The best cut for a Pomeranian is the American Kennel Club cut set by the American Pomeranian Club, which involves only a slight trimming of the coat. The lion cut, a popular pet cut, can lead to open sores on the dog's elbows.
The lion cut may also cause fur to grow back in odd patches. If this occurs at an early age, permanent damage may result. Therefore, it is best to allow the Pomeranian's double coat to grow naturally and only trim it. These thick, dense and long coats require regular brushing to keep the fur clean and avoid matting. The fur should also form a ruff around the neck.