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Pomeranian chihuahua mix-Pomchi, Everything you Need To Know

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The Pomchi is a unique dog that was made by crossing a Pomeranian with a Chihuahua. Even though these two breeds can sometimes have puppies on their own, most of the time these dogs are made by people. In terms of their looks and personalities, the two breeds go well together.

The Pomeranian is a small spitz-type toy breed that comes from northeastern Germany. It has a very fluffy coat that can be white, black, brown, orange, or even blue. It has a strong body and a lively character.

The Pomeranian is a small spitz-type toy breed that comes from northeastern Germany. It has a very fluffy coat that can be white, black, brown, orange, or even blue. It has a strong body and a lively character.

Origin and History of the Pomchi

Pom-Chi dog puppy running through garden (pomeranian chihuahua)
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Like the origins of many hybrid dogs, the Pomchi’s are mostly unknown in the age of designer dogs. The American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize hybrids as real dog breeds, so their history isn’t well known. The most likely reason for Pomchies is that their breeders wanted to make a smaller dog with the best qualities of both of its parents.

Even though the Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix’s history is unknown, both of its parent breeds have been kept as pets for a long time. The Chihuahua may have come from dogs in Central or South America in the 9th century, or they may have come from dogs in China that were brought to the Americas by traders. Pomeranians, which are the other parent dog of the Pomchi, came from what is now Poland and western Germany. No matter where they came from, these tiny dogs have always been loved wherever they go.

Both the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua are wanted breeds in the Chiweenie (a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix) and the Pomsky (a Pomeranian-Siberian Husky mix) (a Pomeranian-Siberian husky mix).

There isn’t an official breed standard for these mixed-breed dogs, so not every designer dog has to meet the same health and lineage standards as purebreds. This is why people who want to own a hybrid should stay away from unlicensed breeders and commercial dog breeding facilities.

The Pomchi

Sleepy beige pomchi face, close-up.
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Before buying or adopting a Pomchi, you should read carefully the following guide:

Pomchi Temperament

Pomchi’s personality is like a firecracker, which is a big surprise given how small he is. They can be sassy, playful, loving, friendly, and even funny. They also love their owners and are very loyal to them. The Pomchi loves to be around people and needs to be with them. Even though they tend to be clingy, they can be left alone for hours as long as they have enough toys and things to do. They also need to get enough exercise every day to get rid of their extra energy and stop them from acting in bad ways. If a trusted family member or friend can keep them company while you’re gone, that’s even better.

Pomchi Size and Weight

How big a full-grown Pomchi is will depend on how big his parents are. Since there isn’t a standard size for the breed, its size can vary a bit. The smallest Pomchis will come from a cross with a “teacup” Chihuahua, which gets its name from the fact that it is small enough to fit in a teacup.

Height (Male) 6 to 9 inches
Height (Female) 6 to 9 inches
Weight (Male) 2 to 11 pounds
Weight (Female) 2 to 11 pounds

Coat and Colors

A Pomchi is posing in lowlight
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Their coats are different colors.

It is very rare to find a Pomchi that is all black. Puppies with coat colors that are more common will cost less than those with colors that are less common.

How they look depends on which parent they are most like. If they look like their Pomeranian parent, their coat will probably be long, thick, and made of two layers.

If one of their parents was a long-haired Chihuahua, their coat will probably be long, thin, and single-layered. But if one of the Chihuahua’s parents has short hair, the puppy’s coat will be short, thin, and only have one layer.

This dog’s coat is always soft, shiny, and straight.

Pomchi Common Health Issues

As a mixed-breed dog, the Pomchi could get any number of health problems from either parent. This could make it hard to know what health problems the dog will have. Some of the most common health problems are cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, cancer, heart problems, and dental and gum diseases. You should also be aware of rare conditions like Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (pain and stiffness in the hip joint) and patellar luxation (a loose and floating kneecap).

Most of the time, his health will depend a lot on how well he was raised. Trustworthy breeders will only use the healthiest dogs to breed from. They should also have their dogs go through a thorough health check so that experts can give them a clean bill of health. Pomchis also need to go to the vet for regular checkups their whole lives. Even though this mix has a long list of health problems, it can live between 10 and 18 years if it is bred well and has little luck. In short, the most common health problems are:

Pomchi Grooming

At least once a week, the Pomchi will need to be brushed to get rid of loose hairs and prevent mats. Dogs with long hair will need to be groomed more often than dogs with short hair. Cuts should be done on a regular basis. If you don’t want to cut your own hair, you can hire a professional. Because it is prone to dental problems, you should talk to your vet about setting up a regular routine for dental care. You will also need to trim the nails often, maybe once a month, to keep them from splitting or cracking. Lastly, you should regularly check your ears for signs of infection or wax buildup and clean them as needed.

Pomchi Training

Pomchi training can last for a long time and be hard in different ways. This dog is smart and eager to please, but it may also be a bit stubborn, which could make it hard to train. For owners to get the most out of it, they will need to be patient and understand how it works. Don’t let it get away with bad behavior, but if you push too hard, this mix may shut down and stop listening to you. Methods that are upbeat and interesting should work best. Set clear boundaries, but don’t go overboard.

Pomchi Exercise

Most likely, the Pomchi will need between 30 and 60 minutes of exercise every day. It should be able to get enough energy from brisk walks, games, and other things. He may like short bursts of vigorous exercise, but his body is fragile and shouldn’t be pushed too hard. Also, if you take this dog outside, remember that it may not like the cold.

How to Take Care of the Pomchi

Make sure to brush your Pomchi every day in addition to playing with it (most of them like squeaky toys and other interactive games).
Keep in mind that Pomchies have sensitive skin and thin coats, so their owners will want to use a soft bristle brush to keep their coats clean. Pomeranians and Chihuahuas can have teeth problems, just like most small dogs. For their tiny teeth to stay healthy, they need to be brushed every day. Help will also come from tasty dental chews and getting your teeth cleaned regularly. And just like with any other dog, Pomchi owners need to trim their pup’s nails.

Pomchi is popular for his frequent “alert barking,” which is a way for dogs to let their owners know when something is going on, like when the mailman comes, when it thunders, or when a squirrel runs into the backyard. Your Pomchi will learn when to bark and when to be quiet if you train it often.

The Pomchi Diet

These dogs don’t need that much food because they are small. They only need 40 calories for every pound of body weight. Most of the time, this is half a cup of dry food.
Pomchis can be picky eaters, so they might take some time to find food they like. When you get a puppy from a breeder, it’s best to keep feeding him what he’s already eating.

We would suggest a food made for small or toy dogs since their kibble will be smaller. This breed’s teeth are prone to problems, so wet food is not good for them.

Make sure that whatever the dog eats has a lot of protein. You should keep away from foods that have a lot of cereal, corn syrup, or food coloring.

Small dogs often get fat because it’s easy to feed them too much. Once you know how much food your Pomchi needs to eat every day, you should save some of that food for training. You could also give them healthy treats or fruits and veggies to change their diet.

The Pomchi Lifestyle

Because he is small, the Pomchi can live in most places, such as apartments, tiny houses, and mobile homes. These brave puppies sometimes forget how fragile they really are. So, even though they act tough, they should be carefully introduced to children, dogs, and other pets so they don’t hurt anyone by accident.

It’s important that adults and kids give Pomchies space and let them come up to people when they want to. Again, when they first meet new people, they can be shy or suspicious.

“Each dog should be seen as a unique person,” says Mayer. “In general, I’ve noticed that people treat small dogs differently than they do large dogs. Because they’re small, people are more likely to talk to them. Because small, cute dogs are more likely to be picked up or approached, they might start to act more aggressively.”

When living in a small space, these small dogs can also get in the way, especially in the kitchen. By putting out a small dog bed and teaching their Pomchi that it is their “spot” in the kitchen, owners can keep both people and pets from getting hurt.

Once a Pomchi is used to his surroundings, he will love to show off tricks and cuddle up in your lap. He can get anxious if he is left alone for too long, so owners should be ready to take their dogs with them whenever they can. They are curious hybrids who love new things once they feel safe with the people around them, so take them with you when you run errands!

How Much Does A Pomchi Cost?

little inquisitive pomchi looks awake through a garden fence into the other property funny animal representation
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The price of Pomchi ranges from $350 to $1,200. This is a big price range, but you can usually expect puppies to cost around $900. Depending on their color and markings, some puppies in a litter may cost less than others.

Just make sure to find a breeder you can trust. This person has checked the health of all of their dogs. If the parent dogs are registered with the Kennel Club, they should be able to give you the paperwork you need.

When you can go see the puppies, make sure they are in a clean environment and ask the breeder a lot of questions.

Is A Pomchi A Good Family Dog?

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A Pomchi is not a good dog for a family with young children.

Their small size makes them fragile, and small children who don’t know how to handle them can easily hurt them. They should be fine with older kids who can learn how to handle them properly, though.

Quick Breed Summary Table

                                                                Pomchi Traits
Size: 6-9 inches
Weight: 5-12 lbs
Lifespan:  10 and 18 years
Coat: Long or short, dense or thin, single or double. It all depends on which parent they take after
Color: awn, cream, tan, chocolate, sable, blue, black, or a mix of these colors. Mixes of black and tan or blue and tan are common.
Do They Shed: Only seasonally in spring and fall
Temperament: Affectionate, sassy and alert
Intelligence: Intelligent but stubborn
Socialization: Will need lots of socialization with strangers and pets
Destructive Behavior: professional barker, and may also chew if left alone
People Skills: Affectionate to his owner But not with strangers
Good with Children: The dog can get along with kids, but not very young children
Activity Levels: Low to medium activity levels. The dog needs 30 minutes of walking on a daily basis.

Last word

The Pomchi has a bigger-than-life personality and a lot to offer as a friend.

They are smart and sassy, and in the end, they will always get what they want. This dog would do best with an owner who is around most of the time so it doesn’t spend too much time alone.

They don’t need a lot of exercises, so they are good for those of us who would rather watch a movie marathon than run one.

This dog needs to be brushed often and taken to the groomer, but other than that, taking care of it isn’t too hard. Make sure they have a variety of toys and keep an eye on their teeth and weight. Then this beautiful little ball of fluff will make a great addition to your life.

Here is a video of cute Pomchi:

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