On This Page
- 1 Information on Teacup Pomeranian Dogs
- 2 Where to Buy a Teacup Pomeranian?
- 3 Correct Teacup Pomeranian Info
- 4 Where to Buy Pomeranian Puppies?
- 5 What Does a Teacup Pomeranian Look Like?
- 6 Prospective Pom owners are often confused by advertising when buying a Puppy
- 7 How Many Puppies do Pomeranians Have?
- 8 Beware of Advertising for Teacup Pomeranians, Miniature Pomeranians
- 9 Tiny Poms are NOT Suitable in Households with Young Children
- 10 Final thoughts on Miniature Pomeranian or Teacup Pomeranians
- 11 Learn Everything about Pomeranians in The Pomeranian Handbook
Information on Teacup Pomeranian Dogs
I am going to tell you to stop searching for, or even looking at these type of advertisements for teacup Pomeranian.
The Type Of Advertisements to Also Avoid Often Include Any Terms Like the Following:
- Boo puppy for sale.
- Mini teacup Pomeranian.
- Cheap teacup Pomeranian for sale.
- Miniature Pomeranians for sale.
- Micro mini Pomeranians for sale.
- Micro mini Pomeranian.
- Teacup Pomeranian breeders.
- Micro teacup Pomeranian.
- Pomeranian teacups.
- Mini Pomeranian.
- Mini poms.
- Micro mini Pomeranian.
- Micro Pomeranian puppy’s for sale.
- Affordable teacup Pomeranian puppies.
- Baby teacup Pomeranian puppies for sale.
- Teacup pom for sale.
Where to Buy a Teacup Pomeranian?
Basically the answer is nowhere, but don’t give up just yet, the concrete realities relating to miniature Pomeranian or teacup Pomeranians will be revealed.
A regular Pomeranian originating from a preservation Pomeranian breeder is typically the type of dog the general public incorrectly believe is known as a teacup Pomeranian.
Correct Teacup Pomeranian Info
No dog breed, such as Teacup Pom, Miniature Pomeranian, Mini Pomeranian, Toy Pomeranian, Pocket Pomeranian, Miniature Poms, Micro Teacup Pomeranian or Pomeranian Teacup exist….just POMERANIANS.
Where to Buy Pomeranian Puppies?
I am going to explain how to find real Pomeranian puppies for sale.
People Looking for a Pomeranian Puppy:
A show Pomeranian breeder breeds dogs conforming closely to the Pomeranian breed standard. You can expect a pup purchased from someone showing their dogs to be a short nose Pomeranian and this tiny Pomeranian dog should mature between 2 to 2.5 kilos.
Ask the breeder about health testing, are the parents champions and DNA profiling?
What Does a Teacup Pomeranian Look Like?
I have found after talking with people, who email asking if I have a teacup Pomeranian puppy for sale, these buyers wish to purchase a correct show type Pomeranian puppy.
Many people think teacup Pomeranian is the correct term for a short snout, small Pomeranian, or tiny Pomeranian. These people incorrectly think a show quality Pomeranian is called a teacup toy pom.
Let’s Clear Up Confusion About Adult Teacup Pomeranian Size
The present Pomeranian standard states the Pomeranian should be within the following weight:
- Size: Dogs 1.8. kg to 2 kg. Bitches 2 kg. to 2.5 kg.
- The U.S. Pomeranian breed standard size is between 3 and 7 lb in weight for a mature Pomeranian.This is a very small dog.
- Newborn Pomeranian Pups are usually between 2 and 5 oz.
- An Adult Pomeranian can range in height from about Height: 8 – 11″ (20.3 – 27.9 cm).
How Big Do Teacup Pomeranians Get?
Teacup Pomeranian weight:
If the mini teacup Pomeranian, you desperately wish to own is in reality a show Pom, then this is the teacup Pomeranian height and a teacup Pomeranian full grown size will be the same as show Poms.
The Pom breed standard deviates from most others by requiring the female to be slightly larger than the male.
At the formation of English Pomeranian Club the breed was divided by weight into two sections: one section for Pomeranians under 8 lbs and the other section for Pomeranians over 8lbs. What was then called the Toy Pomeranian. This Toy Pomeranian should be under 8lbs in weight and height was to not exceed 8 inches at the shoulder.
1909 saw updates to the Pomeranian standard.The 1909 Breed Standard makes mention of Pomeranian miniatures being under 7lbs desired weight and any Pomeranian over this weight was classed as a Pomeranian.
Four challenge certificates were granted by the Kennel Club, one for each sex in either weight. In 1908 the challenge certificates where reduced to two, but after requests to the kennel club the number of challenge certificates for Pomeranians was again reinstated to four challenge certificates.
In 1915 the Kennel Club withdrew the challenge certificates for the over 7lb Pomeranians. After 1915, there became officially, just one Pomeranian ideally weighing under 7lb at maturity.
Prospective Pom owners are often confused by advertising when buying a Puppy
A lot of this confusion is caused by dubious outlets, e.g. pet shops, backyard breeders and unfortunately, even from some not so good registered breeders using these advertising ploys on unsuspecting buyers.
How Many Puppies do Pomeranians Have?
The correct sized show Pom do not have big litters. 1 to 3 Pom babies in a litter is a the norm for a Pedigreed, Registered, Show Pomeranian.
After 40 years of experience breeding Pomeranians, I will state that 3 to 4 Pomeranian puppies in a litter from a pedigreed, registered show Pomeranian is a large litter.
Tiny Pomeranian dogs are not an economic viable breed for the puppy mills and backyard breeders. Most “Pomeranians” sourced from these type of outlets seem to be something completely different to the show Pomeranian.
The pups when very young still look cute to the uneducated eye, but as they mature these dogs get bigger and bigger, long nosed, long backed, long legs, big eared, lack head and leg coat and very often have low tail sets.
Beware of Advertising for Teacup Pomeranians, Miniature Pomeranians
We have all seen advertisements for teacup Pomeranian puppies for sale, or mini Pomeranian puppies for sale. You can be sure that anyone who uses these term to sell Pomeranian pups is not reputable.
My advice is to always purchase from a reputable pom breeder, so my advice to you is to avoid any “breeder” advertising or mentioning their puppies by these terms. I would look for your new family member elsewhere.
A Pomeranian dog which is recognized as show quality should be in the weight range 2 to 2.5. kilos. There is very good reason to have the minimum weight of 2 kilos.
There are often problems with very small animals. Among the most common to appear are associated with health and vulnerability to ailments that larger animals of that breed often take in their stride.
Breeding very small Pomeranians is often fraught with problems. Natural whelping is often impossible and veterinary intervention may be required, with the resultant vet bills.
The smallest puppies in a litter often will have problems feeding naturally from their mother. The larger, stronger puppies will push the smaller sibling of the teat. Human intervention, by way of tube feeding if the puppy is very weak or bottle feeding for a slightly stronger puppy, is required if this puppy is to survive.
In most animals the small members of the litters are called “runts”. The runts are not looked at as having any breeding potential and are certainly not used in any breeding program, nor are they built up as something to be sought after. The percentage of “runts” are generally kept to a minimum in any good breeding program.
Very small Pomeranians are far more fragile than the normal sized Pomeranians. Often requiring a lot of special care during their lifetime.
Tiny Poms are NOT Suitable in Households with Young Children
A small Pom can be easily killed or suffer serious injuries by being dropped by a young child. When purchasing a Pomeranian as a family companion or pet it is always important to select the healthiest puppy available. A shortened life span on much loved family pet will have greatly affect all family members.
If you are still determined to have a very small Pomeranian ( less than 4lb as an adult ). Go to extreme lengths to ensure that you purchase a healthy and active Pomeranian puppy.
I would avoid having a small Pomeranian puppy shipped, so make arrangements to see the puppy in the fur prior to purchase. Ask about the puppy’s age.
Pomeranian puppies should not leave there mother and siblings until at least 8 weeks of age. A very small Pomeranian dog puppy should not be leaving the breeder until at least 10 to 12 weeks of age.
Final thoughts on Miniature Pomeranian or Teacup Pomeranians
At this point, you can continue your journey to Pomeranian puppy ownership with the accurate facts and information to assist you. Good luck with your Pomeranian puppy.
N.B. This article first appeared on the Pomeranian headquarters website and is published here with written permission of the author.
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References and Further Reading:
 Official ANKC Australian Pomeranian Breeder Standard
 Official English Kennel Club Pomeranian Breed Standard , 2017.
 Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.
 Kimbering Pomeranians “1891-1991”.
Learn Everything about Pomeranians in The Pomeranian Handbook
( Printed and shipped in Australia).