Do Pomeranians Shed?
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Pomeranian Shedding 101
Yes, Pomeranians Shed. In fact, all dogs shed (except for the hairless ones!) and so the question is not really do Pomeranians Shed, but how much and when do Pomeranians Shed.
First off, Pomeranians shed their puppy hair between the ages of three and seven months. Each puppy will be a little different than the others, but usually it will take about five months for this hair to grow back on the Pomeranians. The new hair that grows back will be their full and amazing adult Pomeranian coat.
If you have never owned a Pomeranian before, the puppy shedding process can be a little scary. Don’t worry! It is only normal for the Pomeranian puppy to look quite silly with little patches of fur missing from his body. This is temporary, and only happens during the puppy stage.
When the adult hair grows, you will notice it is a little coarser and will look it it’s sticking out through the Pomeranians’ fluffy puppy fur coat that is still remaining.
When Do Pomeranians Shed?
As an adult, the Pomeranian will continue to shed. While they shed throughout the year, they shed A LOT at the beginning of the spring and at the beginning of fall. This shedding is seasonal and is triggered by changes in light. This is why in spring, when the days become longer and the sun is out for a longer period of time, they shed. This is also the same reason why in the fall, when the days are shorter and the sun is out for a shorter period of time, they shed again. This shedding process will vary depending on where you live and how long your winter is!
A lot of times, since Pomeranians are housedogs and are kept inside for long periods of time, Pomeranians shed when they experience artificial lighting all year round. This might disruptive their natural shedding process. A Pomeranian then might not shed during the regular shedding season, or might shed throughout the year.
If Pomeranians shed seasonally, this heavier shedding will last for about two to four months. After that, they will return to their slow shedding for the rest of the year.