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.
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
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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