Working to preserve, protect and promote the White Pomeranian. After having spent more than 20 years doing so, I can say with conviction that they’re the most difficult colour of all Pomeranians.
Too much white breeding in the pedigree and the white Pomeranians revert to the older style Pom. It’s an incredibly difficult task to create pure Pomeranians of high quality and type, with icy white-colored fur coats.
It was a simple accident that caused Dochlaggie to begin to Breed the White Pomeranian.
The whites started after importing an English white male Pomeranian. This specific male came from mainly Hadleigh lines and by extensive pedigree research, we discovered whites from South Africa and the U.S.A. existed many generations back.
By mixing white with the blacks, cream, and wolf sables, we managed to create pure white Pomeranians.
A great deal of thought and care selecting complementary coloured females with high-quality bloodlines that would create quality ice white Pomeranians.
The primary goal at Dochlaggie is to breed high-quality Pomeranians. We’re certainly not keen on the idea of breeding lots of white puppies to satisfy the enormous demand. Dochlaggie refuses to sell any Pomeranian to “breeders” whose sole focus is to breed as many pups as possible, regardless of quality.
Breeding out to the other colors like Orange improves type, but it also may create lemon shadings or what very light cream Pomeranians, described as “ivory white.”
If your white dog does have shadings, it can be virtually impossible to be bred out further down the line. According to the Pomeranian standard breed,” whites aren’t permitted to have any other colors at all.
At Dochlaggie, we use cream and wolf sables to help the pale coat color of the Pom’s coat.
This has proved to be the best possible way to create Pomeranians with icy white coats. If you breed an all-white Pomeranian with another white one, you’ll certainly achieve a white puppy BUT the overall quality will diminish rapidly. Both pigmentation and coat are generally the first qualities that reduce. It only takes several white to white generations to be bred and the Pomeranian type may revert back to the older type Pomeranian or more German Spitz type.
Breeding out to the other colours, may cause other issues. If you want to breed high-quality white coloured Pomeranians, you’ll need dedication, a lot of knowledge, many years of your time, and a lot of hard work.
It is very hard to guarantee the eventual color of a white 8-week old Pom puppy. Experience has led me to only make claims about the dog’s colour after the coat change at 6 to 8 months of age.
It seems apparent that there are plenty of “white” shades. Check out white Samoyeds when you attend dog shows and you’ll notice the different coloured whites present.
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References and Further Reading:
 Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook”.