Pomeranians – like most other breeds – vary in price depending on a variety of factors. However, most Pomeranians are priced between $500 and $1,500.
However, this assumes that you are buying a “pet quality” Pomeranian and that you are buying him directly from a breeder. “Show-quality” Pomeranians can cost much more than that, and some breeders can charge $4,000 or more for animals from award-winning gene pools.
Retro Pomeranian Facts
- Retro Pomeranians are larger than standard breed size and genetically similar to their ancestors, Spitz-type sled dogs. The term «throwback» is a modern invention and does not officially exist as a breed of dog.
- Factors that contribute to the size of your Pom include genetics, background/breeding history, diet/exercise routine, and potential outcrossing with other large Spitz breeds such as American Eskimo Dogs or Samoyeds.
- Throwbacks typically weigh between 18-20 pounds – more than twice the size of normal Poms – but have similar temperaments in regards to being independent yet loving companions.
- Retro Pomeranians are usually less expensive than full-sized Pomeranian puppies due to their availability.
- These puppies look cute when young, but not as cute as adult dogs compared to the full-sized Pom.
- Throwbacks usually come from backyard breeders and cost less than preservation breeders.
- Creating throwback Poms is simpler than creating smaller ones for shows, and they may be more suitable for parents with young children because their larger size helps protect them from injury.
- The life expectancy of these dogs is typically 12 to 15 years, if properly cared for.
- DNA testing can help determine if your large Pom dog is purebred; they are descended from medium to large Spitz dogs found in arctic areas that were used as sled dogs, herding and hunting animals before being crossed by Queen Victoria into the small lap dogs we know today.
- Throwbacks cannot successfully compete in conformation shows as they do not meet size requirements (4 – 6 lbs) nor do they have a refined appearance compared to other show quality specimens.
A Pomeranian dog is usually big because of genetics. There are a number of factors that can contribute to your Pom dog’s size, such as his past and breeding history, how healthy he eats, and he gets exercise every day.
What is Pomeranian throwback?
Throwback Pomeranian is a larger Pom type dog that is genetically closer to its progenitor Spitz type sled dogs in both size and behavior. Dogs normally acquire their traits from their parents, while some genes can be passed down for up to five generations.
Technically, there is no such thing as a Pomeranian Throwback or that type of dog. This word seems to have caught on among non-condom owners and breeders to characterize their large Pomeranians.
Retro Pomeranians are purebred
A large Pomeranian is not the same as a retro Pomeranian. For the first time, we have Pomeranians who simply love to eat and gain a few extra pounds. This happens more often than you might think because Pomeranians are small and it’s easy to overfeed them.
Additionally, breeding a Pomeranian with another Spitz-type dog can result in larger than normal Pomeranian puppies. Nowadays, people are very fond of mixing different dog breeds, and this explains why there are more than 20 Pomeranian dog mixes.
Next, how often should you feed your Pom puppy? While you might assume they need very little throughout the day to keep their tiny bodies moving, smaller dogs actually need to eat more often than larger ones. Because they burn calories quickly, many experts recommend feeding Pomeranians three times a day. Pomeranian puppies should be given even more, with up to four meals a day.
Consider these guidelines for your eating schedule: