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    Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"



    I have a question and I'm hoping that someone else has experienced something similar to this. I bought a Pomeranian puppy less than a week ago from a local pet store. He looked much different than some of the other pomeranians that they had and they refered to him as a short haired pomeranian. I am pleased with his look and all, but when I got home to look up information on a "short haired pomeranian" nothing came up! I took him to the vet and the vet assured me he is a pomeranian, just not "show quality." I then saw a book describing coat changes in the pomeranian breed, and something they referred to as "puppy uglies." He's just about 12 weeks now. I have a golden retriever who went through coat changes but that was something that I expected from his breed. I tried attaching some pictures below for referance (I'm not sure that they will work though!) Thank you in advance for all of your help!


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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    Awwwww he is a cutie! But as far as I know (which is not much about this breed) is that..i don't think short haired pomeranian is a breed...so hmm... maybe he shed alot and alot of hair came off?

    Sorry I can't help much
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    There is no such thing as a short haired Pom. Sounds like you got ripped off by the Pet Store, it's probably a mutt that you over paid for.

    FYI, this is typical of pet stores, which get their pups from Puppy Mills and Back Yard Breeders.
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    He is cute, but there's no such thing as a short haired pom. Sounds like the pet store made it up to me. He looks like a pom to me though. Many dogs from pet stores and poor breeders will not look like the ideal specimen of that particular breed as the breeders do not care to produce dogs that conform to the standards. I see many papillons that have short fur from pet stores so I'd assume that poms are the same way.

    The easiest way to tell coat length is to see the relatives of your dog and estimate. If they have short coats, most likely yours will too. Unfortunately you can't do that with pet store puppies, so you can't really tell until they mature what kind of coat your dog's line carries.
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    Wish I could see those pictures but it wont let me click on them. Anyway maybe the pet store lied to you but if you are pleased with you little pom dont feel like you got ripped off After all we can not put a price on a life or love can we?
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    I can't see the pictures either, wish I could.
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    He thanks Iwantmypup!!!!!

    That little pom is cute! and it does have short hair. so now you have maybe the 1st short hair pom ever. Maybe this is the start of something new? Lol, not likely but she/he is adorable!

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    You're very welcome!

    Yeah.. he is so cutee! Though with short hair..he seems yet fluffy and young and perky! Lol..myabe it will start something!
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    He looks like a Pom to me, just not a show dog right now but he is young the hair may grow in. He is so cute so who cares! This is what happens with pet stores his mother was most likley over bred. Have fun with him!

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    Thank you very much Ali!

    It does look like a purebred pup, the coat condition isn't ideal and the pup is going to be large for a pom. However, the coat could turn out fine with proper diet. I'd put him on a high quality food such as Solid Gold, Califonia Naturals ect and throw in some Missing Link as a coat supplement. Be sure you have a high quality shampoo and conditioner to use on him as well and a good wire brush to get through the coat.

    Oh, be sure you have your vet give a worming that will take care of Tapes, that is another thing that could make the coat look bad. It's very common for pet store pups to have Tape worm due to poor living conditions at the breeders and the store.
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    I know that spitz breeds usually go through a case of the uglies when they transition from puppy coat to adult coat. I know Orchid certainly did there for a while.

    If you're concerned about coat, there are supplements you can feed that will enhance what coat he does have. Feeding RAW is a great way to make the coat more full.

    Also, fish oil supplements are great for coat, as are an egg twice a week. Consider switching to a quality food.

    If you want his coat to be full, do a quick brush every day, and brush him from his rear to his head.

    Do a once over grooming his hair in the reverse way that it grows to puff him up.

    That will remove dead hairs and give new hairs a chance to come in.

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    Good advice! Coat length does have to do with genetics, but environment and nutrition also plays a role. To get a coat looking as good as it can get, make sure your dog has a nutritious diet as others have said. Good kibble and even better imo- a raw diet- can make the coat look at its top condition.
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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    He looks fine to me.... just get him on some food for hair and coat... and possibly some suppliments... He definitely isn't ugly.

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    Thanks for all the help and the advice with the food and supplements. I had seen photos on the internet of Poms shedding their hair so hopefully he'll get a little more hair, but if not what can you do, its not that big of a deal. Thanks again for all of your quick replies

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    He's adorable! All I can say is maybe his hair will grow in some more.
    I've said it too many times and I still stand firm. You get what you put in and people get what they deserve. Still I haven't seen mine, no I haven't seen mine. I've been giving, just haven't been getting. I've been walking that there line. So I think I'll keep on walking with my head held high. I'll keep moving on and only God knows why.

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    actually, when i looked at those pics my first thought was Finnish Spitz and maybe Pom mix.....that face is all wrong for a Pom face

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeranian_(dog)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Spitz

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    At 12 weeks old you really don't know what kind of coat he will have yet, all though it looks a little thin for his age but at 6/7 months he will blow his coat and then his adult hair will begin to grow in, so you will not really know for about a year what his coat is going to look like.My pom has a very thick coat and at times is a pain cause i'm picking up fur balls all the time. In any case he is a cutie.

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    I think that the Finnish Spitz is a gorgeous dog. A girl that I was at a show with had them, and they were adorable!

    Anyway, they're a pretty rare breed. My guess is that it's probably just a puppy mill pomeranian.

    He's a cutie!

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    Re: Pomeranian with Short Coat or case of "Puppy Uglies??"

    i work with 2 pom breeders and he is deff a pomeranian. thats about how long his coat should be at 12 weeks! it maybe looks alittle thinner than a usuall puppy but length wise hes just right. by the time he's 4-6months he'll have his coat growing in nicely i think. the clerk at the pet store obviously has his head where the sun dont shine if he called it a short haired pom. no such thing. although i did hear of a woman crossing chiwawas with poms and selling them under that name. but ive seen about 30 or 40 pom puppies by now and im pretty sure hes all pom

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