It seems that there are some types of Pomeranian always available for sale or in salvage. The domestic dog has incredibly flexible genes, and some types are proof of that. The original Pomeranian is probably extinct. They were robust sled shooters and sheep herders. Two centuries ago, they weighed about thirty pounds. When they went to England, the trend of raising them smaller and smaller began. There are now toy dogs, teacup Pomeranians, and exotic puppies today on both sides of the Atlantic.
The only thing that differentiates exotic Pomeranian puppies from standard puppies is their color. That’s. If you have an exotic dog, be prepared for many know-it-alls to say, “That is not a real Pomeranian because the color is not right.” If you want to show your dogs, exotic types are not for you as they may be disqualified even if you can prove that all your exotic Pomeranian puppies are purebred.
Exotic Pomeranian puppies will still be built like standard puppies, regardless of their coat color. Given that the Humane League of the United States says that a quarter of all abandoned pets are purebred, it is highly likely that your presumed exotic Pomeranian puppy is purebred. This will help you determine what your potential puppy’s strengths and weaknesses are. You will also be better prepared for medical problems later on.
Exotic Pomeranians will most likely be abandoned through no fault of their own. Due to their small size, (like most toy dogs) they are difficult to train. Tiny bladders mean they can’t hold as much. Some have been successful in training exotic dogs to use a litter box. Their coats shed a lot and they shed twice a year. At four to five months of age, Exotic Pomeranian puppies can look quite scruffy. These coats need daily grooming, or else they quickly become unsanitary.
Some puppies come in blue, multi-colored (some solid color spots on a mostly white body), chocolate (a dark brown), beaver (another shade of brown), lavender (a shade of light gray), and merle blue (should be seen to be believed). With the exception of blackbird blue, none of these colors are dramatic enough to capture the attention of the average person. And yet, exotic Pomeranian puppies cost many hundreds of dollars, even from responsible breeders.
Why do people care what color a Pomeranian is? Because some colors are in fashion and others are not. Some people want to have a “special edition” that is hard to come by and show that. But exotic puppies act like standard Pomeranians. And they are becoming more fragile and less healthy with each passing color fad. There seems to be more emphasis on color and small size than the health of these dogs. Pomeranians are believed to have the weakest teeth in the dog world.