***********We do not breed for "teacup" sized Pomeranians********
***See below the chart for what we think about "teacups"
This is the puppy weight chart we use to chart weights on our Precious Poms. We cannot guarantee final adult weight but we do our best to track and record weights on all our puppies each week. Most of our puppies will be 4-7lbs full grown but some will be smaller, some larger. There are many benefits to having a larger pom and we encourage those with children to consider a bigger puppy as they are sturdier and there will be less of a chance of hypoglycemia, leg breaks and other injuries.
Keep in mind that even a 7-8lb adult Pom is still a very small dog, they are great travel companions, lap buddies and have an easier time keeping up with you.
Triple the puppy's weight at 8 weeks old=adult weight
Double the puppy's weight at 12 weeks old=adult weight
4 1/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.
|5 1/2 oz.||6oz|| 6 1/2 oz|| 7 oz|
| 10 ||10 1/2 ||11 |
|14|| 14 1/2||15|
| 18 1/2||20 ||20 1/2 |
|25||26 ||27 |
|35||37 ||39 |
|38||41 ||43 |
|41||45 ||47 |
|45||48 ||52 |
3 1/2 lb.
4 1/2 lb.
5 1/2 lb.
|6 1/2 lb||7lbs || 7 1/2 lb|
Really? Why would you want a dog that is prone to health problems it's entire life? Why would you want a puppy who is so small that they cannot leave the breeder until they are more than halfway through their puppy hood? Why would you want a puppy that will be at serious risk for leg breaks and other injuries for it's entire life? Why would you want a puppy that was bred unethically and outside of the breed standard just so that the breeder could charge thousands for the puppy, even when it isn't in the best interest of the dog?
Isn't a 4-7lb dog small enough for you? Wouldn't you get enough attention from having a gorgeous, 4-7lb, full coated Pomeranian who is healthy and outgoing? Pomeranians come in SO MANY COLORS, couldn't you find one that is unique and unusual, with something other than it's size to set it apart?
********We do not breed for "teacup" sized Pomeranians****
There is no such thing as a teacup Pomeranian. Poms are a TOY SIZED BREED and should weigh between 4-7lbs according to the AKC breed standard. Some breeders breed 10-15lb Poms in order to get large litters, this too is unethical.
It is unsafe, unethical and greedy to breed specifically for Pomeranians that will be smaller than the breed standard.
*It's unsafe because Pom females under 4lbs are more likely to experience pregnancy and whelping problems. They are more likely to have to have a cesarean or to experience other complications with birthing and raising a litter.
*It's unethical because more than half of all puppies that will be "teacup" sized as adults die within their first 10 weeks of life due to health complications, hypoglycemia or defects that resulted from breeding generations of "runts" in order to get such small puppies.
*Teacup puppies rarely exhibit the typical "Pom" personality or "look". They are often small, but poor examples of type and quality because they have been bred out of the smallest dogs possible, not out of quality Poms. They can be scared, timid and unsure of themselves because they are so extremely fragile. They just look "sickly".
*It is greedy because instead of breeding for healthy, well tempered puppies, breeders breeding for "teacups" put profit ahead of the well being of their breeding stock and puppies.
Pom puppies within the standard are already TINY and FRAGILE, they don't need to be any smaller, they are adorable and perfect just as they are.
Please do not contact us if you are looking for a puppy that will be under 4lbs as an adult.
Typically we breed 4-7.5lbs females to 3.5-4.5lb males to keep size within standard of for our puppies and to snsure that our females are a healthy breeding size.
Occasionally a healthy puppy from two standard sized parents will be born and will end up being smaller than the standard. These accidental teacup sized puppies are sold on spay/neuter contracts and are placed into specially screened pet homes.
Also, occasionally a puppy will be bigger than their parents or the breed standard, this is because there are "throwbacks" in the Pom line. Poms were once 30-40lbs and although they have been bred down over the years, occasionally a Puppy will get a gene that will make it larger than standard (usually anywhere from 10-18lbs).