Show home of top quality Pomeranians
Velvetblu is registered with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa
Puppies sometimes available to approved homes. We are situated in Pretoria,
Above: BPIS MBPIG CH Pomelene Chocolate Kiss of Velvetblu.
Welcome to Velvetblu Pomeranians and thank you for your interest in my dogs. Pomeranians have been a part of my family since the early 1980’s, so naturally I grew up in a Pom-filled
home. It's interesting to note that whilst delving into Pomeranian history, I found out that my own ancestors come from West Germany and Pomerania, the region commonly accepted as the birth place of the Pomeranian. It was inevitable that after college I found myself owning, showing and breeding my own lot of Pomeranians and continuing the work of those before me.
When I skipped a lunch break on an autumn day in 2012 to view a puppy at Pomelene Pomeranians, I could never have imagined how drastically my life would change. Charlene Booysen, owner and breeder of exquisite dogs, not only became my Pomeranian mentor, but a very dear friend without whom I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed
dog shows as much as I do. I have handled various Pomelene dogs over the years.
Pomeranians are my passion and I aim to breed show quality dogs of good health, type and temperament with sweet angelic faces that are not too long, but also not too
short (referred to as ‘teddy bear’). People seem to have a misconception regarding the term
‘foxy - or fox like - expression’, assuming it means long sharp muzzle, thus a quote by Lady Wentworth from her book, ‘Toy Dogs and their
“It is often said that the Pomeranians should have a foxy expression, and not that of a wolf. This is quite true, but how many of our lady fanciers know the expression of a fox or have ever seen a wolf? They associate the fox with cunning and slyness, and take their views of him from Christmas cards or from the hunted foxes they may have seen. Now, a fox, for all his slyness, has a lovely little innocent face. He looks full of intelligence, but quite angelic, and he is as sharp as a needle. The English fox is the least pretty of all, but some of the little foreign foxes are exquisite, and it is these we should take as models. We need not go abroad to find them, as they can sometimes be seen in the Zoological Gardens. I do not think I have ever seen anything prettier than the heads of some of these little foxes. The Indian desert fox has a lovely head.”
I occasionally breed a litter or two, which I will usually keep for my own show and breeding goals. Should there however be any extra puppies in a litter, I will then make those puppies available to a forever home. My dogs are from excellent South
African, as well as USA and UK imported bloodlines and I have had very successful litters thus far. Most colours are to be expected although I do have my favourites, those being: orange shaded sable; black; black and tan; chocolate; chocolate and tan; red and wolf sable.
Puppies Bred by Velvetblu Kennels
(not for sale)
The Pomeranian is one of the oldest breeds and has existed for centuries in many different countries and was called by many different names. In Italy existed the Volpino Italiano, typically a white dog, but also a few other colours
- the rarer clear red/deep orange favoured by the late Victorian breeders in the UK. In Germany existed similar dogs with a variety of names and in a wide range of sizes. These including, by the late 18th century, the Pommer
- the fox sized red sable Fuchs Spitz also called the WiBbader Spitz (Spitz from Wiesbaden), the Wolfspitz or Wolfshund and the Spitz of Fix hund. The Mannheimer
Zwergspitz (1.8-3.6kg) was a dog downsized in the 19th century from dogs averaging
30-35cm (already quite small) usually black but could also be white, wolf grey or brown.
Holland had much the same selection as Germany and France and by the mid 1780’s the name Keeshond came into use and then, as now, applied to all Spitz sizes and colours. In Britain all regional European varieties (regardless of size, colour or name in country of origin) were lumped together under the English term ‘Pomeranian’
(most probably derived from the name Pommer) from 1760 onwards. Imports usually came from
Italy (Volpino Italiano); Germany (Fuchs Spitz or Mannheimer Spitz); France (Lulu/Loup-Loup); Switzerland; Austria; Holland and
Pomeranians are intelligent, peppy bundles of fluff that come in a wide array of colours including: orange; orange sable; red; red sable; black; black and tan; white; cream; cream sable; chocolate; chocolate and tan; chocolate sable; blue; blue and tan; blue sable; wolf sable; parti colours; merle and many more
combinations. Please visit the colour page on my website, written with the help of my friend and leading UK Pomeranian historian, Vivienne Peterson of Pomkins Pomeranians.
Pomeranian puppies need to start a grooming regime very early on. They need to be comfortable being brushed and having their nails clipped. At around 3-8 months the Pomeranian will enter the ‘puppy uglies’ or ‘monkey stage’, it will lose all or most of its coat, often starting in the face area. Do not panic! The coat will grow back but it is of utmost importance that you brush your Pom at least weekly during non-shedding months and twice weekly during shedding months to keep your Pom’s dense coat from matting.
NEVER EVER EVER SHAVE YOUR POMERANIAN, no matter what cut or style is in fashion. It is important to note that when shaving into the undercoat of the Pomeranian, you will run the risk of the coat never growing back.
A wolf sable pomeranian
A black & tan pomeranian
Puppies bred by Velvetblu Kennels
Terms and Conditions
· My Pom puppies are dewormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks and vaccinated at 4 and 7 weeks.
· Puppies are have a micro-chip implanted at 8 weeks and KUSA registered with breeders’ restrictions unless otherwise stated.
· The new owners will receive the KUSA registration papers before the puppies are 6 months old and we have a placement contract with health and feeding guidelines for potential puppy buyers.
· Viewing of puppies from 5 weeks old by appointment only. Parents of puppies may also be viewed at this time.
· A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure a puppy. If Velvetblu Pomeranians cannot fulfil the agreement, the deposit will be refunded. Balance payable 2 days prior to collection.
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