesday 7 weeks
Ruby Tuesday 41 weeks
Roush 7 weeks
Roush 12 weeks
Roush 32 weeks
Willow 5 weeks
Willow 7 Weeks
Willow 80 Weeks
Teddy 5 Weeks
Teddy 72 Weeks
Rocky 8-1
Delight
Zorro0-1
Zorro4-1
00Zorro8-1
Stripe0-1
Stripe4-1
01Stripe8-1
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White with patches of other colors is known as Parti. It is a pattern that can accompany any other color. Galileo is an extreme example of Parti known as piebald as his coat is mostly white, with just a few patches of Chocolate Merle.

Merle

Skyler
Checkers 1
lil choc 1
Lotso Choc 1
Lots 71
Lots 72
Lots 73
Lots 10-2
Violette51
Checkers 71
Ellie 6
Eleanor 33
Rocky43
Proud Mama 1
Lil Boy 0-1
Lil Boy 0-2
lil girl 0-1
lil girl 0-2
Lots o Boy 0-1
Lots o Boy 0-2
Lots o Girl 0-1
Lots o Girl 0-2
Stripes 0-1
Stripes 0-2
Penelope16
Biggie5-1
01 Merle Boy 2-1
MerleBoy3-1
MerleBoy3-6
MerleBoy6-1
Sully8-1
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Lighter patches on an otherwise solid color is called a Merle pattern. It can accompany any other color, though some colors make it hard to see, such as whites, creams, oranges, and even some sables.

Sometimes the Merle pattern can affect eye color, causing blue eyes, which can create quite a stunning effect, such as in Skyler. It can take six weeks to be confident of blue eyes, which can continue to change for the first two years.

Pattern Combinations

Tri-Color

Cassiopeia
Moose 6 Weeks
Moose57
Bellatrix
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When & Tan is accompanied by the Parti pattern, it is called a Tri-color. It can come in many colors, such as black, blue, chocolate, and lavender

Sable Merle

Panna 1

When the Merle pattern appears on a Sable, it can be difficult to detect. The only way we knew Panna was a Merle was from her puppies born of a father without the Merle pattern.

If two Merles mate, the result is often tragic. As such, we do our best to avoid breeding Merles with colors that hide their Merle patterns.

Merle Parti

Galileo
Roush 7 weeks
Roush 12 weeks
Roush 32 weeks
Rocky 8-1
Rocky43
Blue0-1
Blue0-2
Blue0-3
Blue0-4
Blue0-5
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When a Merle pattern is accompanied by the Parti pattern, you get a Merle Parti. Galileo is a stunning example of extreme Parti (called piebald) with small patches of Chocolate Merle.

Tri-Color Merle

Apollo2

When we combine the Merle pattern, Parti pattern, AND the & Tan pattern, we get a Tri-Color Merle. These are often stunning and very beautiful, such as Apollo.