Will a Pomeranian's Coat Grow Back After Shaving?

Adrienne Farricelli

Whether a Pomeranian's coats grows back after shaving depends on a variety of factors.

Would a Pomeranian grow back its coat after shaving? This is something Pomeranian dog owners may wonder about, considering that a time may come when their beloved Poms may need to be shaved. In general, shaving a Pom's coat is something that should be left as a last resort, considering the risks for permanent changes to a Pom's coat. So shaving down a Pom is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Reasons for Shaving Down a Pomeranian

First of all, an important clarification: Pomeranians are blessed with double coats and their main purpose is to keep these pooches warm in the winter and cool in summer. With this clarification it goes without saying that i's not necessary to shave down these dogs in the summer. By shaving Pomeranian and other double coated dogs in the summer, there are risks for removing the dog's protection from the sun and insect bites.

However, it's also true that some dog owners living in an areas of high heat, where the risks for heatstroke are high, report that their Poms were back to feeling actual spry after having their coats trimmed. Notice though the word "trimmed" versus shaved, which is different.

In general though Pomeranians should be shaved only when strictly necessary, when the benefits outweigh the risks. For instance, a good reason to shave a Pomeranian is when its coat is deeply matted or when there is a skin condition. Veterinarians may also shave a Pom's coat when doing surgeries to keep the area clean and free of fur.

Will a Pomeranian's Coat Grow Back After Shaving?

It is difficult to predict whether a Pom's coat will grow back after shaving or not. There are reports of Pomeranians being shaved for medical procedures and their coats never grow back as before. It could happen that the coat does grow back, but it grows back in unusual patterns or the texture may be different. In several cases, the coats grows back but it take long.

One thing to consider is the possibility of what is known as "post-clipping alopecia." Affected dogs simply struggle in growing their hair back after being shaved for reasons that remain unclear. In most cases though the hair eventually regrows, although it may take in some cases as much as one to two years.

How long does it take though for a Pomeranians' coat to grow back after shaving in general? This may vary from one dog to another, but in general, as long as your Pomeranian is healthy and not suffering from any skin problems, the coat should grow back in 4 to 6 weeks, explains veterinarian Dr. Debbie. If the coat is not growing back as it should, consider the possibility of conditions known for causing Pomeranians to lose hair.