A Pomeranian is in heat when she displays a swollen vulva, a strong sex drive, and several other physical and behavioral changes. Also known as estrus, heat involves sharp swings in hormonal levels that prepare the dog's body for mating and pregnancy.Continue Reading
Other physical changes that indicate heat are swollen teats and vaginal discharge that varies from red to pink to yellow over the course of the heat. Behavioral changes include differences in sociability, frequent grooming of the vulva and a "nesting instinct" often indicated by hoarding toys.
First heat in a Pomeranian is, on average, at 6 months of age but may happen as early as 4 months. Smaller dogs tend to start undergoing heat earlier, and most Pomeranians undergo their first heats before they are 1 year old.Learn more about Dogs
The average lifespan of a Pomeranian is between 12 and 16 years. Pomeranians do sometimes have problems with their joints and heart that can affect quality of life.Full Answer >
Brown is a normal color variation of the Pomeranian, which also appears in red, white, black and a variety of other colors and patterns. The coat of the Pomeranian is double layered and is more pronounced around the neck and chest.Full Answer >
There is no official standard that defines a teacup Pomeranian. Pomeranian dogs are toy dogs and normally weigh between 3 and 7 pounds at maturity.Full Answer >
A blue merle Pomeranian is a dog of the Pomeranian breed that has a dappled gray coat consisting of dark-gray spots on a light-gray background. Merle is a rare coat pattern in Pomeranians and is not mentioned in the breed standard, although Pomeranians can have any coat pattern.Full Answer >