Parti Pomeranians are Pomeranians with a white base coat and colored markings. Parti Pomeranians are rare, with most Pomeranians having a solid coat. Common coat colors include red, orange, white, cream, blue, brown and black. Occasionally black and tan or orange and sable coats are exhibited.
Pomeranians are the smallest member of the Spitz family of dogs, ranging from 7 to 12 inches tall. They weigh 3 to 7 pounds and can live as long as 16 years. Due to their small size and friendly disposition, they are excellent companion dogs.
Both the parti Pomeranian and Pomeranians with other coat colors have a very thick double coat. The coat stands out from the body and creates a ruff around the neck and chest. The undercoat is shed once a year in males. Unspayed females shed their undercoats more often. Brushing the Pomeranian at least twice a week with a wire slicker brush and metal comb can make the hair less of a nuisance. It also distributes the skin's oils, creating a healthy glow to the coat. The coat may need to be trimmed around the feet, face, ears and rear end for neatness. Pomeranians can be bathed with a mild dog shampoo and conditioner as often as necessary.