Puppy Uglies? What's that??
So you have purchased a Pomeranian pup, and it is adorable!!!
This cute face, that thick fluffy coat, this absolutely sweet, spunky and affectionate
little fur person! You are enchanted - potty training is moving along fine -
you love that pom~baby and it loves you right back.

Sometime down the line [your pup is now about 4-8 months old], you suddenly notice
that the fur is getting a bit stringy and wispy, or that your pom all of the sudden
doesn't look like a pom any more. Your husband points out that you have been
had, and that you paid way too much for that dog anyway. Your girl friend says that's
ok - it's the personality that counts. Your vet - when you bring up the subject on your
spay/neuter pre-visit - suspects that you have bought a low quality Pomeranian.

Shame on him he should know about the Pom uglies.


Now what? Calm down - and get a camera -
because every once in a while you will see your pom doing the same thing again.
And it's funny looking back and comparing the photos. Most Pomeranian pups
go through a very thorough case of the puppy uglies.
A few breeze just through [usually during the winter months] replacing
one coat with the other without you even noticing.
Those just seem to shed a bit more than what you had expected.

Here's what's happening - the baby fluff comes out and they tend to look very straggly
or shaggy at that point, some go very shorthair as to resemble a longhair chihuahua
instead. That is absolutely normal - do not worry, as it all comes back.
Bigger and better in a good quality pom, so in a lesser quality pomeranian.
Generally - by the time your pup is 10-12 months old [it varies a bit with the season -
coats thicken faster during the winter months] he or she is in a full coat.

If you don't get your female spayed, expect to see that cycle again and again, especially
after she has a litter of puppies. Altered males and females have a somewhat
"mellower" hormone household, that regulates major non-seasonal shedding a.k.a.
blowing the coat.