Are Pomeranians Hypoallergenic? Do They Shed a Lot?

Are Pomeranians hypoallergenic Do they shed a lot

No, a Pomeranian dog is not a breed that is hypoallergenic. They produce far too much dander, and this is the substance that triggers a person’s allergies. 

They also shed a great deal of their fur everywhere. To keep the shedding to a minimum, they must be brushed often.

Are Pomeranians Hypoallergenic? 

No, the Pomeranian breed of dog is not a hypoallergenic breed. This information will come as a major disappointment to all the people who love Pomeranians. They’re very popular all across the world because of their cute faces and small stature.

Despite their cuteness and how small they are, it is not a good idea for people with severe to medium levels allergies to have this dog as a pet. The combination of all of their fur and their dander can make a person’s allergies go wild. Many people who suffer from allergies will find it hard to breathe, their eyes will water, their throat will become dry, and sore bumps or red spots appear on their skin.

For people who don’t suffer from many allergies are only seasonal allergies, it may be possible to have a Pomeranian dog. Pomeranian dogs are incredibly active.

They will need a lot of exercises, so if their owner is low energy, then this is not a suitable type of dog to have. They can live for up to 16 years, and they tend to keep the same level of energy throughout their entire life, but it does weaken slightly as they become older.

Why Are They Not Considered to Be Hypoallergenic?

Despite their short fur, the Pomeranian dog is not considered to be a hypoallergenic dog. There is two critical reasons why this is so.

The first reason is that they shed their fur everywhere. Animals that are hypoallergenic tend to how fur that does not shed very much. The reason why they shed so much is that they have a double coat. Their coats consist of an undercoat and a regular coat. It is common for hypoallergenic dogs only to have one coat. 

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The second reason that the Pomeranians is not a hypoallergenic dog is that they produce a lot of dander. Dander is a compound that is produced by an animal skin, or it is a part of their fur. The animals that produce dander are cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and other small animals.

The amount of dander a dog produces is related to its breed. This is why dogs are in two categories of breeds: non-hypoallergenic and hypoallergenic. There is no way to reduce the amount of dander and animal produces. It is produced directly from their own body.

The only way to monitor and control dander is to keep your dog brushed and bathed. You can also trim their fur if they have too much.

Do They Shed a Lot?

Yes, Pomeranians shed everywhere. One of the main issues owners have about these dogs is the amount of hair that they shed on a single day. It doesn’t take long for Pomeranian owners to find their furniture and blankets covered in fur. If you pick up a Pomeranian, your clothes will also be covered in fur when you set them down. Because of all their fur, they must be brushed at least once a day. But if their owners can brush them in the morning and the night, it would be better.

Advice for People with Mild Allergies

Even though people with mild allergies may be able to take care of some non-hypoallergenic dogs, this may not be the case for a Pomeranian. Their fur gets everywhere, and there is a lot of it. But if the person who suffers from allergies gets their dog’s fur trimmed and styled, they made be able to handle a pomeranian. 

How to Brush Their Fur

You should brush their fur once or twice a day. It’s a good idea to brush their fur in the morning before they wake up and start their day. You must also wash their bedding and remove there fur from their bed as well. After every brushing, all of the hair that was caught in the brush must be removed. As a way to reduce dander, wash the brush with soap and water at least once a week, so there is no dander build up.

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Bathing a Pomeranian

Before you bathe a Pomeranian dog, give them a good brushing. This will keep excess fur strands from plugging up your drain. Pomeranians must take a bath every 7-10 days or whenever their owner’s allergies begin to act up.

Alternatives Dogs that Are Hypoallergenic

It is a major disappointment to many people that a Pomeranian dog is not hypoallergenic. As we said above, it is one of the most popular breeds around the world. But many other toy size dogs are hypoallergenic and just as cute and energetic.

Here are a few great Pomeranian alternatives

  • The Lhasa Apso – these dogs have beautiful silky coats that rarely shed so that you won’t find their fur on your furniture. The Lhasa has a lot of energy and loves to frolic outdoors in the grass
  • The Havanese dog – this dog is so intelligent and gentle that it is a preferred dog for families with small children. They have a good amount of energy, but they should not experience high-level activities are running or biking for miles. 
  • The Maltese Shih Tzu – low energy, loyal, and just a pleasure to look at, the Maltese Shih Tzu mix is a great companion for people who are not so active and just enjoy walking around the neighborhood.


  • Pomeranians dogs are not hypoallergenic
  • It should be kept far away from people who have severe allergies
  • Pomeranians are one of the most popular dogs in the world
  • The fur of a Pomeranian cannot stay on their body. They are constantly shedding everywhere they go
  • Their bodies also produce a lot of dander which is also an allergen trigger
  • They have to be brushed twice a day in order to keep their shedding in check.
  •  Pomeranian owners cover their furniture, so the fur does not end up coating it.
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Hi! I'm Anna and I´m a certified cynologist (KAU, ACW). Handler, blue cross volunteer, owner of Chinese crested kennel "Salvador Dali" and breedless friend called Fenya. "I can't imagine my life without dogs and I totally support the idea #AdoptDontShop".