Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey guys,
I’m getting a new Pom puppy next week (8 weeks old). Both her parents are pretty fluffy and her litter mates are, too. However, my Pom doesn’t look fluffy like her siblings. Her hair looks short and there is barely any fluff. Is this a pretty solid indication of what she will look like when she becomes an adult? I don’t care about the fluff, but I do want her to have long hair.
If anyone had a short hair Pom grow into an adult with long hair, please let me know. Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
453 Posts
Nope, your puppy has whats known as a puppy coat. Some dogs get fluffier faster than others, your dogs coat will fill out.


here is a cute video of a pom growing up, notice the coat changes!


(skip to 2 mins to cut to the chase)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,027 Posts
A couple of possibilities come to mind. One is that your pup simply didn't inherit as fluffy a coat as its littermates. I've seen several supposed Pomeranians with very short, sparse coats, that look more like a Pom x Chihuahua cross. Which leads to the other possibility, which is that your pup has a different sire from the rest of the litter
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
A couple of possibilities come to mind. One is that your pup simply didn't inherit as fluffy a coat as its littermates. I've seen several supposed Pomeranians with very short, sparse coats, that look more like a Pom x Chihuahua cross. Which leads to the other possibility, which is that your pup has a different sire from the rest of the litter
It’s just weird that she looked like she had the same amount of fur as her siblings— up until around 5 weeks when she got weaned off breast milk. But you’re right, she could def pass for a Pom chihuahua mix. She’s still super cute tho.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top