Puppy Uglies? What's that??

I think that the "Ugly" Stage is a pretty & funny look to these dogs, Because they look like a different breed? But if you are not expecting it, you may
think that your Pomeranian puppy has either a horrible disease or that he is a mix breed with a long/smooth hair Chihuahua.

So you have purchased a Pomeranian pup, and it is adorable!!!

This cute face, that thick fluffy coat, this absolutely sweet, spunky and affectionate little fur person!

You are enchanted - potty training is moving along fine - you love that Pom~baby and it loves you right back.

Sometime down the line [your pup is now about 4-8 months old], you suddenly notice that the fur is getting a bit stringy and wispy, or that your Pom
Puppy all of a sudden doesn't look like a FLUFFY Pom anymore.

Your husband points out that you have been had, and that you paid way too much for that dog anyway.
Your girl friend says that's ok - it's the personality that counts.
Your Vet - when you bring up the subject on your spay/neuter pre-visit - suspects that you have bought a low quality Pomeranian.  Shame on him, he
should know about the Pomeranian uglies.

Now what?
Calm down - and get a camera - because every once in a while you will see your Pom doing the same thing again.  It's funny looking back and
comparing the photos. Most Pom pups go through a very thorough case of the puppy uglies.  A few breeze just through [usually during the winter
months] replacing one coat with the other without you even noticing.  Those just seem to shed a bit more than what you had expected.

Here's what's happening - the baby fluff comes out and they tend to look very straggly or shaggy.  That is absolutely normal - do not worry, as it all
comes back.   

Generally - by the time your pup is 9-12 months old [it varies a bit with the season - coats thicken faster during the winter months] he or she is in full

If you don't get your female spayed, expect to see that cycle again and again, especially after she has a litter of puppies.

Altered males and females have a somewhat "mellower" hormone household, that regulates major non-seasonal shedding a.k.a. blowing the coat.

Here you will see a example of a puppy that has been through these change of stages.
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