Just a few short days ago I shared this picture of Jeffree Stars Pomeranian named Diamond. I posted the picture on Pommy Mommy’s Instagram and Facebook and everyone started going crazy with how much they LOVED it and how cute she was, or how much they HATED it and thought it was mean and harmful to color your Pomeranians hair. Having zero expierence with coloring my Pomeranians hair I enlisted the help and opinion of professional animal groomer and owner of Wag ‘n Detail Mobile Pet Studio, Nancy Holland.
Jess Rona (Diamonds Groomer) of a la Mutt in Toluca Lake, California also gives some information as to what kind of color she uses on Diamond and if she thinks Diamond enjoys the coloring process or not.
Check out what Nancy has to say:
I’m a member of a Creative Styling Organization dedicated to the education of creative groomers. This group
guides and assists those that want to further immerse themselves into the art of creative grooming. We are advocates of the safety in the process, as well as the effective techniques we have personally used and tried. We have veterinarian consultants we can refer to for the tough questions and answers, as well as a chemist and special fx artists.
All products used on the pets are completely safe and non-toxic. Depending on what type of color you are needing to use, they can be non-permanent, semi-permanent, and temporary colors:
Artist Chalk, Food Coloring, Kool-Aid, Blow Pens…there are many choices on the market, so these are just a few.
There are Creative Competitions all over the world for this art… and professional groomers have been entering them for years now. There are several things to take into consideration when looking to color your Pomeranian’s hair, size, coat, skin, temperament, and availability are all important factors when thinking about this dramatic change.
People who feel that it’s mean or cruel, are simply “not educated” in knowing about such creative aspects of dog grooming, in fact, dogs love the attention they get when a creative design is being done on them.
Friends of mine have been on Good Morning America more than once with their Creative Dogs to help educate people on the process and to eliminate the lies or myths surrounding the practice.
Because my business is mobile, I just do simple quick little tattoos if requested on my client’s pets.
I also had a chance on Instagram to see what Jess Rona (Diamonds Groomer) of a la Mutt in Toluca Lake, California had to say about using color on Diamond.
Question: What kind of dog dye do you use?
JR: Manic Panic and Paul Mitchell Ink Works.
Q: Do you use a brush to get the color that close to her eyes?
JR: The dye is thick because basically its a conditioner with pigments in it. So I use my pinky around the eyes. Diamond is a VERY well behaved dog. She doesn’t move really. She likes it because I’m basically massaging and petting her. I don’t recommend you dye your own dog. I’ve been a professional groomer for 14 years and I know how to handle a dog safely. If you do it your self use food coloring.
Well there you have it! Two professional groomers opinions on coloring your Poomeranian’s hair. Weather you’re a fan of these artistic designs or not, we both now have education on the subject. I’d like to thank Nancy Holland of Wag ‘n Detail Mobil Pet Studio for taking the time to give her opinion and education on this matter.
If you live in the Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, or Southwest Ohio and are interested in a great groomer who will add a little color to your Pomeranian check her out on Facebook —-> facebook.com/WagNdetail