The Pomchi is a small sized designer dog, which is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua. Pomchis are playful, affectionate, good-natured and loyal family pets.
Pomeranian X Chihuahua = Pomchi
They are also known as Chi-Pom, Pomachi, Chiapom, Chiranian.
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The Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix is a small breed dog with a well proportioned body and they are slightly longer than it is in their height. These pooches are cute and blessed with good looks and pleasant nature.
It has round head, amber or brown colored round eyes, medium-size pointed ears and a elegant muzzle narrowing towards the nose-end.
The coat may vary in texture and can be either single or double, depending on their parent’s lineage and the length may vary from short or long in length. Their coat color may be white, black, brown , fawn or a combination of any two.
Quick Information Chart
|Other Names||Chi-Pom, Chiapom, Chiranian, Pomachi|
|Color||Black, Brown, White, Fawn, Creme, Red, Sable|
|Life Span/Life Expentancy||12-18 Years|
|Temperament||Loving, Affectionate, Stubborn, Courageous, Loyal|
|Energy Level||Fairly Active|
|Good with Children||No|
|Good with Other Dogs||No|
|Litter Size||4-8 puppies at a time|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, PCA,IDCR|
The Pomchi is a good-natured dog, blessed with a devoted personality and are very loyal to their families. The Pomchis temperament will be a mixture of the behavioural characteristics of its parent’s breed, the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua.
They may act stubborn and disobey the rules and try to rule the house. These dogs enjoy the attention of the family and love to cuddle and be with them.
Owing to their small size they may be very vocal and suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long duration.
These little powerhouses are alert and loyal dogs and make great watchdogs, alerting everyone in the house when a stranger is on their turf.
Pomchis make great companions and family pets because of their kind and loving natures. However, they are best suited to families with older children who know how to behave around dogs. Any interaction of small kids with these dogs should always be supervised by an adult.
The Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix Images (Colors)
Care ~ Exercise
The Pomeranian Chihuahua Mix is an active, high energy, intelligent little dog. A daily exercise of 30 minutes and mental stimulation activity will make them truly happy and mentally and physically stimulated.
The Pomchi loves to play games and will respond well to tasks which tests their inquisitive nature.
A short walk or playtime in near by parks will develop well-rounded dogs. When outdoors be sure to keep them away from larger animals and dogs.
Pomchis are moderate maintenance dogs. They may have long or dense hair and are average shedders. Pomchis with short hair won’t need as much brushing, but they shouldn’t be neglected.
Your pet will require brushing multiple times per week. Combing and brushing with a soft bristle regularly will be essential in order to make sure the dog’s hair does not become matted. You may visit a professional groomer with your pet to get the coat trimmed to keep it beautiful and shiny.
It’s also important to check a dog’s ears on a regular basis and to clean them when necessary. to avoid any wax build up and infection. Bathe with a mild dog shampoo them only when they are dirty.
Trim their nails when required and brush their teeth regularly to keep them clean and healthy.
Being a cross bred, the Pomchis should be slightly healthier than their purebred parents, the Chihuahuas and Pomeranians. They have a average lifespan of 10-18 years.
However these dogs may suffer from some genetically transmitted diseases like;
- Patellar Luxation
- Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
A regular visit to the vet for check-up will keep the dog healthy. Before getting your pooch to your place take the papers from its breeder to keep a tab on its health problems.
The Pomchi is an intelligent little dog who learns quickly. They are easy to train if they don’t behave stubborn. They respond best to kind but firm instructions, as long as it is fun, they will be great learners.
Obidience Training: Teach your pup to follow basic commands and make them even-tempered.
Socialization: Pomchis are toy dogs and require early and extensive socialization, from their puppy days to adulthood. Regular playtime outdoors will get them used to interact properly with kids, pets and other strangers.
Potty Training is a must for your pet and teach them to use the bathroom both inside and outside.
Though small in size, these active dogs have a big appetite. You should feed your pooch with lot of lean animal protein, like lean meats, including lean hamburger, meat, fish and white breast chicken.
For starch, supply them with rice, and pasta. All this should be in a proper ratio – 40% meat, 30% vegetables and 30% starch approx
Once fully mature, a full-grown Pomchi must be fed a high quality diet to ensure their continued good health.
Pomchi Puppies Photos
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Answers to FAQ’s
Q: Is the PomChi hypoallergenic?
A. No, the Pomchi is not hypoallergenic.
Q. Do Pomchis make good pet?
A. Yes, they do. Just be sure to get your pup is from friendly health tested parents from a responsible breeder.
Q. Do Pomchis bark alot?
A. Yes, they are known to be “barkers” and like the sound of their own voice a little too much