What is the cost of owning a Pomeranian in 2024?

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When it comes to popular dog breeds, the Pomeranian certainly has its fans and followers. Although they may not be in the top five most popular dog breeds, that doesn’t mean that this breed of dog is not in fact popular. This is actually a breed that many celebrities and even royalty have had.

Thanks to their smaller size, fluffy coats, and their personalities, the Pomeranian has plenty of characteristics that add to their popularity. And if you do not know a lot about this particular breed, we have to point out that they can be very energetic and playful, well also being friendly and intelligent. All of these things work together to make this a great dog breed for a wide range of people and lifestyles.

Knowing that the Pomeranian has so much going for it, it makes sense that you might be curious about how much it costs for this breed. Not only are we talking about the actual price to buy or adopt one of these dogs, but there are other costs associated with having this dog that one should consider before committing to bringing home a Pomeranian.

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How much does a Pomeranian cost?

Purchase price of a Pomeranian

According to the Spot Pet Insurance blog, we must point out that there are a number of factors that can influence how much a Pomeranian costs. However, if you are getting a Pomeranian from a breeder you are looking at between $1500 and $3000. And not only that, but a show quality puppy can be as high as $10,000. (That being said, as dogs get older, they do lose some of their “value” too. Which means that a slightly older dog may cost a bit less.)

Other factors to consider here include the color of the breed and even the size. If you are getting what they consider to be a teacup size Pomeranian, you could potentially be looking at a price of around $1800. And if you want a black Pomeranian, that could cost you up to $2000 as they are considered to be a more rare color.

If you prefer to adopt versus shop, a shelter could cost you between $100 and $500. While the average is around $300 for an adoption, I have seen Pomeranians at the shelter with a cost of $500, because they are a more popular dog breed. In fact, I often see the more popular dog breeds getting a bump in price, even at the shelter and rescues.

Food costs for a Pomeranian

On average, your monthly cost to feed a Pomeranian will likely be lower than other dog breeds. As they are a smaller dog, you could be looking at between $20 and $30 per month, even for high-quality, veterinarian recommended dog food. And that doesn’t even take into account, dog treats, which can cost an additional $5 or $10 depending on the treats and how many you’re actually giving your pup. This can see you paying up to $480 (or more) per year for dog food and treats.

Grooming costs

When it comes to being a Pomeranian parent, you will have to take care of their coats. Their coats are long and they need proper grooming. We are talking about at least eight times per year. And each session will cost around $50. Some things can be done at home, including trimming their nails, brushing their hair, and even taking care of their teeth. However, you will still want to take them in to a professional when shedding season is underway. That is because they have a double coat that needs to be properly cared for.

If you were to take your Pomeranian to the groomer eight times in a year at $50 each time, that is $400 alone on the grooming. Plus, the items you might need for home maintenance could see you spending between $50 and $100 depending on what you need or want to have on hand.

Average medical costs for a Pomeranian

Especially in the early years of having a Pomeranian, there will be multiple visits to the veterinarian. And the vet fees can range, depending on what they are doing, as well as what your dog needs. on average, we see standard vet visits coming in between $100 and $300, depending on what is happening. An annual exam with blood test could see you paying up to $300. If they need some other type of exam you could be looking at $400. Does your pet need their vaccines? That could be an additional $200-$300, depending on what they need. And there are also medical conditions that a Pomeranian might have that need to be considered as well.

Did you know that a Pomeranian is at risk for hypoglycemia, cataracts, and other conditions? If your dog ends up with hypoglycemia treatment, the cost could range between $3000 and $4000. And what about cataracts? That is an additional $3000 or $4000 per year.

We all know how expensive medical bills can be. And our dog’s medical bills are no different.

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At the end of the day, there are a lot of costs associated with being a pet parent. And depending on the breed, those cost may be higher than normal. However, finding the right dog, for you is worth the cost. And knowing how much your dog will cost upfront, as well as some of the average costs per year means being better informed all around.

We are big fans of the Pomeranian! And we love that they continue to be a popular dog breed.

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